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Individuals gathered in Brooklyn Center for the fourth night to protest the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. The panel discusses. Aired on 04/15/2021.
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  1. Common sense should tell them the pandemic is causing delays. His mom just bought him the car two weeks ago. 😤

    • Michael glazewski | April 15, 2021 at 2:11 PM | Reply

      @boom boom must have been subliminal racism

    • @The sage 85 Are you that stupid? That punk was a felon who just robbed a woman at gun point then resisted arrest try8 g to get away.

    • Jimna Hilaire | April 15, 2021 at 8:43 PM | Reply

      @Isaac Cardenas just like they do when it’s a non compliant white person.

    • Brandon Earl | April 15, 2021 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      It’s also common sense not to wrestle a cop out of handcuffs and then try to speed away, inciting a high speed police chase…

    • Brandon Earl | April 15, 2021 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      @Tania Burton he wasn’t even driving an SUV….he was driving a Buick sedan. Shows how much you kno.

      It’s people like you that are stirring up this stupid pot. Do yourself a favor and spend your energy on something else.

  2. So we can guard police stations but not the capital

    • @liliana Batista it’s Capitol not capital. Capitol is a building. Capital is referred to as financial

    • Perhaps, the current administration did not want law and order prior to taking office, but want it now. Should we not post the NG right now? Just let the city burn?

    • @Do the mathemathics Ask your why more people arrested in MN, then at the capital???

    • Libby Workman | April 15, 2021 at 2:46 PM | Reply

      @Lakelady W thank you for pointing that out. I had it wrong too, based on the statements In other comments.

    • Libby Workman | April 15, 2021 at 3:07 PM | Reply

      @TheU2001 MIA Law and order is not a concept owned by the Republicans. Riots are not owned by Democrats. Maybe we should start thinking about the United States again. We are all united in wanting a safe place to live where we can peacefully protest if there is a good reason to do so. We are all united in not wanting riots or looting or burning buildings. No one on either side of the political spectrum has complained about the crowds marching to the nation’s Capitol. Entering the Capitol building crossed the line, making it a felony offense. Demonstrating in the streets of Minnesota is legal. Breaking store windows and looting should land the offenders in jail. It is not a black or white issue. It is not a Republican or Democratic issue. It is a legal issue.

  3. Teresa Corrigan | April 15, 2021 at 8:13 AM | Reply

    Why did the police fail in cuffing Daunte Wright? They say don’t run. No one shuts the car door. No officer blocks it. They put the cuffs away. Why?

    • Latoya Smith | April 15, 2021 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      @John Smith where is her training experience…a simple traffic stop..shut up

    • @Latoya Smith It was an accident on her part. However, he cause his own demise by a bad decision. So in your mind chaos is okay with you and allow people to do as they will? He play a stupid game and won a stupid prize.

    • Won’t here this on MSM. Today 1 million police did a outstanding job protecting and serving

    • サミュエル | April 15, 2021 at 6:40 PM | Reply

      Incompetence plain and simple

    • @N K You still didn’t point out where I said anything you are talking about. Are you off your meds again?

  4. And how about cops that don’t know the difference between a Glock and a taser? Maybe that should be one of those blindfold test on the table if you can’t tell which is which in an instant after picking it up maybe being a cop isn’t for you miss.

    • Most cops don’t even have tasers anymore because liberals cried that they where to painful

    • @David Anderson So she did it intentionally? Just because she had 26 years on the job, don’t you think she was there in the first place because of an affirmative action program? Why would anyone think that a female could do the job of a man, like police, fireman, or the military baffles me. But many thinks in the US of A do so.

    • @SpicyHotPot Because police for the most part are very bored people. Unless you are an officer in a large urban area, what do you do all day? Nothing that is what, so this was their big stop of the year finally catching someone who had an outstanding warrant and they sure didn’t handle it all that well. And now the rest of the white community will suffer as we watch riots and name calling placing the blame on all of us. Saying if not for the officer being white this would not have happened and painting us with that broad brush. Hey wait isn’t that what a racist does?

    • I wonder if they know the difference between Dunkin Donuts and McDonald’s.

    • @ms operator exactly. The last gas was made by an officer who was a certifiable male. Claiming the taser gun mix-up defense.

  5. TheRetiredtech | April 15, 2021 at 8:30 AM | Reply

    She was a trainer. So was the officer on trial now.

  6. Officer Potter was on the police force longer than Daunte Wright was alive. She was the experienced professional longer than he was on earth.

    • And the little punk was old enough to know not to try and drive away from cops.

    • @Dallas Stang yup. Truth. BLM doesn’t like the truth.

    • Robert Girouard | April 15, 2021 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      Was Wright too young to know that resisting arrest and trying to flee from police is beyond stupid and at best will just give him more criminal charges?

    • @Robert Girouard Was a 26 year veteran too young to know that resisting arrest isn’t punishable by death? Was a 26 year veteran in the legal system too young to know that trials and juries decide guilt, innocence and punishment? Was a 26 year old veteran of the police force too young to know the difference between a yellow taser and a black gun? Was a 26 year old veteran of the police force to young not to know it was illegal to conceal evidence in a police shooting?

