Shortly after U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called police officers in America inherently and intentionally racist, even her own fellow Democrat put some space between the radical Democrat and themselves.
She said policing in America cannot be reformed and called for “no more policing”.
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist,” Tlaib said. “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.”
Former Hillary Clinton Vice-Presidential Candidate, Democrat Tim Kaine said he doesn’t condone Tlaib’s opinion.
“We definitely need reforms in the space of qualified immunity,” Kaine said. “But I, I am not in the camp that says, you know, we should disrespect police, we should reform police where police are necessary.”
Detroit Police Chief James Craig who heads up the largest police department in Tlaib’s Congressional district disagreed with the radical leftist.
“This was a tragic incident, and it should’ve never happened…But when these tragedies happen, you shouldn’t just broad-brush the entire profession,” Craig said. “To say policing should be abolished gives no consideration to the people who live in our neighborhoods who rely on the police to provide service…What happens to those folks? What about the victims?”
Later Tlaib tried to walk back her comments.
“Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was talking about the fact that we continue to see death after death at the hands of police officers with no meaningful accountability for the officers or departments involved. We’ve seen countless millions of dollars pumped into police training and half-measures, only to see the recent killing of Duante Wright mere miles from the Derek Chauvin trial justified as a “mistaken” use of a gun instead of a taser. If you can’t distinguish between a gun and a taser you shouldn’t be carrying either,” her office said. “Rep. Tlaib understands that many in our communities are concerned about public safety, but feels that more investment in police, incarceration, and criminalization will not deliver that safety. Instead, as she has long advocated for, she believes that we should be investing more resources into our community to tackle poverty, education inequities, and to increase job opportunities. We should be expanding the use of mental health and social work professionals to respond to disputes before they escalate. She believes that the only way we will all have safe communities is to invest in our people, not double down on failed over-policing and criminalization.”