Louisiana rapper Boosie Badazz is, like a lot of people, in disbelief at the news that Daunte Wright's killer is only being charged with second-degree manslaughter. Former Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer Kim Potter shot the 20-year-old Wright during a traffic stop on April 11.
Boosie Badazz Can’t Believe Manslaughter Charge
Kim Potter resigned from the police force days after she shot and killed Daunte Wright. The ex-cop claims she mistakenly fired her gun, believing it was her taser. Potter was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter, and Boosie about lost his mind on Twitter.
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Daunte Wright’s Parents Speak Out After His Death
The parents of Daunte Wright spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning America” earlier this week. It was the first interview they’ve done since Daunte was killed about 10 miles from where George Floyd lost his life at the hands of cops.
“Thank you, so much, for the support and standing by us and making sure my son’s name has been heard and asking for justice.” (Katie Wright)
Daunte’s father, Aubrey Wright, also weighed in on the officer’s explanation.
“I lost my son. He is never coming back. I can’t accept that. A mistake? That doesn’t even sound right.”
Cop Resigns After Fatal Shooting
After two days of unrest and emotional statements about the horrific killing of Daunte Wright, the police officer responsible for taking his life resigned. The city’s police chief also resigned along with the cop.
The resignations from Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon came two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. Potter, a 26-year veteran, had been on administrative leave following Sunday’s shooting, which happened as the Minneapolis area was already on edge over the trial of the first of four police officers in George Floyd’s death. (AP News)
Minnesota Sports Teams Cancel Games
Yesterday, the biggest sports teams in Minneapolis acknowledged the hurt and pain of another police brutality case in the city. The teams issued statements on why it was vital to postpone Monday games.
The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Wild all postponed games on Monday following the police shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday night. “Yesterday’s tragic event, involving the life of Daunte Wright, once again leaves our community mourning,” the Timberwolves said in a statement. “After consultation with the League, and local and state officials, we believe postponing tonight’s game versus the Brooklyn Nets is the best decision … The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx extend our sincere sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright. (ESPN)