President Joe Biden recently released a statement honoring George Floyd, a longtime criminal whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, led to a summer of riots and violence costing the U.S. over $2 billion in damage.
Floyd became a fascination for many left-leaning individuals across the country. Notably, Black Lives Matter (BLM) became Floyd’s representative. The organization used the ex-criminal as the main example of so-called “systemic racism” in America.
BLM, a terrorist organization itself, recently came under fire for supporting Hamas, another terrorist organization, in its bid to destroy Israel.
In his statement, the president claimed that the violent riots, which led to many deaths in 2020, were “one of the largest civil rights movements in our nation’s history and inspired the world.” If by “inspire,” Biden is referring to the surges in crime that took place after many municipalities began advocating to defund law enforcement, then, sure, it was inspiring.
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Considering the lack of funding for police departments following the riots, crime surged at unprecedented rates in liberal cities such as San Francisco, California, and New York City, New York.
Biden also patted himself on the back in his statement, pointing out that in solidarity with the defund the police movement, he signed an executive order banning some practices allowing police to pursue and restrain suspects and violent actors, as reported by the Post Millennial.
“A year and a half ago, Kamala and I stood with the family of George Floyd, civil rights leaders, and law enforcement officials, and I signed an executive order, which applies key elements of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to federal law enforcement,” Biden said.
“This order bans chokeholds, restricts no-knock warrants, establishes a database for police misconduct, and directs other measures to advance effective and accountable policing that increases public safety,” he added.
In his statement, Biden continued by emphasizing the need for police reform in the U.S.
“But we know that implementing real and lasting change at the state and local levels requires Congress to act. I will continue to do everything in my power to fight for police accountability and urge Congress to pass meaningful police reform and send it to my desk. I will sign it,” he said.