WASHINGTON—As Biden nears being in office for nearly half a year—a time plagued by skyrocketing violence—he plans to unveil some master plan to reduce the carnage on Wednesday. Of course, there are proven, time-tested methods Biden could implement to save American lives and restore justice, law, and order in America. But while we’re hopeful, we cannot pretend that Biden will actually say or do the right thing.
And perhaps more worrisome, we cannot rule out that Biden won’t pull make another pandering attempt to placate America with woke-minded nonsense. This unfortunately, is also based upon time-proven facts. For example, long before he became the leader of the free world, and practically every day since, Biden has taken every opportunity to try and convince everyone that America is racist—and that our biggest threat is white supremacy.
Meanwhile, America has suffered a substantial increase in violent crime so far this year—while Biden has been in office. And without any real solutions, the upward trend will likely continue.
Here’s the plain reality: large cities ran by politicians from Biden’s party are in a state of crisis. For example, Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles have homicide rates that are 50% higher than 2020. And Portland has had an increase of 533% so far this year.
Unfortunately, black Americans are suffering the most, relatively speaking. Yet most of the suspects involved in victimizing blacks are hardly “white supremacists.”
To put Biden’s ridiculous claim into perspective, The Anti-Defamation League reported that 39 murders over there last two years were “clearly motivated by hateful, racist ideology.” And considering that there more than 13,927 murders in 2019 alone, Biden has a lot of explaining to do.
More importantly however, beyond woke-minded pandering, we have no idea how he can claim “white supremacy” is our biggest threat when more than 55% of the homicide suspects in 2019 were African American.
So, if Biden really wants to address the nation—and truly address the violence—we can only suggest the following starting points:
- The hateful rhetoric against law enforcement must come stop. The vast majority of American law enforcement officers deserve our respect. They have endured countless attacks and dealt with violence in their streets at an unprecedented rate. Biden should speak sharply against the lies and false narratives against a profession that stands between good citizens and the violent criminals that prey on them. Professional and effective law enforcement is America’s only hope to turn back violence and Biden should speak from the largest pulpit in the world of his support for these men and women.
- The serious flaws in the George Floyd Justice Act awaiting passage from the Senate must be resolved. Body cameras and transparency are important but Biden should announce his refusal to sign the bill if qualified immunity is removed from law enforcement. He should tell the truth to the American people and explain how qualified immunity for cops is no different than the immunity that other government officials have. And that if they break the law, they will not have qualified immunity as is currently the case.
- Use common sense and stop the bail reform nonsense. Incidentally, American judges, prosecutors, and politicians have taken advantage of their absolute immunity by not prosecuting violent criminals. They’ve created a revolving door by abolishing cash bail and have made our streets look like a third-world country. Just as Biden speaks about holding law enforcement accountable, he should hold those making dangerous decisions accountable to what they have created. Least of all, hardly anyone can deny that the so-called bail reform is making America safer,
- “Follow the science” and track every city that de-funded the police—and their violent crime rates. Biden should speak against de-funding the police and point to the data in every city that did it—and the number of victims they have to show for it. As the lead legislator in the 1994 Crime Bill, Biden certainly has some experience in legislating and tracking crime.
- Commit to stopping the violence and lawlessness in our major cities. The violence and lawlessness in Portland and Chicago must come to an end. And instead of blaming practically non-existent “white supremacists,” Biden should announce clear and comprehensive plans to stop the violence—and provide support for state and local agencies to get America back on track.
Of course, there’s more that Biden could and should do. But if he truly wants to make America safer, these points are a good place to start.
All the nonsense about “white supremacists”—and ignoring the 55% of African American homicide suspects—will do nothing but divide us and make things worse, while the criminals laugh at us all.