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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So, how’s that “investigation” going?

I’m sorry.

That question could be applied to many, supposed, “on-going investigations.”

The “investigation” I am specifically referring to here is the “investigation” of the UNARMED, 14-year Air Force veteran who was gunned down in cold blood by the Capitol police force.

Please refer to my initial blog from January 12, 2021, on this subject.

It’s been three weeks now and I haven’t heard another word about it.

That’s odd.

Well, not really.

Who was responsible for the shooting?

Have they been suspended?

Have they been fired?

How come we don’t know anything about the killer?

How many other Capitol police officers were there and involved in the shooting?

In the cases of other cops shooting unarmed individuals, or killing/harming them in some other manner (George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake), we knew the identities of all of the cops involved the next day.

So, what’s up in this case?

I guess the Capitol police and the DC Police get special treatment for some reason.

Maybe it’s because they protect our elite and privileged politicians?

They’re not like the police who are supposed to protect all of us everyday citizen peons out here.    

Just to recap what happened, in case your memory is beginning to fade:

According to Jaclyn Peiser and Justin Jouvenal for The Washington Post, “When a group of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol and smashed windows on Wednesday, a woman jumped onto a pane and started through.”

“Seconds later, a gunshot rang out and the woman, who had a Trump flag tied around her waist, tipped back and fell onto the marble floor as blood spilled from her shoulder.”

‘“They shot a girl!’ someone yelled as the crowd ran out of the southeast entrance.”

“She died later that day, police said.”

“The woman was 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, a California native and Air Force veteran, her former husband told The Washington Post.”

“Police have not yet confirmed Babbitt’s identity or confirmed details about how she was shot. The woman was shot by U.S. Capitol Police, D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III told reporters.”

“Babbitt, a native of San Diego, served in Afghanistan and Iraq in the Air Force before other deployments with the National Guard to Kuwait and Qatar, ex-husband Timothy McEntee told The Post.”

So, when do the protests for Ashli start?

Are players in the upcoming Super Bowl going to have her name on the back of their helmets?

I want some answers…, and I’m sure many of the 74 million people who voted for President Trump do as well.

I’ll keep you posted.

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“We’re as mad as hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore!!!”

Jeff DeGraff, Ph. D. for Psychology Today writes, ‘“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore’ declared the longtime news anchor Howard Beale in the 1975 film classic ‘Network.’  In the picture [movie], people everywhere toss open their windows and repeat the catchphrase with a barbaric yell.  Sadly, Howard Beale, symbolic spokesman for the hoi polloi [the common people], comes to realize that the system co-opts both social and economic power to its own advantage. The movie is a parable about how all of our screaming really changes very little and in the act we often lose our voice.”

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Fast forward to the year 2020.

According to Danielle Wallace of Fox News. “Texas police union voices outrage after recently released career criminal fatally stabs grandma, 80, in broad daylight.”

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“A Texas career criminal who was recently released from jail despite being arrested nearly 70 times is accused of fatally stabbing an 80-year-old woman out shopping Saturday, police said.”

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“The suspect, 38-year-old Randy Roszell Lewis, was shot and killed by a responding officer who was flagged down by witnesses at the scene. Police said the man was armed with the 6-inch blade.”

Thank God.

Thank God they killed this guy!

Thank God they killed this guy, or he probably would have been released again and killed someone else’s mother or grandmother!

What the hell is going on in this country?!

“The incident sparked outrage from the Houston Police Officers’ Union, which blamed the ‘total failure’ of criminal justice reform for his release weeks earlier — without paying bail.”

Being “outraged” is all well and good, and certainly justified…, but when are we going to move past being outraged and start demanding that people be held accountable for these all too often tragedies we see more and more of these days?

“Lewis allegedly stabbed 80-year-old Rosalie Cook in the chest as she returned to her car after shopping inside a Walgreens in Houston. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.”

“Her son, Chuck Cook, said his mother was a ‘perfect’ grandma to six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.”

‘“Nobody should have to go through this, an 80-year-old woman, disabled, who had to walk with a cane,’ Cook said.”

That’s exactly right, Mr. Cook.  This horrendous crime was completely avoidable, if not for a broken justice system and incompetent judges.

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As American citizens, one of the most basic things we expect from our government is protection from individuals who refuse act in a civilized manner in our society.

We expect law enforcement to apprehend these offenders…, we expect the government to effectively prosecute these individuals, and we expect the judicial system to sentence those found guilty commensurate with their crime.

If for some reason the government fails at this, or balks at its responsibility, then we will start to see a breakdown in our society, and people will begin to take the law into their own hands…, and who could blame them?

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“Police said officers were already in the area after receiving calls around 10:15 a.m. about a man matching Lewis’ description demanding money from shoppers at knife point by a nearby grocery store.”

“Two years ago, Lewis was charged with assaulting a public servant — breaking the person’s nose — while being transferred to county jail, KHOU reported.”

“In all, he had been arrested 67 times and has faced dozens of charges throughout his life, including assault, theft, trespassing, the possession of marijuana and burglary of a vehicle, the Houston Police Officers’ Union said.”

He’s been arrested 67 times and has faced dozens of charges.

‘“Randy Lewis should never have been free. Now an innocent woman has been murdered. Everyone deserves better. This is absolutely shameful,’ the Houston Police Officers’ Union tweeted Monday, sharing his public record.”

Exactly.  “Randy Lewis should never have been free.”

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And it is “absolutely shameful” this poor woman was murdered.

But you know what’s more shameful?  The fact that no one is going to have to answer for her death beyond Randy Lewis.

Sure, Randy Lewis committed the murder…, but he had numerous accomplices in the justice system and government who will never face the music for their parts in this crime.

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‘“The defendant had a history of mental illness and he should have been kept off the streets. He recently absconded from the personal-care facility where the judge ordered he live instead of being held in jail,’ the Houston District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.”

“The judge had not issued a warrant for his arrest even when he had absconded, so police did not even know to look for him and unfortunately this tragedy occurred before he could be returned to court.”

‘“Where’s the outrage when our cops are putting their lives on the line arresting the same person time and again who’s got a violent history,’ Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told KHOU.”

True…, but at least the police know they’re putting their lives on the line in the line of duty.  These judges are putting the lives of the rest of us on the line by their irresponsible actions, and we have no reason to expect this kind of malpractice.

“He said the department would review body camera and security footage of the incident. He added the officer who shot Lewis was a nine-year veteran of the force.”

Yes…, they should review the footage to determine how big of a medal he should get!

This officer did everyone a favor by putting an end to this walking piece of garbage.

 

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