Ilhan Omar won’t stop insulting the brave men and women who faced real danger in the riots.
She’s going further than just asking for them to be defunded.
Ilhan Omar said six words about the police that will make you red with rage.
Omar should be one of the last members of Congress looking to defund the police.
A man from New York was charged because he threatened to kill her in 2019.
President Trump posted a video that showed footage of the 9/11 attacks with Ilhan Omar’s words that 9/11 was “some people did something.”
Nancy Pelosi made a big deal about Trump’s post and commented, “Following the President’s tweet, I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff. They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces.”
If Omar wants to abolish the police, she should start with getting rid of her own protection.
But instead of getting rid of her own protection, the Minnesota congresswoman is working to abolish the police for her constituents.
Omar made it clear that she doesn’t want sensible measures to be taken against bad police officers. She said “we don’t want your damn reforms” and went on to compare the police department to cancer.
“Well, we’ve had a black president, we’ve had a Congressional Black Caucus, we’ve had black mayors, we’ve had black governors, and we’ve had black city councilmembers, we’ve had black police chiefs, yet we are still getting killed, brutalized, surveilled, mass incarcerated, and we are still having conversations with our children on how to have a conversation with the people that are supposed to protect and serve them so that those people don’t in return kill them,” Omar said during a rally. “I know what it means for a police officer to look me in the eye and call me a ‘zoo animal.’”
A Harvard study found that there was no evidence of racial bias in police shootings when other factors were taken into account.
“On the most extreme use of force — officer-involved shootings — we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account,” said Harvard economics professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. in the paper.
The death of George Floyd is tragic and the police officers involved in the incident should be held accountable, however when trying to make strategic changes, broader data needs to be considered.
Ilhan Omar isn’t looking at data, she’s making purely emotional arguments.
“So, I know that my silence contributes to violence,” Omar continued. “I will never cosign on funding a police department that continues to brutalize us, and I will never stop saying not only do we need to disinvest [inaudible] police but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department because here’s the thing, there’s a cancer. Everybody knows what cancer is? So, when somebody gets a cancer and that cancer starts to spread throughout their body and you know the root of that cancer is the leg, people say to the family of that person, ‘We have to amputate this leg in order for that cancer not to spread and kill that person.’”
The police are not cancer. Shame on Ilhan Omar for describing them that way.