Presidential candidate Joe Biden went public with his support for violent protestors that have been attacking law-enforcement officers across the nation after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was caught on camera kneeling on George Floyd’s neck until he died.
Biden dropped a bomb on viewers during a Tuesday speech delivered in support of protesters, appearing to blame law enforcement for the escalation of violence gripping the nation.
“There’s no place for violence, no place for looting or destroying property or burning churches or destroying businesses, many of them built by the very people of color who are [for] the first time in their lives are beginning to realize their dreams and build wealth for their families,” Biden said.
“Nor is it acceptable for our police, sworn to protect and serve all people, to escalate tension, resort to excessive violence. We need to distinguish between legitimate, peaceful protests and opportunistic violent destruction,” he continued.
Police and other law-enforcement officers have been targeted nationwide after attempting to quell the looting and rioting that has popped up in dozens of American cities.
Mainstream media outlets have attempted to characterize the demonstrations as “largely peaceful,” but even the New York Times was forced to admit on Tuesday that since the protests began last week, “at least five people had died … An untold number more, including protesters and police officers, have been injured. Thousands of people have been arrested and fires, looting and vandalism have caused millions of dollars in damage to buildings and businesses.”
On Monday night alone, four police officers in St Louis, MO were shot. In Las Vegas, an officer was shot in the back of the head while attempting to control rioting near the Circus Circus hotel-casino. The riots showed no signs of slowing on Tuesday.