Cardi B Reverses on Defunding the Police: ‘We Need Cops and That’s Facts’
Rapper deletes tweet supporting police
Rapper Cardi B has done a U-turn on her support for defunding the police, dismissing the idea as “bulls**t.”
Responding to a tweet stating “defund the police,” Cardi B said, “That’s bulls**t to me.”
“We need cops, and that’s facts we just need strict laws for cops,” she continued.
“If you shot somebody just like civilians you will go to jail that same day, get charge[d], wait for bond and go to trial. That will make you think twice about shooting anyone.”
The tweet has now been deleted.
The tweet came in response to Cardi B's remarks about the 13-year-old who was killed by police after he tried to run and was armed with a handgun in Chicago.
“That video of that 13-year-old falling on his a*s after getting shot by a cop is so sick, sad and disgusting."
"I’m so tired of police brutality & entitlement,” she tweeted.
“We are sooo tired of it. When will it end? like this s**t is becoming too much. It’s truly traumatizing.”
That video of that 13 year old falling on his ass after getting shot by a cop is so sick,sad and disgusting.I’m so tired of police brutality & entitlement.We are sooo tired of it .When will it end? like this shit is becoming too much. It’s truly traumatizing.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) April 15, 2021
13-year-old Adam Toledo was reported shot and killed by police last month after running, stopped to surrender before flashing he gun that he then tossed.
Footage from the incident was released yesterday.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
Police charged 21-year-old Ruben Roman, who was walking with Adam when police responded to the call of shots fired, with felony reckless discharge of a firearm, felony unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and felony endangerment of a child in connection with the incident. …
Footage from the officer’s body-worn camera shows his vantage point as he chases after the boy down an alley, repeatedly yelling for him to stop. The officer yelled, “Show me your f— hands.” The boy turned toward the officer with arms raised and nothing in his hands. The officer yelled, “Drop it, drop it,” and immediately fired a single shot before rushing over. …
A police report of the shooting indicates that officers thought the teenager was armed with a gun. Prosecutors said in Mr. Roman’s bond hearing that a 9-millimeter Ruger was found near the fence where the boy was shot.
A second video from a different angle shows the boy pausing before turning toward the officer, extending his arm behind a wooden fence as if tossing something, then raising his hands as he turns.
The family's lawyer said it wasn't clear what the boy threw behind the fence but acknowledged that “it could be a gun.”
A Chicago Police Department source blasted Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot over her remarks, saying morale was really bad from the shooting.
“Moral[e] is really bad against the mayor right now,” the source told Fox News.
“When she came out after the shooting, she said she wanted to go after the person who put the gun in the hands of Toledo."
"Then all of a sudden, she comes out today and throws department under the bus.”
Tributes to deceased armed teen Adam Toledo by his friends refer to him by his gang names, "Lil' Homicide" and "Bvby Diablo." pic.twitter.com/L9WOBNb3Hv— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 15, 2021