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Wed May 15, 2024, 02:07 PM May 15

Biden mourns fallen police at memorial: 'We owe you as a nation'

Source: Reuters

May 15, 2024 12:38 PM EDT Updated an hour ago

May 15 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden addressed police officers on Wednesday gathered in Washington to honor slain colleagues as he tries to prevent his Republican rival Donald Trump from capturing high-profile endorsements from their unions in the coming weeks.

Biden's speech, at the annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol honoring slain officers across the country, was an opportunity to speak directly to law enforcement as he competes against Trump in the Nov. 5 presidential election.

Sixty officers were killed in the line of duty in 2023, one fewer than the previous year, according to FBI data. The three-year period ending in 2023 had the highest total number of law enforcement deaths, 193, out of any such three-year period in the past 20 years, the data shows.

“We owe you as a nation,” Biden says. "Police officer is not just what you do. It's who you are."

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-speaks-police-memorial-bid-shore-up-support-unions-endorse-trump-2024-05-15/

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Biden mourns fallen police at memorial: 'We owe you as a nation' (Original Post) BumRushDaShow May 15 OP
Good for President Biden. quaint May 15 #1
Interesting angrychair May 15 #2


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1. Good for President Biden.
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:38 PM
May 15

I am wondering how many of the high number of deaths were training incidents.

I support all law enforcement that I am not afraid of.


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2. Interesting
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:05 PM
May 15

In 2023 police killed 283 black people. From 2015-2023 it averaged out to 6 black folk per million people (for reference, white people were 2.4 per million).
Police kill Black folk at 2.5 times the rate of white people.

When will we have a holiday to honor all the black folk killed by police?

Reference: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1124036/number-people-killed-police-ethnicity-us/

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