How does one confuse Taser with Glock?
According to KARE TV-11, Daunte Wright had an outstanding warrant for gross misdemeanor carrying a pistol without a permit and misdemeanor fleeing police.
The shooting may have been accidental, even if stupid. In the videotape, the officer is heard yelling “taser, taser, taser” before she exclaims “Holy S**t, I just shot him.” There remain serious questions about the stop and execution of the arrest. Didn’t stop Progressive hero Rashida Tlaib from declaring Monday night04-12-21 that the death of Daunte Wright “wasn’t an accident” and was “inherently [and] intentionally racist.”
That was no riot!
Even with rioting and looting in full view in the last couple nights, the networks continued to refer to protests or at most “protests turn violent.” It appears that Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon never got the memo.
The essential Jonathan Turley continues: the police chief was scolded for calling the widespread rioting a “riot” by reporters.
He was asked by a reporter “What was your decision to issue a dispersal order while they were peacefully protesting in front of the police station?”
Gannon responded by saying, “Just so that everybody’s clear, I was front and center at the protest, at the riot.”
That led to one person to object “Don’t do that” and another exclaiming “There was no riot.” … Gannon was not inclined to yield to the word police:
“It was. The officers that were putting themselves in harm’s way were being pelted with frozen cans of pop, they were being pelted with concrete blocks. And yes, we had our helmets on and we had other protection and gear but an officer was injured, hit in the head with a brick … so we had to make decisions. We had to disperse the crowd because we cannot allow our officers to be harmed.”
Hooray for Minnesota Gov. Tim Waltz
Gov. Tim Walz: “For those who choose to go out and … to exploit these tragedies for destruction or personal gain, you can rest assured that the largest police presence in Minnesota history and coordination will be prepared. You will be arrested. You will be charged. …It’s not debatable, you’re not making the case. You’re hurting the case. You’re undermining the grief, and you hear it from families time and time again.”