Squad Member Calls for ‘No More Policing’

by A.J. Kaufman


U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of the far left “Squad,” called for the end of policing in the United States Monday night.

In a vicious tweet, the Michigan radical called policing “government funded murder” and ended with “no more policing, incarceration, and militarization.”

She also claimed, without evidence, that Daunte Wright’s death “wasn’t an accident.” (Twitter has not taken the tweet down for spreading misinformation or violating its standards.)

In the past, Tlaib supported defunding law enforcement, dismantling police in its current form, called policing “racist,” and since her election two years ago, has spewed anti-Semitic invective.

The tweet came as protestors arrived for a second night of rioting and more mayhem in Brooklyn Center, north of Minneapolis.

Following the death of George Floyd last summer, Tlaib supported legislation to defund federal law enforcement entities, close federal detention centers, close state prisons, and more.

Tlaib’s tweet garnered tens of thousands of “likes” and retweets, but also pushback from the right and left.

“Another way to say I can afford to live in a completely safe neighborhood & I don’t care about those who cannot afford to move,” former Republican congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik wrote.

Another commenter replied, “Only the squad would be stupid enough to triple down on the message that in all likelihood cost so many seats in the House last year.”

A sympathetic liberal pleaded, “I am a Democrat. I want Dems to win in 2022. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is bad for the Democratic Party. I’ve been saying this for two years and she has never convinced me otherwise. No doubt policing needs drastic reforms. But she taints the whole party with her rhetoric.”

Finally, one user summarized thusly: “Your tweet was what Abraham Lincoln had in mind when he made the following statement. ‘Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.’”

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A former school teacher, military historian and author of three books, A.J. Kaufman’s writings have been featured in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Orange County Register, Real Clear Politics, St. Cloud Times, American Thinker, PJ Media and elsewhere. Catch Kaufman every other Monday afternoon on The Ed Morrissey Show.











Reprinted with permission from AlphaNewMN.com

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4 Thoughts to “Squad Member Calls for ‘No More Policing’”

  1. beaux

    Maybe we should open the prison gates and give the criminals Tlaib’s home address. Tell them she will provide housing, food, clothing, weapons, etc. Might include the addresses of the following: pelosi, harris, nadler, coons, booker, feinstein, cuomo, the list is long & undistinguished. Anyway you get the idea.

  2. Steve Allen

    For some time now I have been trying to understand why the left wants to “de-fund” law enforcement. Today while reading “American Thinker” the reason was presented by Jim Mullin. The link to the commentary is here:


    If you remember, during the Obama administration he made numerous references to a “National Police Force”. If that doesn’t bring images of a coming dystopian future I don’t know what does. Below is a link to an article from 2015 on the news website “The Petroglyph”. A quote in the article from a 2008 speech Obama made states; “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded”. (as the military, SA).

    The theory is that by making it so undesirable to be a law enforcement officer the federal government will be forced to create a National Police Force to take the place of the failing local law enforcement agencies. Look at how many democratically controlled cities are working to de-fund their law enforcement agencies with the result of large numbers of LEOs taking early retirement or just quitting. These cities just let the rioters go without prosecution so they can continue to cause mayhem. Look at the number of illegal aliens with violent criminal histories that are let loose in America. This appears to be the reason for the obvious lack of concern for the safety of Americans from criminals. Then add to this the lefts never ending push to severely restrict the ownership of firearms by private citizens, in keeping with the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, and you can see where America is headed.

    The time is NOW for Red States to start banding together to fight the coming totalitarian government envisioned by the Marxists who are in control of the Democratic Party.

  3. mikey whipwreck

    these clowns prove, every day, that stupid is as stupid tweets.