Biden pays respect to Charlotte officers, spotlighting 2024 ‘law and order’ tightrope

President Joe Biden met with the families of four slain law enforcement officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday for nearly two hours, underlining the tightrope he’s walking on “law and order” ahead of the 2024 general election.

On Monday, North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections officers Sam Poloche and William Elliot, Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer Joshua Eyer, and deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Weeks were attempting to serve warrants to Terry Clark Hughes Jr.

Hughes, 39, opened fire on the group, killing the aforementioned officers and wounding several others before being shot and killed himself.

The president was already scheduled to travel to the area Thursday to announce a series of steps aimed at removing lead pipes from communities across the country, and the White House added a meeting with the families of the slain officers to his trip. Read more…

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