March 26, 2024

Flashback: Mike Braun Endorsed Black Lives Matter, Clashed With Tucker Carlson Over Police Shooting

A few years ago, Senator Mike Braun was finding himself in hot water over his support of Black Lives Matter, a racist extremist organization, while criticizing law enforcement.

He appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to respond to a segment Carlson had done about him. This was when Tucker Carlson was still on Fox News.

August 23, 2022 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

More than two years after Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot by Atlanta police, the case against the two officers involved has been dropped.

The special prosecutor announced Tuesday afternoon that he would not pursue charges against the officers. Pete Skandalakis, executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, shared the decision during an afternoon news conference.

Rayshard Brooks was drunk, resisted arrest, and took the officer’s Taser and used it against the officer. The use of lethal force by police was justified by any objective observation.

In his current gubernatorial run in Indiana, Braun has received the endorsement of the Indiana State Police Alliance.

The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) gave Braun a 100% rating. Mike Braun steadily increased his NAPO rating from 2019, where he earned a mere 33%. Braun got a 60% in 2020 but has maintained a 100% rating since then.

Mike Braun’s current gubernatorial campaign has released a public safety plan for Hoosiers.

The plan includes:

Keeping communities safe

Braun said that if a violent crime is committed, an individual assaults a law enforcement officer or distributes drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine, they will “face the full weight of Indiana’s justice system.”

Standing with law enforcement

Braun said he would propose “significant salary increases and advanced training opportunities” for law enforcement, “ensuring that… officers have the resources and backing they need to perform their duties…”

Braun said he would also “champion policies” that enhance the recruitment and retention of officers, as well as improve training and support their well-being.

Interestingly enough, his plan also includes protections of qualified immunity.

Protect qualified immunity

Braun said qualified immunity is a “crucial legal doctrine” which protects officers from personal liability while they perform their duties. Braun said his commitment is to provide officers “with the confidence and legal safeguards they need to make decisions in the best interest of public safety.”

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