The shooting death of Daunte Wright is a tragedy but it has opened a Pandora’s box of issues. A couple of statements up front. Remember #1 in particular.
- Had Wright not resisted arrest and complied with a lawful police order he would be alive.
- The same would be true for George Floyd provided he would not have expired consequent to fentanyl overdose.
The Brooklyn Center MN police officer who shot Wright made a terrible mistake. She reached for her taser and instead drew her service weapon. She was alarmed that she shot Wright and the video makes that very clear. More thorough training might have prevented the fatal error but refer back to statement #1.
The Brooklyn Center mayor terminated the city manager for his statement that the police officer was entitled to due process. The mayor was ready to fire the police officer immediately but she resigned. The Mayor seized command of the Police force and then the Police Chief resigned. It’s likely he would have fired by the Mayor for calling the riots that occurred after the shooting a riot. When the Chief said the word “riot” the so-called reporters challenged him on it:
Reporters strongly objected to the use of the term, “riot.” In the video tweeted by the Washington Examiner Monday, one reporter exclaims, “There was no riot.” Another shouts “Don’t do that!” Multiple other reporters joined in with those objecting to the word “riot.”
“There was,” Chief Gannon countered. “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.”
The chief continued, “Yes, we had our helmets on. We had other protection gear. But an officer was injured, hit in the head with a brick … he was transported to the hospital. So, we had to make decisions, we had to disperse the crowd because we can’t allow our officers to be harmed.”
From the Merriam Webster dictionary
Definition of riot
1a: a violent public disorder specifically : a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a common intent
b: public violence, tumult, or disorder
There most certainly was rioting. Not everyone is truly upset at the fatal shooting, however. The thing I cannot bring myself to understand is why some people use shootings like this as a license to vandalize and loot.
Some even appeared to be gleeful.
People dancing and celebrating in front of police outside looted stores. pic.twitter.com/ilOVwYNAxz
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) April 12, 2021
Response from the left was predictable and largely stupid. Joe Biden the Uniter and Healer intimated that the shooting could have been intentional. The Idiot Squad suggested that police be abolished. They flat out asserted that the shooting wasn’t an accident:
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence,” Tlaib wrote in a tweet.
Tlaib, along with her cohorts, gleefully jumps on tragedies like this to further their Communist anarchic aspirations.
Barack and Michelle Obama said that we have to “re-imagine policing.“
Kamala Harris (who still refuses to be seen at the disaster that is the Biden Border) issued a statement:
Prayers are not enough. Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigation is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 13, 2021
Here’s where in my opinion this all goes off the rails. Harris wants to know why Daunte Wright is dead.
He’s dead because he initiated a terrible sequence of events which led to his accidental shooting. He’s dead because he failed to comply with a lawful police order.
That’s why he’s dead. Here’s the thing- why is all the responsibility for this fatal shooting piled on the police? What about the perp? Where is his or her responsibility?
Here is a picture of Daunte Wright with a gun
He was 20 years old, not old enough to legally own a weapon.
Here are several pictures or Wright. In some of them Wright is seen holding large amounts of cash. (via Gateway Pundit)
The Obama’s said they “empathize with the pain that Black mothers, fathers, and children are feeling…”
Those words sound fine but they are pitifully meaningless. If they really care, why are they not pleading with all mothers and fathers to instill in their children respect for the law and police officers and the absolute necessity for them to obey a police order. Where was Wright’s mother when her son was accumulating this cash? Where was she when he was posing with a gun?
That’s the origin of the story. That’s where the failure begins. When and why did we stop holding the criminals accountable? Police exist to enforce the law. Parents are supposed to teach children respect for the law.
Daunte Wright would be alive today had he simply complied with the police. His reckless choice not only led to his death but has devastated the lives of many others, including Wright’s family, the woman officer who accidently shot him, the Brooklyn Center City Manager, the Police Chief and the entire Brooklyn Center police force.
The Village failed.
New Mexico State Trooper Darian Jarrott was murdered by a Hispanic male in the line of duty on February 4th. 97 LEO’s have died in the line of duty thus far this year.
No riots. No outrage from liberals. Not an ounce of concern from the squad. Nothing from Biden or Harris. No empathy for their families. No “re-imagining” of parenting.
We are all in the Upside Down.