MSNBC guest Brittany Packnett Cunningham claimed on Thursday night that implicit in the phrase “Make America Great Again” is a desire to engage in racially motivated murder.
Cunningham, a progressive political activist based in Missouri, joined The ReidOut to discuss a controversial bill that might soon update her state’s self-defense laws.
SB666, which is currently being debated by lawmakers, would make those who use deadly force immune from criminal or civil liability, with few caveats.
The bill states that law enforcement agencies “may use standard procedures for investigating the use or threatened use of force, but the agency may not arrest the person for using or threatening to use force unless the agency determines that there is probable cause that the force that was used or threatened was unlawful.”
Additionally, once self-defense is claimed, a burden to disprove it is shifted to the prosecution or an aggrieved party, rather than a potential criminal or civil defendant who might be making a case their actions were necessary.
The bill has been monikered the “Make Murder Legal Act” by many of those who oppose it.