Tlaib demands end to law & order: ‘It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist’

Squad member Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) spoke out against the shooting of Daunte Wright on Twitter Monday night charging that it “wasn’t an accident” and calling it “government funded murder.” She also demanded that policing be ended because it is racist.

Tlaib tweeted: “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.”

For some time now, Tlaib has been calling for an end to policing. She is a strong proponent of the “Defund the Police” movement.

The progressive Democrat’s comments follow the shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota by a police officer after he attempted to flee a traffic stop. The officer claims she meant to Taser him and accidentally shot Wright instead. The incident was caught on her body camera. The officer is reportedly a senior member of the police force and has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Wright died from the gunshot wound to his chest, according to the medical examiner. He had been pulled over for expired tags and then officers attempted to handcuff and arrest him for an outstanding warrant. He allegedly twisted away and got in his car to take off. That is when he was shot. The car traveled a brief distance before hitting another vehicle. His girlfriend was reportedly in the passenger seat and sustained minor injuries.

Wright’s death happened ten miles from where George Floyd died last year. Tensions are high as former police officer Derek Chauvin is currently on trial for his death.

Following the death of George Floyd, Tlaib promoted legislation called the BREATHE Act. The bill seeks to strip funds from federal law enforcement, close federal detention centers, and reward the closure of state prisons.

“We must invest in a new vision of public safety,” she stated in a previous tweet. “Today, I am proud to join the calls coming out of one of the largest movements for justice that my district and our country have ever seen to say unapologetically: I support the #BREATHEAct.”

Riots have erupted in Minnesota and in other states over Wright’s death. According to authorities, 40 people were arrested in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Monday night for breaking curfew and rioting. It was the second night of protests after the shooting.

President Biden and local authorities are calling for peaceful protests.

The National Guard has been called up in Minnesota and a state of emergency has been declared. A curfew is currently in place in three counties in Minnesota.

A number of high-profile conservatives on Twitter shredded Tlaib for her anti-police tweet and Republicans vowed to use it as fodder for the 2022 elections:

And many questioned and mocked Tlaib for her statement:


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