Breaking News
Get Actionable Insights with InvestingPro+: Start 7 Day FREE Trial Register here
Investing Pro 0
Ad-Free Version. Upgrade your Investing.com experience. Save up to 40% More details

Biden says policing is as hard as ever, vows reform

WorldOct 16, 2021 05:56PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
 
2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden leave after paying their respects to U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, as he lies in honor in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2021. Salwan Georges/Poo 2/2

By Trevor Hunnicutt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to move forward with policing reform, telling a gathering honoring slain officers that their profession is called on to do too much.

"We expect you to be everything," Biden said in a speech in front of the U.S. Capitol, mourning 491 law enforcement officers who died at work in 2019 and 2020. "We expect everything of you.

"And it's beyond the capacity of anyone to meet the total expectations," he said. "Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it's ever been."

Biden's own drafting of his remarks came as he learned of a shooting earlier on Saturday in Houston, which left one deputy dead and two injured. Biden expressed sorrow for the incident.

Biden has been a loyal ally to law enforcement, dating back to his days in the Senate when he crafted a 1994 crime bill with their help.

But his support for broad reforms following the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by an officer created some tension with police groups opposed to some of the reforms promoted by Democrats.

The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), a major officers' union which sponsored Saturday's event, endorsed Biden's Republican opponent Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Efforts to reach a bipartisan police reform deal failed in September https://www.reuters.com/world/us/republicans-are-refusing-back-police-reforms-trump-supported-white-house-2021-09-22, marking a setback for the Democratic president, who campaigned on taking such action.

Biden on Saturday credited the FOP with "sincerely trying to reach an agreement." He added, "We haven't gotten there," but "must" do so.

The president said he would work to get police departments the support and funding they need. Biden has already asked Congress for hundreds of millions of dollars to help law enforcement agencies with training and recruitment,

Biden has also said he will explore further executive actions https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-wants-keep-working-police-reform-bill-willing-take-executive-action-2021-09-22 he can take to help hold police officers accountable for breaking the law. Officers, he said, need more backup from mental-health and other professionals to deal with issues they face on the streets.

Biden credited law enforcement agencies with upholding U.S. democracy during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

And he repeated his proposed measures to reduce gun violence, including against officers, a set of efforts that has also largely stalled given insufficient support in Congress, which Democrats control by only narrow margins in both chambers.

Nearly 50 officers have been killed this year by gunfire, according to the FOP, more than in all of 2020.

The National Peace Officers' Memorial Service began in 1982 as a small gathering of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. It has since turned into a series of events, attracting thousands of officers and the families of victims to the nation's capital each year.

The White House issued a proclamation ordering flags to be flown at half-staff at public buildings on Saturday.

Biden says policing is as hard as ever, vows reform
 

Related Articles

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with other users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:  

  •            Enrich the conversation, don’t trash it.

  •           Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed. 

