Detroit Police Chief Takes Aim at Rashida Tlaib’s ‘Reckless and Disgusting’ Anti-Cop Rhetoric: She ‘Doesn’t Speak for the Majority of Detroiters’

Detroit Police Chief James Craig took aim at his city’s representative in Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), for what he called her “disgusting” comment that policing was “inherently and intentionally racist.”

Calling her remarks “reckless and disgusting,” Craig said in a Monday morning CNN interview, “The anti-police rhetoric is just too much.”

“This is about her putting attention to herself,” Craig said. “That’s exactly what it’s designed to do. It’s not productive. She doesn’t speak for the majority of Detroiters. The majority of Detroiters support this police department. They want effective and constitutional policing, and to make statements like ‘Abolish policing,’ ‘Abolish incarceration,’ certainly is counterproductive.”

Tlaib made the remarks on Twitter last week after the death of Daunte Wright, a
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