Let me lay out the facts of this issue and you then decide if U.S. Representative Rashida “M F’er” Tlaib is in fact a racist, a bigot, or perhaps both.
Tlaib heard about Detroit police utilizing facial recognition software connected to their video cameras on traffic lights and in and around businesses. When she was made aware of the use, on August 20th she tweeted:
@detroitpolice You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t.
When they heard the disparaging and vulgar remarks by Tlaib, the Detroit Police officials invited her to the facility inside the Public Safety Headquarters to see how Detroit actually uses the facial recognition software to keep the people and visitors of Detroit safe.
The Detroit News reported that her tour was often tense, with both Tlaib and Detroit police Chief James bickering over how the department uses the facial recognition software as well as the privacy issues that comes with this tool. She also had concerns that the software would misidentify an unreasonable number of darker-skinned people. Why she choose to point out “darker-skinned people” I have no idea