The order would do several things, among them ban the sale of surplus military equipment – armored vehicles and body armor – to law enforcement agencies.
Randy Sutton of The Wounded Blue says the executive order makes law enforcement officers less safe, and he says a real-life example is the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde Texas, where officers confronted the well-armed gunman who had barricaded himself in a classroom.
“Now, what President Biden is doing on the eve of this terrible attack,” Sutton says, “is now saying to police agencies all over the country, We are not going to give you the life-saving items.”
AFN pointed out in a recent crime-related story that big-city Democrats slashed police department budgets after Floyd's death only to return those funds last year after officers quit in disgust and crime skyrocketed.
The executive order also bans tactics such as no-knock warrants and so-called choke holds that officers use to subdue combative suspects.
Sutton say a no-knock warrant, which is reviewed and approved by a judge, protects police when they are entering a building with armed and dangerous suspects inside.
A knock on the door, he argues, only gives the armed bad guys more time to grab their guns and point them at the officers entering the home or apartment.
“What are you saying in this misguided executive order is putting more and more police lives at risk,” Sutton says, “because [Biden] is kowtowing to his base. And he is following the false narrative of excessive police use of force.”