VIDEO: State House Leader, On House Floor, Likens Police To KKK

"They took off the hoods, and put on a uniform," Minnesota State House Minority Leader Rena Moran said on Tuesday.

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State House of Representatives Minority Leader Rena Moran likened law enforcement officers to Ku Klux Klan members on Tuesday, as she argued against legislation that would increase penalties for protesters who block public roadways (video below).

Moran took to the Minnesota State House floor to blast House Filing 390, which many have dubbed as the “Protester Bill,” the Minnesota Lawyer reported.

“The facts are the facts about what happened, and why people were protesting,” Moran said in a video posted on the Minnesota Jobs Coalition’s Facebook page. “My worldview...is as an African American mother, who knows that her ancestors were lynched by those in authority.”

“They took off the hoods, and put on a uniform,” Moran asserted, inferring an offensive association between police and violent Klansmen.

“Now that’s the history!” she continued, giving a false history lesson. “Whether we like it or not, or how dark it is. That is the history for my community.”

Moran, a member of the Democrat-affiliated Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, made no mention of the history of the KKK being formed by Democrats.

House File 390 also seeks to increase penalties for people who block railways and airport access points, and was hotly debated in the same forum in 2017, the Minnesota Lawyer reported.

This year, opponents of the proposed legislation argued that the bill would impede on "free speech rights," and that already-illegal disruption was the only way that some groups were able to make their voices heard, the Minnesota Lawyer reported.

Representative Nick Zerwas diagreed.

“I think it’s a stunningly obtuse argument,” Zerwas said. “My intent is to discourage this highly dangerous and illegal behavior and to punish those that are not deterred.”

Zerwas also noted that protesters have placed citizens and law enforcement officers at substantial risk of harm by blocking transportation routes in the past.

“You have no right to park your Buick across four lanes of I-94,” he said, according to the Minnesota Lawyer. “If you believe you have that right, you are confused.”

The proposed legislation was passed by the House on Tuesday. A second reading in the Senate was scheduled for Thursday.

You can watch Moran's allegations about police in the video below:

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Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Oh if we could have a "do over" regarding slavery. Most societies from the beginning of time had slavery through war or some even wanted to be "slaves" to their owners. Read the Bible, it speaks of that. There were bond servants and people rent land from others and pay a hefty price for that, kind of like a slavery. Many were poor and that was their way to survive. We're in a new era, we have schools and those who try will succeed. There are many more programs offered to minorities than white and you can't deny that. If they don't take advantage of that it's their own fault. Not all whites went to college, many are hourly workers or worked their way up the pole. I did and I worked hard to succeed. Many just want everything handed to them and spit out the slavery mentality over and over again. It's old......very old and when you cry wolf too many times people don't give a darn anymore. I don't.

mbfritz
mbfritz

There are too many politicians like this woman who are PROMOTING racism & inciting violence against the very people who often sacrifice so much to keep us safe. Makes me sick to my stomach & I'm tired of it. Most LEOs are not racist, no matter how many times "certain groups" of people say they are.

John-Brown
John-Brown

@RN3, Your push into modern history doesn't serve you well. Do you realize that your savior, LBJ, said of Thurgood Marshall, "When I appoint a nigger to the court, I want everyone to know he's a nigger". He said a lot worse, but it makes my point. Great man to have on your side. And still a Democrat. And the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed because of the Republicans. They voted "yes" by a higher percentage than the Democrats. The Democrats tried to filibuster the bill.

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

AGAIN?? That bandwagon is so full by now ain't no more room to jump on it. Wonder how many eye rolls were seen at that meeting. My very loud sigh would have been heard throughout the county.