(Right Country) – On Wednesday, during an interview with progressive, leftist activist Ady Barkan, Presidential nominee Joe Biden shed any doubt on where he stands with the defund the police movement. During his rambling interview he emphatically agreed that the police need to be defunded, even asserting that they have become the “enemy.”
In 2016, Barkan was diagnosed with terminal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and thus speaks through a computer voice. Barkan is extremely progressive and in favor of not just criminal justice reform but completely gutting the entire judicial system in the US.
Biden went all in and pledged full support for radical leftists like Barkan, Ilhan Omar, and AOC saying he “absolutely” supports taking away funding from police departments across the country.
“Surplus military equipment for law enforcement. They don’t need that! The last thing you need is an up-armored Humvee coming into a neighborhood just like the military invading!” Biden ranted. “They don’t know anybody! They have become the enemy — they’re supposed to be protecting these people.”
“These people?” Who exactly are “these people?” Black people in general or the ones who don’t commit crimes and break the law?
When Barkan asked if Biden had agreed to redirecting funding that goes to police departments, Biden enthusiastically replied, “Yes! Absolutely!”
Joe Biden says police have "BECOME THE ENEMY" and calls for CUTTING police funding: "Yes, absolutely!" pic.twitter.com/hV9KyuqhiX
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In a longer YouTube clip, Barkan suggests that Rayshard Brooks would still be alive had a mental health counselor and a tow truck been sent to the Wendy’s instead of two armed police officers.
Is that what this world needs? That’s what the black community needs? Mental health counselors to show up instead of police? So, Brooks could have been taken away to what? A hotel? Where he could sleep it off and wake up the next day and realize how dangerous his behavior was and never drink and drive again? Is that what we are supposed to believe will happen?
The reality is that Brooks would still be alive today had he not made the decision to get incredibly drunk and drive himself to Wendy’s where he passed out in the drive-thru resulting in the police being called. Rayshard Brooks broke the law.
Where is the personal responsibility? Apparently, there doesn’t need to be any. Biden has endorsed defunding the police in favor of coddling criminals. What exactly is a mental health worker supposed to do when faced with a heavily intoxicated man passed out in a drive-thru?
Biden also says that no-knock warrants for drug cases are “bizarre” and that “we don’t need that” and that it “just invites trouble” citing that as the reason Breonna Taylor was killed. The truth is that Breonna Taylor had invited her own trouble by involving herself with criminals who sold drugs. When the police were attempting to make the community better by getting these drugs off the streets thru the use of a no-knock warrant, (which serves to catch suspects off guard), Taylor’s boyfriend opened fire on the police.
If we want to have honest conversations about these things, then we have to first be honest!
Biden also claims that jails should be a “rehabilitation system not a punishment.” In other words, it’s OK to break the law and do bad things. Criminals don’t deserve to be “punished.” It isn’t their fault they broke the law, it’s the system’s fault, and they shouldn’t be held accountable and punished.
Biden rambles on about a lot of stuff without really, actually saying much of anything. He makes himself out to be some kind of supposed mental health advocate but doesn’t have any concrete, practical ideas on what that would look like as a replacement for the police.
Biden has lost his marbles and is in desperate need of the mental healthcare he claims to be so supportive of.