- Local time
- Today, 15:30
- Jul 5, 2006
Opening statements are under way in the trial of a former Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center in April. Kim Potter claimed that she meant to reach for her Taser.
Consider that Lt. Michael Byrd, who shot Ashli Babbit and killed her was not charged with murder and will not be facing any prosecution. From the conspiracy angle potential charges against Byrd where probably dismissed for political reasons based on Biden's background "war" against phantom White supremacy. Then there is the case Kyle Rittenhouse who killed three people in self-defense. The prosecution, in the Rittenhouse case apparently went for a murder conviction in an effort to satiate "left" wing demands for "blood".
An earlier thread concerning this topic: Riots in Minneapolis. In that thread, I noted: "Embedded in the article above is this quote: "On Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said Wright's death "wasn't an accident" because policing in the U.S. "is inherently & intentionally racist." Tlaib appeared to then call for an end to law enforcement entirely." Again, the political leadership of the US ignores the criminal behavior of those rioting and looting while continuing to falsely project the narrative that the police are the ones who oppressing Black people.".
A couple of side points. Being a police officer is dangerous work. Cops shot, killed in line of duty hits record high in 2021. We also need to consider that Daunte Wright had a criminal record, which tends to make police officers nervous when they pull-over such a person. Daunte Wright, also apparently escalated the situation by resisting arrest. His actions only complicated the situation. One can surmise that Daunte Wright would not have died otherwise. The actions of the person being potentially arrested are just as significant as the actions of the police officer.