Michigan Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib is calling for no “policing, incarceration, and militarization.”
The outrageous statement was made by Tlaib following the shooting death of a Minnesota black male, Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop.
Tlaib also called policing “intentionally racist.”
It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist.
Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder.
No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 12, 2021
Minneapolis citizens are complaining about the reduction in law enforcement response as crime increased following the defunding of the police department.
In Minneapolis, the city council stripped $1 and a half million dollars in funding from the Minneapolis police department. And then, shocking exactly no one with an IQ over about 27, assaults, robberies, and homicides rose more than 20%. Things got so bad, residents started showing up to city council meetings and complaining that the cops weren’t doing enough to protect their neighborhoods.
Critics commented on social media.
“No more policing”
It doesn’t get more explicit than this that Democrats want to abolish the police. https://t.co/GPYF9qkpmg
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 13, 2021
If you don’t want bad guys in jail or police protecting our cities, why don’t we start with your district and see how it goes? https://t.co/drDfB7qx7u
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) April 13, 2021
This is a mind-numbingly stupid bit of incitement from a sitting congresswoman.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 13, 2021
But you get protection from publicly funded law enforcement.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 14, 2021
Wake up! Tlaib is inciting violence & she should be held accountable!
— Dr. Interracial ?? (@sandyleevincent) April 13, 2021
No more policing or incarceration? So you don’t want rapists in prison? You don’t want young women to be able to call police if they’re assaulted? What is wrong with you.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 13, 2021
Democrats also criticized Tlaib, including Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, saying, “I am not in the camp that says, you know, we should disrespect police, we should reform police where police are necessary.”
I'm a Democrat, and I agree! She needs to go or she needs to get busy on REAL reforms! And at this point, I really don't care much which she chooses!
— Brian Anthony Bowen (@BrianAnthonyBo1) April 13, 2021
Tlaib’s calls to end police, prisons, and the military are reckless and dangerous.