Unless you come from a police family or work closely with law enforcement, you may not know about National Police Week. As its name suggests, it is basically a whole week in which law enforcement and police nationwide are to be honored and given thanks for the incredible sacrifices and bravery they show on a daily basis to keep us safe and the laws of our land upheld.
Given that it is pretty much a national holiday of sorts, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the President of the United States usually kicks off this week with an official statement of gratitude for all their hard work and to honor those who have fallen in the line duty.
And so, Joe Biden, as our newly appointed commander-in-chief, followed this precedent on Friday, just two days before National Police Week began.
However, all was not exactly as usual.
Yes, Biden used his speech to thank all law enforcement and promise his continued support for them, ensuring they had the “resources and research tools they need to do their jobs successfully,” as well as make efforts to protect their “physical safety.”
But immediately after these words, he began a condemnation of them and the “distrust” they had created in minority communities around the nation.
He added, “This year, we also recognize that in many of our communities, especially Black and brown communities, there is a deep sense of distrust towards law enforcement; a distrust that has been exacerbated by the recent deaths of several Black and brown people at the hands of law enforcement. These deaths have resulted in profound fear, trauma, pain, and exhaustion for many Black and brown Americans, and the resulting breakdown in trust between law enforcement and the communities they have sworn to protect and serve ultimately makes officers’ jobs harder and more dangerous as well.”
With nothing more than a mere breath in between lines, Biden turned what was meant to be a statement of respect, honor, and gratitude toward all those who have sworn to protect and serve into a verbal lashing and blame fest for the tragedies that this nation has seen over the past year.
Rather than standing by his promise to support these officers and law enforcement agents, Biden essentially called them out for all the world to see and named them as the reason why “distrust” is growing in minority communities.
Anyone with even the slightest lick of sense should be able to reason that not all law enforcement is bad. And neither are they wholly responsible for deaths like Duante Wright, Breonna Taylor, or George Floyd.
A careful and factual look into any of these and many other stories will explain that there was much more going on than just a “Black or brown” person being taken down by police. Each shared some responsibility for their actions that day and the choices that led them to that point in life.
Furthermore, while the left and Biden’s speech would love to claim that cops only go after those of minority descent, the data actually proves differently.
According to Statista.com, more white or Caucasian people are shot and killed by police each year than all minority groups combined. And yet, we don’t hear cries of outrage from any community, no matter the color, about that, do we?
Well, because, as it turns out, police are not inherently evil or racist. As it turns out, most of them are simply doing their job to protect the citizens in their community. It’s about crime and preventing it, nothing more.
But Biden doesn’t want to talk about that. Instead, he’s just going to say whatever his anti-American and leftist pals in the White House want him to say. He’s just going to point the finger wherever he can but at his supporters. Because, at the end of the day, that’s what really matters to him.
BLM and other supposedly anti-racist groups put him in office, whether it was legal or not. And now that he’s there, he knows he has to keep them happy. If not, they’ll turn him into the enemy we already know him to be.
It’s just a sad and disgraceful shame that he’s using law enforcement as his scapegoat and at a time when they are supposed to be receiving honor and gratitude.