Daunte Wright shot by Minneapolis police officer 4 April 2021

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In response to this article. 1. I have been pulled over for it. 2. There is information that he was pulled over for expired tabs.
 
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GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
In response to this article. 1. I have been pulled over for it. 2. There is information that he was pulled over for expired tabs.
I don't have an opinion on this case yet, there is much I want to know first, I don't feel I know enough to form an opinion.

So we have a debate whether it is air fresheners or expired tabs? Personally, I think the air freshener thing is a ridiculous reason to pull someone over. They make them with string and put them in the auto parts areas of stores to hang off of your mirror. I was stopped once and ticketed for having my rear window blocked. I had a back seat full and I guess some of it was above the window--I was helping others move someone and took a load in the car to their new home. I was not happy but at least that made a bit more sense than some little air freshener on a mirror. I have NEVER been pulled over for an air freshener. I don't have one on my mirror now but I sure used to, like many people have. I am sure I probably had my graduation tassel back in the day too, another common one.

As often is the case, we may never know the truth unless body cams with voice tell us what they said he was pulled over for. Maybe it was the plates and then the air freshener was also noted after the stop? And then they found he had a warrant?
 

Mel70

Special specialist
I don't have an opinion on this case yet, there is much I want to know first, I don't feel I know enough to form an opinion.

So we have a debate whether it is air fresheners or expired tabs? Personally, I think the air freshener thing is a ridiculous reason to pull someone over. They make them with string and put them in the auto parts areas of stores to hang off of your mirror. I was stopped once and ticketed for having my rear window blocked. I had a back seat full and I guess some of it was above the window--I was helping others move someone and took a load in the car to their new home. I was not happy but at least that made a bit more sense than some little air freshener on a mirror. I have NEVER been pulled over for an air freshener. I don't have one on my mirror now but I sure used to, like many people have. I am sure I probably had my graduation tassel back in the day too, another common one.

As often is the case, we may never know the truth unless body cams with voice tell us what they said he was pulled over for. Maybe it was the plates and then the air freshener was also noted after the stop? And then they found he had a warrant?
He did have a warrant. I have been pulled over more than once for it. Once here. Once in Wisconsin.
 

GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
So it is a legitimate reason is the point. Although I think it is ridiculous.
I think it a bit anal for a cop to pick on something like that. I feel much the same way about jaywalking. However, I find it as easy to believe they noticed expired tags just because that is quite commonly looked for by LE.
 

GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
Well he clearly was no choir boy and he was resisting and/or fleeing police, and he had an active warrant. This article matched the little I have heard, that he was pulled over for an expired plate. The air freshener thing I never heard until today.

I still have not formed an opinion but I will say if you have an active warrant, driving around with expired tags is not very wise...
 

GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
I should add though that some media is going to say, etc. that LE saw him as a black man and perhaps did not know differently.

That's as far as I am going to go with it. The Floyd case is surrounded by politics, certain groups with agendas and some try to make it about race, and they are/or will with this one, but I try to base my opinion with all that stripped away and what actually happened in the incident. I also thus far do not see much comparison between the two cases. Jmo thus far.
 

Mel70

Special specialist
I should add though that some media is going to say, etc. that LE saw him as a black man and perhaps did not know differently.

That's as far as I am going to go with it. The Floyd case is surrounded by politics, certain groups with agendas and some try to make it about race, and they are/or will with this one, but I try to base my opinion with all that stripped away and what actually happened in the incident. I also thus far do not see much comparison between the two cases. Jmo thus far.
They did know. They showed his white mother.
 

Mel70

Special specialist
I mean LE. Was his mother there before the cop shot him? Did the cops see the white mother? Or can the media say the cop just saw a black man? I guess I better make my previous posts clearer.
No they didn't see his mother. He was on the phone with her when it happened. The media however did show her right away.
 

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