Biden’s remarks came during his address at the U.S. 90a riunione invernale annuale della Conferenza dei sindaci a Washington, D.C., di venerdì.
“We shouldn’t be cutting funding for police departments,” Biden ha detto. “I propose increasing funding. Guarda, sai, we ask cops to do everything, including be psychologists and social workers. Indovina un po? They need psychologists and social workers. Voglio dire che. Not a joke.”
During his address, Biden touted what he considered to be accomplishments for Americans during his first year in office, telling the mayors that “nothing is gonna do more to ease pressures on families” than the Build Back Better legislation he has proposed.
Touching on aspects of the bill, Biden insisted police departments should “hire other social workers, folks trained in mental health, so they can partner with trusted community leaders like programs the Rescue Plan is funding in Atlanta and Louisville and other cities across the country.”