White House Makes One Thing Clear: Police Are Now The Enemy

As crime in Democrat led cities continues to run rampant, the Biden White House has refused to do their part – choosing not to request that the Democrats in charge of those cities end their calls for defunding police departments.

Apparently, Biden and his team prefer to stand idly by and allow Democrat mayors to destroy their cities by attacking police and enabling these deadly crime surges.

“The mayor in San Francisco is now trying to add police funding because when she pulled it to reinvest in communities, crime went way up,” a reporter said during Thursday’s White House press briefing. “So would President Biden, as the leader of the Democratic Party, advise Democratic mayors not to pull money from police budgets?”

“So, I can say this: It is absolutely unacceptable when gun crimes are taking lives, when families don’t feel safe going to the park or their local schools, when thieves feel impunity in stealing from retailers. So, we applaud the mayor making sure that there is more police presence in the city to protect Americans,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded dancing around the question while refusing to admit that defunding the police is a mistake.

“And so, if you’re a mayor — this is what we say to local leaders: If you’re a mayor or a local leader, there is a crime problem in your community, we think you should step up and do something about it, just as many mayors are already doing. And we’re — and we’ve made clear that we’re going to offer federal support to help you do that and to keep communities safe.”

“As just one example: The Department of Justice announced, last month, grants to help put 50 more cops on the beat in San Francisco and funding for over 1,000 more community-oriented policies — policies, roles nationwide,” she added.

“The President has proposed doubling that program. So, we want to make sure that — that mayors and local leaders do indeed step up and make sure that they’re protecting their community.”

Some Democrat mayors, meanwhile, have seen the fatal flaws with the defund the police movement and begun backpedaling on it.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned during a CNN interview last month that the far-left defund the police movement was hurting the abilities of cities to attract and retain police recruits which she says are badly needed to combat a surge in crime.

“The big question for you, mayor, as well as mayors in other major cities because these [murders] are happening in many cities now — is what does comprehensive mean? And what is the solution to stopping this?” CNN host Kate Bolduan asked. “I mean, what are you doing now to do that, to stop this from happening again?”

“Let me be clear: Oakland needs more police,” Schaaf said. “We have been impacted by staffing reductions. COVID interrupted our recruitment and training processes. And the defund rhetoric is challenging our ability to attract and retain recruits. And we know that that is not unique to Oakland.”

“We want people to be proud of being in this service to our community and we are going to be staffing up,” she added. “That is a necessity at this moment where we are with our crime in this season.”

Author: Riley Waiters