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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of black motorist

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.

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  1. Not one piece of news has addressed a glaring problem. They blame inequity, systemic racism, etc. etc. etc. When the police are putting the cuffs on, cooperate. Period. Fight time is later in the courtroom with a lawyer.
    Buddha

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  2. Why is it so important to point out that the cop was White and a woman or that the victim was Black? Race and gender had nothing to do with this shooting.

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  3. She well should be. How the hell did she fuck up the difference between a taser and fire arm? Under stress? Don't they train them to handle that?
    Daryl

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    1. Ever grab the wrong wrench?

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    2. BIG difference between the wrong wrench and the feel of a gun and a taser!!!! grayman

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  4. Wait - maybe the 'prosecutor' got a mean tweet and is now scared. BTW - this and the city manager being fired follows the very definition of a terrorist act.

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  5. Only fools pay Danegeld.
    These feral animals will be dealt with when they have finished consuming you, the enemy.

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  6. She should be charged and convicted. Negligence at the very least. And so should every orc who is rioting. But that would require brains and guts.

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    1. Negligence is a civil matter, though. Not criminal.

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  7. ANTIA/BLM doxed and attacked her home... high fences had to be erected around it.
    This is protective custody. Trust me.

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  8. Yeah, all because he had warrants out on his ass for.... violence, domestic violence, being a thug.

    Though she fucked up, and fucked up bad, I refuse to feel sorry for the dead thug at all.

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  9. Give Kim a Citation... for saving Minnesota taxpayers' money. Seriously.

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  10. City Council needs to pass an ordinance requiring LEO's guns to have bright red tips and tasers to be made of yellow plastic. Problem solved.

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  11. Disgusting. You can’t make omelettes without breaking eggs! If Daunte didn’t try to evade arrest he would be here today. Try and run from the law, and sh*t happens. If Daunte peacefully surrendered and he got shot or otherwise injured, then it is the fault of the police. When he fled and/or resisted, he bears the consequences for mishaps that don’t rise to the level of intentional acts on the part of the police or extreme recklessness on their part. This is not the first time a police officer confused a Glock for a taser.

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  12. The irony is that with him breaking away by physical force while they were attempting to cuff him means this would have been justified had she not shouted tazer.
    She needs to liar uo and claim she was instructing her partner to taze his female companion.
    Now think about this, when you are shooting your biggest gun at the range, do you notice the recoil? Don't lie, you do. What about when you are bagging a trophy buck?
    Three decades ago I was an MP. We were called to a stabbing at the NCO club. We arrived, the ambulance was there but the EMTs refused to go in. Partner and I went in, got the victim and carried him out.
    When we were done and got back in our vehicle, I leaned back in the seat to instant pain. My partner had the same thing. We'd both been hit in the back numerous times but didn't notice.
    So, a warrant stop on a guy know to fight who could kick her ass, he fought, she reacted. She grabbed the wrong wrench for that nut.
    How would you do in those seven seconds?

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    1. While I understand what you're saying, I have to admit to one thing: I do not feel recoil at the range when shooting a heavy handgun. I'm aware that the gun has gone off, but I don't feel the recoil. I think it's both me concentrating on my sight picture and the fact that I've shot so much over the course of my life.

      Now a related story that drives your point home. My dad's stepdad was hunting up in Oregon back in the 1950s and saw the biggest deer of his life. He promptly ejected every round out of his lever gun, cussed and said "Damn, I missed every shot." When my dad told him he didn't fire a single shot, my granddad didn't believe him until my dad pointed at the pile of ammo laying at his feet.
      This wasn't a novice hunter, either. My granddad worked as a logger and hunted to put meat on the table.
      Adrenaline does funny things to a person, and none of them are predictable.

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    2. "Adrenaline does funny things to a person, and none of them are predictable."

      Too true. We, as society, pay LEO $ to interact with people we are willing to send to prison for life and then we clutch at our pearls when things get rocky. We are setting an expectation for how LEO is to deal with such people that it can't be met which only increases the danger because the criminal in emboldened to be more brash knowing the LEO could be sued or prosecuted if he responds to that escalation. The LEO gets more scared because they know they are rapidly approaching a line that should they cross it it could mean not only their job but their freedom add the fear of physical violence and I could see someone screaming "tazer, tazer, tazer" and not knowing they had a gun in their hand.

