While Speaking At Church, Biden Advises Cops Should Shoot A Knife-Wielding Intruder ‘In The Leg’ Instead Of ‘The Heart’

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Presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, spoke at a historically black Church in Wilmington, Delaware on Monday in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody last week.

In an address to black community leaders, Biden suggested that cops, facing a knife-wielding attacker, should be trained to “shoot ‘em in the leg, instead of the heart”.

“And the idea of someone standing there and teaching a cop who is an unarmed person coming at ’em with a knife or something, shoot ’em in the leg, instead of the heart is a very different thing,” Biden suggested while speaking at Church. “There are a lot of things that can change.”

“Former VP Biden’s remark is not just indecipherable (‘an unarmed person coming at ’em with a knife’?!), it’s also misleading to the point of being deceitful,” Bill Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, told Fox News in an email.

“Officers are not trained to ‘shoot somebody in the heart’ as Biden says, but rather to aim for the biggest part of the body, so as to be most likely to hit the person presenting the threat and not hit anybody else,” he said.

“This always includes the condition that the officer or somebody else is in peril of death or great bodily harm, and certainly someone charging at you with a knife satisfies that requirement,” Johnson added. Continued Below

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump slammed Biden on Twitter saying he “has been politically weak all of his life”.

Twitterverse also responded to Joe Biden’s “shoot ’em in the leg” remark; we leave you with a few remarks:

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