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

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Just once. Me, Nonce.
Never been chased but seen a few too close for comfort and one standing on back legs, they look far different then. And I don't mean in a zoo!

Not to be a party pooper, but I suppose if we are going to all keep chitchatting we should move to the basement instead of chatting in current news stories. Lol.
 

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On Sunday afternoon, Wright was pulled over for an expired registration tag while driving his white Buick in Brooklyn Center, which is about 10 miles northwest of Minneapolis, with a female passenger. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 1:53 p.m. at 63rd Avenue North and Orchard Avenue North, according to the criminal complaint against Potter.

Wright called his mother during the traffic stop to tell her police just pulled him over. His mother, Katie Wright, told "Good Morning America" Tuesday that her son said he was pulled over "because I had air fresheners hanging in the rearview mirror," and that he needed the car insurance information. She said she told him to take the air fresheners down and to let her speak with police over the phone so she could give them the insurance details.

Then, she said she heard police ask her son to step out of the vehicle.
 

GrandmaBear

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Well, it is hard in these cases not to dance near politics. I don't watch MSM as I have said countless times so let's start there. Fox is being come down on for going into the victim's warrant and criminal history. Other stations push the black unfairness theme. A man gets his posts taken off Tiktok for saying false things about no warrant or knowledge of one on the wrong case and his posts are false. The mother says he was pulled over due to air fresheners and from day one the word was it was expired registration.

Well, honestly, if he did not know of the warrant and he thought this was over air fresheners then why would you try to flee anyhow? Even a nonregistration is a nonmoving violation I believe and is not the most serious thing.

On the flip side, I can believe mail was not received or someone does not know of a warrant issued. It DOES happen. However, I would think he had to know of his other incidents where he fled from police, the rent thing, had a gun without permit, etc. and had to have a reasonable idea he was "wanted" in at least the other fleeing and chase incident.

Groups/factions and attorneys flock to the family before much is even known. Typical. News goes wild with it of course. And then we get air fresheners, no knowledge of a warrant and more... I don't know... It all makes it sound even more unfair and like the cops were just out to get "him" doesn't it over something minor and petty? Again, the agendas...

It could be true, I don't know, such things certainly do and have happened although I don't believe it in every case, officer and department which the agendas of some would have us believe in every incident.

If his tag was truly expired, then I will lean heavily towards this was the reason for pulling him over short of more proof on this air freshener thing. It is very common over expired plates. They probably call it traffic cop 101 in training.

All of this said, however, it does not change the fact a mistake was made by the officer or so it appears and that he is dead.

I watched the body cam for the first time and am somewhat confused. There is more than one cop but is the "gun" I am seeing in most of that video the female officer's? Because it looks like a taser or a radar gun unless LE firearms have really changed their appearance which is possible, not like I keep up on new models or looks of weapons.

All just thoughts as I have looked into a bit more now.
 

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Brooklyn Center City Council approves policing changes in aftermath of Daunte Wright death​

After the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright last month in Brooklyn Center, the city council has approved a number of policing changes as part of a resolution proposed last week by the mayor.

The new resolution creates a new public safety department with unarmed civilian traffic enforcement and a mental health response division.


Last weekend, Mayor Michael Elliott introduced the resolution for the public safety division. The council then discussed changes during the week ahead of Saturday's vote.

Saturday's meeting became an emotional and sometimes tense affair as speakers from Daunte Wright's family along with the family of another man killed in a police shooting, Kobe Dimock-Heisler.

The bill was eventually approved on a 4-1 vote, to an eruption of support from the crowd.

"Brooklyn Center did not look to be in the national spotlight on these issues, but here we are," said Mayor Elliott in a statement. "And given the tragic incidents that occurred here, including those taking the lives of Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, we must respond with a commitment to do better, and today’s vote is part of that response.
 

GrandmaBear

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Brooklyn Center City Council approves policing changes in aftermath of Daunte Wright death​

After the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright last month in Brooklyn Center, the city council has approved a number of policing changes as part of a resolution proposed last week by the mayor.

The new resolution creates a new public safety department with unarmed civilian traffic enforcement and a mental health response division.


Last weekend, Mayor Michael Elliott introduced the resolution for the public safety division. The council then discussed changes during the week ahead of Saturday's vote.

Saturday's meeting became an emotional and sometimes tense affair as speakers from Daunte Wright's family along with the family of another man killed in a police shooting, Kobe Dimock-Heisler.

The bill was eventually approved on a 4-1 vote, to an eruption of support from the crowd.

"Brooklyn Center did not look to be in the national spotlight on these issues, but here we are," said Mayor Elliott in a statement. "And given the tragic incidents that occurred here, including those taking the lives of Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, we must respond with a commitment to do better, and today’s vote is part of that response.
Are they nuts? UNARMED traffic enforcement? Does this mean no Taser or anything I would assume? Typical media with no details. How long should we bet it will be with that idea before an officer is shot or killed? Yah, that's the answer. Uh-huh. Right. What a bright idea that apparently four officials agreed with on a vote. Come to think of it, now if you have warrants or drugs in the car, etc., you don't have to be so worried about driving around at least in Brooklyn Center with a broken tail light or anything or nonregistration or no insurance, etc. Don't stop and if you do, just take off when you feel like it, crash the car, strike a pedestrian. How are they going to stop you? With a Chauvin hold or a brawl or fist fight? Smh.

