A Michigan congresswoman called out Detroit’s police chief as a “disgusting knee-jerk response,” after the fatal shooting of a young Black man by police near Minneapolis and said that it wasn’t an accident and proof of racism.
A Twitter post by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Detroit Democrat expressing her thoughts about the shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota became controversial. Police said a white officer mistakenly fired her gun instead of a Taser Sunday.
“It wasn’t an accident,” Tlaib wrote. “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.”
Detroit Police Chief James Craig fired back at Tlaib’s reckless comments during an interview Sunday with WJBK-TV, Fox 2 Detroit.
“To say policing should be abolished gives no consideration to the people who live in our neighborhoods who rely on police to provide service,” Craig told The Detroit News. “What happens to those folks? What about the victims?
“The people who live in our city don’t want to abolish the police, so the million-dollar question is: Who does (Tlaib) represent?” he said
“Reckless. Her comments are reckless and they’re disgusting,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
Craig is sounding off against the latest tweet from Tlaib.
“It’s not reflecting of every law agency,” Craig said. “It’s not reflecting every man and woman that serves in this capacity.”
The scathing call-out came days after Tlaib issued an inflammatory Twitter Post regarding the apparently accidental death of Daunte Wright at the hands of police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 11.
In the tweet, Tlaib claimed that American police are inherently racist and that all forms of policing and incarceration should be abolished.
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
Tlaib’s comments drew widespread ire from a nation currently beset by partisan violence and leftist extremism.
“Rashida Tlaib wants to release every child rapist from prison. She’s mentally unstable, unfit for office, and should be removed,” tweeted The Daily Wire columnist Matt Walsh.
Rashida Tlaib wants to release every child rapist from prison. She’s mentally unstable, unfit for office, and should be removed.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 14, 2021
Others were quick to point out the hypocrisy of Tlaib condemning police while the Capitol is surrounded by razor wire and thousands of National Guardsman.
“Rashida Tlaib is a US congresswoman surrounded by razor wire, National Guardsmen and police protecting her from a phantom menace,” tweeted The Federalist senior editor Christopher Bedford. “She just doesn’t want protection for you, your family or your community.
Rashida Tlaib is a US congresswoman surrounded by razor wire, National Guardsmen and police protecting her from a phantom menace. She just doesn’t want protection for you, your family or your community. https://t.co/j92xPPlmKz
— Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) April 13, 2021
If that weren’t a sickening enough display of privilege and hypocrisy, The Daily Caller reported on FEC filings this week that document how the progressive members of the “squad,” who have consistently championed defunding the police, have spent tens of thousands of dollars on private security in the last three months alone.
Tlaib’s idea to abolish the police is no more than an idea to destroy American society completely, and her hateful anti-police rhetoric will only contribute to a growing insurgency against the nation’s police and other first responders.