Vikings are “heartbroken” by “senseless killing of Daunte Wright”

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At the trial of the police officer who killed George Floyd continues in Minneapolis, the area is currently reeling from the death of Daunte Wright.

Wright, 20, was killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. A police officer, believing she was firing a taser, actually was firing her gun.

“We are heartbroken by the senseless killing of Daunte Wright,” the Vikings said in a statement issued on Monday night. “This avoidable situation is yet another tragic reminder of the drastic need for change in law enforcement training and police relations, specifically within the Black community. Our hearts go out to Mr. Wright’s family and friends and all of those who are hurting in our community.”

The tragic mistake made as to Wright underscores the importance of appropriate training and certification requirements when it comes to issuing to police officers deadly force and the ability to use it. In most other lines of work, the accidental use of the wrong tool is no big deal. For law enforcement, it becomes a potential matter of life and death.

76 responses to “Vikings are “heartbroken” by “senseless killing of Daunte Wright”

  1. If Dante Wright did not have a warrant for his arrest, and did not resist his arrest, the officer would not have made the mistake she did. I he had gotten into the police car as instructed there would be no issue.

  2. Though this was a horrible tragedy and terrible mistake by the police officer, Daunte Wright would be alive today if he had not resisted arrest. Resisting arrest makes a person much more likely to die.

  3. Use your leverage as players and boycott a games, games or even the season – nothing like that happens these killings keep will happening

  4. This was tragic. But lets remember something, both officer & suspect played a role. Yes, the officers training and overall fitness for the job needs to be looked at. However, the suspect had a warrant, tried to run from police as they tried to cuff him and reached into his car (for what we don’t know, but considering the situation the officers had a right to raise the level of force for their own safety). The suspect created the situation, not the officer. This was NOT a race thing! A white person doing the same thing would have the same ending. People do not want to see the truth because it doesn’t fit their narrative.

  5. There was a white lives matter protest in my city yesterday and another unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer today. If you still think racism isn’t a problem in this country you need to wake up.

  6. At what point do you realize it’s not smart to resist arrest?

    It’s always a shame for someone to lose their life. But at some point, when 99.9% of these cases involve someone resisting arrest, the blame needs to be placed on them.

    And for people to act like he’s an innocent victim is ridiculous. You commit big boy crimes(aggravated robbery), make big boy decisions(resist arrest and flee), then you suffer big boy consequences.

  7. Yes, it is a tragedy that someone was killed. AGAIN, it could have been prevented by simply complying with the police commands. It never would have reached that chaotic point, if it had just complied.

  8. To the resisting arrest crowd; what about the solider that was pepper sprayed in Virginia? Was he resisting?

  9. For everyone who is ‘victim-blaming’ and saying if the 20-year-old would have just complied, everything would be OK. Ask Army Lt. Caron Nazario how well that worked for him in Virginia.

  10. You guys are ridiculous. Do you know how many deaths there would be if everyone were killed who resisted arrest? That should not be a death sentence. Fleeing the scene is no threat to police, so what are these cops afraid of? People continue to ignore what is right before their eyes, But I bet all of you tough guys would be shaking in your boots if you were black and being pulled over.

  11. #1, he should be alive.

    #2 ,there is serious reforms needed on policing.i say this as a man whose wife, sister, and brother in law are all police officers.

    #3 while horribly tragic and a terrible terrible action – this is NOT the same thing even remotely as George Floyd. It’s just not.

    #4 again, this never should have happened- and I’m not saying it was his fault- but there HAS to be some discussions about the positions people put themselves in.

  12. The kid had a fight or flight response. The officer had a fight or flight response. The difference is that we pay the police officer to be better than that.

    The real problem is that guns are common in the US, so something that should never happen in a ‘developed’ country happens routinely because police are always on edge.

  13. People keep mentioning racism, what action or words took place to make people think race had anything to do with this?

    Individual responsibilities matter. Wright’s history mattered, his actions of resisting arrest mattered as well. It appears the officer ment to tazer him but grabbed the wrong weapon. That also matters.

    The politicians must stop diving us with rhetoric, tell the citizen to respect each other and the police. Do not resist arrest. Any politician that can’t do this don’t deserve to be in office and are just capitalizing on this.

