08.13.2020 0

Biden’s VP pick Kamala Harris supported cutting $150 million from LAPD & reducing force to under 10k

Joe Biden goes all in on defund the police with Kamala Harris VP pick:

Former Vice President Joe Biden has selected U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate and presumptive Democratic Party nominee for Vice President in the 2020 election as the Biden campaign goes all in on the defund the police issue. In June Sen. Harris supported cutting $150 million from the Los Angeles Police Department budget and taking the police force below 10,000 for the first time in more than a decade. “I applaud Eric Garcetti for doing what he’s done,” Harris told ABC’s Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos in June, adding, “Right now, what we’re seeing in America is many cities spend over one-third of their entire city budget on policing but meanwhile we’ve been defunding public schools for years in America.” The pick of Harris comes as Biden for his part has attempted to thread the needle on the issue, telling CBS News in an interview: “No, I don’t support defunding the police. I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness and … are able to demonstrate they can protect the community.” Meaning, if police departments did not meet up with Biden’s criteria, he would indeed deny funds. In June, an ABC News/Ipsos poll found 64 percent of Americans reject the idea of defunding the police, including 91 percent of Republicans, 45 percent of Democrats, 43 percent of blacks, 58 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of whites. In short, Harris is a sop to the BLM-Antifa wing of the party, a signal by Biden to the rioters that says “I’m with you”, but at the cost of moderate Democrats in suburban areas who oppose defunding the police. What do you think?

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