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As some protesters across the country are calling for police departments to be defunded, top Democratic leaders along with Joe Biden are resisting those calls and instead suggesting more moderate measures. Aired on 06/09/2020.
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95 Comments on "Joe Biden Says He Opposes Defunding The Police | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Janine Landham | June 9, 2020 at 8:04 AM | Reply


    • Janine Landham | June 9, 2020 at 12:51 PM | Reply

      @Jacob Israel This is not about politics, this is about what is best for disenfranchised neighborhoods. You really need to research the Camden, NJ model to truly get a feel for what is being proposed. #$UCKPOLITICSRIGHTNOW!

    • Janine Landham | June 9, 2020 at 1:14 PM | Reply

      @New Blue 2 We are not talking about doing away with all cops. We are talking about using community resources to help people who really need help through comprehensive programs and services, instead of just throwing people in jail. These programs can give people hope and move them in a direction to whereas we can prevent the need for so many police officers in the first place. And the police that do remain should be trained in community based policing. Please look up Camden, NJ as a reference where these types of policies have made a real difference for the residents of their impoverished communities and the safety of their police officers as well.

    • @Uncle Ed Is there Blue skin color people walking among us?

    • Jacob Israel | June 9, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      Janine Landham btw the Camden police wasn’t abolished they just doubled n upgraded … I understand the pain n frustrating corruption but why not abolish ? The broken government ? If we want to rid the police what’s the point of a government? Or would u ask the national guard to help if chaos n lawless take over because believe me . I’m Colombian many places in South America n Latin America have the cartel or paramilitaries in control I dont believe no one wants that

    • Janine Landham | June 9, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

      @Jacob Israel defund not abolish! Cutting the budget to institute programs to actually make a difference and help the community as opposed to OVER policing. Read what you actually see not what you THINK you see.

  2. The police need to renew the standard

    • Bobbie Angel | June 9, 2020 at 10:35 AM | Reply

      thegrandfinale2 including the ones in government 454 billion reasons.

    • Defund police

    • jake canebrake | June 9, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

      “renew the standard”?, how?…..thought so.

    • thegrandfinale2 | June 9, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

      ruth depew – that’s probably what they’re doing, shutting down poice departments so they can throw away baggage like the unions and then instituting a new police department with new policies. If that’s the plan, go for it! But if you just wanna get rid of police, then you’d better start building your bunker.

    • Yeeah. I’d think it huge redflag to not hire when someone psychologica profile includes going postal and had well over 40 complaints and several ongoing investigations. Perhaps that should be taken care? after all the entire point of a independent system to keep the police in check is because of when they go totally mental and decide that itd be a good idea to blow up somones house or chocke the live crap out of a frightened person with mental health issues.

  3. jay Flaherty | June 9, 2020 at 8:07 AM | Reply

    How about starting with demilitarizing the police and get them back to serve and protect instead of confront control and imprison.

  4. Maybe they should say “Reboot the police”.

    • Tanner Shortnacy | June 9, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply

      graphosxp I hate Medicare for all it’s a stupid idea.

    • Tanner Shortnacy | June 9, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Reply

      Adaryll Kelly Joe Biden is much worse than Trump. Joe will put ya back in chains his words not mine.

    • Rockie Hale | June 9, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

      @Tanner Shortnacy how is Biden worse then Trump? And do you have video evidence of Biden saying this please?

    • Rockie Hale | June 9, 2020 at 7:10 PM | Reply

      @Tanner Shortnacy oh I know what it is. He served with our only black president for 8 years. And he was just gathering inside info on them. That makes way more sense then he isn’t racist.

    • Jacob W Rossi | June 9, 2020 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      @Gillian Landry Obviously it was political. They can’t support a Democratic proposal on healthcare even though it was their idea. Mitt Romney had a lot of problems with his base in 2012 because his healthcare policy was exactly the same in Massachusetts.

  5. Galactic Warlock | June 9, 2020 at 8:10 AM | Reply

    I just wish we had a choice where our taxes went to. I would put most of it into schools. The 1940’s and post WW2 America had awesome schools. Now there is no science, no chemistry, no math. These kids are barely learning how to read.

  6. I believe Police needs to be demilitarize and reformed, we still need the police whether your Democrat or Republican.

    • StinkyPirates | June 9, 2020 at 10:32 AM | Reply

      @oblivion85 – Funny that you think an almost out-of-control situation where looters and rioters are hiding among legitimate protesters is how you think every day life works and that defunding police won’t make that situation far worse.

    • John Hollowell | June 9, 2020 at 11:44 AM | Reply

      Cops are punished when they do bad things, but I guess your perfect.