    Even if it was a mistake by an officer, a life was lost

  14. This article inflames the issue because it doesn’t mention the victim/perp’s role in the situation

  15. Meanwhile, No mention in the media of another officer shot by man resisting arrest. Bottom line is this ANY person killed is Tragic but in this case once again the media recklessly released lies. He had a warrant which police have computers in their vehicles. He wasn’t stopped for an air freshener as first reported. Secondly, he was under arrest (4 a gun charge I think) then while RESISTING arrest tried to get back in his car. The police dont know what he’s reaching for (Jacob Blake)They need to protect themselves and the public. If this kid didnt mouth off, resist arrest, then try to fight and flee the police. He’d be alive today. What has to stop is these young kids trying to act tough and fight police and not complying with lawful orders. Its a truely sad incident but most of the blame lies on him. If he just followed their commands he’d be alive.

  16. fanindenial says:

    April 12, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Use your leverage as players and boycott a games, games or even the season – nothing like that happens these killings keep will happening
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    And what good will that do? So they can be looked at the same as NBA players who boycotted games? Where people complained continuously how they were still able to function and do their job but NBA players couldn’t? Even putting aside the complaints, what good comes from boycotting a game? It’s not the NFLs fault so that’s like having a problem with the NFL and saying your boycotting work today, do you think anything will come of it? OR should these players use the game to amplify their voice? Mmmm seems like a pretty easy choice to me.

  17. It’s always “just comply with the law” and don’t “resist an officer’s instructions”.

    The LT. army officer complied and what happened to him while in uniform? I was 54 at the time I was walking across my own yard when a bright light was shined in my face. My hope was that t was police. It was, but I was tackled while on my knees with my hands high in the air in wet grass in an Ohio December evening. 18 hours later, I was released having to walk home in the rain across town since my cell phone had been refrigerated/frozen so that I could not press the “on” button when finally released. I had $106 on me when tackled but was given a debit card with the amount on it but it needed to be activated before using.

    That is life as a black man.

    Heaven forbids that I am told to “wear a mask” during a pandemic, That is when all laws are “allowed” to be broken or not “complied” with.

  18. Every critic of police officers should have to be one for a year and then report back on THEIR experiences.

  19. Trained police officers are given leeway when making incorrect decisions but untrained civilians are supposed to remain calm and focused when they have a gun stuck in their face. Got it.

  20. You have to love the victim blaming. Saying had he not resisted arrest he’d still be here belittles the magnitude of the situation. My cousin is a cop and agrees that firing the wrong weapon should never happen.

    They aren’t even located in the same part of the body. The gun is on the hip and the taser is in front of the vest. You have to reach in two different spots.

    How about taking half a second to look at what you’re shooting with while you’re yelling TASER,TASER, TASER….

    If people can walk away from a mass shooting and the cops buy him Burger King after somebody should be able to live through a traffic stop.

    Every time I watch these videos I too ask and wonder why is the victim refusing to cooperate. It gets frustrating to watch at times. That however doesn’t excuse the officer for their negligence.

  21. So many pro-police stooges on here. Now we are saying that people should expect to be shot and killed if they resisting arrest?

    What a shameful and cowardly sentiment..

  22. I don’t doubt the actual shooting was a tragic, tragic accident but I also don’t doubt the situation would never have escalated to that point if Daunte Wright had been a white man… and THAT is the real problem here.

  23. Half the time, the cops are shouting “stop resisting” as they reach the person. Nobody’s resisting, they haven’t even said a word to each other yet, but the cop(s) are yelling “Stop resisting! Stop resisting!”

    Why? Because they’re trained to, so that no matter how badly they beat a guy, or how wrong they are, they can use “we told him to stop resisting” as their defense.

    Wake up, people. Officer Friendly… isn’t.

  24. Mistakes and tragedies like this usually come down to probabilities. When you break the law and resist arrest, the probability of a deadly encounter with police skyrockets.

    If I walk through a bad neighborhood by myself at night, minding my own business, and get mugged or killed, of courses it’s not my fault. But the probability of being mugged goes up if I go through bad neighborhoods, so I avoid that as much as possible.

    Don’t break the law, and definitely don’t resist arrest. Bad things happen.

