Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Biden & Holder Dole Out $1 Billion For Police Officers

Vice-President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the federal government was doling out $1 billion to local law enforcement agencies to hire approximately 4,700 more police officers.

Almost $30 million of that amount is being allocated to Massachusetts. While Cambridge isn't getting any of the money I find the timing of this announcement very interesting in light of President Obama saying Sgt. James Crowley and the Cambridge Police Department had "acted stupidly" in arresting Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. earlier this month and the backlash that followed.

It is also interesting that Biden was tapped to make the announcement. Perhaps Obama is heeding advice that he is overexposed.

After all familiarity breeds contempt.

1 comment:

Anderson said...

Perhaps Obama was hoping for another Joe Biden moment in an attempt to deflect criticism without a real apology.