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Joe Biden Talks with Ady Barkan About Policing in America

Joe Biden and Ady Barkan continune their conversation with a look at how police reform could have a major impact on mental health care. » Subscribe to NowThis: » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: In US news and current events today, lawyer and activist Ady Barkan spoke with presidential nominee Joe Biden about police reform in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks. As the George Floyd protests, Rayshard Brooks protests, and Black Lives Matter protests continue along the globe, the issue of police reform and defund the police has become one of the greatest election 2020 issues for Joe Biden. Police reform takes many forms, but one of the most crucial concerns is not sending police to situations involving someone who is mentally ill, because that tends to lead to police brutality and police violence. Instead, Barkan Biden contend, we should be sending a trained social worker who can deescalate the situation instead of armed people with guns, and increase the availability and affordability of mental health care throughout the country. The Biden Barkan conversation has touched a wide range of issues in American healthcare, but the police reform issue may be the most pressing problem in the United States today. #Biden #BlackLivesMatter #PoliceReform #Election2020 News #NowThis #NowThisNews
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