Speaking at the former Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington, D.C., today, Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled her plan to reduce violent crime in the district and create a #SaferStrongerDC. More specifically, she attempted to unveil her plan, but #BlackLivesMatter protesters managed to shout her down for much of the meeting.
Announcing that she’d like to put more police officers on the streets, Bowser clarified that her plan is “not about arresting black men; It’s about saving their lives.” Let’s just say that the new officers didn’t receive a warm welcome.
The mayor did post a transcription of her speech to Twitter; here is a selection of her remarks.
The alternative? It’s not much different from the one proposed by the group “Disarm NYPD.”