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Squad Member Tlaib Wants To Abolish Prisons, Release All Criminals

Other Democrats back her on this.

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We’ve heard a lot of insanity over the years from Democrats. But this one is a topper. Abolish all federal prisons, release all criminals. And it even gets more radical than that. That kind of view defines the Democrats today.

FNC: “Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., revealed in a new interview, perhaps unwittingly, that she doesn’t necessarily support the details in a bill she endorsed last year that would abolish federal prisons over the course of 10 years, admitting that there are some people who legitimately belong behind bars.

During an interview Monday with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, Tlaib was pressed on her support for the BREATHE Act, which calls for the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services to create a ‘roadmap for prison abolition,’ including the ‘full decarceration of federal detention facilities within 10 years’ and ‘a moratorium on all new federal prison, jail, immigrant and youth detention construction.’ ”

 

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“To what extent have you wrestled with releasing any potential downsides of releasing into society every single person who currently in a federal prison?” Swan asked the Marxist antisemite .

“Yeah, I think that everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, we’re going to just release everybody,’” Tlaib said. “That’s not what I’m—” Ohhmygawwwd, like, like. I’m not an airhead. Like like…

“That’s what the act says,” Swan responded. “Yeah, but did you see how many people are mentally ill that are in prison right now,” Tlaib weakly shot back, trying to change the subject. “No, I know,” Swan said. “But the act you endorsed actually says release everyone in 10 years. … There are like, human traffickers, child sex [predators]. Do you mean that you don’t actually support that? Because you endorsed the bill.” Tlaib then again brought up the mentality ill. Another attempt to dodge the main question.

“Why aren’t you asking me about them?” she asked Swan. “You’re asking me about the human traffickers and others.” Yeah, why bring up criminals in a debate about prisons? “What I’m trying to understand is, your proposal is so sweeping,” Swan said. “It does release everyone.” He hits the nail. “Oh, yeah, within 10 years,” Tlaib responded. “Obviously there’s a process of looking at how we can get away from mass incarceration and move toward care first.”

“Do you believe that there are still categories of people who should be behind bars?” Swan asked. “I don’t think there’s any rehabilitation happening right now for those that might actually have … mental health issues.” Again, with the mentally ill. She really doesn’t want to talk about her proposal.

Senator Lindsey Graham shot back. “Oddly enough, Congresswoman Tlaib has had a tough time convincing Congress to follow her lead on emptying prisons,” the senator wrote. “However, the Taliban jumped all over this idea. When they took over Afghanistan first thing they did was empty all the prisons – including releasing terrorists…What could possibly go wrong?” he asked. “And why didn’t the media bring up this proposal during 2020 presidential campaign?” Gee, wonder why?

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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LJ Bleil
LJ Bleil(@momsense1)
1 month ago

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM SOMEONE WHO SHOULD BE CLASSIFIED AS A CRIMINAL HERSELF?

dave
dave
1 month ago

When I get out I would like to come by an thank you personally! INMATE 56218

Streak
Streak
1 month ago

Rashda talks like somebody with a PAPER ASSHOLE

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Crime is bad now IF done itll be 100X worse for ALL, NO
Merge prisons & spread out felons or use work camps

Patrick Cross
Patrick Cross
1 month ago

it would be better if every inmate was killed

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Rashida Tlaib and the (D) who back her on abolishing prisons are freaking idiots.

John Seaberg
John Seaberg
1 month ago

The woman is a nut

hadenuf
hadenuf
1 month ago

Some are so insane you wonder how they ever make it in life. I wonder about all the people who actually voted for her too,

RDB
RDB
1 month ago

This would be a way for “Martial Law” to be implemented! A way to take more freedom from the people! Like you idiots did when voted demarat!

sis
sis
1 month ago

these so called citizens and congress men should be removed from office and send back where they came from. and I am talking about the squad. demon rats, all of them

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
1 month ago

Just when you think libtards can’t get any more stupid……. Well, she is from Michigan, the home of Witmer.

James
James
1 month ago

AS a conservative I must say that this is one item where tlaib is almost right. I have been involved in prison ministry for over 7 years. One of the young men I ministered to was involved in a senseless and horrific double murder. He recognized the tragedy of it and had great regrets, but regrets do not bring back the dead. He acknowledged his punishment as just and although I do believe he could have been a productive part to society, his crime calls for a severe punishment. But there are also some who are in there who are driven to commit crime because an unjust judicial system makes it impossible for them to recover from a misdemeanor. Whether it’s over a traffic ticket; a DUI; or some other very minor infraction they get thrown into jail; lose their job; then when they finally get out they have no job and many employers turn them away with no chance to redeem themselves.
So yes; there are some/many who should never have been sent to prison. By releasing those who are non-violent and not guilty of hurting others (physically of financially), we could shut down many of the prisons which cost taxpayers dearly!

Janelle
Janelle(@janelle)
1 month ago

Does anyone beside ME, realize how dangerous this woman actually is ? What she wants to do, and apparently many other Progressive Democrats agree with her, would DESTROY America as we know it ! You CANNOT allow, murderers, rapists, violent criminals, or terrorists to just roam freely everywhere with no protection for the honest, and law-abiding people !

Janelle
Janelle(@janelle)
1 month ago

Why is it necessary to moderate every comment that is made on here ? If there is nothing crude, or hateful, or untrue, I see no reason to hold back a post !