President Joe Biden railed against the ‘Defund the Police’ movement during a speech in New York City on Thursday, during which he claimed it was ‘not the answer.’
The Details: Biden’s speech was given alongside the new mayor of New York Eric Adams (D) who has vowed to make crime fighting a major plank of his platform.
“Mayor Adams, you and I agree, the answer is not to abandon our streets, that’s not the answer…The answer is to come together, police and communities, building trust and making us all safer. The answer is not to defund the police, it’s to give you the tools, the training, the funding to be partners, to be protectors and the community needs you, know the community,” Biden went on to say.
Biden also called for increased funding for community policing, along with the ATF, and the US Marshalls.