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Pam Bondi: Joe Biden’s complicity in efforts to ‘defund the police’

Police fight crime, but they do so much more every single day.

Joe Biden and the Democrat Party, controlled by the radical left, are promoting plans to cut critical and necessary funding from law enforcement. The fact is that diminishing police resources have serious consequences for Americans.

Last February, in Waynesboro, Georgia, Police Sgt. Harold Drummond responded to a 911 call. Six-month-old AJ Sherrod had a respiratory infection and was in the car with his mother driving him to a hospital when he suddenly stopped breathing. Sgt. Drummond saved the baby’s life, demonstrating the importance of a law enforcement presence in our communities.

In April 2019, Culver City, California police officer Brian Cappell responded to a call of a baby choking on food. Ten-year-old Auria Lockridge guided Officer Cappell to her mother’s car where Janet Lockridge was struggling with Auria’s choking nine-month-old sister. Because of Officer Cappell’s training and rapid action, the baby was saved. The entire event was captured on Officer Cappell’s body camera.

These stories happen every day. The radical-left will claim EMS could respond to these situations, but the fact of the matter is police officers are often the first on the scene because they’re already out patrolling potentially dangerous streets around the clock.

While Biden and his media allies try to soft-pedal his blatant anti-police rhetoric, and demonize law enforcement, it is apparent that Biden actually supports defunding police departments across this nation. It is clear that Bernie Sanders and the radical-left heavily influence Biden’s policy decisions.

Contrast Biden’s complacency to the strength of President Donald Trump’s commitment to supporting America’s law enforcement. While Biden and his partisan allies continue to call on defunding, redirecting resources, and dismantling the police, Trump is making it unequivocally clear that he stands with law enforcement and will always support the brave men and women who serve and protect our communities.

Let’s be clear. The four officers involved in the murder of George Floyd must be held accountable. Any bad-acting member of law enforcement must be held fully accountable. But the overwhelming majority of men and women in policing serve with honor, commitment, and dignity. They risk their lives. They must have the support necessary to uphold law and order.

Biden’s “Unity Task Force” with proud socialist Sen. Sanders says we need to “re-imagine” policing — the identical language used by defund-police activists. There is actually not much “re-imagining” involved. The task force is straight-up calling for policies that would lead to less funding for police, and effectively end safe policing as we know it.

I’ve been a prosecutor since I was in my early 20s, and I can say from firsthand experience that defunding the police would create chaos. It would be one of the worst things you could do for the health, safety and economic mobility of any community.

Police fight crime, but they do so much more every single day. They help our kids get to school, they help us get to church, and to work. They are the first responders in emergencies, heart attacks, car accidents. How would a free society function without law enforcement?

We recently saw a number of violent individuals use the largely peaceful protests to loot, steal, vandalize and start fires. We have seen the leadership in many Democrat-run cities respond with weakness. In fact, some Mayors have ordered police officers to immediately release individuals arrested following street protests.

This sort of policy jeopardizes the health and lives of police officers and the communities they serve. It does nothing to hold lawbreakers accountable. If you commit a crime during a protest, no matter how legitimate the cause, you should be charged appropriately.

There are many good, honest protesters out there, both young and old, who want to make a difference and have their voices heard. Looters and criminals, the people attacking police and destroying property, should not be tolerated. Lawlessness and mob rule will never be accepted under Trump, who is the ultimate law and order president.

Biden and Democrat leaders who implicitly condone the violence by failing to speak out should take a look at their own cities and neighborhoods affected by the violence. Many of the storefronts looted and vandalized belonged to minority business owners. Violent protesters and criminals hurt the very people they claimed to be supporting.

Americans need to look out for the men and women of law enforcement, just as Trump does. As citizens, we are called to show our appreciation and respect.

Trump will always stand with law enforcement. However, Biden has demonstrated his willingness to throw our police under the bus if he thinks it’ll help him rile up the radical left. It is ultimately a cynical ploy. It will not succeed.

