After seeing the [yet to be substantiated by a 3rd party] emails coming out of the hard drive that the New York Post has been publishing, it is no wonder that Joe Biden is critical of the police. If my son were a (former?) crack addict (he may currently be sober, I’m not sure, but we have not seen him since the email scandal broke, so my GUESS is that he is either in rehab again, or on another bender, again, however this is just conjecture) I would be skeptical of people whose job is to enforce the law too.
If the allegation of pay for play as VP are true, there is even more reason for Joey B to run down the police. All kidding aside, I would guess that Joe is only saying what his campaign advisors are telling him to say. His would be constituents, his ‘base’ if you will, are out in the streets causing billions in propter damage, and some are claiming it is their right. Some go so far as to call their theft ‘reparations.’
Well, now police around the nation have had enough after Biden’s latest comments about law enforcement. The man who once said ‘”[If] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door,”‘ is now telling cops what they should be doing when their lives are on the line.
Fox News is reporting ‘Law enforcement groups blasted Vice President Joe Biden for again suggesting training police to shoot suspects “in the leg” is a viable way to avoid fatalities, decrying the proposal as dangerous and ignorant.
During an ABC News town hall Thursday, Biden gave the shooting advice while talking about broader police reforms, which have been on the public conscience since the killing of George Floyd sparked nationwide racial unrest.
“There’s a lot of things we’ve learned and it takes time, but we can do this,” Biden said. “You can ban chokeholds … you have to teach people how to de-escalate circumstances. … Instead of anybody coming at you and the first thing you do is shoot to kill, you shoot them in the leg.”
Police officers and law enforcement groups pounced on the suggestion that officers would train to shoot someone in the leg rather than “center mass,” the largest part of the body that has long been the firearms training target.
John Evans, president of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association, told Fox News that Biden’s suggestion is “absolutely ridiculous” and “incredibly ignorant.”
“The guy’s clueless,” Evans said. “And I know he’s just trying to appease his left-wing base but it’s a really foolish statement.”‘
Joe Gamaldi, vice president of the national Fraternal Order of Police, dismissed Biden’s suggestion as “completely ridiculous, “unrealistic” and a “pandering talking point.”
Police are trained to aim at center mass because it’s the largest target, whereas aiming at a leg would be much more difficult because it’s smaller and a moving target.
“By aiming at legs we are much more likely to miss and we already only hit roughly 50% of the time,” Gamaldi said.’
What more proof do you need that Joe Biden, in his ivory tower, is out of touch with the men and women who actually ‘protect and serve’ our communities? Instead of looking out for American citizens his instinct is to protect illegal entrant to America.
Instead of looking out for the men and women who risk their lives to keep the streets safe, he rips cops and sides with criminals, IMHO.
The choice in November could not be more clear. Do you want to vote for someone whose supporters are criminals, illegals and violent rioters? Or, would you prefer to vote for Western Civilization? The ball is in your court America.