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.
Dem leaders have distanced themselves and rejected calls to defund the police. Here, in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, Rashida Tlaib says: “no more policing…It can’t be reformed.” https://t.co/XG2SHteZZB
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 13, 2021
Tlaib faced immediate backlash as her tweet circulated.
Here are some of the most highly-engaged responses:
“No more policing or incarceration”? 🤔 How will that work? https://t.co/gFwNQzHtCn
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) April 13, 2021
Useful idiots: Defund the police doesn’t really mean ‘defund the police.’
Congresswoman Tlaib: “No more policing, incarceration…it can’t be reformed.” https://t.co/Br75FZdJwa
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) April 13, 2021
“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
She suggests this while the national guard surrounds her.
— Capt. Drew (@DrewScarpa) April 13, 2021
Also set the Atlanta shooter & Boulder shooter free. No more incarceration. You're free Dzhokhar.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 13, 2021
Democrats like Rashida Tlaib are calling for an abolition of “policing, incarceration, and militarization” while they’re kept safe behind a wall covered in barbed wire, constantly patrolled by armed military guards. Peak privilege.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) 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
No more policing can begin when elected officials get rid of their police and security forces. We're not doing this thing where we have no policing, but y'all are protected to the hilt.
— SoCalConservativeGal (@SoCalViews) April 13, 2021
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
Two months ago, Rep. Tlaib explained how the FBI came to her aid to protect her from death threats. Do lawmakers who have the best security in America have any concern for people who lack such privileges? https://t.co/HzGIKeO8Sg https://t.co/erhihulQen
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) April 13, 2021
Another way to say I can afford to live in a completely safe neighborhood & I don’t care about those who can not afford to move.
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) April 13, 2021
This is a mind-numbingly stupid bit of incitement from a sitting congresswoman.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 13, 2021
Only 15% of Americans support abolishing the police, including:
• 22% of Black Americans
• 20% of Hispanic Americans
• 27% of Democrats
• 12% of independents
Nevertheless, 𝟱𝟲% of Americans say “major changes” are needed to improve policing.https://t.co/rRDVyo1E2h
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) April 13, 2021