Newsmax reports that
President Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to move forward with policing reform, telling a gathering honoring slain officers that their profession is called on to do too much.
“We expect you to be everything,” Biden said in a speech in front of the U.S. Capitol, mourning 491 law enforcement officers who died at work in 2019 and 2020. “We expect everything of you.
“And it’s beyond the capacity of anyone to meet the total expectations,” he said. “Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it’s ever been.”
Biden’s own drafting of his remarks came as he learned of a shooting earlier on Saturday in Houston, which left one deputy dead and two injured. Biden expressed sorrow for the incident.
Biden has been a loyal ally to law enforcement, dating back to his days in the Senate when he crafted a 1994 crime bill with their help.
But his support for broad reforms following the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by an officer created some tension with police groups opposed to some of the reforms promoted by Democrats.
The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), a major officers’ union which sponsored Saturday’s event, endorsed Biden’s Republican opponent Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
Efforts to reach a bipartisan police reform deal failed in September, marking a setback for the Democratic president, who campaigned on taking such action.
Biden on Saturday credited the FOP with “sincerely trying to reach an agreement.” He added, “We haven’t gotten there,” but “must” do so.
The president said he would work to get police departments the support and funding they need. Biden has already asked Congress for hundreds of millions of dollars to help law enforcement agencies with training and recruitment,
Biden has also said he will explore further executive actions he can take to help hold police officers accountable for breaking the law. Officers, he said, need more backup from mental-health and other professionals to deal with issues they face on the streets.
Biden credited law enforcement agencies with upholding U.S. democracy during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
And he repeated his proposed measures to reduce gun violence, including against officers, a set of efforts that has also largely stalled given insufficient support in Congress, which Democrats control by only narrow margins in both chambers.
Nearly 50 officers have been killed this year by gunfire, according to the FOP, more than in all of 2020.
The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service began in 1982 as a small gathering of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. It has since turned into a series of events, attracting thousands of officers and the families of victims to the nation’s capital each year.
The White House issued a proclamation ordering flags to be flown at half-staff at public buildings on Saturday.
Biden is trying to be everything to everybody…and failing miserably.
He is sucking up to the FOP while his fellow members of the Far Left Democratic Party want to defund them and replace them with Social Workers.
Where did this idea that the Liberals are pushing of “community policing” come from?
On July 2, 2008, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama proclaimed in a speech:
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” he said. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
This part of Barack Hussein Obama’s political platform was quickly hidden away, never to be spoken of again.
At least, not openly.
As is my wont to do, I have been thinking back over Obama’s Imperial Presidency, and his statements concerning America’s Municipal Law Enforcement Organizations.
When issues involving law enforcement arose during his presidency, time and again, Obama came on the opposite side from every single local law enforcement organization.
Now, isn’t the President of the United States supposed to be on the side of Law and Order?
Biden certainly isn’t.
Neither is the man pulling his strings, the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm).
Why would Barack Hussein Obama not support local law enforcement during his “first” presidency?
Perhaps, because he wanted to build a National Municipal Law Enforcement Organization, under his command and the command of the Department of Justice.
Fast forward to today…
All of the cities and states which have experienced “trouble” with police departments happen to be Blue States with Democrats in charge of State and Municipal Governments.
Instead of relying on traditional police departments and the American System of Law and Order, Democrats like those in the Minneapolis City Council want to have the power to circumvent the American System of Justice because of their issues in the past with it.
The death of ex-convict George Floyd gave them the excuse to attempt to defund police departments.
And now, with a Democrat in office, those who oppose Law and Order are all taking the side of the criminals.
Even the Democrat sitting behind the Oval Office…when he is not taking a nap.
Just like a criminal does not represent an entire race, neither do bad policemen represent an entire nation’s Law Enforcement Officers.
They are heroes.
And, while Biden’s Handlers had him speaking of his support for our men and women who comprise the Thin Blue Line, his previous campaign promises and proclamations say otherwise.
He is just another Far Left Democrat Politician who lies as easily as he breathes.
The overwhelming majority of Americans appreciate the Men and Women in Blue.
So do I.
So, please allow me to end today’s post with the text of a classic narration by the late, great Paul Harvey titled “What is a Policeman?”
“A policeman is a composite of what all men are, I guess, a mingling of saint and sinner, dust and deity. What that really means is that they are exceptional, they are unusual. They are not commonplace. Buried under the froth is the fact, the fact is that less than one half of one percent of policeman misfit that uniform, and that is a better average than you’d find among clergymen.“What is a policeman?
“He of all men is at once the most needed, and the most wanted, a strangely nameless creature who is sir to his face and pig or worse behind his back. He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won, but, if a policeman is neat, he’s conceited, if he’s careless he’s a bum, if he’s pleasant, he’s a flirt, if he’s not, he’s a grouch.
“He must make instant decisions that would require months for a lawyer but if he hurries he’s careless, if he’s deliberate, he’s lazy. He must be first to an accident, infallible with diagnoses. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp.
“The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run and hit where it doesn’t hurt.
“He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform, and without being brutal. If you hit him he’s a coward, if he hits you, he’s a bully. The policeman from a single human hair must be able to describe the crime, the weapon the criminal, and tell you where the criminal is hiding but, if he catches the criminal he’s lucky, if he doesn’t he’s a dunce.
“He runs files and writes reports until his eyes ache to build a case against some felon who will get dealt out by some shameless shamus. The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentle man. And of course, he’ll have to be a genius, because he’ll have to feed a family on a policeman’s salary.”
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