Kari Lake is the GOP contender in the Arizona gubernatorial race. Backed by Trump, Lake is one of the tougher fighters in the GOP, utterly unwilling to back down to the left or surrender the field to it on important issues in the way that softer-spined Republicans might.
Such is what could be seen during a press conference yesterday, when a race-baiting reporter attempted to claim that “people of color” are being “targeted” by the police. Lake hit back hard without skipping a beat, as you can watch here:
BIG MISTAKE: Reporter claims People of Color are "TARGETED" by Police@KariLake: “Every Arizonan wants safety & security in their neighborhood. It doesn’t matter what your skin color is.”@AbrahamHamadeh: "Do these these brave Men & Women look like racists to you?"
WATCH & RT! pic.twitter.com/TplhIIrLsX
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 16, 2022
As you can hear in the video, the reporter kicked things off by asking if “people of color” are “wrong” to feel that they are being “targeted” by cops, asking:
Kari, a lot of people of color feel like they’re unfairly targeted by police, you know, is are they wrong to feel that way? And regardless of whether there’s any merit there, what can you as governor do to improve perception of police?
Lake didn’t retreat an inch. Instead she stood up for the police and refused to accept the race-baiter’s attempt to make everything about race, saying, after clarifying what the question was:
Look how many people of color have you talked to about that? I mean, if you look at surveys, which surveys I’m happy to, I’m happy to look at those stats, because I will tell you this that I talked to people of color, I talked to all Arizonans. They’re all concerned about the crime.
Just because your skin isn’t the same color as yours doesn’t mean you want your kids to be walking down the street in an unsafe neighborhood. Every Arizonan wants safety and security in their neighborhood. It doesn’t matter what your skin color is.
And if you look at stats, you will look and see that police do not target people of color. That is a lie that’s been perpetuated by the left, and then spread and disseminated and re spread in the media. Check the stats.
Don’t I believe that’s an opinion, a lot of people of color have? I don’t. I think you guys find one or two people, three or four. And they’re activists oftentimes, and then you spread that narrative. Go into a neighborhood and ask the people in neighborhoods that are minority neighborhoods, do you want fewer police? Do you want to defund the police? They will look at you like you are the craziest person on the planet. Nobody wants that.
Joining her was Abe Hamadeh, who is running for the Arizona Attorney General position, saying:
I could follow up, look behind us. You’re acting as if it’s one race joined the law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement is made up of our community. Of course, they have a vested interest in keeping our communities safe. And they’re not targeting people based off race. This is a lie that’s been perpetuated by the media, by members of this organizations and why you consistently bring this up as you seek to further divide our country.
Right now what we’re seeing is law enforcement is under attack. And that’s why we’re seeing a rise in crime. Our cities are turning into Gotham. And it’s because of the job of the media has been highlighting these cases, where sometimes it’s an honest mistake. Law enforcement, they wear body cameras, they do every single thing right. And then all of a sudden, when there’s some minor issue, you highlight it, and you try to make it a bigger deal than it is.
And you cause rioting on the streets, you have to honestly know how powerful your position is as a journalist. But right now, it’s waning. And this is why we have social media out there, which is why we’re doing this press conference.
But it’s a shame on you to try to accuse us of saying that law enforcement and targeting people of color, people of color want law enforcement, their communities, because you know what, if you go to minority areas, they’re the ones who are begging for police because they don’t want their homes to be broken into. They don’t want their circle case to be closed down. But unfortunately, the media keeps perpetuating this narrative.
But look around us these brave men and women. Do they look like racists to you? No. They’re members of our community, it’s time we treat them with respect.
Kari Lake then jumped back in again to join in the dogpiling on the reporter, saying:
I’ll just add one thing to that, you know, they are wearing many of our men and women in law enforcement are now wearing body cams.
And I think what we’re now seeing incidents that happen, you know, we can’t we’re not just capitalizing like the media did for many years, when somebody took a cell phone video, you find the worst part. And you run that over and over and over and over again, but you don’t run the 20 minutes that led up to that. And it’s really unfortunate, you’re telling a tiny sliver of the story. And it may look bad on video.
But when you look back and see the 20 minutes before and what led up to that moment, almost all of the time it admonishes the police officer. Nobody wants to be in a dangerous situation. And these men and women behind me and the people they represent deserve to go home to their wives, to their husbands to their parents, and their children. And when I’m Governor we’re going to see to it that they do make it home and we’re going to protect them.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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