Lies about Biden's police plans aim to distract from failed virus response

Source: Las Vegas Sun - View Original Article
Published: Jul 31, 2020
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68% Liberal


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 68% Liberal:

  • 1 positive sentiment for Welfare


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94% "The anti-Biden ads in Nevada -- part of a $6.7 million ad buy in 12 states by the Trump campaign -- is almost undoubtedly the shape of things to come in the campaign as Trump desperately tries to resurrect his reelection chances."
90% "For a full view of his stance, visit Biden's June 11 guest column at usatoday.com in which he states, I do not support defunding police."
77% "Matt Slocum / AP"
76% "Trump wants to scare them back into his corner."
68% "Instead, Biden would boost money for social services with an eye toward addressing many of the issues that have been dumped on police officers to deal with -- mental illness, domestic disputes, child welfare situations, etc."
57% "Meanwhile, Trump is sending federal troops to instigate clashes with peaceful protesters in order to fuel a lie that he is reestablishing order in cities gripped by chaos."
56% "Biden offered one of the more robust criminal justice plans of any Democratic candidate, including $300 million in new funding for community policing."
50% "That sets the stage for confrontations as opposed to cooperation."
-51% "former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Darby, Pa. Friday, July 31, 2020 |"
-61% "This garbage is all aimed at the white suburbanites who have abandoned Trump over his abysmal coronavirus response and other failings."
-72% "Biden would make federal funding for police departments contingent on their adherence to responsible policing standards on use of force, but that's far from supporting an elimination of money for departments."
-79% "In fact, he's firmly rejected calls from the left wing to defund police, standing up to some members of his own party who take a much more drastic stand on the issue."
-83% "Biden was referring to a legitimate problem with outfitting police with armored vehicles and military-style weapons -- that when they enter communities looking like paramilitary forces, they're perceived by residents of those communities as an enemy force instead of a protective law enforcement organization."
-91% "That's patently ridiculous scare-mongering."
-96% "In this June 17, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate,"

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94% : The anti-Biden ads in Nevada -- part of a $6.7 million ad buy in 12 states by the Trump campaign -- is almost undoubtedly the shape of things to come in the campaign as Trump desperately tries to resurrect his reelection chances.
90% : For a full view of his stance, visit Biden's June 11 guest column at usatoday.com in which he states, "I do not support defunding police.
87% : We encourage readers to see Biden's criminal justice plan for themselves by visiting joebiden.com/justice.
77% : Matt Slocum / AP
76% : Trump wants to scare them back into his corner.
68% : The message stems from the Trump team's false claims that Biden wants to defund the police and that he stated in a speech that he considers police "the enemy.
68% : Instead, Biden would boost money for social services with an eye toward addressing many of the issues that have been dumped on police officers to deal with -- mental illness, domestic disputes, child welfare situations, etc.
57% : Meanwhile, Trump is sending federal troops to instigate clashes with peaceful protesters in order to fuel a lie that he is reestablishing order in cities gripped by chaos.
56% : Here's a breakdown.
56% : Biden offered one of the more robust criminal justice plans of any Democratic candidate, including $300 million in new funding for community policing.
54% : Other fear-mongering ads feature an elderly woman trying unsuccessfully to reach a 911 dispatcher during a home invasion, and falsely portray Black Lives Matter protests as scenes of rampant violence and looting.
50% : That sets the stage for confrontations as opposed to cooperation.
49% : former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Darby, Pa. Friday, July 31, 2020 |
48% : President Donald Trump is a liar of a president and a liar of a candidate.
48% : : Biden would not eliminate funding for police departments.
45% : True to his nature, Trump's recent ads in Nevada mischaracterize Joe Biden's stance on law and order to a ridiculous degree.
45% : : The "enemy" comment was taken grossly out of context.
42% : : In Trump's ad, the sign-off of the automated 911 message indicates there will be a five-day wait for responses to calls, including for such serious crimes as rape.
39% : This garbage is all aimed at the white suburbanites who have abandoned Trump over his abysmal coronavirus response and other failings.
38% : This would allow officers to better perform their core mission of protecting their communities more efficiently, and could actually reduce response times to 911 calls.
37% : The truth is that Biden's plan would support law enforcement while taking a more holistic approach to solving issues that have unfairly been left to authorities to address.
34% : Here's the truth: Trump is desperate to shift attention away from his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, so his team is pushing a completely false narrative that Biden is a sympathizer of left-wing extremists and anarchists who would abolish police departments.
28% : Biden would make federal funding for police departments contingent on their adherence to responsible policing standards on use of force, but that's far from supporting an elimination of money for departments.
21% : In fact, he's firmly rejected calls from the left wing to defund police, standing up to some members of his own party who take a much more drastic stand on the issue.
17% : Biden was referring to a legitimate problem with outfitting police with armored vehicles and military-style weapons -- that when they enter communities looking like paramilitary forces, they're perceived by residents of those communities as an "enemy" force instead of a protective law enforcement organization.
12% : The ads, titled "You Won't Be Safe" in English and "Eliminada" in Spanish, would have viewers believe that police departments would become hollowed out under a Biden presidency to the point that 911 calls would be handled by an answering machine.
9% : That's patently ridiculous scare-mongering.
4% : In this June 17, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate,

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