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Minneapolis Erupts in Looting, Riots After Police Shooting of Black Man

Minneapolis Erupts in Looting, Riots After Police Shooting of Black Man

The cop who allegedly shot the man thought she was using a taser and not a gun.

Black Lives Matters rioters erupted in violence after a police officer allegedly killed a black man during a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon.

There is now a curfew.

UPDATE: Cop Thought She had a Taser

From ABC News:

Police in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop say the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun.

Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.”

The man identified by relatives as 20-year-old Daunte Wright died Sunday in Brooklyn Center, a city of about 30,000 people on the northwest border of Minneapolis. His death sparked violent protests, with officers in riot gear clashing with demonstrators into Monday morning.

Police Shooting

Duante Wright’s relatives allege the unnamed police officer shot and killed him after he pulled over Wright, who had an outstanding warrant. He allegedly tried to run from the police:

Police in Brooklyn Center, which borders Minneapolis, said the shooting occurred as they were trying to take a driver with an outstanding warrant into custody following a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. Sunday.

An officer shot the man after he re-entered his vehicle, police said in a statement

“The vehicle traveled several blocks before striking another vehicle,” police said. “Officers in pursuit and responding medical personnel attempted lifesaving measures, but the person died at the scene.”

A woman identified as Duante’s mother told local media her son said the police came after him over air fresheners in his car:

Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, tearfully pleaded near the scene Sunday afternoon for more information and for her son’s body to be moved from the street. She also urged the protesters to remain peaceful.

“All he did was have air fresheners in the car and they told him to get out of the car,” Wright said, explaining that her son called her when he was getting pulled over. During the call, she said she heard scuffling and then someone saying “Daunte, don’t run” before the phone call ended. When she called back, her son’s girlfriend answered and said Daunte had been shot.

“He got out of the car, and his girlfriend said they shot him,” she said. “He got back in the car, and he drove away and crashed and now he’s dead on the ground since 1:47. … Nobody will tell us anything. Nobody will talk to us. … I said please take my son off the ground.”

Riots and Looting

Riots and looting broke out several hours later.


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    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to UserP. | April 12, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Yes, it’s what democracy looks like, or so I was told.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | April 12, 2021 at 7:33 pm

      From my perspective, I had 45 adult years of it not looking like this, We can return to a reasonable democracy by killing enough of these rioters while they are acting up. Surely, this merits use of deadly force.

      Taking out rioters, arsonists and looters would greatly improve culture, improve other residents quality of life.

      There needs to be a culling.

        henrybowman in reply to JusticeDelivered. | April 12, 2021 at 11:03 pm

        If the rioters didn’t have the tacit and express support of their socialist city governments, there would be.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to JusticeDelivered. | April 13, 2021 at 12:08 am

        ” We can return to a reasonable democracy by killing enough of these rioters while they are acting up. Surely, this merits use of deadly force.”

        The big woke international businesses are your enemy. Why do you want to save them from their own stupidity. Was your Target destroyed? If not, why are you still shopping there? I suggest destruction via boycott to be sure, not violence and looting, but the people who hate you brought this upon themselves. Why intervene?

        There would first have to be a culling of the Marxist politicians. They’re the ones who promote the riots by ordering police not to interfere with the rioters, and refuse to prosecute any who are arrested. This is their show — if they didn’t want it, they’d stop it.

Good thing the FBI has all this cool facial recognition software and resources they can throw into arresting and convicting a violent bunch of arsonists and looters. Oh, wait. What do you mean it’s all being used for something else?

“Minnesota Mean”. The self righteous woke squad is literally destroying Minneapolis before our very eyes.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to nebel. | April 12, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    So, they are attacking and looting the assets of our woke internationalist corporatist overlords. I don’t care. Let the woke internationalist corporatist overlords foot the bill, and the consequences, for protection.

    I do feel for the small mom and pop stores that may also be ransacked. I hope the Blue backs you.

      I have a partial list of stores and corporations I would encourage the looters to target. Every week. No excuse needed.

