Clay: Arguing For No More Police Is ‘Patently Absurd’

Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called for no more policing or incarceration. OutKick founder Clay Travis called her out for espousing an awful idea.

Tlaib’s comments came in response to the shooting death of Daunte Wright by a Minneapolis policewoman. For the second time in less than a year, riots ensued and Minneapolis burned.

“Look, I think the police officer in question here should have consequences for her behavior,” Clay says. “When you make an error like this, you should be criminally, and potentially, civilly liable.

“But just because one police officer makes a mistake — we consistently stereotype all police based on one police error. Here it seems very clear that this was an unintentional act. And the idea that you would argue for no more police and no more incarceration, is patently absurd. The reason why we need police and incarceration is because there’s a lot of criminals in the United States of America.”

Check out all of Clay’s thoughts on the matter in the video below.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Of course it is idiotic to call for defunding and terminating the police and punishment in this country. The very people that need police protection will be the most hurt by these dumb tactics.

  2. i suspect that the Soros backed defund police is designed to force real and qualified police out.

    i saw this happen in my home town region, where recruitment brought in fewer career cops.

    once real cops no longer police, departments will recruit clowns like they do with the TSA. their model would like Park Rangers.

    then dems will use national guard as a buffer.

    this is How authoritarians rise.

  3. I heard an interesting point about all these clearly ridiculous claims yesterday. Do we actually think these people believe what they’re saying? No. I don’t think so. They’re not stupid. They know police are essential to having a modern society. They also understand without them there will be anarchy. So what’s their real angle? Why do they continually throw out these clearly ridiculous ideas that are patently insane?

    It’s an attempt to show their power over the population. If they can get normal people to cave in and agree on the most insane ideas as plausible, then they can literally control their thoughts. Think about that. Once propagandists get people to the point of conceding to insanity like no gender binary, no need for police, no need for borders, etc, they’ll then just change it to something else to lead people around by the nose wherever they wish you to go. If we keep trying to seriously consider their stupid ideas as rational thoughts, following their lead, it simply shows they have power over thought. It’s the ultimate power actually. If you can control thought you need no force to subdue a people, because they’ll voluntarily do it. That may well be the angle behind it all. It’s critical that we be courageous to call these ideas what they are out loud: nonsense. We don’t need to seriously debate nonsense any more than we need get into a debate with a lunatic talking to himself on the street.

  4. A lot of the leadership in this country is insane. Rhetoric and nonsense for the purpose of money and power is the opposite of good leadership and need to be exposed by truth and common sense. How many news outlets and major corporations are irresponsibly complicit in this farcical charade?! We need a roadmap to fight back. How and when will the tides turn?

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