‘They become the enemy’: Biden signals shift on police resource allocation

Despite previous attempts to strike a more moderate tone, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden was recently caught suggesting that he may be on board with at least some calls from the left to defund or reallocate resources provided to law enforcement officers in America, as the Washington Examiner reported.

Speaking on Wednesday to progressive media outlet NowThis, 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.”

Demonizing police

Biden’s insinuation that America’s police officers have become the enemy of the people is an incredibly dangerous assertion.

After all the violence and lawlessness witnessed over the past few months, such commentary from the man seeking to be president should worry everyone who believes in law and order.

Biden’s comments come on the heels of the tragic death of Officer Anthony Dia in Toledo, Ohio over the Independence Day weekend. Officer Dia died after being shot by an intoxicated homeless man on whom he was conducting a check.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, Dia’s father expressed his suspicion that the recent anti-police sentiment that has swept the country may have played a role in what occurred.

“I don’t know if my son was walking on eggshells that night because of everything that’s going on. But, he probably was,” said Tony Dia, according to the Toledo Blade.

Instead of demonizing the police, Biden should be praising the good men and women who risk their lives daily for the benefit of others.

Gross injustice

In the aftermath of the protests that gripped the nation following the death of George Floyd, another heinous injustice is being foisted on American society.

Floyd and his family absolutely deserve justice, but so do the thousands of upstanding law enforcement officers who have been slandered and abused for months.

Lost amid the hysteria and protests have been the voices of police officers determined to defend their profession and their integrity. Too many in the media and on the left are ignoring their stories, and its costing officers their lives.

In attempting to appease the angry leftist protest mobs, Biden is making it clear what he thinks of this nation’s police. Americans who value an orderly society must stand up and reject his stance come November.

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