Speaking at an MLK, Jr. memorial event, VP Joe Biden comments of the dangers in America today, saying a parent may worry about their child possibly getting hit ''with a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting by some gang-banger.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden honored late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during a Monday (January 19) morning event at the Organization of Minority Women in Delaware. He spoke of the dangers faced today in America, posing the question; "Can you trust the world with the person you love so much?" "When your child walks out that door, you have enough to fear, you have enough to contend with -- the possibility that they may be in an accident, an automobile accident. They may fall victim to an act of crime or hit with a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting by some gang-banger," said Biden. Gun shots rang out from a passing vehicle near Biden's residence in Delaware on Saturday night, but the vice president and his wife were not at home, the U.S. Secret Service said on Sunday. The shots were fired on a public road several hundred yards from the house, outside a security perimeter, at about 8:25 p.m. EST. Secret Service personnel at the residence heard the reports and saw the vehicle speeding away. The home, near Wilmington, is not visible from the road, and it was not clear whether the gunfire was random or aimed in the direction of the residence.