    You’ll never have a perfect police force or any industry for that matter, but putting all the emphasis and responsibility on the police won’t solv

  25. firerogergoodell says:
    April 12, 2021 at 10:58 pm
    “There was a white lives matter protest in my city yesterday and another unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer today. If you still think racism isn’t a problem in this country you need to wake up.”

    These people don’t think racism is a problem because they practice it. They honestly believe that Blacks are inferior to Whites. They long for the days of segregation.

  26. As reflected in so many of these comments, many have the inability to view the world through the eyes of another, or simply accept the fact that their experiences in the world with police are vastly different from those of the minority community.

    The police are supposed to be part of the community, not a violent aggressor against it. If you can’t see that the world of middle-class white America is not a representation of how the world works for non-whites, then you’re deluding yourself.

    These deaths are unnecessary and tragic, and simply saying “do what the cops tell you to do” is greatly oversimplifying the problem and justifying overly aggressive policing.

  27. All this victim blaming on here…”His fault for resisting arrest”…I watched the video…nothing Daunte Wright did was punishable by death. People resist arrest every day for a variety of reasons and don’t die…the one and ONLY reason he is dead is the actions of the police officer…I’m sure a lot of people would be singing another tune if this happened to someone they love or care about…

  28. “At what point do you realize it’s not smart to resist arrest?

    It’s always a shame for someone to lose their life. But at some point, when 99.9% of these cases involve someone resisting arrest, the blame needs to be placed on them.”

    It is interesting how many people believe that resisting arrest warrants an instant death sentence. No judge, no jury, let’s just go straight to execution.

    One day some of you people may be pulled over for speeding or a malfunctioning taillight. Hopefully for your sakes the officer doesn’t misinterpret your body movements as disobeying his/her commands, because by your own opinion that officer would be fully justified in killing you.

  29. whackman says:
    April 12, 2021 at 10:15 pm
    How about we get the facts before making these politically loaded posts.

    ———————————————————————

    Facts: Another man killed at the hands of police over minor issue.
    Police should do a better job and get over the us vs. them mentality. They don’t even have to do an incredible super job. They just have to stop doing a shi11y job.

  30. rdforty2 says:
    April 12, 2021 at 11:03 pm
    And for people to act like he’s an innocent victim is ridiculous. You commit big boy crimes(aggravated robbery), make big boy decisions(resist arrest and flee), then you suffer big boy consequences.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Hey……Trumplestiltskin………who was charged with aggravated robbery? Was it one of your kids? Because it wasn’t Daunte Wright. He had two misdemeanor warrants, which they learned of AFTER pulling him over for expired plates, on a vehicle that was given to him less than two weeks earlier. Oh, they also noticed air fresheners hanging from the mirror. Big no-no if you’re black in Minnesota, otherwise not a big deal.

    Should he have complied with all commands? Sure, that would’ve been best for everybody. Cops are trained professionals with de-escalation skill-sets. Everyone jumps to defend them when they make human errors. Somehow, untrained civilians are supposed to be the ones who are calm, composed, and quietly focused………while having a gun pushed in their face and multiple persons in-uniform with scary reputations screaming at them. But they’re the ones to be blamed when things get out of control. Got it.

    He received a death sentence for driving-while-black. Major reform is required.

  31. Just thinking if people did not do things to start confrontations with police. Just think if people tried to be helpful to police and others. What would the numbers become?

  32. gibson45 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 8:13 am
    firerogergoodell says:
    April 12, 2021 at 10:58 pm
    “There was a white lives matter protest in my city yesterday and another unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer today. If you still think racism isn’t a problem in this country you need to wake up.”

    “These people don’t think racism is a problem because they practice it. They honestly believe that Blacks are inferior to Whites. They long for the days of segregation.”

    Clearly racism is a problem, hate against any race is racism. Do you not understand that what you said is racist? You both are the real racists gibson45 and firerogergoodell

  33. jimcross1957 says:
    April 12, 2021 at 11:19 pm
    “Yes, it is a tragedy that someone was killed. AGAIN, it could have been prevented by simply complying with the police commands. It never would have reached that chaotic point, if it had just complied.”

    It is interesting that the people who are usually so high on preserving their freedoms are conversely willing to totally subject themselves to police authority. They strongly advocate for freedom of religion and 2nd Amendment rights. Yet when it comes to law enforcement they are more than willing to give up all of their rights to state authority.

