During his Thursday night town hall on ABC, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden again said law enforcement should just shoot violent suspects in the leg to avoid fatalities.
“There’s a lot of things we’ve learned and it takes time, but we can do this,” Biden said at the event, as transcribed by Fox News. “You can ban chokeholds … you have to teach people how to de-escalate circumstances. … Instead of anybody coming at you and the first thing you do is shoot to kill, you shoot them in the leg.”
Police officers and heads of law enforcement groups have since blasted the former vice president for his comments, Fox News reported.
The Detectives’ Endowment Association, which represents more than 20,000 active and retired New York City detectives, tweeted that Biden’s comments “demonstrates his incompetence & inability to understand the grave dangers cops face as they protect the public and themselves from violent, heartless criminals.”
John Evans, a Trump