Rep. Tlaib Tells Detroit Chief To Only Hire Black People To Be Analysts

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) said that only black people should be hired as analysts.

Detroit, MI – Controversial freshman U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) told Detroit’s police chief that he should only hire black people to run the police department’s facial recognition software because non-black people think all black people look alike.

On Aug. 20, Tlaib sent a snarky tweet to the Detroit Police after Presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) called for a ban on facial recognition software, FOX News reported.

".@detroitpolice You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t, she tweeted."

Detroit Police Chief James Craig responded to her tweet the same day with an invitation for Tlaib to visit the department’s highly-effective Real Time Crime Center inside police headquarters.

@RashidaTlaib Before you criticize the software, come to our Real Time Crime Center to see how we @detroitpolice responsibly use it in efforts to identify criminals involved in violent crimes. Let’s set a date,” Detroit police replied.

Tlaib accepted the invitation and on Monday, Chief Craig gave the congresswoman a tour of the facility and explained how the police department uses facial recognition technology to find suspects, FOX News reported.

During the tour, the congresswoman opined that Caucasians shouldn’t be allowed run the software, the Detroit News reported.

“Analysts need to be African-Americans, not people that are not,” Tlaib told Chief Craig. “It’s true, I think non-African-Americans think African-Americans all look the same!”

She said, as an example, that she has seen people confuse U.S. Representatives John Lewis (D-Georgia) and Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), FOX News reported.

“I’ve seen it even on the House floor: People calling Elijah Cummings 'John Lewis,' and John Lewis 'Elijah Cummings,' and they’re totally different people,” Tlaib told the police chief. “I see it all the time, and I love them because they go along with it.”

Both congressmen are senior citizens, African American, and bald, and do bear a striking resemblance to one another.

Chief Craig, who is black, was having none of it, the Detroit News reported.

“I trust people who are trained, regardless of race, regardless of gender,” the chief told her.

Tlaib pointed out that the error rate for the software among African Americans was about 60 percent, the Detroit News reported.

“I understand the technology real well,” Chief Craig replied, according to the Detroit News.

“See if you can get some of our money back until they fix it,” Tlaib suggested.

“No,” the chief replied, shutting her down.

The police chief explained that people were not prosecuted solely based on facial recognition results.

Chief Craig said that after the tour was completed, a number of outraged employees approached him about the congresswoman’s remarks during the tour, the Detroit News reported.

“It’s insulting,” the chief said. “We have a diverse group of crime analysts, and what she said — that non-whites should not work in that capacity because they think all black people look alike — is a slap in the face to all the men and women in the crime center.”

He said all officers and civilian employees go through the Detroit PD’s mandatory implicit bias training, according to the Detroit News.

“That’s something we train for, and it’s valuable training, but to say people should be barred from working somewhere because of their skin color? That’s racist,” Chief Craig said.

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Incredibly racist, incompetent and encouraging discriminatory hiring practices that have been illegal for 55 years.

Interesting demo of the technology Detroit is using, though.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

She claims Trump is a racist and then makes those kind of comments? Talk about a racist. I sure hope this idiot isn't re-elected, she's an idiot. BTW, does that make the facial recognition software racist also? She's so so stupid.

floridacop
floridacop

Holy cow. Please tell me there is more to it than this. She just spit on every race there is and profiled everyone by saying we think all black people look a like. I know plenty of black people and they all look different either by skin color, size, tall, short, facial features.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Ok, many of you will be tempted to call her racist. But don't forget … only white people can be racist.

Flycaster
Flycaster

Wow...and she called the president a racist? How about not electing socialist/terrorist supporters to the US House of Representatives

DeplorableDave
DeplorableDave

What a fucking racist hypocritical brainless oxygen wasting twat.

flybynight
flybynight

Troll input? Lets see who shows up.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Can you imagine the outcry, demands for resignations, and accusation of racism if a white politician told the Detroit police chief to only hire white people to be analysts, because all non-white people think all white people look alike???

There would be protests and riots in the streets that rival the race riots in the 60s!

SoCal_Blue_Supporter
SoCal_Blue_Supporter

This is insanity. How can ANYONE call someone else racist, then say something even remotely close to what she did, and think that's okay. Is she on crack???

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

She's a bigoted twat.

tacklebox
tacklebox

Do it and see what happens... ?

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

This is a breathtaking gesture of hypocrisy and shamelessness. The ignorance is blinding.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

I don't see any video. It is here though...

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ikaika
ikaika

Once again, Jim, thanks for the information and the links you post. What an arrogant bitch, and how dare she use profanity to the Chief. She's supposed to be "better than that," isn't she, as a US Congresswoman? Chief Craig was more polite than she was and didn't take any shit from her. Good for him!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Thanks for thanking me.

I don't believe anything I read anywhere nowadays without going to the source, like PDF documents or first-person videos, etc. I have this strong motivation to find the truth which often discredits all the fiction out there.

I figure when I eventually find the info, I might as well share.

Best regards, Jim

ikaika
ikaika

You often provide additional information, which is greatly appreciated.

DR226
DR226

I also appreciate your comments and videos, thanks Jim.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Like that rat Obama says. “When they go low , we go high”. What he really means is “ when they go low , we go lower “

Mrdan
Mrdan

If this was a "white" person who said this all the black organizations would be demonstrating & would be screaming for her resignation

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

I wonder if she kisses her mother with that mouth? Saying she has a mouth like a truck driver is an insult to hard working truck drivers everywhere.

Judid292
Judid292

Regardless of who is reading the software; black, white, etc. If the software is flawed 60%.... that’s a risk I wouldn’t feel comfortable with. Think of the wasted time and money (court) to have case thrown out because of flawed software. Even IF the person is the guilty, reasonable doubt.

Gramercy
Gramercy

I agree...IF AND ONLY IF they are equally trained and learned as other counterparts might be! Fairness is not in the color of skin for a position but in the qualifications you bring to the hiring table!!

Wish505
Wish505

Watched the chiefs response durng a FOX interview. He is one level headed commander basically told the rag head queen to go back where she came from and shut up.

javaguy746
javaguy746

“That’s something we train for, and it’s valuable training, but to say people should be barred from working somewhere because of their skin color? That’s racist,” Chief Craig said.

THAT"S ALSO AGAINST FEDERAL LAW. She should be investigated for even saying that.

IMO
IMO

Kudos to Chief Craig!

junkmansj
junkmansj

Rep.Rashida Taliban wants.....

BillLEO
BillLEO

Why is it that NOBODY is challenging this pure and hateful RACISM? I believe this is the result of "WHITE FRIGHT"! Speak up Caucasian Americans!! Challenge ALL RACISM! I would love to go to Michigan and demonstrate and speak up & challenge this hate.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Racism and Stupidity both at their very best!!

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

What! A democratic congresswoman opening her mouth without having the slightest clue as to what she's talking about? Say it ain't so!!!

Lochemet
Lochemet

That woman, Tlaib, is so strange. She is a U.S. Representative, but I wonder what she represents. She has no common sense, no rational thinking, and is totally confused about most issues. I think it might be better if she went back to the village, but she would probably be a bad influence on it.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

RACIST NAZI HOMOPHOBE!!!