Cities across America have been struggling after BLM’s riots caused Blue leaders to cut funding to the police. Crime rose in every city where they cut the budget. But Dems didn’t care. Some even felt that it was not enough to cut budgets, they wanted the police to be abolished altogether. So in what would normally be great news, Biden announced he wants more police hired nationwide, but it appears he has an ulterior motive.
“President Biden on Monday convened a group of federal law enforcement and community leaders at the White House to discuss his administration’s comprehensive strategy to reduce gun crimes, saying there is “no one-size-fits-all approach” to combating gun violence and doubling down on the need to hire more police officers and crack down on illegal firearms.”
“Our strategy provides, including funding for law enforcement through the American Rescue Plan for states, cities, and to be able to hire police and pay them overtime in order to advance community policing,” the president said, adding that the administration’s plan also will “invest in community violence intervention.”
“What we want to do, is when we know we utilize trusted community members, and encourage more community policing, we can intervene before the violence erupts,” he explained, saying that has been “the consensus in our experience and community violence prevention programs have shown to reduce crime in some cities by 60%.”
A White House memo sent Monday morning to state and local officials discussed the need “to put more police officers on the beat,” and urged the use of American Rescue Plan funding to hire more law enforcement officers, bringing the police forces back “above pre-pandemic levels in communities experiencing an increase in gun violence associated with the pandemic.”
“The administration has also taken aim at “ghost guns” and modified firearms, which are homemade firearms without serial numbers that can be used to trace them, making it difficult for law enforcement to determine where, by whom, or when they were manufactured and to whom they were sold.”
So whereas it is good news since we need more police, this is actually Biden looking to have the boots on the ground necessary to enforce likely excessive gun control laws. We have already heard that he is against “AR-14s” and assault rifles when he was campaigning. So Gun Control is definitely on the agenda.