      Just pass a law that every grade has a civics class and in that class every student is taught "a nervous cop to you is a dangerous cop" and that they can help keep Officer Friendly calm by complying to any request or order. And if Officer friendly is a racist jerk, get his badge # and save that shit for the judge.

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    3. Pelopidas, taking what you pointed out, let's look at the mentality of the cops who tazed the Black Army LT.
      What were they thinking about when the LT kept driving after acknowledging them by putting on his flashers?
      Nervous and dangerous. The LT is darn lucky to be alive. If he had just cooperated, things might have turned out differently.
      That said, those two were 100% in the wrong in how they acted. That doesn't change the fact they could have killed him.

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  13. You start carrying a gun around . . . you're pretty much responsible for what happens.

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    1. Perfectly justified shooting. Her only mistake was telling tazer. If she claims she was asking for a tazer shot and didn't get one, and so she fired, she may get off.

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  14. Think ahead in perilous times. The babe had 26 years in. If she was been smart and saw the shit storm coming she woulda put her papers in last fall and been sitting in a 2-piece in the Florida Keys sipping a Mimosa right now.

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    1. She should testify that she was yelling "Taze Her" to her partner to get the girlfriend neutralized, then she saw the perp make a sudden move and thought he was going for his gun, so she opened fire.
      If I was on the jury, I'd hang it for that shit.

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    2. Remember, female, not that smart and lives in minnesota.

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  15. "To serve and protect". It is time we define what that motto actually means. Does it mean we coddle dangerous people? Does it mean officers will help get a cat out of a tree? Sure, why not. Does it mean they treat every pullover as if they we a Butler bringing his majesty his morning paper with kitted gloves? If that is the case why issue a fire arm to LEO?

    It is time, as a nation, we tell the thug world we are done trying to prevent unnecessary violence. LEO will no longer be issued tazers or knight sticks. Just a gun and handcuffs. If the handcuffs come out you have 2 choices. 1. come quietly. Put the cuffs on and save all the "you got the wrong person" "I didn't do nof'n" or "you cops is racist" for the judge. If you feel there is a true injustice get the badge numbers and deal with that shit in court. 2nd option. The police put you down like the rabid dog that you are and a meat-wagon is called to scrape you off the street.

    Now, because increased the authority of the LEO any "broken" or tampered with Body cam will be demeaned in a court of law as an admission of guilt by the LEO in question. Now everyone is happy- the "all cops are racist crowd" if they can prove the cop abused their power will see their day in court. Police don't have to worry about coming home alive at the end of the day- if a suspect gets feisty the LEO is going home safe and sound as long as his actions are verified by the body cam.

    The system we have now has thugs getting killed and LEO being murdered. My heart breaks more for the murdered LEO.

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  16. Another black piece of shit thug becomes a martyr, another white person gets fucked trying to fight crime.

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  17. While I feel bad for this police officer, who made a mistake, she simply was not justified in shooting in this case, and most likely will be convicted of a crime, possibly pled down to negligent homicide or something.
    I can certainly see how she could have made the mistake of grabbing the wrong weapon in such a case, and unfortunately, it resulted in the death of a bad guy. Not an angel, by any means, but you can't execute people on the street for having a warrant and not rolling over when the police say " Stop!"
    Of course the natives will use this as an excuse to riot and burn, loot and do early Christmas shopping. And I saw that the Democrat congress craps have lined up to complain that it was done on purpose, and defund the police and other crapola. I have a better idea. Let's defund congress, and see just how many of the POS are willing to stay and try and control the rest of the nation. I guess that we would have to make those who lobby congress stop giving them money as well, for it to have any teeth. Then again, some of them, like Schumer and Pelosi, would still stay simply because they love to have control over people's lives.
    I have not heard much about Kyle Rittenhouse, and his trial since he was in court via zoom, to continue with his bail, when the prosecutor tried to get him to tell exactly where he was. I was just wondering if the prosecutor was going to charge the man who pointed the handgun at Kyle with any crime. Such a bunch of BS, and why? We all know why.

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