Cops in the Crosshairs

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by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 27, 2022   

Reforming police by executive order

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Two years after George Floyd died at the hands of police officers, the Biden administration is reforming the police — by executive order.

In tonight's In-Depth Report, Church Militant's Paul Murano takes a look at Biden's order and the politics behind it.

On Wednesday, fake Catholic Joe Biden signed his directive to reshape policing in America.

Joe Biden: "It's a measure of what we can do together to heal the very soul of this nation."

The order calls for five general reforms:

  1. Overhauling use-of-force guidelines for all federal agencies
  2. Creating a national database of officers disciplined for misconduct
  3. Forming national police accreditation standards
  4. Cutting back on military equipment for police
  5. Incentivizing local police departments with federal grants to curtail chokeholds and no-knock warrants

Biden: "This is a start — a new start."

In a memo sent to law enforcement agencies Friday, the attorney general of the most pro-death administration in U.S. history ironically began with the sentence: "It is the policy of the Department of Justice to value and preserve human life."

But the Party of Death champions the ultimate violence — abortion. It provided little pushback to the 2020 riots fueled by the violent Black Lives Matter movement. 

Biden: "Companies and workers proclaimed 'black lives matter'; students staged solitary walkouts."

And it dangerously emboldened criminals and politicians who sought to "defund the police."

Farid Shabazz, protester: "I don't think it's far enough. I personally think we should abolish the police."

Biden's executive order was deemed necessary since bipartisan legislation to reform police failed in the Senate.

Brandon Williams, George Floyd's nephew: "We still want the bill signed. I think an executive order is a step forward, but all in all, we want the bill."

In 2020, Democrats rejected Sen. Tim Scott's police-reform bill, insisting it contain measures to defund police.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.: "George Floyd, his murder is why the country has given us the opportunity to lead. To lead. And my friends on the other side just said no."

In many communities that did defund their police — like the liberal meccas of Atlanta, New York, Portland, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia — violent crime spiked. With the 2022 midterm elections looming, the Dems' soft-on-crime message has become political poison.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.: "Our police departments need real police reform."

Police morale is plummeting, while crime is surging. Biden's added restrictions on policing may continue both trends.

The executive order is binding only for federal law enforcement. But it's also meant to urge state and local police departments to restrict certain police tactics and update training standards.

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