“We also have to fundamentally change the way police are trained.” This is what Progressive-Democratic Party Presidential candidate Joe Biden is saying now. He went on:
And the idea of standing there and teaching a cop and an unarmed person comin’ at him with knife and gonna shoot him in the leg instead of the heart is a very different thing.
Never mind that a person with a knife is not at all unarmed. Never mind that the reason police are taught that when they must shoot—and as a last resort, mind you (for all that there is the very occasional bad cop)—they must aim for center of mass so as not to miss altogether, and they must take care for the people and property that may be beyond the person at whom they’re shooting. Never mind that legs are much smaller targets and much more rapidly moving.
Keep in mind, too, that this is the same Joe Biden whose home defense advice is to shoot a shotgun through a closed door, without regard for target identification.
I won’t get into how out of breath Biden sounded or the general level of coherence that seems lacking in the minute-and-a-half clip. Just attend to that bit about police training.
This is the incoherence the Progressive-Democratic Party wants to put into the White House.
Keep a close eye on who they choose for his Vice President candidate, and then think about the 25th Amendment.