Squad member Rashida Tlaib calls for police to be abolished because force is 'intentionally racist and cannot be reformed' - as she calls Daunte Wright's death 'government-funded murder'

 Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called for the abolishment of police following the fatal shooting of unarmed black man Daunte Wright.

The Michigan Rep. made the radical declaration on Twitter Monday - one day after Wright was shot dead at a traffic stop in Minnesota when a white cop reached for her gun instead of a Taser, which has been characterized as an accident.

'It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist,' Tlaib posted to Twitter.  

'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 - who is a member of Congress' far-left 'Squad' alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar - set off fierce debate with the incendiary tweet, which was 'liked' more than 15,000 times. 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called for the abolishment of police following the fatal shooting of unarmed black man Daunte Wright

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called for the abolishment of police following the fatal shooting of unarmed black man Daunte Wright

The Michigan Rep. made the radical declaration on Twitter Monday - one day after Wright was shot dead at a traffic stop in Minnesota when a white cop accidentally reached for her gun instead of a Taser

The Michigan Rep. made the radical declaration on Twitter Monday - one day after Wright was shot dead at a traffic stop in Minnesota when a white cop accidentally reached for her gun instead of a Taser

'Sounds like a call for total anarchy. I wonder if Twitter will remove this post,' one person stated in the replies section. 

'This isn’t racism. Everything isn’t color. The cop screwed up for sure but Daunte would likely be alive if he didn’t fight the police,' another wrote. 


A third chimed in urging Tlaib to put her money where her mouth is, and do away with her own police protection. 

'No more policing can begin when elected officials get rid of their police and security forces. We're not doing this thing where we have no policing, but y'all are protected to the hilt,' they tweeted. 

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz shared Tlaib's tweet and described it as 'insane'.

Wright was reportedly pulled over for expired license plate tags before he was fatally shot

Wright was reportedly pulled over for expired license plate tags before he was fatally shot

However, there were some followers who agreed with Tlaib, saying that police agencies were beyond the point of reform.  

'I agree. I have no power, but you do. We elected you to change things. So change them,' one voter wrote. 

'Why didn't the police talk to him [Wright], deescalate? Why so aggressive? I'm with you,' another concurred. 

Meanwhile, violent protests and looting continued for a second night in Minneapolis - where Wright was shot dead on Sunday. 

Tlaib (right) is a member of Congress' far-left 'Squad' alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) and Ilhan Omar

Tlaib (right) is a member of Congress' far-left 'Squad' alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) and Ilhan Omar

The 20-year-old father-of-one was reportedly pulled over for expired license plate tags. Police soon realized he had an outstanding warrant. 

Wright stepped out of his vehicle at the request of police, before he tried to get back inside and flee the scene. 

At that point,  Officer Kimberly Potter went to reach for her Taser, but instead pulled out her gun and fired at Wright. 

'I'll Tase you! I'll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!' Potter could be heard shouting in her bodycam video.  

Immediately after, Potter can be heard saying: 'Holy sh*t. I shot him'. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Squad member Rashida Tlaib calls for police to be abolished because force is 'intentionally racist and cannot be reformed' - as she calls Daunte Wright's death 'government-funded murder' Squad member Rashida Tlaib calls for police to be abolished because force is 'intentionally racist and cannot be reformed' - as she calls Daunte Wright's death  'government-funded murder' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:54 Rating: 5

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