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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 05:55 PM

Can someone clear this up for me?

The RNC had so many lies that I lost track. It did nothing but provoke my ire and reinforce my desire to end the Trump Party and kick his entire family and regime to the curb. I'd like to see them exiled from the country.

One lie that sticks in my craw is the lie that they are repeating endlessly, that Joe Biden favors defunding the police.

Am I wrong? Didn't I hear that Joe Biden does NOT favor defunding the police, just fixing the many problems we have? I remember thinking, that is contrary to the currently popular opinion that police forces should be defunded. That is the reason I seem to remember this, because it wasn't a cookie cutter opinion.

This seems to be a preplanned talking point by the Repubs that they are including in their speeches, but I think this is a lie. And, it isn't a matter of, who thinks the police should be defunded; people have different opinions. It is a matter of a rotten lie being repeated like it's true. They just decided that it sounds good.

Well, what do you remember? G-d help me, I'd like to punch someone.

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EndlessWire Aug 2020 OP
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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 05:59 PM

1. He immediately denounced defunding the police.

Just one of the uncountable high caliber lies that were being fired by machine gun.

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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:00 PM

2. Biden does not favor defunding the police. He wants major reforms, and to clean up the bad apples,

(racists) that have infiltrated many departments

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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:01 PM

3. Two sources

https://www.politifact.com/article/2020/aug/28/fact-checking-donald-trumps-2020-rnc-speech/#attacks
Amid discussions of defunding the police, this claim is missing context. Biden has said he would redirect some social-services responsibilities away from police departments and roll back investments in military gear, but he also wants to increase federal funding for community policing.

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/07/trumps-false-recurring-claim-about-bidens-stance-on-police/
The Trump campaign has spent at least $20 million in July on advertising promoting the false and repeatedly debunked claim that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden favors defunding the police.

Biden has said he doesn’t support that. “While I do not believe federal dollars should go to police departments violating people’s rights or turning to violence as the first resort, I do not support defunding police,” the former vice president said in a June 10 op-ed.

A campaign spokesman also told us Biden supports more funding for police for initiatives to strengthen community relationships and for body-worn cameras.

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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:09 PM

4. Joe Biden has no intentions of defunding the police.

When the expression "defund police" was first used, it was intended to mean, take responsibility from police departments matters that should not be their responsibility, eg mental health issues etc. I knew that the GOP would jump on that expression and use it against the Dems.

Sadly all that can be done from now on is fight fire with fire. There are many things Trump's party have said that was not intentional and its up to the Dems to repeat it verbatim.

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