Rep. Ilhan Omar called for dismantling economic and political systems that serve as a “system of oppression.”
“We can’t stop at criminal justice reform or policing reform,” she said during an outdoor press conference.
“We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system.
Omar has joined calls of local progressive politicians to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death, calling it “rotten to the root.”
Minneapolis’ City Council members last week announced a veto-proof push to disband the city’s police department.