“We should all agree: the answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to defund the police,” President Joe Biden said in his State of the Union address. But this gesture towards the ballot does not change the fact that he has traveled a very different path.
The Biden administration has repeatedly targeted police departments and enacted the woke, anti-cop narrative. His Justice Department, notably, revived the Obama-era practice of probing police departments for their racially disparate stop and arrest data — never mind that it simply reflects the sad truth that minorities commit a disproportionate number of crimes.
And Attorney General Merrick Garland announced in September that the judiciary would even oversee police departments Continued, moving beyond federal “patterns or practices” investigations and resulting consent decrees that cripple cops. This reverses then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ 2018 memo that drastically curtails the use of consent decrees.
And Biden spent months spitting anti-police bull during the 2020 campaign, calling out the supposed “systemic injustice” of law enforcement across the country and talking about how “every day, African Americans live their lives. life with constant anxiety and trauma”, wondering who I will be the next victim of the “bad police”.
He was playing on a national trend that has increased retirements and resignations from the police. Ambush attacks on cops also rose 91% last year, with 73 officers killed in the line of duty – the most since 1995. Police departments are struggling to find recruits, and some have even stopped responding to low-level crimes due to understaffing. .
Biden needs to offer more than empty platitudes and order his entire administration to actually help the cops do their job.
New York Post