  •           Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically. Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user. Racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases. Comments that are written in all caps and contain excessive use of symbols will be removed.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and comments containing links will be removed. Phone numbers, email addresses, links to personal or business websites, Skype/Telegram/WhatsApp etc. addresses (including links to groups) will also be removed; self-promotional material or business-related solicitations or PR (ie, contact me for signals/advice etc.), and/or any other comment that contains personal contact specifcs or advertising will be removed as well. In addition, any of the above-mentioned violations may result in suspension of your account.
  • Doxxing. We do not allow any sharing of private or personal contact or other information about any individual or organization. This will result in immediate suspension of the commentor and his or her account.
  • Don’t monopolize the conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also strongly believe in giving everyone a chance to air their point of view. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
Comments (10)
Forex Harbingers
Forex Harbingers Oct 17, 2021 1:53PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Oh sure, they didnt want reform when Trump was President, and now they do? Reminds me of what A.H's party did before gaining power then establishing the equivalent of a "Federal" police force. The ignorant will soon rue the day.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Oct 17, 2021 1:53PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
"they didnt want reform when Trump was President...."  -- they?  who is they?  were you confused when you watch the protests in 2020?
Forex Harbingers
Forex Harbingers Oct 17, 2021 1:53PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Head stuck in the sand much when the BLM Antifa riots were going on and numerous dem representatives were egging it on. No, they didnt want reform in the slightest unless it is under their "jurisdiction".
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Oct 17, 2021 1:53PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Forex Harbingers  "they didnt want reform in the slightest unless it is under their "jurisdiction"."  -- so in another word, they do want reform?  good to know......now you can go back to your rant
Forex Harbingers
Forex Harbingers Oct 17, 2021 1:53PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
You are just as dense as that Benjamin fella I have observed. The left literally had a temper tantrum at the behest of dem politicians to keep it going, and you try to say, in essence "They want reform, its just their reform". That is literally one of the most ignorant and pedantic responses I have ever received. smdh
Eudon Hickey
Eudon Hickey Oct 16, 2021 8:54PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Nandita Bose, you should be ashamed of yourself for lying (“Biden has been a loyal ally to law enforcement”) and i am not even talking aboit Hunter and all the under aged girls yet.Biden does not support law enforcement.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Oct 16, 2021 8:54PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
so by that definition you still think Trump is a loyal ally to law enforcement, with his support of the Jan 6 protesters, mass firing of FBI officials, and his close friendship with J Epstein?
John Laurens
John Laurens Oct 16, 2021 7:39PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
The vegetable in chief is such a hypocrite. He was loving the 2020 summer riots that killed and injured so many policemen.. his words fill his diaper..
palmer gossett
palmer gossett Oct 16, 2021 7:18PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Don't fall for it, it's a trap.
palmer gossett
palmer gossett Oct 16, 2021 7:18PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
To explain the meaning, dems want to federalize the police. In fact, dems in this administration want to have government to control every aspect of your life. I honestly don't believe Joe Biden even knows or would want this to happen. He is their tool to make it happen. I wish everyone, progressives, conservatives would all be on the lookout for what's to come
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Oct 16, 2021 7:18PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
"it's a trap."  -- is that you, admiral akbar?
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Oct 16, 2021 5:23PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
So true, Bidens will give them free money and tell them to do nothing. In the futre u wont get any police help. Heck, a Mexican guy just jumped me and police didnt do a darn thing except filled a report.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Oct 16, 2021 5:23PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
"Heck, a Mexican guy just jumped me and police didnt do a darn thing except filled a report."  -- let's assume this is true (we all know it's not, but lets go with it for now), so do you think if a white guy or a black guy jumped you police would do anything different, now or in 2019?  if so then I am not sure why you need to say the guy is Mexican (and how do you know he is mexican and not from Hunduras or Guatamala?)..............
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Oct 16, 2021 4:53PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Biden crime bill is what helped put thousands of Africans Americans in prison. Lets Go Brandon
Forex Harbingers
Forex Harbingers Oct 16, 2021 4:53PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
The thumbs down person here obviously doesnt understand the fact that Biden co wrote and sponsored the 1994 Crime Bill. The very bill BLM started up to protest against. The wrongfully incarcerated. And they have somehow convinced you to vote for that guy. smdh
Millennial Metals
Millennial Metals Oct 16, 2021 4:30PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Joe Biden literally has dementia
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Oct 16, 2021 4:30PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
and you know this how?  from an internet website?  I head he aced the Trump cognitive test, literally (let's just throw that word out there)
Catholic Man
CatholicMan Oct 16, 2021 2:27PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
His policies contributed to the deaths.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Oct 16, 2021 2:27PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
which policies contributed to which deaths?
Jose Maderno
Jose Maderno Oct 16, 2021 8:38AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Let's Go Brandon!
American Truth
American Truth Oct 16, 2021 7:26AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Biden is only loyal to one person, Hunter.
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email