President Trump has stated he had federal forces on standby when Seattle’s mayor ordered the removal of its illegal autonomous zone. During a recent interview, the president reiterated Mayor Jenny Durkin sent in local law enforcement to dismantle the CHOP zone after he called to say federal troops were going in.
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Joe Biden said police are over-militarized and have “now become the enemy.” During an interview with progressive activist Ady Barkan Wednesday, the former vice president appeared to change his stance on police funding.
Emotions are running on a ’10’ just days after President Trump made remarks over the Fourth of July weekend. It set off a media frenzy with one outlet going as far to say his speech was “fascist.” Democrat senators even weighed in with Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) calling it “an ode to dead traitors.”
William Barr recently discussed police treatment of black Americans. In an interview Wednesday, the attorney general said he thinks it’s “wrong for people who are not respected appropriately or given their due.”
Members of the progressive Democrat group “The Squad” have proposed their own bill to defund the police. Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley announced “The Breathe Act” Tuesday with other Black Lives Matter activists and called it a new version of public safety.
The call to defund the police has resounded throughout the U.S., but different regions have responded differently to the movement. The Department of Homeland Security, which is the federal agency responsible for supporting local law enforcement, has taken a strong position in support of law enforcement. One America’s Christina Bobb has more from Washington.
Vice President Mike Pence has stressed the Trump administration’s support for the police amid rampant attacks from the left. During a meeting with the Youngstown Police Department in Ohio, he said thousands of officers are risking their lives every day to keep Americans safe.
Calls from left-wing activists nationwide to defund and disband police come amid a sudden surge in crime across the country. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more details.
As calls to ‘defund the police’ grew louder across the country, many have speculated on what this may mean for Democrat nominee Joe Biden given his record of police support. One America’s Jack Posobiec has more from Washington.