The veteran police officer Kimberly Potter is the one being accused of killing Daunte Wright and has even been charged with second-degree manslaughter, arrested, booked, and released on a $100,000 bond. The prosecutor in his statement said that there could be more charges after a full investigation is completed…
There is one very important fact being omitted from all of the news reports though… The story being pushed out by everyone, including conservative media outlets, is that Daunte Wright was killed during a routine traffic stop by a veteran police officer who thought she was tasing him but had inadvertently mistaken her Glock for her Taser.
Now, the video does very clearly show that it was indeed the veteran police officer who shot young Daunte Wright, but it also very clearly shows that it is Daunte Wright is the one responsible for his death… Daunte Wright had a previous armed robbery charge from 2019 and had a current warrant out for his arrest for carrying a concealed handgun without a permit. That’s two fairly recent GUN-related crimes and when the police tried to arrest him the young man began to resist, fight, then attempted to flee in his car. Frankly, he is lucky that the officer even thought she had a taser in her hand because any one of those officers would have been justified using deadly force when he reached into and jumped into his car…
Police officers don’t have to wait for someone to take a shot at them before using deadly force… One should be able to easily understand how a police officer knowing the suspect they are arresting who has been charged twice for crimes while possessing a firearm would fear for their life when that young man forcefully broke free of the officer who was trying to handcuff him and then jumped into his vehicle.
Like all the unfortunate shootings in recent years, the victim is not blameless, in fact, the alleged victim, often the decedent is the one responsible for their death. Why? Because instead of just following the officer’s instructions and allowing them to arrest and book them they want to argue and fight with the police officer.
Police officers are the “law enforcers,” they are not the judge, jury, and executioners, but for some reason people today seem to think that after an officer decides to charge them, they get to argue their case right then and there and unless the police officer can justify their reasoning for charging them, they don’t have to let the officer arrest them… NONSENSE!
We are constantly hearing about “the talk” that parents need to have with their young black kids these days but they apparently are not giving them the right “talk.” Perhaps it’s time for our schools to spend less time teaching “critical race theory” and more time teaching civics with a heavy emphasis on how the criminal justice system in America works… Judging from many of the statements made by BLM and ANTIFA advocating for justice, they don’t seem to understand exactly what justice is. Justice is NOT convicting and lynching someone before a thorough investigation and due process.
The proper venue to argue your case against the police officer who “wrongly” arrested you for something you didn’t do is not on the side of the street, it’s in a courtroom in front of a judge. Many people have won their fight against police officers in the courtroom, but no one ever wins a fight with the police on the street. Those who made the decision to fight the police on the street either end up seriously injured or dead.
If you are someone who doesn’t believe in what I am saying and have one of those “the cop has to convince me he is justified placing me under arrest” ask yourself this… Do you really believe the police officer tasked with enforcing the law should also assume the role of the judge… Jury… and executioner? Police don’t always make the right decisions or properly interpret the statute they are arresting someone for… That happens… That’s why the next step is going before a judge who IS more familiar with the law and has a lot of resources available to judge whether the officer’s decision to charge you was right or wrong. And the American justice system is so concerned with every American citizen’s rights that the appeals process is extensive giving you the right to have your case heard before many other judges.
If you think that the police always get convictions for all the people they arrest you should go spend a day in your local criminal courtroom and watch the system in action… Heck, just spend a day in traffic court, people who chose to fight the citation they received often win if the police officer wrongly cited them… You will notice right away that people who go before a judge and say the officer was wrong will not get handcuffed or thrown on the ground because this is the place you are supposed to argue your position and the police officer will have to prove his case. I’m not aware of anyone that’s been shot in the courtroom over a traffic citation, but unfortunately, there are many who have been shot because they thought it was a good idea to argue and fight with the police officer on the side of the road.
There is only one person responsible for Daunte Wright’s death and that is Daunte Wright! After Officer Potter is finished with her criminal case and the city awards the Wright family millions of dollars for their loss, she should sue the Daunte Wright estate for putting her and her fellow officers in a situation that destroyed her life and caused her to accidentally kill him. NONE of this would have happened if Daunte Wright had just complied with the officers instead of forcibly fleeing from them and jumping in his car. The kid is not blameless and he damn sure was not shot because of the color of his skin… He was shot because he had a history of committing crimes with a firearm and CHOSE to fight and flee from the police rather than face the consequences for his actions.
If you think I am wrong and want to make your case for why Daunte Wright is not responsible for his death feel free to make your case in the comments.