  34. stogiesandfootball says:
    April 13, 2021 at 9:06 am
    gibson45 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 8:13 am
    firerogergoodell says:
    April 12, 2021 at 10:58 pm
    “There was a white lives matter protest in my city yesterday and another unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer today. If you still think racism isn’t a problem in this country you need to wake up.”

    “These people don’t think racism is a problem because they practice it. They honestly believe that Blacks are inferior to Whites. They long for the days of segregation.”

    “Clearly racism is a problem, hate against any race is racism. Do you not understand that what you said is racist? You both are the real racists gibson45 and firerogergoodell”

    Your comment intentionally misses the point. Neither firerogergoodell or I made any comment about an entire race. To the contrary, we specifically referenced and condemned the people who practice and support white supremacy. That is not an indictment of the entire White race because the majority of White people are not racists.

  35. gibson45 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 9:28 am

    “Your comment intentionally misses the point. Neither firerogergoodell or I made any comment about an entire race. To the contrary, we specifically referenced and condemned the people who practice and support white supremacy. That is not an indictment of the entire White race because the majority of White people are not racists.”

    So by implying that people at white lives matter protest are white supremacists, isn’t a racist thing to say? Then by saying that simply because people in the comments, who are making a valid point about this young man resisting arrest which did in fact escalate the situation and result in him being shot, makes them believe that Blacks are inferior to Whites? Bro really think about what you are saying….

  36. For the love of god, If the suspect is Black just let them do what they want, rob steal, loot, resist arrest, etc. White cops need to learn to just look the other way!

  37. stogiesandfootball says:
    April 13, 2021 at 9:43 am
    gibson45 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 9:28 am

    “Your comment intentionally misses the point. Neither firerogergoodell or I made any comment about an entire race. To the contrary, we specifically referenced and condemned the people who practice and support white supremacy. That is not an indictment of the entire White race because the majority of White people are not racists.”

    “So by implying that people at white lives matter protest are white supremacists, isn’t a racist thing to say? Then by saying that simply because people in the comments, who are making a valid point about this young man resisting arrest which did in fact escalate the situation and result in him being shot, makes them believe that Blacks are inferior to Whites? Bro really think about what you are saying….”

    People participating in a white lives matter protest are white supremacists by definition, there is no implication needed. When was the last, or first, time you heard of the police shooting someone because that person was white?

    Let’s assume that resisting arrest escalated the situation. Is resisting arrest a valid reason to kill someone?

  38. I believe the gun community no longer tolerates the term “accidental” discharge. The correct term is “negligent” discharge. The very acts of unholstering your weapon, aiming at the suspect, and squeezing the trigger are very deliberate and intentional. The outcome was not intentional, but this was an act of negligence – not an accident. There is a massive difference.

    I am disappointed that the chief immediately came out attempting to whitewash this as an accident – absolving the officer and his department of an entirely preventable tragedy.

    This speaks to a culture of poor accountability that contributes and enables these things to continue. Real accountability fosters change and improvement. But there is no accountability if you can’t tell the difference between an accident and negligence.

  39. gibson45 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 10:26 am

    “People participating in a white lives matter protest are white supremacists by definition, there is no implication needed. When was the last, or first, time you heard of the police shooting someone because that person was white?

    Let’s assume that resisting arrest escalated the situation. Is resisting arrest a valid reason to kill someone?”

    By that logic people participating in a Black Lives Matter protest would make them Black Supremacists. When was the last time you heard the police shooting someone “because” they were “black”? The police actually shoot more white people than black people every year. If this man didn’t escalate the situation, he would not have been shot, it is really that simple. And it really depends on the situation, say you are a cop pulling over someone with an outstanding warrant for fleeing from officers and possessing a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police just last June. And on top of he was arrested in February on a charge of aggravated robbery and was also convicted of a petty misdemeanor for disorderly conduct in connection with an event the prior summer. And a petty misdemeanor for possession and sale of marijuana. You have no idea what he is getting back in his car to do, btw the cops were called to the scene on a report that someone was waiving a gun around in the air. Why not ask the real questions, why resist arrest or why break the law in the first place? But all you see is color, why not educate people of all races to respect law and order and not break the law?

