Rep. Rashida Tlaib made an appearance at the Detroit Real Time Crime Center with Police Chief James Craig discussing facial recognition software and said this during the meeting:

“Analysts need to be African-Americans …I think non-African-Americans think African Americans look the same.” 

“I’ve seen it even on the House floor: People calling Elijah Cummings ‘John Lewis,’ and John Lewis ‘Elijah Cummings,’ and they’re totally different people. I see it all the time, and I love them because they go along with it.”

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The Detroit Police Chief came back at her with the fact that there shouldn’t be discrimination:

“I trust people who are trained, regardless of race, regardless of gender. It’s about the training.”

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Tlaib tweeted before this meeting that she objects to the new facial recognition technology, so Chief Craig invited her to meet.

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