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The phrase President Trump tweeted — “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” — was first used by Miami police chief Walter Headley in the 1960s, when he sent officers with shotguns and dogs to patrol black neighborhoods. “This is war,” Headley said.

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Who was Walter Headley, whose 1967 ‘looting, shooting’ phrase was used in Trump tweet?

The last phrase in Trump’s tweet included words which were spoken in 1967 by Walter Headley, a racist Miami police chief, who told reporters that his officers would open fire if looting broke out in the city’s predominantly black Liberty City neighborhood.

The last phrase in Trump’s tweet included words which were spoken in 1967 by Walter Headley, a racist Miami police chief, who told reporters that his officers would open fire if looting broke out in the city’s predominantly black Liberty City neighborhood.

The phrase President Trump tweeted — “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” — was first used by Miami police chief Walter Headley in the 1960s, when he sent officers with shotguns and dogs to patrol black neighborhoods. “This is war,” Headley said.

The phrase first made headlines when Miami Police Chief Walter Headley uttered it in a 1967 speech outlining his department’s efforts to “combat young hoodlums who have taken advantage of the civil rights campaign.”

Who was Walter Headley, whose 1967 ‘looting, shooting’ phrase was used in Trump tweet?

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Who was Walter Headley, whose 1967 ‘looting, shooting’ phrase was used in Trump tweet?

Who was Walter Headley, whose 1967 ‘looting, shooting’ phrase was used in Trump tweet?

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History of phrase 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts' used by Trump. Same words were used in 1967 by former Miami police chief Walter Headley, known 4 cracking down on communities of color w. policies like stop-and-frisk & his use of patrol dogs

The phrase President Trump tweeted — “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” — was first used by Miami police chief Walter Headley in the 1960s, when he sent officers with shotguns and dogs to patrol black neighborhoods. “This is war,” Headley said.

In 1967, Miami Police Chief Walter Headley vowed to use shotguns and dogs to combat crime in black neighborhoods. He repeated it during rioting in 1968. Trump quoted him today.

“I’ve let the word filter down that when the looting starts, the shooting starts. We don’t mind being accused of police brutality. They haven’t seen anything yet.” - Miami Police Chief Walter E. Headley in 1967 Quoted by our racist President regarding Minneapolis today

Walter Headley, who was chief of police in Miami for 20 years, said that law enforcement was going after “young hoodlums, from 15 to 21, who have taken advantage of the civil rights campaign. ... We don't mind being accused of police brutality." (2/5)

The same words were used by then-Miami police chief Walter Headley in 1967. Headley was known for cracking down on communities of color with policing policies like stop-and-frisk and his use of patrol dogs.

@realDonaldTrump  Who said "When the looting starts, the shooting starts "? Miami police chief Walter Headley, in 1967, as he alleged that "85 percent of all violent crimes involve Negroes " and "There seems to be a press policy against saying a Negro has committed a crime. "

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Trump's "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" line isn't new. It's a nod to frmr Miami Police Chief Walter Headley, who said it repeatedly during the '60s civil rights protests, ordering cops to ramp up the violence on protesters. By @sara_bee 

Trump’s statement “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” was first uttered in 1967 by Miami Police Chief Walter Headley whose harsh policies sparked days of racial violence.

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