Biden Rejects “Defund the Police” | Eastern North Carolina Now | His emphasis on increased policing echoes the Locke Foundation's research

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    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Brian Balfour.

    This week Pres. Joe Biden gave a speech in Pennsylvania in which he, among other things, openly rejected the calls by others in his party to "defund the police."

    "When it comes to public safety in this nation, the answer is not defund the police, it's fund the police," Biden said.

    "I'm tired of not giving the kind of help they need. Folks, look, we're in a situation in this country where we have to give them additional resources they need to get their job done," he added.

    Biden reportedly is backing a plan for a federal program to hire and train 100,000 police officers in the next five years.

    While its important to oppose the federal funding of local police forces, we can agree with Biden's sentiment.

    Locke Foundation's Senior Fellow of Legal Studies Jon Guze released a report last year that identified increasing "community policing" as an effective means to fight crime. Titled "Keeping the Peace," the report identifies a four-pronged plan to beef up community policing:

    (1) hire more police officers

    (2) increase the pay for police officers

    (3) arm police officers with state-of-the-art training, direction, and support

    (4) deploy police officers as "peacekeepers" in communities that suffer most from crime and disorder.

    Guze provides compelling evidence that community policing has a proven track record of making communities safer, a benefit especially felt in black and poor communities that bear the heaviest burden of violent crime.

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Considering what is being reported as the most divisive presidential speech - September 1, 2022 - in modern American history, where over 74,000.000 people, many of whom are OUR greatest patriots, were named as fascists by inference or otherwise: Is Joe Biden clearly capable of governing all of the American People to the betterment of this Representative Republic?
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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
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( September 6th, 2022 @ 10:45 am )
 
America's First Idiot President was for "defunding the police" before now - 2 years later - as he now SAYS that he is against it.

Remember this one truth - Joe Biden is probably more of a liar than he is stupid, although he is egregiously ignorant on so many levels.

So, take from all this that Joe Biden is a Fool and fools do what fools do - act without thought.



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