Michael Moore: Disarm Cops He also calls for release of all black people imprisoned for drug crimes By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Apr 30, 2015 6:40 PM CDT 204 comments Comments Michael Moore in 2013. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) (Newser) – Michael Moore isn't big on incremental solutions. In a series of tweets today that keep gathering steam, Moore called for the disarming of police and for the release of all black prisoners jailed for drug crimes or non-violent offenses, reports the Hill. He likened prison to a "modern day slave system." Three of the tweets: "Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep u poor, call u a thug, not let u vote. But u can sing for us." "Here's my demand: I want every African-American currently incarcerated for drug 'crimes; or nonviolent offenses released from prison today." "Next demand: Disarm the police. We have a 1/4 billion 2nd amendment guns in our homes 4 protection. We'll survive til the right cops r hired" The reaction is coming down pretty much the way you'd expect, with Moore's fans and enemies retweeting in a frenzy. Conservative site The Blaze makes sure to highlight this tweeted response from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.: "Start pilot project by doing it in his neighborhood. Set up transitional inmate housing where he lives."