On July 8th, Joe Biden held a discussion with activist Ady Barkan that served as an exclusive interview from NowThis News. During the interview, Biden and Barkan discussed many of topics, from healthcare to COVID, and also policing in America.
Well, turns out that Biden feels as though police “become the enemy” of the people if they happen to host para-military styled equipment or resources and are placed into situations where they have to employ said resources.
During the interview, Biden said the following about police utilizing those types of resources:
“Surplus military equipment for law enforcement…they don’t need that. The last thing you need is an up-armored Humvee coming into a neighborhood – it’s like the military invading. They don’t know anybody. They become the enemy. They’re supposed to be protecting these people.”
Police stations have been burnt to the ground, neighborhoods being turned into something a resembling third-world country, and businesses looted with livelihoods destroyed.
Not to mention, when police do deploy such resources like an “up-armored Humvee,” those resources are sent out to preserve the lives and property of innocent people being victimized.
For Biden to make such remarks – to sew further discord and contribute to the anti-police sentiments sweeping the country – is frankly dangerous rhetoric.
To insinuate that police responses that at times require certain assets to be deployed to maintain officer and citizen safety makes police “become the enemy” of the people is not rooted in any fact. Statements like this serve only to embolden the anti-police movement.
These latest comments are only one instance of many troubling statements made by the presidential hopeful recently.
Current Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden recently made a promise to “transform” the United States if elected.
According to the Washington Times, the presumed democratic presidential nominee said on twitter:
“We’re going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won’t just rebuild this nation – we’ll transform it.”
What exactly the former Vice President meant by transforming America, he did not say.
This of course got the attention of the President’s son, Donald Trump, Jr. In a tweet, Trump, Jr said:
“Biden wants to ‘transform’ America to CHOP. Open your eyes people. The radicle left runs the party and they couldn’t be more clear with their intentions.”
Trump, Jr’s tweet references the violent acts that had occurred when the democratic mayor in that city allowed Black Lives Matter to overtake an area of her city.
Exactly what Biden meant with transforming America is anyone’s guess. Biden spent decades as a senator and eight years as the Vice President. Vice President to former President Barack Obama who also ran on the theme of hope and change.
At least with Obama, there were clear indications as to what his platform was going to be, with Biden, other than being a democrat, there are not that many hints as to what he means by transforming America.
Looking at what the United States has been through recently with the riots over George Floyd’s death, one can assume that Biden is referring to be more inclusive to minority communities.
After all, turn on any local media station and you will see how they say President Trump is racist, yet, they can never offer any evidence to support that claim. Another idea as to how he may transform the country is with race and gun related issues.
Recently, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, Andrew Bates, said:
“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.”
What exactly would be his idea of a plan to stop the pain that people are felling was not described.
Of course, not promising to defund police departments nationwide would seemingly be a blow to those who support him from the liberal ideology. Most of the democratic liberals side with some type of defunding of police departments and Biden has taken criticism from several groups, including Black Lives Matter, for not publicly calling for downsizing police in the nation.
According to the Politico, a recent report said:
“Internally, Biden’s campaign is balancing how to best respond to the transformational demands of protesters while maintaining his commanding lead over Trump. Biden gained the lead by staying largely out of the spotlight as Trump has praised the “beautiful heritage” of the Confederacy and called protesters “thugs.”
Seeing a potential weakness, President Trump’s campaign sees a way to attack Biden and the push for defunding and disbanding of police departments nationwide.
President Trump has been quick to speak out about the ongoing violence and acts of vandalism which have been occurring in Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle as of late. The President is quick to point out that democratic leaders are allowing the mayhem to continue and not putting a stop to it.
The campaign of the President uses these areas to give America a sense of what he believes will happen if Joe Biden were ever elected to be the President.