Moments ago, progressive “squad” member Cori Bush claimed “evictions are violence.”
Bush responded to Phillip Lewis who wrote:
Tampa police sent notices to landlords when their tenants were arrested or stopped by officers, and pushed for their eviction.
Roughly 90 percent of the 1,100 flagged by the police were Black — and lost their homes even when charges were later dropped.
A 16 year old stole $4.44 in change. Under a Tampa police program, officers notified his apartment complex. His family was evicted.
90% of the families that the police have flagged are Black. Tampa’s population is 54% Black.
Evictions are violence.