“The nation is crying out for leadership, but this president has nothing to offer,” claims Joe Biden — while offering none of his own.
“We need to get to work immediately on real police reform,” the ex-veep insists. In fact, a community-policing revolution has been underway for decades — Bill Bratton led it in New York, Los Angeles and again in this city, drastically reducing police use of force each time while also driving down incarceration rates. Now the extreme left has its own ideas, which boil down to no policing at all.
But Biden’s got no clue about any of it. His idea for reform? “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person coming at ’em with a knife or something, shoot ’em in the leg instead of the heart is a very different thing,” Biden said in a (can you believe it?) prepared speech at a church last week.
Translate the Joe-speak, and you’re still scratching your head: “Shoot to wing” is a fantasy — near-impossible even for expert marksmen, especially in a chaotic street situation. In mere seconds, you just can’t react, track a target and shoot like that.
For all his own problems with precise phrasing, President Trump is trying to address the violent lawlessness that opportunists are causing under the cover of protests. Biden shows no interest in reassuring Americans he cares about their safety.
He’s had barely a word to say about the victims of rioting. “I urge the protesters to exercise their rights peacefully and safely. But people all across this country are enraged and rightly so,”
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