In an exclusive interview on July 8th with Ady Barkan from NowThisNews, Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden said of police, “They become the enemy,” especially in situations that involve para-military styled equipment or resources.
Biden discussed a range of topics, including healthcare, COVID-19 and policing in America. When discussing police deployment when using these kinds of resources, Biden said,
“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.”
Biden’s rhetoric could flame further discord and anti-police sentiment at a time when cities are struggling to reclaim areas where police stations have been burned to the ground, neighborhoods overtaken and converted into lawless fiefdoms run by tin-pot dictators and innocent local residents and business owners have seen their homes and livelihoods destroyed.
Furthermore, police are called to use ‘up-armored Humvee” usually in response to these types of situations to preserve the lives and property of innocent people being victimized.
According to the Washington Times, the former Vice President and current Presidential candidate has promised to “transform” America, if he is elected.
“Were going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won’t just rebuild this nation – we’ll transform it.”
Biden has walked a fine line between the extreme demands of the left-wing contingent of the democrat party and appearing rational enough to garner middle-ground voters who still value police protection in their neighborhood. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates recently 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.”
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