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Biden Wants To Increase Funding For Police
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11 Jun 2020 06:48 AM EST

The death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed have left liberal politicians and activists to call for defunding police departments nationwide. However, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is still pledging an additional $300 million in funding for America's police departments. His campaign said Biden "supports the urgent need for reform." However, Business Insider reports Biden also believes more funding, not less, is needed to enact it. Biden wrote an op-ed in USA Today. "I've long been a firm believer in the power of community policing—getting cops out of their cruisers and building relationships with the people and the communities they are there to serve and protect." "That's why I'm proposing an additional $300 million to reinvigorate community policing in our country." "Every single police department should have the money they need to institute real reforms." Some reforms Biden is in favor of: adopting a national use of force standard, buying body cameras, and recruiting more diverse police officers.