      Just added some new ones from an article about 100 Woke corps meeting to discuss how to oppose GOP voter integrity laws.

      — Walmart
      — Starbucks
      — Home Depot
      — Kohls
      — Bed, Bath, and Beyond
      — J. C. Penney
      — Target
      — Amazon stores
      — Whole Foods


        JHogan in reply to JHogan. | April 12, 2021 at 3:33 pm

        For the record — that’s tongue-in-cheek humor. I would never encourage anyone to loot anything.

          CaptTee in reply to JHogan. | April 13, 2021 at 1:02 pm

          Too late. They can arrest you now for inciting to riot. Better save screen shot of both comments. [sadly not sarcasm]

          I always tag my sarcastic comments for those who might not be able to recognize sarcasm.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | April 12, 2021 at 7:35 pm

      I hope all those stores move, let the city rot.

Subotai Bahadur | April 12, 2021 at 2:16 pm

One thing that makes me happy is that my son and his family are moving home to Colorado. No, they aren’t in Minnesota now, but they used to have to fly out of Minneapolis to get here. They found a flight from elsewhere, closer to where they are now, and do not have to come within artillery range of Minneapolis.

Subotai Bahadur

    PrincetonAl in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | April 12, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Glad that is working out for you. Everyone deserves to be safe from this.

    Unfortunately, this stuff will spread everywhere if citizens don’t wake up and stand up for their rights and vote out the politicians that encourage this stuff.

healthguyfsu | April 12, 2021 at 2:27 pm

These criminal a-holes are heroes to the left…..because “it could be a law abiding Black citizen one day”…unlikely, accidents happen to all races but if you aren’t a fleeing fugitive, disobeying police, or otherwise trying to clearly indicate that you are not a threat then you aren’t getting shot at.

healthguyfsu | April 12, 2021 at 2:27 pm

Side note: time for a re-trial and change of venue for Chauvin.

I’m guessing Daunte wasn’t that bright or it would’ve occurred to him that failure to make his court appearance resulted in a bench warrant. Air freshener!

    TargaGTS in reply to Nanoushka. | April 12, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    I didn’t see the police presser. Did they confirm that the outstanding warrant was from a failure to appear on the February arrest for aggravated robbery?

    Incidentally, it looks like he was (conditionally) RORd on the aggravated robbery charge. I’m not sure that would have been possible in any jurisdiction just a few years ago.

I wonder how many people hailed the advent of the Biden* regime as a return to normal? What they didn’t resize is that “normal” now means a more-or-less permanent state of rioting, looting, raping and murdering.

“‘All he did was have air fresheners in the car and they told him to get out of the car,’ Wright said, explaining that her son called her when he was getting pulled over. During the call, she said she heard scuffling and then someone saying ‘Daunte, don’t run’ before the phone call ended. When she called back, her son’s girlfriend answered and said Daunte had been shot.”

Like the George Floyd story – and practically every other major news event – I strongly suspect that there is much more to this latest unrest than what the Joseph Goebbels media has told us so far.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | April 12, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    “I wonder how many people hailed the advent of the Biden* regime as a return to normal?”

    This may not fit with the Democrat agenda, and so will not be promoted or allowed to spread.

    I have not heard the “mostly peaceful meme yet, so that tells me something.

      Maybe. But when the Nazis took power they terminated with extreme prejudice Ernst Röhm and the SA as potential armed rivals. We may see the same with Antifa and BLM if the Communist political leaders feel it is necessary.

      No way will the Communists let ANYONE threaten their power – not even their own erstwhile allies.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm

The Oakland Fruitvsle BART station “I-thought-it-aas-my,-taser story repeated.

Who trains these people?

    I’d prefer to blame the taser designers who make the handles feel the same as a firearm. They only way to prevent this mistake is to make the process of unholstering a taser different from unholstering a firearm.

It’s been awhile since the last mostly peaceful looting and riots.

Time to stock up. Especially free on booze and big screen TVs.

Never know when the next opportunity to peacefully loot and riot might be.

