BLM Protesters wasted no time in marching in the streets of Minneapolis after the first day of the Kim Potters trial.
Protesters march through Minneapolis in support of Daunte Wright after first day of testimony in the trial of former police officer Kim Potter pic.twitter.com/SSdW55Wc3H
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 8, 2021
Kim Potters, is a veteran police officer of 26 years, is currently on trial facing 1st and 2nd degree manslaughter after accidentally shooting Daunte Wright, firing her handgun when she intended to fire her taser.
The accident was just that, an accident.
One could easily argue, had she NOT used lethal force (as she intended), she could’ve been sorely mistaken.
Just a reminder, a vehicle is considered a deadly weapon when used with violent intent.
Also another quick reminder of who Daunte Wright is:
Latest #BLM violence near Minneapolis sparked by police shooting of #DaunteWright. He was wanted on a warrant when he attempted to flee by car. He was shot & drove a distance before crashing into others. His FB is filled w/him flashing gang signs, using drugs & showing off cash. pic.twitter.com/StANTcJ2bs
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2021
WATCH Testimony from Daunte Wright robbery victim released today:
Kim Potter trial: Daunte Wright robbery victim recounts 'evil' deed in exclusive first interview pic.twitter.com/jHeJkLTuxY
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 8, 2021
BODY CAM FOOTAGE FROM OFFICER POTTERS:
WATCH: The prosecution played the part of the bodycam video that shows the moment #KimPotter pulled out her gun and fatally shot #DaunteWright. Potter said she thought she pulled a Taser. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/sw5A6lMa4t
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) December 8, 2021
People have been in an uproar over this for months leading up to the trial.
But as we’ve researched and seen today from Daunte Wrights victim’s testimony, he was a soulless criminal who had no business being on the streets anymore.
Kim Potters acted in her line of duty, attempting to get the suspect to surrender and he refused.
He tried fleeing the scene while her counter part, Officer Luckey was STILL standing in line of the vehicle.
Even though it was an accident, her use of deadly force was warranted, according to the attorney representing her.
NPR has more on the story:
Attorneys representing Potter said that her use of a weapon was warranted — especially because a fellow officer, Sgt. Mychal Johnson, was leaning into Wright’s car through the passenger door in an attempt to disable the vehicle.
Lawyers said Potter was worried that if Wright chose to speed away, Johnson could be killed.
So she decided to draw her Taser — but mistakenly and unconsciously drew her gun instead, defense attorney Paul Engh said, “much to her everlasting and unending regret.”
“She made a mistake. This was an accident. She’s a human being. But she had to do what she had to do to prevent a death to a fellow officer,” said Engh.
WATCH Officer Luckey’s testimony here:
US: Officer Luckey describes his attempted arrest of Daunte Wright: "I said, don't do it bro:" Brooklyn Center Officer Anthony Luckey on the moment Daunte Wright tensed up & jerked his arm out of the attempted arrest outside the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/iicLqODtOy
— World News 24 (@DailyWorld24) December 9, 2021
Chaos has already ensued weeks leading to the trial and is anticipated to continue throughout the trial.
WATCH November 30th BLM members trying to pull a driver out of an already moving vehicle:
On Tuesday night in Minneapolis at a #BLM protest against the jury selection for the Kim Potter trial (an ex-cop who shot criminal #DaunteWright), the rioters swarmed & attacked a vehicle. They tried to open the doors to pull the driver out. pic.twitter.com/J1NbfQ3dcm
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) December 1, 2021
Here are some reactions to the case:
Daunte Wright was a monster. The worst of the BLM martyrs and they've all been bad. He violently preyed upon people in his community, especially women. That violent lifestyle caught up with him. No one but himself to blame for that. I do not mourn his passing. Neither should you.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 8, 2021
reminder that Daunte Wright had a warrant and resisted arrest.
Black Lives Matter should stop protesting and rioting for criminals.
— truth (@DonaldsonB33) December 8, 2021
Not a loss to society.. https://t.co/iMqalAuE2V
— Keith Rovere (@krovere5) December 8, 2021
Just because he’s dead, doesn’t mean he was a good person, nor does the accident make her using deadly force any less justified.
Justified use of deadly force is justified use of deadly force.
Had he surrendered, this all could’ve been avoided in my opinion.