Twitchy favorite James Wood shared this bodycam footage from an officer-involved shooting of a man with a knife from 2019, captioning it with “Remember when #SlowJoeBiden said ‘shoot them in the leg?'” (Note: the second policeman seen at the end of the video was apparently only slightly injured after being put into a headlock):
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 7, 2020
And, yes, Joe Biden REALLY did say this. From Yahoo News in June:
“Instead of standing there and teaching a cop, when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart is a very different thing. There’s a lot of different things that could change,” Biden said in a meeting with community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del.
More about the incident here:
Body camera footage shows Athens officers plead with knife-wielding man before fatal shooting https://t.co/RBDUOTL3bK
— AJC (@ajc) July 2, 2019
And that’s why police officers aren’t trained to aim for the legs.