Squad-member Rep. Ayanna Pressley weighed-in Tuesday on the Democratic Party’s efforts to promote Criminal Justice Reform heading into the 2020 election; saying the “roots of policing” and linked to the “antebellum south.”
“The roots of policing are inextricably linked to the antebellum slave patrols of the south that led to the establishment of all white police departments,” said Pressley. “Since the Fugitive Slave Act, criminal law enforcement has meant the subjugation and de-humanization of black lives.”
Rep. @AyannaPressley: "The roots of policing are inextricably linked to the antebellum slave patrols of the South." pic.twitter.com/CRlFGkCjKd
— The Hill (@thehill) September 29, 2020
Watch Pressley’s comments above.
PRESSLEY on PROTESTS: ‘It’s Time for You to Pay Us What You Owe Us’
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley weighed-in on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement sweeping the country Friday; saying “it’s time, pay us what you us” from the floor of the House of Representatives.
“Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It’s time — pay us what you owe us. Our Black skin is not a crime. It is the beautiful robe of nation-builders,” said Pressley.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley: "Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It's time — pay us what you owe us. Our Black skin is not a crime. It is the beautiful robe of nation-builders." pic.twitter.com/48avufRaif
— The Hill (@thehill) June 26, 2020
President Trump ripped New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday; saying the local police force is “furious” over his plans to install a ‘Black Liver Matter’ mural near Trump Tower on 5th avenue in Manhattan.
“Told that @NYCMayorv Bill de Blasio wants to paint the fabled & beautiful Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump Tower/Tiffany, with a big yellow Black Lives Matter sign. “Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”, referring to killing Police, is their chant. NYC Police are furious!” posted Trump on Twitter.
Told that @NYCMayor Bill de Blasio wants to paint the fabled & beautiful Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump Tower/Tiffany, with a big yellow Black Lives Matter sign. “Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”, referring to killing Police, is their chant. NYC Police are furious!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2020
Bill de Blasio pledged Tuesday to create a new task force to crackdown on his hometown’s unprecedented use of illegal fireworks this week; saying a “huge sting operation” will target illegal sellers across all five boroughs.
“We’re going to start a huge sting operation to go and get these illegal fireworks at the base, meaning everywhere they’re being sold around New York City and even where they are being sold in surrounding states that we know are flowing into New York City,” he said.
New Yorkers gathered at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence on Monday night chanting "If we can’t sleep, you won’t sleep.”
It comes as the city saw more than 800 complaints about fireworks filed this month. A huge increase from last year's number of just 21 complaints in June pic.twitter.com/IKbmw80hu0
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) June 23, 2020
“The sheriff’s office, the FDNY, the NYPD have come together in an illegal fireworks task force. We will have over 40 officers from each of those three organizations, including 12 FDNY fire marshals. The NYPD intelligence bureau will be a part of this effort to help us track down where the fireworks are coming from to begin with. Deputy sheriffs will be out there addressing this at the root,” he added.
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FLASHBACK: Ayanna Pressley Calls for ‘Unrest in the Streets’ As Long as There’s ‘Unrest in Our Lives’
Senator Rand Paul was viciously attacked outside the White House Thursday night following the President’s nomination acceptance speech; reminding voters of Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s calls for “unrest in the streets” just weeks ago.
“This is as much about public outcry, organizing and mobilizing and applying pressure,” Pressley said, “So that this GOP-led Senate and these governors that continue to carry water for this administration, putting American people in harm’s way, turning a deaf ear to the needs of our families and our communities – hold them accountable.
“Make the phone calls, send the emails, show up,” she continued. “You know, there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.”
After Sen. Rand Paul was surrounded by the violent left-wing mob in Washington, D.C. last night, recent comments made by prominent Democrats are striking.
Squad member Ayanna Pressley called for targeting GOP officials with “unrest in the streets.”pic.twitter.com/WmHartKDDz
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 28, 2020
Watch Pressley’s comments above.