Detroit police chief calls Rep. Tlaib’s racist criticism ‘disturbing and delusional’

The reverberations over the racist remark by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., regarding facial recognition software analysts continue.

Dave Rubin, creator and host of The Rubin Report, a political talk show on YouTube, shared a video of the freshman Democrat’s suggestion that only black people should be hired as facial recognition analysts.

“I still can’t get over this. A sitting member of Congress saying that people should be hired by the government based on skin color. Progressives’ racism must be called out as they try to institutionalize it,” Rubin tweeted.

He added in a follow up post: “Has anyone told Tlaib that she isn’t African American? What a clown.”

Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who was appalled at Tlaib’s suggestion, called her comment “delusional” Thursday evening.

Appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Craig was asked to respond to her demand and explained just how uninformed she is, this being a common trait shared by all four freshman Democrats known as “the squad.”

“It’s disturbing. Delusional, there’s nothing to it,” the police chief said. “The key points that keep getting missed in the conversation of facial recognition is we understand the technology is flawed. We have built-in safeguards and I can’t speak for other police departments, but the safeguards are we have trained analysts — professionals — and then it’s peer-reviewed by yet a second analyst and then, only after that does the supervisor come in and concur with their findings.”


As seen in the clip above, Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, said: “Analysts need to be African-Americans, not people that are not. It’s true, I think non-African-Americans think African-Americans all look the same!”

Craig, who had previously said that if he would have made a similar racist remark, he would have been fired, called out Tlaib for ignoring victims in dismissing the impact of facial recognition software.

“So we understand that if we let the technology run on its own there’s going to be miss identification,” he explained. “We recognize it, but what the congresswoman misses — she never talks about the victims and the cases that we’ve solved, some pretty big cases involving mass murder suspects. It’s almost as if, ‘Well does it really matter?’ It’s a deflection and it’s constant.”

Craig likened her demand to saying “a white police officer cannot work in an African-American community.”

Noting that he has been in law enforcement 42 years, Craig said black and white police officers work together very effectively.

He also said that Tlaib gave him a peer-reviewed study on why blacks tend to better recognize other blacks, but said the study missed that the analysts are professionally trained.

Meanwhile, Tlaib has moved on to impeachment.

Having infamously said of President Trump in her very first week in office, “Impeach the motherf*cker,” the Democratic lawmaker took to Twitter Friday to remind Trump that he has the right to remain silent.

“A piece of advice: You have the right to remain silent,” the radical leftist tweeted, in response to Trump saying he had a “duty” to investigate corruption.

So sure is Tlaib of the success of the political hit job by her party that she was giddy at a town hall while discussing an “unprecedented” scenario of how to go about arresting members of the Trump administration.

If this doesn’t shake American citizens down to their socks, an effective coup d’etat by the opposition party, nothing will.

The best reply to this troubling video featured a social media user saying, “They call Republicans fascists, yet try to silence and arrest their political adversaries, absent any crimes.”

Here’s a quick sampling of other responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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