October 10, 2020

USA: Florida Police Chiefs Assoc Officially Endorsed President Donald J. Trump For Re-Election. Fraternal Order of Police: ‘Biden Owes An Apology To Every Single Law Enforcement Officer’ For Calling Antifa An ‘Idea’

WPLG Local 10 published October 9, 2020: Solidarity ride through South Florida shows support for police

Local10.com, Florida local
written by Staff
Friday October 9, 2020

HIALEAH, Fla. – The Florida Police Chiefs Association officially endorsed President Donald J. Trump in his bid to stay in the White House.

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was on hand Friday to accept the endorsement from the third largest association in the state of Florida.

And, then, the unexpected phone call from the president.

“You know, especially in Florida, it means so much to me. I really appreciate it. You do a great job. Really courageous people and it’s an honor,” Trump said on the call as Bondi held out the phone on speaker so everyone in the room was able to hear.

He couldn’t hang up without a quick jab.

“They’re finding out Sleepy Joe is not the answer. He’s not the answer,” Trump said on the call.

Bondi said that Trump believes in law enforcement, in first responders, and the military.

“That’s why this endorsement is so personal to him,” Bondi said.

It’s another push to attract more law enforcement officials. Policing and policy has been a big part of the 2020 presidential election overall.

“Sometimes when you lose morale, it’s hard to keep your troops going,” State Sen. Manny Diaz, a Republican from Florida District 36, said.

That sentiment was felt elsewhere as seen in the Faith and Blue Solidarity Ride, which traveled through South Florida showing support for police. The event wasn’t political, but was an effort involving religious communities and officers showing support for each other and riding police station to police station.

“Everybody agrees that some of the examples that we’ve seen of bad things occurring — everybody agrees that that stuff needs to be dealt with and reformed. 99.9 percent of these officers wake up every day, put on their uniform and go out there to protect our community,” Diaz said.

The Faith and Blue Solidarity Ride was planned to take place across the country.
written by Craig Bannister
Wednesday October 7, 2020

“Excuse me, but ideas don’t throw bricks at officers’ heads,” Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Joe Gamaldi said Wednesday, reacting to Joe Biden’s claim that Antifa is merely an “idea,” not an organization.

“What we really need to hear from the Biden-Harris ticket is a little bit of clarification for law enforcement and for Americans across this country about Antifa – because Vice President Biden’s said Antifa is an idea,” Gamaldi said in an interview with Fox & Friends First on Wednesday:

As CNSNews.com reported last week, during the first presidential debate, when President Donald Trump called Antifa "a left-wing problem," Biden claimed that Antifa is "an idea, not an organization":
TRUMP: "Somebody's got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a right wing problem. This is a left-wing. This is a left-wing problem." 
BIDEN: "Antifa’s an idea, not an organization, not a militia."
Gamaldi said that Biden should apologize to every law enforcement officer in the U.S. for his “ridiculous comment” that denies the grave threat of Antifa to both law enforcement and all Americans:

“So, Vice President Biden, frankly, owes an apology to every single law enforcement officer across the country who puts a uniform on every single day to that ridiculous comment and to undermine the very real threat that Antifa poses, not only to law enforcement, but our entire country.”

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