Here we go, again, with rioting, looting, and burning.

According to David Aaro of Fox News, “Minnesota police and rioters clash after Daunte Wright shooting.  The Police shot and killed Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop Sunday, after female police officer mistakes firearm for taser and fatally shoots him.”

I’m not sure how you mistake your gun for a taser, but that’s her story.

“Minnesota authorities arrested about 40 people after rioters and police clashed for a second night in Brooklyn Center, Minn., authorities said during a news conference early Tuesday.”

“Hundreds gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Monday and defied curfew. They demanded justice for Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by police during a traffic stop.”

No matter what happens, Daunte Wright is dead, and there’s no bringing him back. 

I’m sure the officer who shot him will pay for her “mistake.”

I’m not sure what these crowds want.

Do they want to see her dragged out into the street and lynched?

Is that their idea of justice?   

“The crowd chanted ‘Daunte Wright!’ Some shouted obscenities at officers.”

“Authorities fired tear gas, and flash-bang grenades into the crowd after warning them that they were in violation of curfew. Some rioters retaliated by throwing smoke canisters back toward law enforcement, while others launched fireworks at the police lines, according to reports.”

I’m sure they were all shaking in their boots when they were reminded they were braking curfew.

“Authorities said officers were shelled ‘pretty significantly,’ with objects thrown from the crowd. A few officers were hit by debris and suffered minor injuries during the unrest, police said.”

“Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said law enforcement officials made attempts to talk with protest leaders about figuring how to peacefully disperse the crowds, but ‘unfortunately, those efforts weren’t successful … so … [we] stood and protected that building.’”

“Looters also broke into several businesses at a strip mall near the police station, including a Dollar Tree store, according to reports.”

“Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting death Sunday of 20-year-old Daunte Wright as ‘an accidental discharge.’”

Again, I’m not sure how you mistake your gun for a taser, but that’s her story.

It’s just a shame that this all could have been avoided if Wright would have just cooperated with the police rather than deciding to fight them.

That being said, he still did not deserve to die.

But that still doesn’t justify the actions of the rioters.

“Police shot and killed Wright during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday. The bodycam footage showed three police officers gathered near a stopped car that was pulled over an expired registration. Police attempted to arrest Wright for an outstanding warrant, leading to a struggle, followed by the fatal shooting.”

So, you’re telling me that three officers can’t control this one guy without having to taser him or shoot him?

They had the guy up against his car, with his hands behind his back and, somehow, he is allowed to get back into his car?

I would say these cops were guilty doing a very poor job of controlling the situation as well.  

“Vice President Kamala Harris took to Twitter late Monday to comment on the shooting and said Wright’s family needs ‘justice and healing’ as the investigation plays out.”

‘“Prayers are not enough,’ she tweeted. ‘Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigation is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.’”

Nice job, Kamala.  Way to diffuse the situation!

NOT!

At least she managed to not burst into laughter for once.

And, the words “prayers are not enough,” seem to be a new catch phrase for the Godless, democrat Nazis.

Keep your ears open.  I’m sure this won’t be the last time we hear these words.   

“Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said the officer who shot and killed Wright had intended to fire a Taser, not the handgun.”

“The officer was identified as Kimberly A. Potter, whose career with the Brooklyn Center Police Department has spanned more than 25 years, the Star Tribune reported. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Monday night that Potter is on standard administrative leave.”

On a side note…, it’s been over three months now, and we still don’t know the identity of the Capitol police officer who shot and killed, an unarmed, Ashli Babbitt, in the Capitol, on January 6, 2021.

Just sayin’.

“Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement.”

“Attorney Ben Crump confirmed to Fox News that the families of George Floyd and Daunte Wright will hold a joint press conference outside the Hennepin County Courthouse at 12 p.m. CT Tuesday amid the trial for Derek Chauvin.”

We can only hope they can find it in their hearts to plead for a stop to the violence.  Even if they do, it probably won’t help matters.

“Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Officer Kimberly A. Potter, who got her police license in 1995, was reportedly training a new officer at the time she fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright.”

‘“She’s just a very dedicated, passionate, good person. It’s completely devastating,’ he told the newspaper. ‘She [is] just a good person, always willing to help out.’”

Well, that’s another shame, because her life is basically over now.

“Daunte Wright’s mother and father, Katie and Aubrey Wright, as well as their attorneys Ben Crump and Jeff Storms, appeared in an exclusive interview on ‘Good Morning America’ [GMA] on Tuesday.”

Again, way to go GMA.  Way to throw gas on the fire in exchange for ratings.  

Not to be outdone by GMA, “Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott appeared on NBC’s ‘Today’ Tuesday morning after demonstrators defied a curfew on the second night of unrest since Daunte Wright’s shooting.”

‘“In this country if you are Black and you get pulled over by police you have a higher chance of being dead,’ Elliott said. ‘That is a fact.’”

No, this is NOT a “fact.”

The fact is, in this country if you get pulled over by police, and you don’t cooperate with them, or fight with them, you have a higher chance of being dead, regardless of what race you are.

The fact is, that way more white people are killed by the police, than black people.

The facts are, according to Statista.com, “In 2020, the number of people shot to death by the police were: Whites 457, Blacks 241, and Hispanics 169.”

Those are the facts, Mayor Elliot…, not your bit of racist, violence inciting, misinformation.

And, just a note to all of the rioters:

No one is saying what happened to Daunte Wright is acceptable. 

And, you are not helping an already sad situation by looting business, and burning businesses, who had nothing to do with the situation.

In many ways, your actions are worse than those which apparently incited you.   

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What you talkin’ ‘bout Minneapolis!

According to David Aaro of Fox News, “Officials in Minneapolis are considering bringing in police from other jurisdictions as the city faces a shortage of officers and a wave of violent crime, according to a report on Monday.”

