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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
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."
(Read more Michael Moore stories.)

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