The family of Daunte Wright expressed their grief and shock after he was shot dead by a white police officer in Minnesota last Sunday. His mother, Katie Wright, said it was impossible for her to imagine justice for her son's death. 'We're never going to be able to see our baby boy again,' she said. Wright's father, Aubrey, said: 'He was a good kid. And the way he was killed, he did not deserve that. Can you blame my son for being scared of the police?' Continue reading...
Protesters were dispersed by police with flashbangs and gas grenades in the third night of demonstrations and unrest after the death of a black man shot by a white police officer during a traffic stop. The two officers who stopped Daunte Wright, 20, resigned two days after his death in Brooklyn Center on Sunday.
Across town, at Hennepin county courthouse, relatives of Daunte Wright and George Floyd talked about the two cases of fatal police violence. 'The world is traumatised, watching another African American man being slain,' said George Floyd's brother Continue reading...
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was once seen as an urban beacon of racial unity and progress. That image hasn’t quite been shattered, but the shooting of Daunte Wright has laid bare the challenges facing Mike Elliot, the city’s first Black mayor.
Protests continue in the Minneapolis area after a white police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop Sunday in the suburb of Brooklyn Center. The deadly shooting took place about 10 miles from where former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for killing George Floyd. Just before he was killed, Wright called his mother to say he was being pulled over — allegedly because an air freshener was obscuring his rearview mirror. The Brooklyn Center police chief claims Kimberly Potter, a 26-year police veteran who has served as the police union president for the department, accidentally pulled a gun instead of a Taser. The Star Tribune reports Daunte Wright is the sixth person killed by Brooklyn Center police since 2012. Five of the six have been men of color. "Unfortunately, there has not been a serious attempt to change the phenomenon of driving while Black, which is something that happens to Black people on a routine basis in the Twin Cities and across the state of Minnesota," says Minneapolis-based civil rights attorney and activist Nekima Levy Armstrong. We also speak with Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who says policing in the United States is as dangerous to Black and Brown people as ever. "They are deadly. They kill Black and Brown people," says Hussein.
Protesters rallied in front of the Los Angeles Police Department's downtown headquarters Wednesday night in the wake of the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb.
Protesters gathered in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday night to decry the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black man shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb.
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva plans to request the National Guard if there is unrest tied to Daunte Wright's shooting in Minnesota or the Derek Chauvin trial.
Minnesota prosecutors charged Kim Potter, who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, with second-degree manslaughter. She was released on $100,000 bail.
The shooting of Daunte Wright yet again ignited tensions in the Minneapolis area.
Residents and community activists of Brooklyn Center, a suburb north of Minneapolis, call for justice in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.
With the Minneapolis area on edge, M.L.B., N.B.A. and N.H.L. teams decided they could not play on Monday following the shooting of Daunte Wright.
The inner-ring suburb where Daunte Wright was shot by police has diversified dramatically over the last 30 years. Its city administration — and police force — have been slower to change.