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Detroit Police Chief Rips Rashida Tlaib Over Call To End Policing

This is over a week old, but I just saw it now:

rashida tlaib james craigDetroit Police Chief James Craig went after Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., after her latest call for “no more policing” in the wake of 20-year-old Daunte Wright’s death after a police traffic stop in Minnesota

Tlaib has faced a mounting backlash after calling for an end to “policing, incarceration, and militarization” – the latest in a long string of controversial comments from the sophomore congresswoman.

“She’s reckless,” Craig told Fox 2 Detroit on Sunday. “I’d love to see her resign. I’d throw her a goodbye party.”

“Who is she speaking for?” he continued. “When you talk about abolishing police, incarceration, when you talk about safe cities – what do you think the residents in Detroit want? I know. I speak with them.”

Some of Tlaib’s fellow Democrats, including Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., distanced themselves from her “no more policing” tweet last week.

“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently [and] intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression [and] violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter on April 12.

Craig said that if he made comments like Tlaib’s, he’d have to resign.

“Is she truly representing the people, or is she representing a fringe group?” he said. “She does not speak for Black and Brown people in our city.”

And he would know – he is not only the police chief but an actual Black person – as opposed to an opportunist politician cozying up to that community in order to advance her anti-Israel agenda.

As an aside:

Things Tlaib has called for an end to: policing

Things Tlaib has not called for an end to:

  • Hamas rocket fire against innocent Israelis
  • Unprovoked Arab assaults on innocent Israeli Jews

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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