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Pam Bondi served as Attorney General to the State of Florida from 2011 — 2019. She is also a former Special Adviser to Trump in the Office of White House Counsel.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Sonja Fitch

    July 30, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Stop the bs exaggerations! Both extremes are usually not the answer ! We did to the police what have We done to teachers ! “We” said You and you alone shall serve and protect and teach the whole damn society. It takes a village to be a community! WE EITHER ARE THE PROBLEM or WE ARE THE SOLUTION! Honesty some days not sure which I am! VOTE JOE for you and me!

  2. Ocean Joe

    July 30, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Guns everywhere and in the hands of every punk on the street. Your party fights background checks. Your party cringes at the concept of limiting automatic weapons. Who is really the friend of police? How about a few examples of cops showing up and facing extreme fire power from criminals? Walk in their shoes, recognize what they face every hour of every shift because you pander to the reckless desires of the NRA.

    • Paulette Perlowin

      July 30, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Dear Mr. ‘Guest Author,’
      There is NOWHERE future President Biden is documented saying defund police. This is another Trump-lie. Trump couldn’t even find it in a bill he said it was in. As to Bondi- she sold out Florida to become a Trump-le. Your opinions are not facts. How sad you & people like you can’t open your eyes & see Trump is out for himself, for the wealthy, the corporations. He cares not for the earth, middle or other Americans.

      • Virginia

        July 31, 2020 at 3:26 pm

        Very well said

  3. Dng

    July 30, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Are his body guards part of the “defunding”?
    His bodyguards should support our police and walk away. Shame on him!!!! He is left with protection but we, the people, aren’t?

  4. S.B. Anthony

    July 30, 2020 at 8:04 am

    What’s the difference between a whore and a state attorney who took tens of thousands of dollars to not prosecute the con man who stole money from thousands of students who sought an education at his fake “university?”

    Oh, that’s right, no difference!

    Bondi prostituted herself for a campaign contribution from the con man whose altar she now bows before. Her opinion goes right into the garbage. History will judge her as harshly as it will judge the worst and most dangerous elected official in the country’s history.

    But maybe she can join his stable of whores on Faux News in the afterlife.

  5. DisplacedCTYankee

    July 30, 2020 at 11:18 am

    What’s this crap “By Guest Author” as a byline and putting the guest author’s identity at the END of the story? I am growing really weary of partisan screeds being shoveled onto FlaPol like this.

    “I was an English/History major and never took a “journalism” course. I earned my living for 40 years as a daily newspaper editor.

  6. Booner

    July 30, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Pam Bondi is enriching and protecting the blank check to police enjoyed since 9/11. Law enforcement is a very profitable industry, with exorbitant pensions, private prisons, kickbacks, and extravagant conferences on the public dime.

    She knows her Biden allegations are smears, Repeating a lie over and over does not make it true. That tactic is straight out of the Soviet Kremlin playbook.

    She has nothing to contribute to this discussion and didn’t do much for the State of Florida, except let Trump off the hook for a bribe. With this unseemly example of malfeasance by a public official, Bondi flaunts her loyalty to the Trump cult, and shows her opinions can’t be relied upon for truthfulness.

  7. Pablo

    July 31, 2020 at 8:37 am

    If Trump was truly a supporter of law enforcement he would have fired Barr a long time ago!

  8. JD Avera

    July 31, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Oh please. Anybody who thinks Joe Biden has anything to do with the “radical left” is an idiot. We don’t have a left in this country. We have the far-right and the slightly less far right. Give me a break.

  9. Dan kitchens

    July 31, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Pam Bondi needs to do some soul searching.
    She cut a deal with Epstein’s attorneys, giving him a sweet heart deal. He should have been sentenced to life.
    Instead he went on to destroy countless young women’s lives.
    She also let trump off the hook for the scam trump university scandal.

  10. V. Stephen

    July 31, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    I wish someone would ask her to provide proof that Biden wants to defund police departments. He has stated on multiple occasions that he doesn’t want to defund the police.
    Maybe she believes that if she tells the lie enough people will believe her lie.

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