    • Randy Couch -Which system of welfare are you speaking of? Would that be welfare for the 1%’rs? Or is it the trillions of dollars provided to corporations for bailouts? I do believe welfare reform, for lower income is in order; however, the first reform must start at the top and not the bottom. (😂Although no one else is talking about welfare in this thread).

    • Tanner Jaroszek | June 9, 2020 at 12:25 PM | Reply

      Randy Couch thank you!!! Out here protesting against police, Iv been wanting to take away a welfare and food stamps. I

    • ruth depew but not every Police officer isn’t bad. So you want to throw away the good with the bad. There is no proof this will change the situation, you may be firing good and replacing with bad.

  7. I'm Just Saying Though | June 9, 2020 at 8:14 AM | Reply

    I just think there should be a fine for non emergency calls to police by “Karrens”. This happens to much

    • I'm Just Saying Though | June 9, 2020 at 1:38 PM | Reply

      Atite Lometen : No. I’m black everyday day of the week 😀. The fine is the least punishment

    • @Susan Stanley bbbbbbbbut WHAT? He is stunned just because someone called the cops on him? Do you REALISE what and INSANE reaction that is? US citizens seem to have become desensitised to what good policing is all about.

    • Karen Shelton | June 9, 2020 at 2:20 PM | Reply

      I’m Just Saying Though But, I believe it’s does at this point need more defined than Vague language. If you don’t specify it will just continue as the law that’s already on the books and we all know who those laws protect.

    • Classy Lady | June 9, 2020 at 2:23 PM | Reply

      Exactly. That’s why they are upset. 1-800 harass black folks is being taken from them.

    • I'm Just Saying Though | June 9, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

      Karen Shelton : many laws can and will be interpreted as the officer or the judge sees fit. Many tickets given are at the officer’s discretion. Therefore many of these Karens will get off with a verbal warning. I was a cop in the military we didn’t have to give a ticket if we didn’t want to.

  8. Rabert's World | June 9, 2020 at 8:18 AM | Reply

    In many European countries there are actually two (sometimes even more) three-digit emergency numbers: one for the police and a different one for the fire brigade and medical emergencies.

    • thegrandfinale2 1) I assume American kids are capable of memorizing two 3-digit numbers. 2) The dispatcher should have the mental capacity to make the right decision.

    • Same in China, we have 3 separated lines for fire, medical and police

    • thegrandfinale2 | June 9, 2020 at 2:49 PM | Reply

      Kiên Ng – You haven’t met too many American kids, have you?

    • kein ng….you’d thing but the average kid now can’t even find egypt on a map, form full setences even they’re not super complex. Way back in kindergarten one of my class mates when asked where do you live? “a house” and this financially poor, as well as poor soul of a kid didn’t have the proper eductation even or just 10 or so to ask: what do you meen? I live in a house, or what ever nothing complicated.
      I also had class mate with fairly a fairly sever case of Dawn’s Syndrome, and that person was struggling. As we now know that’s the case for how that’ll have them process things. But when asked even simple things: what colors do you like “crayons” (no nono that’s what you like to make colors with. Do you have one of these you like more than another) [blank stare] Not even pointing at somecrayons they like more than others.
      So that makes me think it’s a bit…dubius for people to memoriuze more than 1 maybe two urgent care numbers.

    • ThKa 1 and only Looney LOECSTA | June 9, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      In the UK they already do that. If you phone 999 they ask you fire police or ambulance

  9. Cathy Morrone | June 9, 2020 at 8:19 AM | Reply

    I have two police officers in my family and believe me they are all for this because they spend so much time answering calls that could have been better dealt with by having more social services and social workers and psychologists. They would rather just answer calls that are serious and require an armed officer to respond.

  10. Cut the officers with records of bullying first.

    • they are so protected by the system impossible, the youngest and brightest are the first to go. Just slowly move what they can’t do to other services.

    • Albert Green | June 9, 2020 at 9:02 AM | Reply

      You must understand that any punishment you give to the police will only make them retreat from the black communities. This isn’t a hypothetical. It’s called Detroit, Michigan. Trust me, actually innocent blacks suffer there, not violent felons like George Floyd.

    • YES!! Put these new cadets in an extensive physical and MENTAL training and evaluation to find out who they are before signing them on! They will find a LOT of bullies!

    • Albert Green | June 9, 2020 at 1:10 PM | Reply

      @Cleon P.
      So you want to now decrease the amount of police in cities with heavy crime? How do you think that will end?

