World Joe Biden Says 'No Justification' For Looting, Violence Amid Unrest Over Daunte Wright Shooting
Who Is Daunte Wright? Black Man Fatally Shot By Brooklyn Center Police
Protests erupted in the Minneapolis suburb after Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop on April 11.The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said the agency was on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Brooklyn Center, around 10 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, on Sunday afternoon.
Presidentcondemned looting and violence that has taken place in the aftermath of the police shooting of 20-year-old in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Sunday.
Wright, a Black man,after he was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb. Outrage quickly gripped the city in the wake of the shooting, with many gathering to hold peaceful protests against the police. However, many , vandalizing dozens of stores in Brooklyn Center and the surrounding areas.
Tim Walz Mourns Daunte Wright As Another 'Black Man Taken by Law Enforcement'
The Democratic state leader said he was "closely monitoring" the situation in Brooklyn Center, amid protests sparked by the incident.The 20-year-old was shot after being pulled over on Sunday afternoon.
"I want to make it clear again: there is absolutely no justification—none—for looting. No justification for violence. Peaceful? Understandable," Biden told reporters on Monday in response to the situation.
The president said that he'd viewed the body camera footage from the officer who shot Wright, describing it as "fairly graphic."
"We've spoken to the governor and the mayor, spoken to the authorities there and I haven't called Daunte Wright's family, but prayers are with their family. It's really a tragic thing that happened, but I think we've got to wait and see what the investigation shows—the entire investigation. You've all watched, I assume, as I did, the film, which is really the body cam, which is fairly graphic. Question is, was it an accident? Was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation," Biden told reporters.
Daunte Wright's Death, Protests Prompt Tim Walz to Enact Curfew for Minneapolis, St. Paul Areas
The governor's curfew will apply to Hennepin, Ramsey and Anoka Counties and be in effect between 7:00 p.m. Monday night until 6:00 a.m.The governor's curfew will apply to Hennepin, Ramsey and Anoka Counties and be in effect between 7 p.m. Monday night until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. The order prohibits all persons from traveling on any public street or in any public space during the hours of curfew.
The National Guard has been activated to respond to the situation, as local authorities fear more violence and looting could take place. As the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officerhas been underway, authorities in the Minneapolis area had already developed a plan to mobilize more officers and the National Guard if any violence broke out surrounding the court case.
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"You will see a robust assortment of national and local state officials working together over the next two or three days while we prepare for the trial and further unrest from the Brooklyn Center officer-involved shooting," the local Department of Public Safety's John Harrington said on Monday, according to localNews affiliate WCCO.
Officer who 'accidentally' shot black man identified as more protests take place
The police officer who shot a black man after a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb has been identified as a veteran of 26 years. © Associated Press It was the second night of protests over Sunday's shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota. Pic: AP Kim Potter shot Daunte Wright on Sunday, on the outskirts of the same city where George Floyd was killed last year.Police chiefs believe she accidentally used her gun instead of a Taser, with the officer recorded on body-cam saying "Holy s***, I just shot him" as Mr Wright managed to drive off.
Wright was stopped because his vehicle's registration had expired, according to police. After an officer ran Wright's ID, it was discovered that there was a warrant and Wright was removed from his vehicle. Police Chief Tim Gannon said that the officer had intended to use the taser but instead grabbed the gun.
"As I watch the video and listen to the officer's commands, it is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet," the police chief said.
Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP, condemned the police officer's actions.
"Whether it be carelessness and negligence, or a blatant modern-day lynching, the result is the same. Another Black man has died at the hands of police," Johnson said in a Monday statement. "Daunte Wright should be alive today."
Prominent civil rights attorney, who is representing the Wright family, said that the death was "entirely preventable."
"Daunte Wright is yet another young Black man killed at the hands of those who have sworn to protect and serve all of us—not just the whitest among us," Crump said in a statement.
Daunte Wright's Dad 'Can't Accept' Claim Officer Kim Potter Shot His Son by Mistake
"I lost my son, he's never coming back," Aubrey Wright said after his 20-year-old son was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Minnesota."I can't accept that," Aubrey Wright said in an interview on Good Morning America on Tuesday. "I lost my son, he's never coming back.
"This level of lethal force was entirely preventable and inhumane. What will it take for law enforcement to stop killing people of color? The growing number of Black men and women who have been killed or harmed by police is far too hefty a price for the equality we are seeking," the lawyer added.
Newsweek reached out to Brooklyn Center police for further comment.
Daunte Wright's Mom Says, 'There's Never Going to Be Justice for Us' .
"Justice would bring our son home to us," Katie Wright said.Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the department, shot Wright, a Black man, after a traffic stop and has since resigned. Potter was then arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter, which carries a 10-year maximum prison term. Police have said that the shooting was the result of an "accidental discharge," and that Potter intended to deploy her Taser, not her gun.