Joe Biden had a meeting with some civil rights leaders (and excluded @Blklivesmatter ) a few days ago. As leaked audio reveals, when these leaders asked Joe to use an executive order to create a database of police misconduct, he gets angry and defensive, saying that they... 1/6
shouldn't be disappointed because he's been talking about restoring the soul of the nation, because of Charlottesville, AND that he's the only one whose been talking about Charlottesville.

Let me rephrase what I just said, civil rights leaders, concerned about police... 2/6
violence, asked Joe to create a way to know who abusive officers are before cities hire them and Joe's answer was that saying that racism is bad should be good enough for them. They want systemic change and he wants nothing to fundamentally change.

Joe just told civil... 3/6
rights leaders to go take a hike. He said that no one has done more for civil rights than he has. Joe Biden said that, the man who wrote the crime bill that accelerated mass incarceration and targeted black people, who wrote the Police Officers Bill of Rights to shield... 4/6
abusive officers, the man who said that "poor kids are just as smart as white kids" and told the Washington Post that Iowa schools are better than DC schools because "There's less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less... 5/6
than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with."

Here is the full conversation with civil rights leaders.


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