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tv   Pres. Biden Remarks at Law Enforcement Memorial Service  CSPAN  May 15, 2022 5:06pm-5:31pm EDT

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to publish that truth. a lot of people agreed with him and people in the united states were shocked. this was an instant of someone's privacy becoming more important. the jury decided. >> tonight at 8:00 p.m.. listen securing day. >> he said we must all work
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together to address the hate. president and director who have worked together a long time. thank you for joining me today. the service you have extended to this nation. i have to thank the attorney general, secular and mayorkas and the director of the fbi and secret service, u.s. capitol police, all for being here.
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we are joined by a longtime friends patrick lahey. let me say a word about yesterday's mass shooting baltimore, new york. the gunmen was armed with weapons of war, shot and killed people in cold blood at a grocery store on a saturday afternoon. i pay for the victims and their families and the devastated communities. i have an update for the white house, in close contact with the justice department. we are so glad that already the justice department stated publicly that they are investigating the matter as a hate crime. initially a motorbike --
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racially motivated as an act of white extremism. the hate remains a stain on the soul of america. our hearts are heavy once again, our resolve must never waiver. no one understands this more than the people sitting in front of me. family members, about how those people in buffalo feel today when they got the call. you feel a hole in your chest, there is no way out, there is no memorial. no jesters, and fill the voids in hearts. you have lost someone as well.
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father, mother, son, mother, sister. you got the phone call. 10 minutes ago. american people, we owe you. you sit down and the normal families, all neighbors, every day, you worry. you get the phone call and it is pinned on the shield. you are looking at an empty chair. i do not know what your family, i knew them, they were the first ones to run for help when everyone else ran away while their kids, our young men and women, even in grade school, they jump in when someone else was being bullied regardless of the odds.
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think about it. it is part of their dna. they did not think about protecting and served, they served before they put on the shield, they protected and they were there. being a police officer is not what they did, it is who they were. as the president, of this organization, i grew up in a neighborhood where it became a cop, a firefighter, a priest. i was not qualified for any of them so here i am. all kidding aside, we expect so much from our law enforcement officers today. it is a different world. over the last several years it is so much more complicated, the
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job is complicated. we expect so much more from all of you. we expect you to be drug counselors, 400,000 overdose that took place this year. -- overdose deaths that took place over this year. confrontation, between a man and a woman, so many of you are getting crossed -- caught in the crossfire. you are not trained psychologists, you are law enforcement officers. we expect you to do everything. we expect everything of you. being a cop today is a lot harder than it has ever been.
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covid-19, one million deaths in america, leaving behind estimates, of 9 million empty chairs at the table. so many kids left behind because of covid, schools closing down. you engaged in longer shifts, restrain yourself, that is what i want to keep you safe. to keep our communities safe. to build trust and respect that everyone deserves, particularly all of you. you should focus on it and the things that we know that work. like community policing, cops
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walk the neighborhood, restoring trust and safety. people, we do not need to abandon the streets, it is between a safety and equal justice. it is not to defund the police but to find the police -- fund the police. with the resources and the training that they need to protect our community and ourselves -- theirselves. my dad used to say do not tell me -- my dad was a will read i school educated man who was a graceful man. he said do not tell me what you value, show me your budget and i
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will tell you what you value. here is my value. it seems like the office, a raging pandemic, 2 million people vaccinated. we need to rebuild our economy and restore public safety. we understand the risks of keeping a community stave -- safe, they rising violence in the pandemic in a place where state and local businesses -- budgets did not have the tax base, they had to lay off cops, firefighters, they are under tremendous strain. to make sure that we are under the american rescue plan, providing the $150 billion -- $350 billion to law enforcement.