  40. Follow commands? You all act as if cops are perfect. Obviously, they make mistakes all the time. The lady cop even admitted it, meaning the kid should still be alive. But you say he should be dead because he resisted arrest when the cop did not mean to shoot him. I went to a cop training before and demonstrated arrests were performed complying and combative. Not once did the officer say you should pull out the gun and shot the suspect. Officers are only supposed to use deadly force for fear of the life or others, not fleeing or resisting arrest. Sorry, you racists, they are not trained that way!

  41. For all the the ones who are victim blaming. The kid ONLY HAD A WARRANT because the Court sent his court appearance date to the WRONG ADDRESS. And anyone who wants a cop’s point of view about the job, watch Michael Wood Jr., a WHITE ex-cop, former marine and a Ph.D. holder – on Joe Rogan speak about his years as a Baltimore cop. Look up his tweets. Racism is alive in well in police departments. He wants reform.

  42. The problem is infinitely deeper than whether or not the officer accidentally reached for her weapon, as opposed to her taser. It goes infinitely deeper than whether or not officers are trained properly on using a taser. It all starts with race, whether you like it or not. Why was he actually stopped? Was it for an expired tag? Was it for an air freshener hanging from a mirror? Was it because he is black? I’m not black, and I’ll never know the fear they face every single day from the possibility of being pulled over by police. Nor will I ever say again; “don’t run from the police and you’ll be fine”. Why? Because plenty of compliant black people are being killed by the police. And, I am pro-police. Pro good police.

  43. I honestly don’t even understand how this could happen anymore.
    I mean, the players, they all kneeled and stuff.

  44. stogiesandfootball says:

    “By that logic people participating in a Black Lives Matter protest would make them Black Supremacists.”

    Not at all. People participate in BLM activities to protest the unjustified killing of Blacks by the police, not because of any sense of Black Supremacy. Plenty of white people people participate in BLM activities, have BLM yard signs, etc.

    “When was the last time you heard the police shooting someone “because” they were “black”?”

    Plenty of times.

    “The police actually shoot more white people than black people every year.”

    True, but they don’t shoot them because they are white.

  45. “And it really depends on the situation, say you are a cop pulling over someone with an outstanding warrant for fleeing from officers and possessing a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police just last June. And on top of he was arrested in February on a charge of aggravated robbery and was also convicted of a petty misdemeanor for disorderly conduct in connection with an event the prior summer. And a petty misdemeanor for possession and sale of marijuana.”

    None of those things were known when Wright was pulled over, and none of them were reasons why he was pulled over.

  46. Just comply and nothing will happen? Philando Castile would beg to differ. But he can’t. He’s dead.

  47. To all of the people who wrote that “if he didn’t have a warrant” and “if he didn’t resist arrest” he’d be alive…you’re completely missing the point, which is why this continually happens. The reality is that police officers are completely misjudging the risks of situations and seem to have completely lost the ability to de-escalate situations and instead are needlessly escalating them. Yes, the victim had a warrant, but he never should have been pulled over in the first place…whether it’s for the air freshener or the expired tags, it doesn’t matter, neither of those situations warrant stopping him, as the risks of him to society for those offenses is extremely low. There’s only one reason why he was pulled over, and that was his race, whether it was intentional or not. So, yes, policing is broken. But, it can be fixed…it’s not easy to do, but it can be fixed.

  48. Please stop saying police shoot more whites than blacks without context. Whites comprise 3 times the population of blacks, meaning blacks are almost 3 times as more likely to be shot. And police patrol black neighborhoods much much more.

  49. Unfortunate. Also unfortunate that no businesses would have been looted, no property would have been damaged, no revenue would have been lost if the perp drove away wildly and ran over a toddler when trying to escape. I support BLM, the looters do not.

  50. nite2al says:
    April 13, 2021 at 12:20 pm
    “Please stop saying police shoot more whites than blacks without context. Whites comprise 3 times the population of blacks, meaning blacks are almost 3 times as more likely to be shot. And police patrol black neighborhoods much much more.”

