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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:35 PM

Tlaib calls US policing 'intentionally racist,' gets pushback

Detroit Policing in the United States is "intentionally racist" and "can't be reformed," U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib tweeted Monday night, a day after a White Minnesota police officer reportedly mistook her pistol for her Taser and fatally shot a Black man.

Metro Detroit police chiefs pushed back Tuesday on the tweet from the Detroit Democrat, calling it irresponsible to paint all cops with the same brush and insisting that abolishing police would hit minority communities the hardest.

A day after the Wright shooting, Tlaib took to Twitter and claimed Potter meant to kill him.

"It wasn't an accident," she 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."

As of Tuesday afternoon, the tweet had been liked more than 20,000 times, retweeted more than 4,000 times and had received thousands of replies supporting Tlaib's call for abolishing police and thousands of others panning it.



[link:https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/04/13/tlaib-calls-us-policing-intentionally-racist-gets-pushback/7207266002/|

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Response to MichMan (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:05 AM

1. Systemically racist would be better wording, but i cant fault the Congresswoman for saying what she

Did. US police brutality, esp'ly against people of color, is at an all time high. It is not policing. It is lawful intimidation, harassment, and at times outright murder.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:09 AM

2. Do you agree with this part?

"No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed."

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Response to MichMan (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:30 AM

3. I don't necessarily agree that police departments can't be reformed, and i'll leave it at that.

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