Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) took to Twitter to addressed the death of 20-year old Daune Wright Tuesday calling for an ‘end of policing, incarceration and militarization.”
The Congresswoman wrote that policing in the U.S. is “inherently and intentionally racist” and that it “cannot be reformed.
“It wasn’t an accident,” tweeted Tlaib. “Policing in our country is inherently and intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression and violence.”
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
Daunte Wright’s death was reportedly caused by a senior female police officer identified as Kimberly Potter. She is believed to have accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser, just as Wright was attempting to flee the scene, as shown in the body cam footage from Sunday.
Daunte Wright had an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without permit and misdemeanor fleeing police.
“I am done with those who condone government funded murder”, Tlaib continued on Twitter. “No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed”.