DC mayor issues tone deaf tweet in wake of Uber driver death

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Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser was ripped on Sunday for posting a tone deaf tweet about auto theft prevention just days after the deadly carjacking of an Uber Eats driver.

Bowser shared a video from DC’s Metro police on “preventing auto thefts” following the death last Tuesday of Mohammad Anwar, who was killed after two two teen girls allegedly stun-gunned and carjacked him.

“Auto theft is a crime of opportunity. Follow these steps to reduce the risk of your vehicle becoming a target. Remember the motto, #ProtectYourAuto,” Bowser wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

Anwar, 66, died when he was flung from the car onto a sidewalk. The two girls escaped without injury.

Bowser’s tweet was met with confusion and contempt by those online who were looking for words of sympathy.

“Victim blaming much?” Rita Panahi wrote on Twitter.

One person said the alleged incompetence by the mayor was nothing new.

“Mayor Bowser keeps finding new lows,” Porter Orvetti wrote. “Immigrants and citizens of DC deserve better.”

Another user, Gabriella Hoffman, said the tweet may have been scheduled to go out before Anwar’s death but was “extremely tone deaf.”

U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee holds hearing on the District of Columbia statehood bill on Capitol Hill in Washington

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser testifies at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the District of Columbia statehood bill on March 22, 2021.

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Covid 19 Situational Press Conference, Washington, United States - 25 Mar 2021

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Covid 19 Situational Press Conference, Washington, United States - 25 Mar 2021

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a press conference about COVID-19, DC Statehood and gun problem in the US on March 25, 2021.

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“Bowser’s silence is deafening,” Hoffman said.

During a Thursday news conference, Bowser described Anwar’s death as “tragic, senseless, heinous, ridiculous.”

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