    • Defund police

  11. Alex Fitzgerald | June 9, 2020 at 8:29 AM | Reply

    I am a retired Sergeant who fought with the criminal justice system to treat black people as equals. I am also a veteran of the Armed forces. The solution to policing is the implementation of the military model for recruitment, retention and advancement. Non commissioned police officers should receive 2,3, or 4 year contracts. With a required yearly performance evaluation. This gives supervisors and management the direct ability to release problematic officers with minimal effort. Respectfully submitted.

    • Free mason 🤦‍♂️

    • I also think MAYBE, forcing community hours (yearly hrs requirement) I think this will help them connect/understand the community. Everyone has a story (especailly kids on the streets) and most of the time all they need is guidance. Hardship can blind anyone and lack in common sense even if it`s just for a second. All of this falls under Mental health help.

    • Alex Fitzgerald | June 9, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @Beverly Boyd wow. That’s a moving story.

    • Alex Fitzgerald | June 9, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      @Dope Mango lmao

    • Alex Fitzgerald | June 9, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      @Liby Gmz You must be a very wonderful person. I say that because it was this very type of activity that raised my awareness of problematic policing. Kids have a way of saying and telling the truth bluntly. Lol

  12. The word ‘defund” is a word too vague and controversial in meaning, too hard to understand. Restructuring the police response is what’s called for.

    • David Phillips | June 9, 2020 at 9:22 AM | Reply

      It’s a really bad slogan. Reform, rebuild, remake, etc. It needs a positive spin on it. This only deserves to give Republicans fuel to keep their base

    • Nadia Silvershine | June 9, 2020 at 10:50 AM | Reply

      You are so right!

    • Yes it is. It’s taken as there’s no more money going to the police so they’ll lose their jobs and we’ll have no more police force…I agree.

    • Defund police


    • jake canebrake | June 9, 2020 at 2:46 PM | Reply

      It’s fun listening to the dems explain the difference in defund and disband…the way it was explained to me is… replacing police patrols with more daycare, replace police helicopters with better high schools…now, isn’t that simple.

  13. John Seneff | June 9, 2020 at 8:47 AM | Reply

    We need police to serve and protect! Not be THUGS!!!!!!

  14. More options sounds like a good idea.

  15. Joseph Mann | June 9, 2020 at 8:54 AM | Reply

    We, as a society, have moved beyond the “brute squad” version of police. We need the guys and gals in suits and polo shirts who truly keep us safe. It is time to defund some of the police. They exist to intimidate and harass the citizens. They kidnap US Citizens “in the name of the law” but in fact for the billionaires who own private prisons. It’s time to reroute the resources. The defund the police movement is good. We need to change the culture of the police department in America now.

  16. Kyle Nickelberry | June 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM | Reply

    However it gets accomplished, The police are an occupying force that needs to be curbed.

    • thegrandfinale2 | June 9, 2020 at 10:09 AM | Reply

      Let’s just abolish all law enforcement and life will become a utopian paradise where we can all sit around and sing kumbaya. If something bad goes down in your neighborhood, call Ghostbusters!

    • Nadia Silvershine | June 9, 2020 at 10:51 AM | Reply

      @thegrandfinale2 Hah hah hah! : )

    • The police need more money. Joe is right. As long as there’s someone assaulting a woman or smoking a joint, we need MORE police. Just not racist police. #Biden2020.

  17. Charles Turrentine | June 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM | Reply

    America needs a “Care Force” and less violent enforcement.

    • People pushing the idea of defunding the police are going to get Trump reelected IF that idea gets alot of traction.
      The #1 problem with police IMO, is they don’t get rid of the ones showing they abuse their power. That guy Chauvin should have been fired a long time ago, Thao also. For whatever reason they protect bad cops too often.

    • You should do a ride along in Englewood Chicago. Get out of your basement.

    • R L T Shouldn’t you be protesting or something or Spreading a deadly virus ! ALL LIVES MATTER!

    • Princess of Laughter Pinkie Pie | June 9, 2020 at 9:55 AM | Reply

      @Mary R We are not in the 80s anymore, the police does not need military grade equipment.

    • Yes, when they finish a high speed chase, they should ask the perp if they are ok.

  18. Rich Greene | June 9, 2020 at 9:26 AM | Reply

    You need to fire and rehire with proper profiling,in my 74 years of life I’ve had two cops I met at a social level,both of these cops were right leaning racists.

  19. First step is to cut the “unions” out of the picture. Declare the contracts null and void and start over. period.

  20. Peter Hoffman | June 9, 2020 at 11:27 AM | Reply

    that’s actually the most coherent thing I’ve heard him say

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