(UnitedVoice.com) – The one and only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election is in the books. VP Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) faced off on October 7, in Salt Lake City. During the event, the candidates discussed their positions on law enforcement, and it was clear by the end which one supported the Thin Blue Line and which one didn’t.
Harris and Pence both discussed the death of EMT Breonna Taylor during the part of the debate about police violence. The Democratic nominee used the moment as an opportunity to attack law enforcement. She said Taylor’s family “deserves justice,” even though prosecutors already determined the officers did nothing wrong. Then, Harris went on to say she and Biden support a registry for “bad” cops like the one for sex offenders.
"Bad cops are bad for good cops, we need reform," said Harris. We will ban choke holds, require a national registry, get rid of private prisons, cash bail and decriminalize marijuana she elaborates. #Debates2020 #VicePresidentialDebate #VPDebate pic.twitter.com/X5c3F7ssOO
— The Harbinger (@HarbingerMLEC) October 8, 2020
Pence, on the other hand, said Taylor’s family has the administration’s sympathies, but he trusts “our justice system.” He called the idea that “America is systemically racist” and cops have “an implicit bias against minorities,” an insult to police officers.
If Biden and Harris were able to implement their changes, who decides which cops are added to the registry? Would they afford officers due process or just add people based on the media’s opinion?
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