Filmmaker Michael Moore took to Twitter on Thursday to make some demands — namely, that America’s police be disarmed and “every African-American currently incarcerated for drug ‘crimes’ or nonviolent offenses” be set free from prison.

The polarizing documentarian began his social media rant in the early morning with a cryptic tweet, writing: “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.”

It escalated from there.




Moore’s call for action was an apparent response to the controversy over the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who was injured in police custody in Baltimore. Following Gray’s death several days after his arrest, riots broke out in Baltimore. Pockets of the city burned, scores of police officers were injured, and hundreds of people were arrested as the governor activated the National Guard, and the city imposed a curfew to curb the violence.

The “Bowling for Columbine” filmmaker, who has been butting heads with the NRA and gun-rights advocates for more than a dozen years, said three years ago that “guns are for hunters … and cowards.”

In citing the Second Amendment and writing “we’ll survive til the right cops r hired,” Moore seemed to be taking a new position, the Free Beacon noted.

That statement also caught the eye of talk-show host Dana Loesch, the author of “Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America.”

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, hailed as the “NRA’s favorite sheriff,” also fired back at Moore, suggesting that the police-disarmament program start in Moore’s own community.

Congressman-turned-talk host Joe Walsh didn’t care for Moore’s ideas, either.

The tweetstorm — and the reaction to it — put Moore back in the spotlight three months after he made headlines with a series of controversial comments about Clint Eastwood and “American Sniper.”