Radical Leftist Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib—who represents Metro Detroit in Congress— has long detested law enforcement and called for the end to all prisons, and last week, she repeated that call again.
Tlaib tweeted, “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.”
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.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 12, 2021
Tlaib is consistent in her pursuit of abolishing the police, as demonstrated by a bill she sponsored last summer called the “BREATHE Act.”
Fox News reported that “Federal funds to local police and federal agencies would be slashed and diverted to pay for health care, education, environmental housing programs. It would eliminate federal programs and agencies used to finance Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In addition, it would offer a 50 percent match of savings for states to close down detention facilities and prisons, the elimination of gang databases.”
In 2019, Tlaib got into a beef with Detroit’s police chief when she unfairly maligned white police officers who she said couldn’t be trusted to use facial recognition technology because they are inherently biased against minorities.
The Daily Wire reported, “Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI) created controversy this week when she suggested that anyone who was not black could not adequately perform tasks related to operating facial recognition software in the Detroit Police Department, remarks that drew sharp condemnation from the head of the department.”
‘Analysts need to be African Americans, not people that are not,’ Tlaib told Detroit Police Chief James Craig. ‘Non-African Americans think African Americans all look the same.”
Craig immediately responded to Tlaib: ‘I trust people who are trained regardless of race and regardless of gender. It is about the training.’
The truth is that history has taught us that we need more police, not fewer.
Crime has fallen drastically following the passage of the 1994 Crime Bill that was led by then-Senator Joe Biden. It is baffling to me that he would back away from his support of the legislation, given that crime fell dramatically following its implementation. Although it wasn’t a perfect law—particularly the ban on assault rifles—it did help lead to a reduction in crime.
FactCheck.org reported, “The legislation was aimed at addressing rising crime in the country and contained a host of policing and crime prevention provisions — including ‘three-strikes’ mandatory life sentences for repeat violent offenders, funding for community policing and prisons, an assault weapons ban, and the Violence Against Women Act.
It authorized $30.2 billion, according to a Congressional ResearService report on federal crime measures. It increased federal crimes subject to the death penalty and enabled juveniles to be tried as adults for violent and firearm-involved federal crimes.
Experts with the Brennan Center for Justice wrote in 2016 that the bill ‘likely helped’ in the large decrease in crime ‘not by locking people up, but by putting more cops on the street, studies show.’
The authors said, ‘Research also indicates smarter policing tactics, like the ones funded by the bill, and social and economic factors — like an aging population and decreased alcohol consumption — played a role in the crime decline as well.’”
Having more police in the street has led to a reduction in violence. It is insanity to advocate for defunding the police. If anything, we need more cops out there.
Rashida Tlaib either doesn’t realize or doesn’t care about her reckless comments and proposed legislation to end policing in America.
If she and her fellow radical liberals get their way, we will all be less safe for it.