Detroit News reports:
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.
[…]”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.
It seems like abolishing the police and abolishing the armed forces and releasing all violent prisoners has significant support within the Democrat party.
Here are the numbers from the Daily Wire:
A solid body of evidence finds no structural bias in the criminal-justice system with regard to arrests, prosecution or sentencing, Mac Donald writes; rather, crime and suspect behavior, not race, determine most police actions. [Heather] Mac Donald writes:
In 2019 police officers fatally shot 1,004 people, most of whom were armed or otherwise dangerous. African-Americans were about a quarter of those killed by cops last year (235), a ratio that has remained stable since 2015. That share of black victims is less than what the black crime rate would predict, since police shootings are a function of how often officers encounter armed and violent suspects. In 2018, the latest year for which such data have been published, African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population.
The police fatally shot nine unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites in 2019, according to a Washington Post database, down from 38 and 32, respectively, in 2015. The Post defines “unarmed” broadly to include such cases as a suspect in Newark, N.J., who had a loaded handgun in his car during a police chase. In 2018 there were 7,407 black homicide victims. Assuming a comparable number of victims last year, those nine unarmed black victims of police shootings represent 0.1% of all African-Americans killed in 2019. By contrast, a police officer is 18½ times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.
Mac Donald further highlights violence that was committed against blacks over the weekend in Chicago and notes that the reason that blacks die from homicide at a rate 8X higher than whites and Latinos combined is not because of the police, but because of crime.
Mac Donald also highlights studies by both the Justice Department under President Obama and the finding of an African-American Harvard economist:
A 2015 Justice Department analysis of the Philadelphia Police Department found that white police officers were less likely than black or Hispanic officers to shoot unarmed black suspects. Research by Harvard economist Roland G. Fryer Jr. also found no evidence of racial discrimination in shootings. Any evidence to the contrary fails to take into account crime rates and civilian behavior before and during interactions with police.
Researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found similar results. “We find no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers,” the report found. “Instead, race-specific crime strongly predicts civilian race. This suggests that increasing diversity among officers by itself is unlikely to reduce racial disparity in police shootings.”
Democrat legislator Rashida Tlaib has armed security, fences and other protective measures. Her policies can only hurt you. You’re paying for her salary, by the way. But she thinks she’s there to protect criminals and terrorists. Personally, I’m already living in semi-rural suburbs. I have a plan to move out even further when I retire in 4 years. I hope you have a plan for dealing with the abolition of the police and military, too.
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I think we know who the real racists are, and she’s one of them.
The Democratic Republik party yells racism while they themselves are racist against white people, yells sexism while practicing sexism against men and boys, yells tolerance while hating Christians and anyone else not on goose step with their mentally ill and maniacal agenda.
It deserves to die a slow and painful death. It’s become outright toxic.
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That’s all they talk about, skin color.
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I find it interesting that she no longer believes the police can be reformed. I wonder if she believes that about criminals? Does she believe that criminals can be reformed, but police cannot?
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What you here from people on the secular left is that no one should be punished for anything. After all, it’s the fault of the victims of crime that the criminals are “poor”. The real evil is the law-abiding people who enslave the poor helpless criminals.
Many years ago, back in the early 70s, I think, the government had a pamphlet out on safety zones in the event of a nuclear war. Not radiation areas, but where to be afterwards. 100 miles from any city or minimum of 70 from interstates. 30+ miles from main state routes and so on.
Rural areas are rife with crime. People from the city think hicks are an easy take and many farms and lone ranch houses get raided. I’ve lost friends to raiders, usually slavers looking to take back children they lost.
With the borders wide open, we’re back to Obama’s time when raids along the border were common. If you do go rural, please always have at least one competent adult at home at all times. The bigger the dog, the easier it is to kill. Mini-Dachshunds are called shotsie, little guards, for a reason. One is dangerous to an invader, 2 or more, deadly. They’re known to fend for themselves need be. Ours always did. Success to you!
She would believe in policing if it is to back her ideas or a church refusing to meet some current temporary mandate
It is the complete hypocrisy.
Police is bad when it is against the a favoured group but good against their enemies.
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Exactly right. They love it when the police should their unarmed enemies in the neck.
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