100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Get all your news in one place
Latest National news:
Greens push for Future of Work Commission
The federal Greens will push for the establishment of a Future of Work Commission, with a focus on the gig…
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
'Gay moment' remark allegedly prompted ex-Raider's nightclub punch
The man punched by Curtis Scott at Kokomo's denies making a sexual comment or advance towards the former footballer.
James Cunneen denies dumping Carly McBride's body, lying to police to protect mate
James Anthony Cunneen, accused of assisting a mate cover up the killing of Carly McBride in 2014, not only denies…
Knights winger signs with rival NRL club
Edrick Lee is on the move next season
Fake spy fraudster jailed over 'complex and unusual' $718k con
The former Red Hill man, who posed as a female ASIO operative, must serve at least 14 months behind bars.
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Australian federal election 2022 live: Pocock says misleading signs ‘corrosive’ to democracy after AEC labels them in breach
Follow all the day’s news live
Will Australia’s opinion polls be more accurate in 2022 than at the last election?
Polling companies have introduced new techniques since they failed to predict Scott Morrison’s 2019 election win. Now they anxiously wait…

Biden to meet with mayors, police chiefs on Friday

By Via AP news wire
DAILY JOURNAL

President Joe Biden will meet Friday with mayors, police chiefs and local public officials to discuss how cities are using funds from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on policing and public safety programs.

A White House official insisted on anonymity to provide details of the meeting. In the afternoon, Biden plans to deliver remarks to ask state and local governments to devote more of their coronavirus relief spending to public safety.

The 2021 relief package included $350 billion for state, local and tribal governments, money that could go to police departments. Following the deaths of several Black Americans by law enforcement officials, some Democrats and civil rights activists have urged cutting police budgets. Republican lawmakers have criticized Biden amid rising violent crime, even though the president has said he believes the police need the money.

“The answer is not to defund the police," Biden said in his State of the Union address in March. "It’s to fund the police. Fund them. Fund them.”

Among the officials meeting with Biden are the mayors and police chiefs of Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Missouri, and Tampa, Florida. The mayors of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Toledo, Ohio, will also attend, as will officials from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

FBI records released last September suggest that Biden inherited a violent crime problem. In 2020, the year before Biden took office, homicides rose nearly 30% over the previous year, the largest one-year jump documented by the FBI. There were 21,570 killings, the highest since the early 1990s when homicides stayed above 23,000 a year.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.