Michael Moore turned to Twitter Thursday morning to voice his demands to society in the wake of civil unrest in Baltimore.
“Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep u poor, call u a thug, not let u vote. But u can sing for us,” the controversial film director tweeted to his 1.83 million followers.
He went on to demand that all African-Americans currently incarcerated for non-violent or drug crimes to be released immediately. “I don’t believe 50% of them did what they’re accused of,” he said. “Lies. Greed. A modern day slave system.”
“Poor whites 2,” he added.
He also called for the disarmament of all police, claiming that privately owned guns will work just as well among citizens “til the right cops r hired.”
“Local cops now militarized. Founding Fathers said NO army policing on our soil. Why do cops have tanks? Oh, right – the Enemy: The Black Man,” he concluded.
The director’s tweets are in reaction to the recent case of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, who died a week after his arrest from a severed spinal cord allegedly sustained while in custody.
A federal investigation is still underway regarding the 25-year-old’s death while citizens wait impatiently for answers.
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