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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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

LEO301 complains about overblown rhetoric. thread collapses under weight of its own irony

MomaL
MomaL

It is my sincere prayer and hope that people realize that respect belongs to each one of us. Respect to listen what each has to say, knowing that each of us has our own life experiences, ancestral history, and opinions on many subjects.

MomaL
MomaL

I know that the KKK was formed by white, southern men, who were power and control freaks, and wanted to punish someone else for the horrid conditions they espoused, during the centuries of slavery, in this nation. To slur another person for standing up for the right to assemble, in a peaceful way, is just wrong. Every American citizen is given this right, to assemble peacefully, in our Constitution. Violence, of any sort is never right. Self-protection is a different story. I do not agree with Rena Moran, that our law enforcement agencies are anything like the KKK. That is a slur that needs to be atoned for. However, for others to use foul language and cast aspersions against anyone who is a Democrat, or a liberal, or anyone else, who is not the same as they, then it is my considered opinion that those people should look in their own hearts and souls, to honestly see what hate and disrespecting others looks like. Mirrors do not lie. If we cannot be civilized, to one another, then there is no civilization.

Jlars
Jlars

Thanks Obama

JBo
JBo

Maybe she doesn't realize that she's a member of the party that the KKK was formed from and it was a republican that signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Hondo3981
Hondo3981

The achilles heal of all minorities, the good ole race card.

artw44
artw44

Do these people even listen to them selves? We all serve one of two masters, Jesus or Satan, if you do not serve Jesus then you are serving Satan if you know or admit it or not. John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly". It is time we quit letting the thief steal our joy, separate our country and set us against one another because of the color of our skin.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Momal - Just what do you consider "assembly in a peaceful way"? Do you consider certainly inconveniencing if not indeed endangering your fellow citizens "peaceful"? Not only are such tactics dangerous, they are most assuredly counter-productive. Angering people may draw attention to your cause but it most assuredly will not get them to support it. Please consider the ramifications of an ambulance being entrapped in the back-up or having to be re-routed, taking it that much longer to get to an ill or injured person to an emergency room. Because there are those who consider their cause more important than the right of their fellow citizens to go about their daily business without being inconvenienced
and in safety, this is a reasonable law which should be passed.

Sheman
Sheman

So a guy robs or murders an ambush a cop oh an vandalize swears an lies about a cop doing their job .is considered up standing person

Steve1
Steve1

Another RACIST POS just like the LYING BITCH from SC about a traffic stop. These RACIST continue to lie and distort facts, divide this country. As we all know we can thank that RACIST POS Obama!

rds40
rds40

Hi comes back with yet another sad computer generated response.

Politicans trying like crazy to hang on to any scrap that justifies the crimin behavior of some. She doesn't realize many don't buy her crap and are too busy building a life. But a few will be determined to still live from govt. handouts and the claim everyone is against them. This moron should look around. The world moved on.

RunCop
RunCop

Another ignorant black turd

Sergeant PJB
Sergeant PJB

And I am sure that every non-white hard working, honest police officer is also appreciative of her ignorant comments. NOT.

Bill d
Bill d

Put only black cops in black neighborhoods and Spanish cops in Spanish neighborhoods, etc.
Of course people like that scumbag lawmaker will never be satisfied, but it's a start.

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

Funny. I am in MN, and this never even made the local news. Also, MN never had slavery or much if any KKK presence. You need to go a bit south for that.

Budman
Budman

Just another dumb liberal still pissed that Hillary lost!! Case closed!!

RN3
RN3

You want to talk about democrats formed the kkk and a republican signed the emancipation proclimation? Go right ahead but history does not stop there. It was a democrat who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, thus prompting those kkk to become today’s modern republicans.

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

@RN - You are an idiot. It is also the Democrats that pushed through most of the Jim Crow laws. The Democratic party has long ties to slavery and discrimination. Try and name one racist act or law you can tie to the Republican party? Not just your liberal progressive rhetoric, an actual fact.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Sickandtired
And you are being intellectually false. This idea that the Democrats of today are of the ideology of Antebellum Democrats is wrong, and I'm sure you know that.

If you're going to speak with any kind of integrity, you should be well aware of the big political switch in the early 20th century,and stop spreading falsehoods to others that will just run with whatever they see online.

No. 26-33
Sickandtired
Sickandtired

Oh, I know they are not the same now as then. I just get sick and tired of the same old crap all the time. The statement "thus prompting those kkk to become today’s modern republicans" is ridiculous. Typical over-the-top BS that is stated by the far left and far right. Personally I voted in every presidential election since 1993. Every time I voted for the winner. That should show my party affiliation. I have none. Although I will admit this last time was more like picking the least of 2 evils. Not so sure how that is going to work out for me....

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Sickandtired
I get what you're saying about the far left and far right, but she's not wrong. I imagine every single white supremacist is republican. That wouldn't be much of a stretch at all to believe that.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Highest_Retard, I think you would be wrong. Most of these assholes are too stupid to know what party represents their values. It would be interesting for someone to do a study and ask these people a series of questions that would determine their true political affiliation. I believe most would end up being libertarians.

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.

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.