(AbsoluteNews.com) – On Sunday, April 11, a tragic police-involved shooting took place in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN. A veteran police officer, Kim Potter, was trying to subdue an uncooperative suspect with a Taser when she accidentally discharged her firearm, killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Now, a US congresswoman is using the incident as an excuse to make an outrageous demand.
The day after the shooting, a body cam video of the event appears to show that the incident was, in fact, an accident. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) claimed the shooting wasn’t an accident. She went on to demand an end to policing because she is tired of “government funded murder.”
It wasn't an accident. 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.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 12, 2021
There’s no doubt that what happened in Minnesota was tragic. The Brooklyn Center police officer who made the fatal mistake has resigned and will have to live with that for the rest of her life. However, to suggest that there should be no police at all is as unfathomable as it is irresponsible. But it seems the radical Left is always ready to exploit the worst tragedies.
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