BREAKING NEWS – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Law enforcement groups blasted Vice President Joe Biden for again suggesting training police to shoot suspects “in the leg” is a viable way to avoid fatalities, decrying the proposal as dangerous and ignorant.
During the ABC News town hall, Biden gave the shooting advice while talking about broader police reforms, which have been on the public conscience since the killing of George Floyd sparked nationwide racial unrest.
“There’s a lot of things we’ve learned and it takes time, but we can do this,” Biden said. “You can ban chokeholds… you have to teach people how to de-escalate circumstances. Instead of anybody coming at you and the first thing you do is shoot to kill, you shoot them in the leg. Or, the officer could instead of firing his weapon, remove all the bullets, and then throw the gun at the oncoming aggressive suspect. They are heavy enough to knock someone out if they get hit in the temple. However, if the suspect receives a skull fracture or worse, the cop should be arrested, and charged with attempted murder because of his reckless disregard for human life.”