With media images of cops fighting with suspects and the actions during protests and violence ?
Crowds have chanted for police reforms ….
Some have even started calling for defunding the police…
THAT may play to some in the crowd ….
But NOT top those who own stuff and ARE mindful that if something goes sideways for them?
They WILL HAVE to call 911 for a cop to show up….
Bad cops ARE bad cops they need to NOT BE cops…
And if they caught doing something wrong just everyone else?
They need to dealt with…
But defunding the police and talking about sending in front of hostile people…Some that would want to hurt them?
That IS problem for a Joe Biden who in his past did support efforts to HELP people by helping cops go after BAD people…
Biden is nodoubtly playing to the protest crowds right now…
But he’ll HAVE to come back and support law enforcement after the dust settles….And THAT will be reforms for law enforcement and pushing against bad policing…
Protestors are a faction of American that relies on cops keeping people from harming others and doing things most of us want no part of….
Those who do NOT want Amy Klobuchar to be Biden’s Vice President pick should be aware that Kamala Harris had more black people locked up as a DA and the California Attorney General then Klobuchar as the DA of a smaller place….
Rep. Demings was a Florida Police Chief….
They have different standard then Klobuchar ?
Joe Biden has long prided himself on being a union-friendly Democrat with a good relationship with rank-and-file cops.
But Biden’s call for more national policing reforms and oversight in the wake of the death of George Floyd — and the perception that he hasn’t shown enough solidarity with law enforcement amid the ensuing nationwide protests and unrest — have created a fissure with law enforcement groups, leaving many who once supported him frustrated by what they regard as political posturing by their one-time ally.
“Clearly, he’s made a lot of changes the way candidates do during the primary process, but he kept moving left and fell off the deep end,” said Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, the umbrella organization for Police Benevolent Association chapters.
“For Joe Biden, police are shaking their heads because he used to be a stand-up guy who backed law enforcement,” Johnson said. “But it seems in his old age, for whatever reason, he’s writing a sad final chapter when it comes to supporting law enforcement.”
As the two presidential candidates confront one of the most racially combustible moments in recent history, they are taking decidedly different tacks…
More than eight months before Obama’s reelection, the Black Lives Matter movement began in response to the shooting death of a black Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. BLM made police brutality, systemic racism and the 1994 crime bill top issues for progressives in the 2016 and 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.
While under fire from the left, police increasingly became more Republican, said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police and former in-house lobbyist for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who worked closely with Biden on the crime bill and other legislation.
“There are two evolutions in two directions. On law-and-order issues, Biden was right of center: the ‘94 crime bill, the Brady law and enhanced penalties. But as time has gone by, his positions have moderated, moderated, moderated to where we are today, where he would not be considered a law-and-order guy in the sense that law enforcement sees it,” Pasco said….
Biden’s call Tuesday for more police reform and oversight helped shore up support among progressives, especially those who are young and nonwhite, as evidenced by the endorsement later in the day from former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro — the only Latino and the youngest Democrat to run against Biden for president — endorsed his former rival, citing the proposed reforms…
Florida Rep. Val Demings, a former Orlando police chief on Biden’s short list to become his running mate, responded on behalf of the Democrat’s campaign.
“Law enforcement, firefighters know who Joe Biden is,” Demings said. “They know who he is because he has stood with our public servants in the toughest time in their lives.”
Demings, a former FOP member, pointed out that her former union, and others representing law enforcement and police across the nation have condemned Floyd’s death. Echoing Biden, she said it’s a call for more reform.
FiveThirtyEight delves into the police view of things….