Bringing police in from other jurisdictions?

Minneapolis?

That’s like CNN or MSNBC inviting FOX news reporters over to help them out! 

“Officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police would form Joint Enforcement Teams and primarily respond to violent 911 calls, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.”

Wait, what?

What happened to the social workers and counsellors who were going to respond instead of the big, bad, racist and brutal police?

And how are “violent calls” determined?

And what about 911 situations that have the potential to be violent or calls that turn violent? 

Maybe they should hire clairvoyants as 911 operators!  That way they could figure all of this out ahead of time!

“If the initial proposal is approved by the City Council and Mayor Jacob Frey this week, the teams would form on Sunday and run through the end of the year.”

Personally, I think these Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department is crazy for even wanting to get involved with this bunch of whackos…, but that’s just me.

These apples don’t fall too far the tree I guess. 

Are we talking about the same city council and the same mayor here?  

‘“We’re not gonna be having these people out taking bicycle theft reports. These are going to be people out combating crime issues,’ said John Elder, a spokesman for Minneapolis police.”

Did I miss something?

Isn’t stealing someone’s bike a crime anymore?

And didn’t they have a problem with the police “combating crime?” 

Isn’t “combating crime” code words for terrorizing law-abiding black folk?

Just sayin’.

“The proposal comes as an unusually large number of officers in Minneapolis have left the force following the death of George Floyd in the city on May 25, according to the paper.”

Huh…, that’s odd.

You mean to tell me these police officers didn’t appreciate a total lack of political support, and being outright publicly demeaned on a daily basis?

What the heck do they think they make those exorbitant salaries for?   

“After his [Floyd’s] death, the left-leaning [That’s an understatement!] City Council members pushed to disband the Minneapolis police department, as activists in other cities aimed to defund the police.”

So, just to make this clear…, the Minneapolis City Council didn’t just want to defund the police, they wanted to DISBAND the entire department.

Again…, they wanted to get rid of the entire police force!

I’m sorry, but again…, the elected leadership of a major U.S. city wants to operate without a police force, and they think this is a viable option?

Unbelievable.  

And these people were actually elected by the citizens of Minneapolis?

I guess you get what you deserve.

There must be an awful lot of stupid people in Minneapolis.

Just sayin’.

Anyway, according to the France24.com website, in an article from August 6, 2020, “The council of the US city of Minneapolis voted late Sunday to dismantle and rebuild the police department, after the death in custody of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests about racism in law enforcement, pushing the issue onto the national political agenda.”

‘“We committed to dismantling policing as we know it in the city of Minneapolis and to rebuild with our community a new model of public safety that actually keeps our community safe,’ Council President Lisa Bender told CNN.”

Well, that apparently doesn’t seem to be the case now does it, Ms. Bender?

The police go out of their way to help you out by “dismantling” themselves, and all you want to do now is bring more police in. 

What’s up with that?  

And what does this “new model” look like?  It sure would be nice if you could share this new amazing master plan with us all!

“The vote by a majority of councilors came a day after [Mayor] Frey was booed at and asked to leave a ‘Defund the Police’ rally. He later told AFP [a French news agency] he supported ‘massive structural reform to revise this structurally racist system’ but not ‘abolishing the entire police department.’”

“A massive structural reform?”

I don’t believe you have any idea what that would really look like, Mayor. 

David Aaro of Fox News continues by saying, “The unrest, in addition to the departures, has strained the department’s resources, and some officers have filed PTSD claims, according to the Star Tribune.”

“The city has also seen a wave of violent crime, with 74 homicides recorded this year.”

So, you mean to tell me the criminals are taking advantage of you and your policies of peace and love?

The nerve of these uncooperative criminals!

Who’da thunk it?  

Heather Yourex-West of Global News asks, “What happened to plans to disband the Minneapolis police department?”

Good question, Heather!

“After George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis sparked a worldwide reckoning on police brutality and racial injustice, the city vowed to dismantle its police department. It hasn’t happened yet, and as Heather Yourex-West explains, it likely won’t ever happen.”

Aww, c’mon!

That’s not fair!

We’re all dying to watch Minneapolis completely fall apart! 

“The international conversations surrounding police reform started after the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police on May 25.”

“Two weeks later, on a Sunday in June, nine Minneapolis city council members made a pledge that echoed around the world.”

‘“Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department and end policing as we know it,’ Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender said.”

“The council members vowed on that day to end the Minneapolis Police Department, but six months later, that has not happened — and there’s a good chance it never will.”

“Disbanding the city’s police department requires a change to the Minneapolis city charter and would need to be voted on by residents. The earliest that could happen is next year.”

Well, if the residents were dumb enough to elect these idiots, changing the city charter probably won’t be far behind.

“In the meantime, the Minneapolis police department has already undergone a profound change since the spring — nearly 20 per cent of its officers have left the force.”

‘“Our police department has seen not only an unprecedented number of retirements but also a lot of medical leave and disability kinds of leave, and that has left us tremendously short-staffed,’ said Council member Linea Palmisano.”

Good for them.

And I thought you wanted the police to be “short-staffed,” Ms. Palmisano?

As a matter of fact, you didn’t want any police at all…, so what’s the problem with being “short-staffed?” 

“As a result, response times have increased and violent crime is on the rise.”

And this surprises you?

‘“If you say, “okay there’s a bunch of violence,” but there’s nobody there to reach out to these people who are hurting or in pain because they’re sick and tired of injustice, sick and tired or inequality, that’s what we bring — we bring hope.’”

Your “hope” and a buck will get you a cup of coffee when your life is being threatened or your house is being robbed, Ms. Palmisano.

Good luck with that, Ms. Palmisano.

Well, not really.

I think we need to use Minneapolis as an example of what not to do.

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