Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) made fellow Squad members proud Monday, calling for “No more policing, incarceration, and militarization.”
No, we didn’t make this up. The radical congresswoman said and it left it on Twitter:
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
No more incarceration, huh? That’d sure cut down on violence.
The idiocy of Tlaib’s third paragraph speaks for itself. But I find the first to be more troubling.
Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Wright, made an inexcusable mistake and should be held accountable beyond just losing her job, from which she resigned today. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a mistake, which is what the video evidence — of Potter yelling “taser” — supports. For Tlaib, with no evidence, to say it was intentional and racist is a reckless tactic to create more division.
Multiple statements from the shooting are true: Wright should have never resisted arrest; Potter made a split-second, unjustifiable mistake grabbing the wrong weapon; and the results are undeniably tragic. A tragedy to a black person perpetrated by a white person is not, on its face, racist. In this case, it’s just an unfortunate tragedy.
A reasonable takeaway from the incident is that Potter’s police department should, if nothing else, re-examine the way it trains its officers.
The unreasonable takeaway from it is to call for full-on anarchy, as Talib has done.