Progress… low trust society and its inevitable liberalization or transition (e.g. state or process of divergence).

We need an updated remake of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.” In the new version, the underclass periodically selects one “winner” to confront police and be killed, so that the rest of the community can get their new shoes, beauty products, and auto parts.

    healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | April 12, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    This is a great idea but unless it is written and directed by a hack with a diddy kong face like jordan peele (with the right skin color and the opportunistic agenda) then it won’t survive the woke cutting room floor.

Aw c’mon man, shit happens.

    Milhouse in reply to gbear. | April 12, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Indeed it does. Obviously you want to minimize it as much as possible, but there will never be a time when the incidence of shit is reduced to zero. Hence the concept of “friendly fire”.

    Was it Adlai Stevenson who as a teenager accidentally killed a friend?

      henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      Haven’t heard that one. I do remember that it was journalist and rabid gun-control crusader Carl Rowan that shot a kid using his swimming pool in DC, with a gun he had illegally obtained from his son the FBI agent, and illegally possessed in his Washington DC home.

      Of course, no one involved was punished for any of these felonies, except for the evil gun, which was confiscated.

Let’s take a look at this incident.
A LEO, on routine patrol, observes evidence that a vehicle’s registration may well be expired. He performs a routine traffic stop, not a felony stop. When a check for DL status, and warrants, is run, it revealed an active warrant existed for the driver. He is placed under arrest and as he is being handcuffed, he struggles with one LEO and jumps back into his car. The LEOs have no idea as to his intentions.One of the LEOs draws her firearm. As the struggle continues, During the struggle, she threatens to taze him. She even follows Tazer procedures and yells; Tazer, tazer, tazer. Then she fired one shot. Unfortunately, the weapon that she fired was a handgun.

This certainly appears to be a case of negligence

But, we do not have all the facts, If Duante Wright had not resisted arrest this might, well still have happened. But it is less likely. If his tag had not been expired, this might well not have happened. If he had appeared in court in April, 2021, this might not happened. But, we have no idea why he did all this.

The LEO, who fired the shot, drew her firearm, rather than her tazer. We do not know exactly why. Was it intentional? It does not appear so. Was it deficient training? Maybe. We will have to see.

Then there is the design of the Tazer. It is shaped like a pistol. Under high stress, mistakes are much more likely. If this turns out to be a mistake, then it will handled properly.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Mac45. | April 12, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Another thugvon off the streets…wish our country wasn’t so backwards so we could thank the cop.

    In my book, you are allowed a pass to mistake your gun for your taser if someone resists arrest with violence, hops in a car that could kill you or someone else, and is a fugitive with a gun-related criminal charge pending.

    This has as much to do with air fresheners as Trayvon had to do with skittles, but I’m sure Crump and his gang of nation destroying ambulance chasers are primed and ready to bilk out some more cash.

Where will the rioters and looters look to burn and rob next should these Minneapolis St Paul mall and small retail stores decide to fold, lock up and not rebuild?

All that’s left is home delivery. That requires a change in BLM strategy. How about ambushing the supply chain by capturing the Amazon Prime vans and UPS trucks when they pull into someone’s driveway?

Will she be charged? I’m quite sure that I, a private citizen, don’t walk away from mistaking a firearm for a taser. I’m getting a manslaughter or negligent homicide charge.

TheRightSide | April 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

Remember all those memes over the summer “This is Donald Trumps America” — Holding my breath waiting for the Biden/Harris ones.

And mabye if the media would stop saying “Black” man in the headline bc as we know it wasn’t a factor;(IT was a case of Stupid not Racist) this crap would stop, or at least we would see what it is – Nothing but straight up crime for crimes sake

legislation such as this –
isn’t going to help put competent cops on the street:
“New Mexico this week became the third state to make it easier to sue police officers for civil-rights violations, as it enacted a law barring a legal defense known as qualified immunity. “

    CaptTee in reply to hbrown7332. | April 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I wonder who gets stuck with the legal bills under this “lawyers’ full employment act”?

    I bet it is the taxpayers, directly of indirectly.