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Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have tried to distance themselves from the movement that pushes to defunct the police as large cities across the country have turned into hot spots for violent crimes such as robberies, assaults, and murders, among others.

The recent increase in crime has caused many Americans to question the push to defund the police. Cities such as Seattle, Minneapolis, and New York have rejected proposals that would withdraw funding from law enforcement officials. According to a Fox News poll from April, a majority of registered voters do not agree with lowering the amount of police funding and redirecting the money to other areas.

Before taking office, the then-presidential candidate suggested during his campaign that he would be “absolutely” fine with efforts that would redirect some of the funds meant for the police. This, however, is a suggestion that he backtracked from when he targeted Republican members and claimed that they were “lying” with regards to efforts promoted by Democrats to defund the police.

Back then, the president claimed that he “never said defund the police.” Instead, he insisted that there is a need for more policemen, despite previously supporting the reallocation of police funds.

However, after he became president, Biden has yet to signal his support for defunding and redirecting police funds. Additionally, the White House has said that the president’s plan is to ensure more money is available to law enforcement officers.

On the other hand, the vice president refused to answer whether she supported the movement back in June 2020. Instead, she stated that she believes they needed to “reimagine public safety in America.”

In June 2020, Harris, who served as the first female district attorney in San Francisco’s history, refused to answer whether she supports the “defund the police” movement and instead said she believes “we need to reimagine public safety in America.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on and after George Floyd’s death in May 2020, a significant increase in crime has been recorded across the nation while the Black Lives Matter movement became more prominent. At this time, the call to defund the police also grew. In early 2021, the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice published data that showed a sharp surge in homicides in the year 2020. According to another report, murders went up by 16% across major U.S. cities from May 2020 to May 2021.

According to Preliminary FBI Data for 2020, cities with over a million people saw a 3.9% increase in violent crimes, while cities with a population between 500,000 and a million people saw a 5.8% rise. Small towns with less than 10,000 people saw a decrease of 5.2%.

Before the election, Biden backed the BLM agenda and he even wrote an Instagram Post back in October 2020 that highlighted the movement. He said it was “past time we address systemic racism in all aspects of this country” and “reform our criminal justice system.” In addition, Biden claimed at the time that America “has failed the Black community too many times.”

Meanwhile, Harries also lauded the “brilliance” and “impact” of the BLM protests, insisting that they were “necessary” during an interview back in September 2020. In December of the same year, the vice president tweeted, asking Americans to “continue speaking these words: All Black Lives Matter.”

However, more recently, BLM has publicly expressed its frustration over the lack of support from the current administration.

Back in April 2021, BLM said that minority communities are experiencing terrorism a greater rate than they had been under Trump” as a result of Biden “sending more military equipment to [those] neighborhoods” for police use.

After a meeting with officials from the White House, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation told media outlet CNBC that it is “surprised by [the Biden administration’s] lack of progress on issues that matter to Black people, the same communities that so strongly supported Biden-Harris during last year’s election.”

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