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Biden Criticized for Prioritizing New York City Fundraiser Over Slain Officer’s Wake

During a visit to the wake of NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller, who was recently killed in the line of duty, former President Donald Trump expressed deep concern over the growing disrespect and dangers faced by police officers nationwide. 

Trump pointed out the challenges law enforcement personnel encounter, emphasizing a lack of support and the constraints hindering their ability to effectively perform their duties.

Fox Nation host Sean “Sticks” Larkin, previously with the Tulsa Police Department, concurred with Trump’s observations, noting a significant rise in assaults on police officers, particularly in New York City, and a stark increase in shootings targeting law enforcement across the country.

This trend underscores a shifting narrative that often portrays police as adversaries, emboldening criminal behavior and fostering an environment of hostility towards the police.

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Credit: DepositPhotos – President of the United States Joe Biden delivers remarks at the 2022 DNC Summer Meeting. National Harbor, Maryland, USA. September 8, 2022. President of the United States Joe Biden delivers remarks at the 2022 DNC Summer Meeting. — Photo by thenews2.com

The attention was also drawn to President Joe Biden’s decision to attend a high-profile Democratic fundraiser in Manhattan instead. 

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned Biden’s call to NYC Mayor Eric Adams, extending condolences and support.

However, critics argue that Biden, who was in close proximity to the event, could have rearranged his schedule to honor the fallen officer.

Former police sergeant and founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC, Joseph Imperatrice, emphasized the significance of Trump’s gesture, highlighting the contrast between the two presidents’ actions on that day.

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Credits: DepositPhotos – US President Donald Trump and First Lady of the US Melania Trump arrive for a working dinner at The Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium on Jul. 11, 2018. — Photo by Ale_Mi

Imperatrice praised Trump for his dedicated effort to console Diller’s family and connect with law enforcement despite adverse weather conditions.

Reflecting on a similar experience in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Larkin underscored the importance of public and presidential acknowledgment during times of crisis within the law enforcement community.

He argued that President Biden missed a crucial opportunity to demonstrate solidarity with the nation’s largest police department and the grieving family of a young officer, suggesting that a more substantial response was warranted given the circumstances.

In addition to discussing law enforcement’s current challenges, Larkin promoted the second season of his show, Crime Cam 24/7 on Fox Nation.

The series offers viewers a unique perspective on crime through various types of camera footage, including instances where civilians take a stand against criminal acts, highlighting the broader community’s role in ensuring public safety.

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