Biden’s speech on social security, fracking and crime

Biden ridiculed Trump’s response to the epidemic, blamed him for the chaos and accused him of misrepresenting Biden’s position to prove him a liar. Let’s take a look at some references and facts surrounding many of the claims made by Biden.

“More cops have been killed this year than Kovid, killed on patrol,” Biden said in his speech.

Fact First: this is true.



According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a national nonprofit organization “dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement heroes,” Kovid-19 has killed 97 officers, while 80 officers have died through other means Is, as of this reporting.
The second largest cause of death is shelling, which killed 30 officers this year, according to the memorial page.

Violence and anarchy

Biden claimed that a political adviser to Trump said that “more chaos … and violence … is better for Trump”.

Fact First: Reference is needed for this. Biden appears to be referring to comments that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made on “Fox and Friends” last week. What is that here said: “[T]He reigns over anarchy and anarchy and vandalism and violence, the best choice over public safety and law and order.

Biden is taking steps to link Conway’s “obvious choice” with the presidential campaign.

Murder and other violent crimes

Biden contrasted the Obama administration’s record on violent crime rates with that of the Trump administration.

“Violent crimes in this country had fallen by 15% when I was vice president,” Biden said, “later this year the murder rate under Donald Trump is 26% across the country.”

Fact First: Biden is correct on violent crimes falling from 2008 to 2016. The murder rate figures are not yet available nationwide this year – although some major cities have seen rate increases.

According to FBI estimates, 458.6 violent crimes per 100,000 people occurred in the US in 2008, and in 2016 the number was 386.3, a decrease of 15%. From 2008 to 2016 the murder rate decreased by about 2%.

On Monday, Biden veiled his prepared remarks, which included the words “in cities,” making it “.