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Biden budget proposal calls for increase in law enforcement spending

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In step with his calls to fund the police, President Joe Biden’s proposed price range introduced Monday contains $17.4 billion for federal legislation enforcement to fight violent crime, $1.7 billion above the 2021 enacted degree.

Throughout his State of the Union deal with this month, Biden drew support from Republicans and Democrats when he stated: “We must always all agree: The reply is to not defund the police. The reply is to fund the police.”

Bipartisan efforts at police reform have failed, and Republicans have sought to tie Democrats to the “defund the police” motion and painting them as weak on dealing with crime within the run-up to the midterm elections. Biden’s proposal straight addresses these assaults. It requires “methods equivalent to group policing” to handle crime prevention and intervention.

The price range contains $1.7 billion for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to struggle unlawful gun trafficking; $1.8 billion to assist the U.S. Marshals Service apprehend fugitives; $69 million for the FBI to help its investigations of violent crime, together with these in opposition to youngsters and in Indian Nation; and $72.1 million to prosecute violent crimes.

Biden has repeatedly sought to distance himself from the defund the police motion, which took off after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in Could 2020. Together with his proposal, he’s trying to convey his plans to handle violent crime.

Biden visited New York Metropolis Police Division headquarters in February, the place he was joined by Mayor Eric Adams, a former police captain, shortly after the fatal shooting of two on-duty police officers.

“The reply is to not defund the police,” Biden stated throughout his go to. “It is to provide the instruments, the coaching, the funding to be companions, to be protectors.”