    This is true, but explain why black people make up over half of the violent crime in America? Shouldn’t it be whites, since they make up more of the population? So, if black people are doing most of the violent crime in America, then wouldn’t they have more interactions with the police than anyone else? So then, based on the total amount of interactions with police, total number of violent crimes committed by black people, and the “fact” that police are shooting black people for being black, wouldn’t there be more black people than white people being killed by police each year? Common sense would tell you that this narrative is false because the data doesn’t support this and it never has. But keep buying into the racial divide created by the media and politicians. This was an unfortunate circumstance that wasn’t about race, what are some things that can be done to prevent this in the future? Don’t resist arrest, don’t break the law, and better police training. Maybe a combination of those 3 things would be a good idea.

  51. I saw a recent clip where a local pastor and civil rights advocate went on police training when they played up 3 scenario. In the training the pastor was the police officer. In the 1st test he was shot and killed. In the 2nd he shot and killed the aggressor. After the training the Pastor without hesitation said, when dealing with police officers COMPLY! You can always fight civil right violations at a later date. After the training he realized why things escalate and why compliance is such a big part for police to be able to do their job. Some people may not like it and fight against it but the reality is non compliance takes everything to a new level and that people have control over.

  52. REMEMBER, according to the police apologists, a Police officer is so highly unstable and scared for their life in tense situations they have every right to terminate you because police officers should never have to be afraid and put themselves in danger without reacting with lethal force.

    So you, a civilian, must always be calm and in control and do EVERYTHING the officer says no matter your rights or how you SHOULD be treated by the law because that officer might just react badly and kill you because you had a couple of misdemeanors on your warrant.

    Remember, it’s on the civilian to prevent their own death for a traffic stop.

  53. nite2al says:
    April 13, 2021 at 12:20 pm
    “Please stop saying police shoot more whites than blacks without context. Whites comprise 3 times the population of blacks, meaning blacks are almost 3 times as more likely to be shot. And police patrol black neighborhoods much much more.”

    ——

    Brooklyn Center is a white neighborhood. A lot of police live there.

  54. but explain why black people make up over half of the violent crime in America?…if black people are doing most of the violent crime in America….based on the total amount of interactions with police, total number of violent crimes committed by black people, and the “fact” that police are shooting black people for being black, wouldn’t there be more black people than white people being killed by police each year?”

    You are purposefully concentrating on the numbers/percentages of Blacks and Whites being killed while the excluding the reasons for the killings. The problem lies with the police shooting people simply because they are Black. Do you honestly think that Wright would have been shot if he was White?

    Of course, there should also be outrage if Wright was White. The situation did not call for him to be killed, regardless of his race. This emphasizes another point that you are ignoring, that being that no one is protesting justified police actions. Rather, decent, civilized people are stating their opposition to the unjustified, unnecessary, and immoral taking of human life by the police.

  55. Actually Wright did have an aggravated robbery charge: https://pa.courts.state.mn.us/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=1627640173

    However you know why he had a warrant? You know why he missed his court date? THEY SENT IT TO THE WRONG ADDRESS!!! That’s why he missed it. He made every other court hearing. It was also continued 3 times. Either way – aggravated robbery doesn’t come with a death sentence if convicted. It also I believe says ATTEMPTED aggravated robbery. He was still on trial for it. He was innocent. So it doesn’t ultimately matter – the cop was wrong. 26 years on the force she can’t tell the difference between a taser and a gun? For real?

    Add in there are plenty of videos of white men who are not complying, who assault cops and who don’t get tased or shot. OR the mass shooters who are white who get taken into custody with no incident and are coddled.

  56. No one no matter what ethnic race should die over a warrant. I think there enough miscues on BOTH side in this tragic event. Some say the police should have just let him go got him later. True, but what if he was speeding away T-Boned somebody or worse yet hit a child crossing the street. Then it would be the cops fault for not stopping him, he had a warrant, etc etc. why didn’t you arrest him?

    Criminal in our area have gotten smart with this. The Police break off the chase when it hits 55mph for public safety. So what do the criminals do? Punch it to 55 so they break off the chase then abandon the stolen vehicle they just committed armed robbery with. Here last week Police shot a black man who hijacked a car at a convenience store at GUNPOINT and tried to flee. Now they are protesting that and the NAACP wants and investigation.

    All we get is excuses from both sides and I’ve grown quite tired of it – but what can I do I’m Joe Nobody who believes in equal rights for all and wrong is wrong. Life is all about choices and in this case BOTH sides made bad choices.

