Current Democratic Party presumptive nominee Joe Biden has finally broken his silence concerning the very controversial — and utterly stupid — idea of defunding police in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the insane destructive riots that have broken out as a result.
Biden’s presidential campaign has stated that they do not support the idea of stripping away funds for law enforcement departments, which would, of course, lead to there being less of a police presence on the streets of America. You can probably see all the criminals in the country rubbing their greedy paws together in anticipation of it being open season on the citizenry.
The former vice president has been ducking and diving the issue while protesters have been calling not only for the defunding of many departments, but have actually lead to the Minneapolis city council pledging to abolish the city’s law enforcement department altogether.
Gee, what could possibly go wrong?
Well, on Monday, Biden’s campaign finally spoke out.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
“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,” said Andrew Bates, a spokesman for the campaign of Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who was vice president under President Barack Obama from 2009-17 after 36 as a Delaware senator.
“Biden supports the urgent need for reform — including funding for public schools, summer programs, and mental health and substance abuse treatment separate from funding for policing — so that officers can focus on the job of policing,” Bates said.
This statement may have been a direct response to President Trump’s campaign which held a press call focusing on the topic of “the left’s radical proposals to defund the police.” During that call, Trump’s campaign accused Biden’s silence of being an endorsement of the policy.
Defunding police is a horrible idea. The truth is, we need police in our communities. That’s just a fact of life. Getting rid of police or reducing their presence is only going to work in the favor of the criminals. Then, instead of worrying about getting killed by cops, you can worry about getting killed by criminals. And you have a much higher probability of that happening than being harmed by local police.
Are there issues going on in some departments? Obviously. The solution isn’t to defund them. It’s to investigate, educate, and hold them accountable to the law they are sworn to uphold. How about we take that route instead?