Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls for the Most Outrageous Action Against Police Yet

Amid rioting and looting after an officer-involved shooting near Minneapolis, Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan has demanded an end to the police.

On Sunday, a Brooklyn Center police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright. The killing of Wright, a 20-year-old black man, by a white police officer triggered looting and rioting in the Minneapolis suburb.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said the officer who shot Wright appeared to have mistaken their service weapon for their Taser and accidentally fired the gun, according to the Star-Tribune.

As officials called for calm, Tlaib used her Twitter account to call for the abolition of all forms of law and order.

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“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist,” she tweeted. “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.”

Tlaib was seconded by other members of the self-proclaimed “squad” of House progressives.

“This violence is a basic part of police interactions with communities of color. It must stop,” Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota tweeted.

“From slave patrols to traffic stops. We can’t reform this,” Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts chimed in.

Many pushed back at Tlaib’s comments.

On Monday, rioting over Wright’s death led to more than 40 people being arrested. Multiple businesses in Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis were looted during rioting that began Sunday night.