So much for opinion or freedom of speech, a man that stands up opposed gets muted? He said he feels he is dead because of warrants, perhaps not worded the best but it is likely true that there was a struggle and attempt to flee by Daunte because of the fact he knew he had outstanding warrants. I doubt he felt a need to struggle and flee over a simple nonregistration violation.

In no way am I saying that if the officer meant to draw her Taser but instead drew her firearm, it was okay and was not a travesty, and should not be investigated, etc., but the reason for needing to do anything at all apparently was because of Daunte's actions. Perhaps with more information, I will find that is not true but it appears that way now.

And for the life of me, I can't figure out what good a mental health professional would have done in this traffic stop. What are they going to do while he fights and flees and crashes, request that he please stop and talk about and process his feelings first? Call an officer to help get him for a 72 hour hold by using a stern glare or something?

Sarcasm most definitely intended.
 

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Are they nuts? UNARMED traffic enforcement? Does this mean no Taser or anything I would assume? Typical media with no details. How long should we bet it will be with that idea before an officer is shot or killed? Yah, that's the answer. Uh-huh. Right. What a bright idea that apparently four officials agreed with on a vote. Come to think of it, now if you have warrants or drugs in the car, etc., you don't have to be so worried about driving around at least in Brooklyn Center with a broken tail light or anything or nonregistration or no insurance, etc. Don't stop and if you do, just take off when you feel like it, crash the car, strike a pedestrian. How are they going to stop you? With a Chauvin hold or a brawl or fist fight? Smh.

So much for opinion or freedom of speech, a man that stands up opposed gets muted? He said he feels he is dead because of warrants, perhaps not worded the best but it is likely true that there was a struggle and attempt to flee by Daunte because of the fact he knew he had outstanding warrants. I doubt he felt a need to struggle and flee over a simple nonregistration violation.

In no way am I saying that if the officer meant to draw her Taser but instead drew her firearm, it was okay and was not a travesty, and should not be investigated, etc., but the reason for needing to do anything at all apparently was because of Daunte's actions. Perhaps with more information, I will find that is not true but it appears that way now.

And for the life of me, I can't figure out what good a mental health professional would have done in this traffic stop. What are they going to do while he fights and flees and crashes, request that he please stop and talk about and process his feelings first? Call an officer to help get him for a 72 hour hold by using a stern glare or something?

Sarcasm most definitely intended.
With the talks of these kinds of policing changes all over the country, it was bound to happen sooner or later somewhere. I’m sorry that this community has to be the guinea pig, but perhaps by doing so things will improve all the way around.
 

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With the talks of these kinds of policing changes all over the country, it was bound to happen sooner or later somewhere. I’m sorry that this community has to be the guinea pig, but perhaps by doing so things will improve all the way around.
That 'idea' hopefully doesn't catch footing in my city. We're already #1 for the most violent crimes in the US. :mad:
 

GrandmaBear

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With the talks of these kinds of policing changes all over the country, it was bound to happen sooner or later somewhere. I’m sorry that this community has to be the guinea pig, but perhaps by doing so things will improve all the way around.
I don't have a problem with change and certainly think big reforms are needed in many areas of various systems but to go to this crazy extreme is sheer lunacy. I look at this as right up there with the similar lunacy of releasing murderers, child molesters and closing prisons.

Send out unarmed traffic enforcers and mental health professionals to deal with what could be armed criminals? Really? That's right up there with trying to deny citizens a right to a firearm to protect self and family but the criminals will still get them and have them but let's just leave others defenseless.

In no way is this remark of mine meant about Daunte/this case but at this choice of change in policy in general. It's ridiculous.
 

GrandmaBear

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That 'idea' hopefully doesn't catch footing in my city. We're already #1 for the most violent crimes in the US. :mad:
I hope it doesn't. The Twin Cities metro is not going to stop crime by sending mental health professionals, unarmed officers and love either.
 

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Former officer charged in Daunte Wright killing will go to trial in December​

The case against a former Brooklyn Center police officer charged with manslaughter in the killing of Daunte Wright will go to trial in December.

Hennepin County District Judge Regina Chu found there was probable cause to support the charge of second-degree manslaughter against former police Officer Kimberly Potter at a virtual court hearing Monday. A trial is scheduled for Dec. 6.
 

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The mother of a teenager filed a lawsuit Friday seeking damages from the estate of Daunte Wright, claiming that Wright, who was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer April 11, shot her son in the head at a north Minneapolis gas station in 2019, leaving him permanently disabled.

Jennifer LeMay filed the lawsuit on behalf of her son Caleb JaChin Duane Livingston, 18, whom the lawsuit said is "alive but has no function." The family no longer lives in Minnesota.

On May 14, 2019, the lawsuit claims, Wright fired a gun at the Full Stop gas station at 1818 N. Lowry Av. Livingston, who was visiting from Illinois, had stopped there to fill his tank. After a brief confrontation, he was shot.
 

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Trial date moved up for ex-officer charged in deadly shooting of Daunte Wright​

The trial for the former Brooklyn Center police officer charged in the death of Daunte Wright has been moved up a week, according to multiple sources.

Kim Potter's lawyer confirmed to FOX 9 the trial will now start on Nov. 30. It had originally been scheduled for Dec. 6, but there were concerns the proceedings may run into the Christmas holiday.
 

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