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Biden wants to boost policing — after spreading toxic lies that tore it down

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Forced to confront the lethal violence engulfing US cities, President Joe Biden now says he wants to refund the police, as he indicated at a meeting with Eric Adams. Astonishingly, Biden is recasting himself as a supporter of law enforcement.

But Biden’s pro-police turn won’t work. Police departments across the country have been trying for the last year to grow their ranks to fight the tidal wave of drive-by shootings that began with the George Floyd riots in 2020. They’ve failed, however, not because they lack funding, but because they face a recruitment crisis. Officers have been leaving the job in droves and telling everyone they know to not even think about becoming a cop.

Why this flight from the profession? Because of the narrative about policing promulgated by Democrats like Biden and their media allies before the #Defund movement became a political liability.

If Biden wants to reverse officer demoralization, he should retract his long record of anti-police remarks.

“Every day, African Americans go about their lives with a constant anxiety and trauma,” wondering if their loved ones would be the next victim of “bad police,” Biden said on May........

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