‘Defunding the Police’ is DOA….
Democrats want nothing about it….
The Biden admin finds itself AGAIN stuck with trying to support progressives/lefties on something that probably will hurt Democrats come November and maybe out to November 2024….
Crime has risen in America…
The public in general wants cops to show up when they dial 911….
They are worried about their personal safety….
They really don’t care much about ‘bad’ cops that the media showcases….
The relatively slow-moving process — more than six months after President Biden promised to pursue executive action — comes as the White House seeks to signal support for police amid a two-year surge in gun violence and homicides, but also to reassure critics of policing that Biden wants to improve training and root out misconduct.
Facing sharp criticism from Republicans on public safety, Biden proposed $30 billion in new law enforcement funding in his fiscal 2023 budget request, following a State of the Union address in which he pointedly reaffirmed his rejection of the “defund the police” movement. Policing groups have noticed the recent attentiveness from Biden, who long boasted close ties to law enforcement.
“This felt more like the Joe Biden we’ve known for 25 years,” said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum.
At the same time, Biden’s stance has alarmed civil rights leaders, who fear that the administration’s urgency around police reform is fading as the midterm elections approach this fall. Since the collapse in Congress last year of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act — which would have ended qualified immunity, made it easier to prosecute officers for misconduct and limited police use of force — advocates have looked to the White House and the Justice Department to take bold action….
The White House believes public concerns about crime have complicated the political debate, according to law enforcement officials who have spoken with Biden aides. In June 2020 — at the height of the protests after Floyd’s death in police custody — about a quarter of Americans said they wanted less money spent on policing, compared with about 31 percent who called for more spending, according to the Pew Research Center. By last fall, those wanting reduced funding dropped to 15 percent, with 47 percent calling for more, Pew found.