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:

Comments (33)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

Oh my! Another black person equating law enforcement to the KKK. Where's my shocked face. Always the racist angle. Supporting those who break the law while condemning the police for enforcing it. Go figure.

nanato_6
nanato_6

I wish someone had asked her to prove her point with facts. Couldn't be done. Stop using that overused race card. It's getting obnoxious.

3dogs
3dogs

I agree with both LEO0301 & nanato_6 ! Tired of history made to fit people's agendas and the race card , sorry but the middle class white male & christian are the new minority !

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@3dogs
None of what you said is true. Fuck you mean white men and Christians are the new minority?

lauraaz
lauraaz

This is why we need to vote out every single Democrat.