Detroit Police Chief James Craig is fed up with politicians like Rep. Rashida Tlaib for calling for an end to policing and incarceration.
Tlaib got in on the protest in Minneapolis with a tweet that is blowing up on social media. Tlaib tweeted out a comment in reference to the recent death of a young black man in the city of Minneapolis. She believes the solution to black men dying at the hands of police to ban police and incarceration. She’s inciting more hate and division by saying there is no chance for reform and that policing should just not exist at all.
During an interview with local Fox 2’s Let it Rip Weekend, Chief Craig literally let it rip on Rep. Tlaib:
“I’d love to see her resign, I’d throw her a goodbye party. Let her go. Who is she speaking for Charlie? Let me just say this, when you talk about abolishing police, incarceration, you talk about safe cities…what do you think the residents in Detroit want? If I made comments on par with hers, they’d be calling for my resignation.”
Chief Craig also called her out on fake news CNN by saying she’s just trying to call attention to herself. Chief Craig believes this is all about politics and he’s right. He had previously said he believes Rep. Tlaib’s comments are “reckless and disgusting.”
Chief Craig is one of the best in the nation and has called Rep. Tlaib out before on her radical rhetoric. In October of 2019, Chief Craig called Rep. Tlaib out on her racist rhetoric:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib made an appearance at the Detroit Real Time Crime Center with Police Chief James Craig discussing facial recognition software. Tlaib tweeted before the meeting that she objected to new facial recognition technology so Chief Craig invited her to meet.
Tlaib said this during the meeting:
“Analysts need to be African-Americans …I think non-African-Americans think African Americans look the same.”
“I’ve seen it even on the House floor: People calling Elijah Cummings ‘John Lewis,’ and John Lewis ‘Elijah Cummings,’ and they’re totally different people. I see it all the time, and I love them because they go along with it.”
Chief Craig came back at her with the fact that there shouldn’t be discrimination:
“I trust people who are trained, regardless of race, regardless of gender. It’s about the training.”