During his State of the Union address, President Biden came out hard against the Defund the Police movement.
“Let’s come together to protect our committees, restore trust and hold law enforcement accountable,” Biden said. “That is why the Justice Department has required body cameras, banned chokeholds and restricted no-knock warrants for officers. That is why the American Rescue Plan provided $350 billion that cities, states and counties can use to hire more police, invest in more proven strategies.”
“Proven strategies like — proven strategies like community violence interruption, trusted messengers working the cycle of violence and trauma and giving young people hope. We should all agree the answer is not to defund the police. It is to fund the police. To fund them.“
Here’s 7 minutes of Democrats calling for defunding of the police: