Joe Biden is doing a hard sell to local and state official’s to ignore the ‘defund the police’ stuff and hire cops….
He, as other Democrats, are trying to go ‘Law and Order’ against the post pandemic crime and violence increases across America….
Yes there ARE some bad cops out there….
Yes officials have to get better at finding those bad apple and getting rid of them…
But people STILL need cops to show up when they dial 911…
And a lot of them are quitting…..
The alternative to cops isn’t gonna be the solution….
Things go sideways ?
The alternative people STILL need cops….
Democrats are rushing to get on the politically right side of this with voters….
Thirteen months after the police killing of George Floyd sparked an impassioned movement in the Democratic Party to rein in police departments, a surge in homicides has prompted a shift in the opposite direction. Democrats are scrambling to make new investments in policing and seeking to project toughness on crime, even as they continue pushing for police reforms and alternative means of deterring crime.
Now in control of the White House, Congress and most big cities, Democrats have struggled to contain the deadly violence this year, which is expected to worsen as the summer progresses. They are facing a barrage of criticism from Republicans, who are portraying Democrats as soft on crime as part of a coordinated strategy for next year’s midterm elections.
These trends have alarmed Democrats at all levels — from the White House, where Biden recently delivered his first major speech on fighting crime; to voters, who are rallying behind crime-focused candidates in early primaries; to U.S. House members who are bluntly warning liberal colleagues to tone down their attacks on law enforcement.
“ ‘Defund police’ is a phrase that I wish had never been uttered,” said Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), who ran the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee when Republicans picked up 13 House seats over the two-year 2020 election cycle. “We’ve got to do a better job of talking about what we do want to do.”….