July 1, 2022

Joe Biden says he does not support the ‘defund the police’ movement

Democrat nominee Joe Biden just made a major strategic decision that could backfire on his campaign in a major way.

As Democrat leaders all over the country cave to the pressure to begin the process of defunding law enforcement, Joe Biden was forced to take a position on the controversial issue, and it’s not likely to make the radical leftist contingent of the Democrat party happy. 

According to a new campaign statement, Biden “does not believe that police should be defunded.”

Biden spokesperson Andrew Bates released a statement on Monday saying:

As his criminal justice proposal made clear months ago, Vice President Biden does not believe that police should be defunded. He hears and shares the deep grief and frustration of those calling out for change, and is driven to ensure that justice is done and that we put a stop to this terrible pain.

As both Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio both found out the hard way, calling for reform instead of abolition of the police is not good enough for the activists that have taken over the national conversation.

Biden’s campaign statement went on to clarify that Biden’s reform goals will “[fund] community policing programs that improve relationships between officers and residents, and provides the training that is needed to avert tragic, unjustifiable deaths. ”

Biden’s campaign may have decided that calling for reform and blaming the lack of progress on that front on the Trump administration, but it’s not likely that anti-police activists will accept his offering.

Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh blasted the Biden statement, saying on Monday:

Biden doesn’t have the strength to stand up to extremists in his party calling for defunding and disbanding local police departments. Clearly he has been doing a political analysis & decided the safest thing is to answer through a mid-lever staffer. This is weakness personified.

Do you think that Biden’s statement will appease the anti-police activists? Scroll down to the comments to tell us what you think!

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Joel (@guest_1005901)
2 years ago

A little common sense goes along way , but apparently the world has lost that gift and people today don’t use it or know how , it’s really really sad that we have come to this place in the world ! THINK PEOPLE !! Use your brains if you have any !

Rita (@guest_1005965)
2 years ago

In 40 years the Dems have done nothing but destroy the Home of the Free and land of the Brave. All the States and cities that have had Dem Gov’s/Mayors … are in terrible shape. Obama the Radical Muslim Activist (Michelle the angry hater) are just BAD Evil demons) hey… they told us so, in our face. It’s not the color of skin, it’s the color of their heart. TRUMP PENCE 2020 God bless America.

John D Kelly (@guest_1005997)
2 years ago

Joe has been told to walk back the rhetoric on police abolition because the Democrats saw the polls. They don’t know how to govern; but they run for office every day. Trump campaign needs to do collage of all Left’s anti-police comments and point out that Biden is a senile stooge; but anarchy is a plank of the Democrats platform and BEAT THEM OVER THE HEAD WITH IT!!!!

James Marchant (@guest_1006000)
2 years ago

We have really become a very stupid people to believe your life will be safer without guns
There are far too many evil people in our world TO not have police
The only thing they understand is a stronger force than they have
We desperately need to be able to protect ourselves
Our young people are being led down a
Dangerous path that could lead to destruction

Cynthia (@guest_1006001)
2 years ago

Joe Biden is part of the swamp and has been blinded by the swamp mud. He does not understand those he and his party have unleashed upon us.

Their job is to usher in socialism and the destruction of capitalism. There is no road to appeasement for these people. Their goal is for complete capitulation to their demands or face their wrath.

Nancy (@guest_1006004)
2 years ago

Biden will say and do what ever, look at to day he is sucking up big time today. Lets face it he cant say or do with out nancy p or chuckie or some of the other idiot Democ Rats telling him what to say and do cause when left by him self then its (katie bar the door) his mouth will tell u whats really on his mind. Which not is much.

Carlos (@guest_1006020)
2 years ago

Liberal Mayors, Racial Politics, and Fake News
John C. Goodman | Jun 06, 2020 12:01 AM
There are three things you need to know about the unrest associated with the killing of George Floyd.
First, almost all major cities these days are governed by Democrats, usually liberal Democrats. Second, black Americans have suffered because of the public policies these cities have adopted. Third, the reason why city governments adopt policies harmful to black families is not because they are racists; it’s because they are liberal.
In city after city, all too often black families are forced to send their children to the worst schools; they are forced to live in the worst housing; they receive the worst city services (including policing); and they are subject to the worst environmental harms. The politicians who run these cities are Democrats. Many of them are black themselves. 
Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, is an example. The city’s mayor is a Democrat and the only member of the City Council that is not a Democrat is a member of the Green Party. Most of them take pride in being liberal. Yet the economic gulf between black and white families is higher there than nearly anywhere else in America. Problems with the police department are not new. Civilians have lodged more than 2,600 complaints against Minneapolis police officers since 2012. Only 12 have resulted in disciplinary action, and the penalties in those cases were mild.
In general, the more liberal the city, the worse things are. According to The New York Times, the New York City school system is among the most segregated in the country; and nationwide, liberal states tend to have the most segregated schools. In many California cities, poor families can often be found living on the streets. In fact, blue state California has almost half the homeless population of the country.

