Rep. Rashida Tlaib thinks that the shooting death of Minnesota resident Daunte Wright “wasn’t an accident” despite what the Brooklyn Center police chief announced on Monday at a press conference, where body cam footage suggests the officer involved mistook her gun for a Taser.
And now the representative from Michigan is calling for the end of “policing, incarceration, and militarization.”
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist,” Rep. Tlaib tweeted. “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,” she concluded.
Tlaib faced immediate backlash as her tweet circulated.
Here are some of the most highly-engaged responses:
She suggests this while the national guard surrounds her.
— Capt. Drew (@DrewScarpa) April 13, 2021
“No more policing… and militarization” is rich when you’re surrounded by a fence, security and National Guard troops in the Capitol…
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 13, 2021