LISTEN: Tlaib claims policing is built on “structural racism” says “look at the history of policing in our country”

Appearing with  Joe Madison on SiriusXM, Rep. Rashida Tlaib argued that policing is “built on very much structural racism.”

This comes after Tlaib sparked a firestorm by tweeting “No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”

“Enough with the constant pretending that more training is going to work,” Tlaib said to Madison. “When Mr. Castile died in Minnesota, they invested $12 million in training. From George Floyd to now Daunte Wright, you see this constant push and then people throw up their hands, black and brown communities say enough. Even many of our white counterparts are calling my office saying, “Rashida, you’re right.”

“I think we need to reimagine,” Tlaib continued “we need to really think.” I said, “absolutely,” because police can’t be the answer to poverty, police can’t be the answer to all these ills in our country and can’t be the answer to addressing the fact that they were built on very much structural racism. Look at the history of policing in our country.”