Biden news live: Latest updates on Adam Toledo shooting and Trump refugee cap

Biden news live: Latest updates on Adam Toledo shooting and Trump refugee cap


Biden news live: Latest updates on Adam Toledo shooting and Trump refugee cap

Biden news live: Latest updates on Adam Toledo shooting and Trump refugee cap

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The White House has condemned the “chilling” video of the police shooting of Adam Toledo.

Press secretary Jen Psaki said it was a reminder that across the country, “law enforcement uses unnecessary force too often, resulting in the death of black and brown Americans.” She said she did not know if the US president, Joe Biden, had watched it.

It comes as the White House announced that Mr Biden plans to lift his predecessor Donald Trump’s historically low cap on refugees next month.

The president was criticised for initailly moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. On Friday Mr Biden moved to accelerate refugee admissions but said the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by Mr Trump this year “remains justified by humanitarian concerns and is otherwise in the national interest”.

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White House: Toledo killing a ‘chilling’ reminder that police use ‘unnecessary force’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the recently released video footage of the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo serves as a “chilling” reminder that “too often in this country law enforcement uses unnecessary force.”

“I will say for those of us who did watch that video, it is certainly chilling,” Ms Psaki reporters on Friday. “And a reminder that across the country there are far too communities where there is violence that is impacting… that too often in this country law enforcement uses unnecessary force, too often resulting in the death of Black and brown Americans.”

Video of Adam’s death was released hours before another mass shooting in Indiana on Thursday night, among nearly 150 mass shootings to have occurred in 2021, reports Alex Woodward.

Sam Hancock17 April 2021 12:10

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