STEVE DOOCY: Down in Hattiesburg, Mississippi Benjamin Deen who had been the officer of the year and a new fella on the force Liqori Tate, just a year out of the police academy, were both murdered yesterday after a routine traffic stop apparently for speeding. Four people have been charged, they’re going to go in front of a judge later today. You say the only punishment adequate for the four who were accused, at least the two with capital murder, is what?
DONALD TRUMP: Well it’s the death penalty. We have people who are, these two animals shot the cops and these were two wonderful young cops and you know you don’t see rioting when the cops get shot. You don’t see anything. There won’t be protests, there won’t be anything. You won’t even hear about it in two days. It will be old news and that will be it, except for their families and their friends it will be forgotten. The death penalty. It should be brought back and it should be brought back strong.
Now these two people are just gunned down by these two thugs, and I will say thugs, and they should get the death penalty absolutely. And you know what, I don’t know they say it’s not a deterrent well you know what maybe it’s not a deterrent but these two will not do anymore killing that’s for sure.
11 May, 2015: Interview on Fox & Friends.
(0:39 – 1:37)
"Anybody caught killing a policeman, policewoman, police officer. Anybody killing a police officer, death penalty, it's going to happen. Okay? Can't go, we can't let this go."
Senator Hillary Clinton co-sponsored the “Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology Act of 2003.” This Act seeks to ensure the fair administration of the death penalty and minimize the risk of executing innocent people by providing post-conviction testing of DNA evidence.