In 1990, 57 percent of blacks lived in metropolitan areas and 95 percent of blacks in the Northeast, Midwest, and West did so, according to Census data. But as family incomes rose and more black families entered the middle class, they moved to the suburbs. It was there that the mayor and city council were more likely to be Republican, and black children were more likely to attend school with the children of conservative Republican parents. Today, there are more African Americans living in the suburbs than living in cities.
Those who remain in the inner cities, however, are often too poor to escape. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Dan Henninger says, “essentially little has changed in the neighborhoods at the center of those long-ago urban riots,” 55 years ago. “By current telling, they are about as poor, as crime-ridden, as under-educated and in poor health as they were when LBJ said he would change them” with his Great Society programs.
Why do politicians who call themselves “liberal” adopt policies harmful to poor black families who are subject to their governance? Because they preside over a political system in which special interests deliver votes to politicians who do them favors. These favors almost always consist of increasing the income of the special interests at the expense of everyone else. Special interest politics is dog-eat-dog politics. Politicians who survive in it are those who are willing to take from Peter to give to Paul if Paul has more votes than Peter. 

[Conservative politicians might succumb to the same temptations. But they don’t brag about it. Normally, they don’t openly promise to rob the public for the benefit of a special interest. They almost never agree that it’s okay to take from Peter and give to Paul in return for Paul’s vote. The conservative view is that government should be limited and its actions should promote the general welfare.]
It would be a huge mistake to think that Democratic-run city governments are filled with racists. They aren’t racists. But they do what they have to do to get elected and maintain power. Why don’t they fire bad cops? They would lose the support of the police union. Why don’t they fire bad teachers? They would lose the backing of the teachers’ union. Why don’t they create low-income housing in neighborhoods that have good schools or give poor children vouchers so they can attend those schools? They would lose financial support from rich liberals who don’t want to send their children to school with the children of the poor.
It’s just that simple.
Now let’s turn to the news media. If you read the editorial pages of the New York Times, you would never learn any of this.
Under a heading that reads, “Trump Takes Us To the Brink” Paul Krugman explains the George Floyd incident by writing that “Republicans have … spent decades exploiting racial hostility to win elections” and “many police officers and their unions remain staunch Trump supporters, and they have been pretty clear about why: They feel that Trump will back them even, or perhaps especially, if they engage in abusive behavior toward racial minorities.”

Got that? It’s the Republicans’ fault. It’s Donald Trump’s fault. How’s that for an alternate universe?
The mainstream media is not much better, implying that racism runs rampant among the nation’s police officers. In fact, in the most complete study of its kind ever produced, Harvard University economist Roland Fryer writes:
“We didn’t find evidence for anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparity in police use of force across all shootings, and, if anything, found anti-White disparities when controlling for race-specific crime.”
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Heather Mac Donald says that “a police officer is 18½ times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.”
I bet you didn’t read that fact in any mainstream newspaper.
Finally, there is the puzzle of selective outrage. Tyler Cowen notes that 40 percent of the COVID-19 deaths have been in nursing homes and assisted living facilities and writes:
“You might think that those 40,000-plus deaths would be a major national scandal. But so far the response has been subdued…there are no riots in response, no social movement to ‘clean up the nursing homes.’
“…of those 40,000 deaths, surely a considerable number of African-American…This could be an issue for Black Lives Matter, but somehow it isn’t.”

chief1937 (@guest_1006342)
Reply to  Carlos
2 years ago

For years now individuals not necessarily races have refused to take responsibility for their own actions it is always someone else that is to blame. Until we stop blaming others and look closely at ourselves we will continue to have serious problems. Our future depends on us individually. Look at yourself before blaming someone else.

terese corey (@guest_1006738)
Reply to  Carlos
2 years ago

Carlos, thank you. That was very interesting reading and I agree. Have a great day. Trump 2020!

Larry Sparks (@guest_1006193)
2 years ago

Biden was only deemed electable if he sounded main stream. However, the Socialist Democrat will pull Biden to the left to get their votes. Lets not be deceived, Biden is a wimp and do whatever the Socialist Democrats want.



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