Biden Proposes Training Cops to Shoot Attackers in the Leg to Reduce Fatalities

Joe Biden speaks while visiting Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, DE., June 1, 2020. (Jim Bourg / Reuters)

Joe Biden suggested Monday that police could train officers to shoot assailants to reduce potential fatalities.

There is the idea that instead of standing there and teaching an agent when an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart “, Biden said. “There are many different things [policies] that can change. ‘

Biden made his comments when meeting with leaders of the African American community at the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del. The former vice president discussed the widespread protests caused by the murder of George Floyd, an African American man, at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis, Minn.

Protests have spread from Minneapolis to major U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. The demonstrations are very diverse in composition, with some cases of peaceful protests and others that have turned into riots with widespread looting.

Members of Biden’s staff have donated to groups attempting to release rebels on bail. Campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said Reuters that Biden against cash bail is the equivalent of a “modern prison for debtors”. It was not clear whether the donations were coordinated by the campaign or made individually.

President Trump condemned the donations on Saturday, saying that they would “support financially the chaos that hurts innocent people and destroys what good people have spent their lives building.”

Biden Proposes Training Cops to Shoot Attackers in the Leg to Reduce Fatalities

Zachary Evans is a news writer for National review online. He is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces and a trained violinist.