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they can keep the jobs. keep communities safe. it is working. more than 300 communities from big cities to small towns, more than $10 billion, the american rescue plan has public safety this year. building new police facilities, it is getting harder to recruit, hiring, getting police a race. -- a raise. reducing gun violence, investing in community interventions, trusted community members, to work directly with people who are most likely to commit gun crimes or become the victim of gun crimes and intervene. before it is too late. i have already said something
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good will come of this, losing hard, why and what we can do to prevent the law enforcement being put in the middle. i am encouraging every mayor, governor, to use the american resource money that they have, you spent it now, this summer, as crime spikes and this funding for police as part of a complex society to combat violence in america. i laid out this plan with all of the police agencies and they are taking a good look at it. my budget will increase funding for state and local law enforcement to almost 29%. that includes investments in community oriented police services, a cop program designed to build legitimacy and custody
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communities. to combat hate and extremism. my budget doubles the investment of policing, $573 and dollars over a decade. during my state of the union address i announced what i called the unity agenda, to bring the country together to address the big challenges that we face. addressing the mental health crisis, so many young and old, because of this pandemic need help. we have a problem that is no
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different than breaking an arm or a leg, providing adequate health care, counseling, drug treatment, prevent vent -- prevention, other services to those who need it most. right now, the most places you serve in your time in prison is you get a bus ticke and desk ticket and you end up under the same bridge you are under the first time -- your time in prison is you get a bus ticket and you are under the same bridge you were under the first time. we need a more counselors, psychologists, social workers working alongside you. we have to do more to protect our officers' mental health and well-being. suicide is a second highest
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cause of death for law enforcement officers, surpassed only by covid-19. last november, i signed laws of the extended critical peer counseling and mental health resources for officers, expended our ability -- eligibility for benefits to first responders. it is not unusual. we are talking briefly about the impact on posttraumatic stress. how many police officers have multiple times had to do things that they did not think they would have to do? there are military, more people continue to die from posttraumatic stress at home
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than do it in a war that they are going out to. it matters. we need to face up to it and own it to help these people. those are things we need to continue to work on together. 20% of all calls are result in an officer's death. 40% or a domestic dispute. -- are a domestic dispute. we expect cops to have a degree in psychology, things beyond the capacity of any phd or dr. or anybody else, that is why it is so important to get the authorization for the violence against women act, providing critical resources for law enforcement. we want to acknowledge law enforcement constructive's role
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-- enforcement's constructive role, we must get public trust in public safety. 2021 was one of the strongest years on record when it comes to federal support to deliver to the state and local law enforcement. it is an important step, there is much more to be done. i am committed to being a partner as i always have. let me close with this, i know how it is when there is a service. my son was a servicemember in iraq, we are proud, we are also bittersweet. you remember everything.
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i want to thank the families who are here, it takes courage to show up. everything comes back. everything comes back. a short walk from here, the law enforcement memorial, there is a court engraved on the wall, the quote goes it is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived. to the families, we had some idea of how hard it is. i promise you, a day will come. remember your loved ones, you open the closet door and go by the park used to walk in, you hear the phone.
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a day will come. you smile with your lips before it reaches your eyes. your pain will find a purpose worthy of how they lived. you will live through it. there is nothing easy about it. our help and prayer is a reason the nation finds the purposes. in the souls of those who have served, rest in peace. raised in glory. may god bless you all, it god protect our police and our troops. god bless you. [applause]
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>> do americans have a fundamental right to privacy? we speak with a law professor. her book involves several cases involving the conflict including
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hulk hogan. >> hulk hogan brought a claim against gawker and he argued even though it was truthful. ultimately a jury agreed and a lot of people were shocked because we understand so much about freedom of the press and how truth will protect us in this was an instant of someone's privacy becoming more important and the jury decided that. >> tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on q and a. you can listen on the new app.
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>> at least six presidents recorded conversations in office. residential recordings. >> season one focuses on lyndon johnson. you would hear about the 1964 act. not everyone knew they were being recorded. >> johnson secretary's knew. they were the ones who made sure the conversations were taped as johnson would signal to them through an open door between his office and there's. >> you will hear someone talk. >> i want a report of the number of people assigned to kennedy.
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>> congressman mike gallagher spoke. hell and has made it just in time. back


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