  57. Is it just me, or is this possible one of the most ignorant statements I’ve ever read?
    “In most other lines of work, the accidental use of the wrong tool is no big deal.”
    I suppose whoever made that statement might change their mind when a mechanic (be it car or airplane), doctor or contractor, ETC, make a mistake that changes their life. I can actually think of more jobs where using the wrong tool is a big deal than not.

  58. So many pro-police stooges on here. Now we are saying that people should expect to be shot and killed if they resisting arrest?

    What a shameful and cowardly sentiment..
    —–
    CmYou should try being a cop for a minute before immediately condemning them. We have a guy with a warrant resisting arrest and getting back into his vehicle. If you’re the cop, are you going to stand there and do nothing while you wait to see if he comes out with a gun? No? Coward.

  59. It just highlights how dug in people are that you can go through this comment section and pick out the republicans and democrats with an incredibly high degree of accuracy just from a simply statement.

  60. Please stop saying police shoot more whites than blacks without context. Whites comprise 3 times the population of blacks, meaning blacks are almost 3 times as more likely to be shot. And police patrol black neighborhoods much much more.
    —-
    Kind of made a case against yourself with that last statement. Fact is police DO patrol black neighborhoods more, and a higher percentage of police interactions ARE with black folks. Yet more white people ARE being shot. Please explain that. If black folks are being killed because their black, then why are they killing white folks too? Why is it that when a white person gets shot it’s just a police shooting but when a black person gets shot it’s due to their race?

  61. In most other lines of work, the accidental use of the wrong tool is no big deal
    —–
    So if a doctor uses the wrong instrument on a black patient, is it racism? Because that’s what we’re saying here.

  62. All you people crying “it’s victim blaming” would you say the same if a man jumped into a tiger’s den and was killed? That’s what you’re doing here when you’re not complying to an encounter with a police officer. This is a person not unlike a tiger who is armed, scared, and doesn’t know what you’re going to do next. Every single police officer in this country has had a colleague or has a friend who has a colleague that’s been senselessly killed at a traffic stop, and doesn’t want to be killed too.

    Are there racist cops? Sure, but but I’m pretty sure it’s because at last count the police was made up of 99.999999% human beings. And those guys can be racist. Your lowest common denominator here isn’t cops, it’s humans. So, mind your p’s and q’s because some of these humans can be real sob’s I hear; they have a real history of that that goes far being the history of modern policing.

  63. pkrlvr says:
    April 13, 2021 at 5:24 pm
    It just highlights how dug in people are that you can go through this comment section and pick out the republicans and democrats with an incredibly high degree of accuracy just from a simply statement.

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    I left the 2 party system many elections ago after Reagan. Used to be a Dem. Now I vote for the best person or candidate for the job. But you do make a point and that’s the biggest problem in America right now. We’re too hung up on groups and being associated with them. The biggest fault now is protesting everything, there have been so many the real message is getting lost in the shuffle. Kinda like we all watch the space shuttle launch and stopped watching because we had seen it so much. Then it blew up.Cancel Culture is rampant now and its no longer an open dialog, it be on the winning side at all costs.

  64. In My opinion, moving forward there needs to be a national education program that goes out to all schools and even tv commercials that teach rules of engagement with police. And all police need to have better training in how to deal with and interact appropriately with people of color. I think the police need to at this point develop a contract with America clearly stating their position on rules of engagement with the public. we simply cannot go like this

  65. fanindenial says:
    April 12, 2021 at 10:51 pm
    Use your leverage as players and boycott a games, games or even the season – nothing like that happens these killings keep will happening

    Oh that is hilarious to think that these guys would give up their money or put effort into any type of change. These killings will continue to happen when people continue to disobey lawful orders. This was a tragedy that was caused by the intentional actions of Wright and an accident by a police officer. And based on her reaction immediately after she regretted, and no regret doesn’t bring back Wright but it shows this was not an intentional killing.

  66. ackattack22 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 12:28 am
    For everyone who is ‘victim-blaming’ and saying if the 20-year-old would have just complied, everything would be OK. Ask Army Lt. Caron Nazario how well that worked for him in Virginia.

    Apples and Oranges here. I am in total agreement with the police officer in the Nazario incident being terminated for their actions. Not one argument from me. In the Nazario incident that was a bad cop. In the Wright incident that was a bad criminal. Apples and oranges.

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