    • Harley Rider 07 | April 15, 2021 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      @Clay Mann That must be the state you reside in. Many Police Departments require continuous training for Police Officers. Even the State Licensing Commission in which they live. Many tell the Officers not to have the Taser and Weapon near the other to avoid a deadly mistake.

  7. It seems like it is a conflict of interest for the Police to be able declaim a group protest police conduct to be unlawful.

  8. Several years ago I got pulled over for speeding and, yes, I was speeding. At that time I was 62 years old, white, female, and listening to my music oblivious to how fast I was going on a major highway in NJ. State Trooper pulled me over and I knew I was in trouble because a few seconds before he put his lights and siren on I had looked at my speedometer and realized how fast I had been going. I immediately pulled to the right lane and slowed down but it was too late. He had already clocked me doing 75 in a 65 mph area. So, I’m sitting on the shoulder, and this is a really busy highway in NJ. Interstate 78 for those that are familiar with highways in NJ. I realized my purse was on the back seat and I’m thinking should I reach for it so I can get my license and insurance cards out? Well, I made the decision to reach for it and when I got hold of it I held it up so he could see what I had in my hand. I got my license and insurance cards out and now he was at my passenger window tapping on the window for me to open it up, which of course I did. It was at that moment that I realized I should have left my purse on the back seat because this young man, this police officer had his hand on his gun. I’m telling you this story because what went through my mind at that moment when I realized he had his hand on his gun was, “What if I was black or brown? What if I was a black man?” Of course he relaxed when he realized he was dealing with an older white woman who just didn’t realize how fast she was going and one that was really nervous now and a little bit scared because this young man came to my car window with his hand on his gun. End of my story is that he let me off with a warning and I went onto to work and haven’t been speeding ever since. It stays in my mind though and every so often, especially when I hear there has been another police shooting of a black man or woman, “What if I had been a black man or woman that day?” Would my story have ended differently?

    • @Donna Brockbank Really? 65 is retirement age (and I’ve only been a teacher for 10 years so have a ways to go)

    • Donna Brockbank | April 15, 2021 at 4:24 PM | Reply

      @Alan d’Eon he called you old. I’m 55. It’s definitely not old especially for a teacher.

    • Donna Brockbank | April 15, 2021 at 4:37 PM | Reply

      @Alan d’Eon I’m saying whomever said the 55 year old teacher is old and making stuff up I believe, I will look it up now, has rocks in his head.

    • Donna Brockbank | April 15, 2021 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      @Alan d’Eon mainstream media and the protesters are portraying Daunte was an man that was only killed because of his expired tag. Not a man who was illegally posessing a gun, if that is true. I forget sarcasm is not in most people’s hand book. Crazy hands be Crazy.

    • xavier reivax | April 15, 2021 at 9:40 PM | Reply

      @Donna Brockbank that’s hard when the cop tells you he pulled me over on accident they pull me over for being black i’ve found if i tilt my baseball hat down to hide my face they miss my race i’ve been pulled over 3 times in a week going to work

  9. That Filthy Weeaboo | April 15, 2021 at 8:41 AM | Reply

    Common sense: Most states have delayed DMV functions like license and identification card renewals. It’s understandable his tags were reading expired in light of that. A lot of people hang air fresheners from the rear-view mirror of their cars, too, because that’s where the fresheners work the best at. Secondly, they ran the tags and knew who he was and his address, they could have let him go and nabbed him later on.

    • The Dankest Senpai | April 15, 2021 at 11:24 AM | Reply

      @Billy BoyBlue the arrest warrant was for misdemeanor charges. Hardly someone who’d flee the country.

    • The Dankest Senpai | April 15, 2021 at 11:25 AM | Reply

      @1984 THEBEGINING he had insurance. He’d just gotten the car and called his mom for the insurance info. Next excuse.

    • @terryrollins1973 I live in Wisconsin, small town, and we have a kiosk at the grocery store to renew plates!

    • Donna Brockbank | April 15, 2021 at 3:16 PM | Reply

      @Billy BoyBlue apparently for not showing up in court because of an address problem.

    • People are you watching the same news in the same thing and researching the guy had a warrant for his arrest for armed robbery while he was being detained he scuffled with the cops jumped into a car and hit the gas could almost have ran over the cops bottom line hes not so innocent

  10. No, they are NOT doing their job, if somebody get shot over this.
    Then they are NOT doing their job at all !,,,

    • Freedom Of speech | April 15, 2021 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      @kim anderson when you have a warrant and choose to attack the police and jump into car and run it’s your own fault if you lose your life

    • Freedom Of speech | April 15, 2021 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      @kim anderson why dont you protest over thousands of black men dying from ther own kind every year

    • Freedom Of speech | April 15, 2021 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      @kim anderson if the little thug would have just complied and went to jail the thug would still be alive stop this victim crap

    • Freedom Of speech | April 15, 2021 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      @kim anderson truth hurts dont it little girl

    • Tyler Williams | April 15, 2021 at 11:04 PM | Reply

      @Foundplayers your people are racist, They are bad apples, If they can’t do their jobs correctly, they need to find another job.

  11. She was negligence and reckless in her duties. She should have read the US Supreme Court case Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985). In Minnesota the law allows the police to issue a citation for this type of misdemeanor. Mr. Wright summon was mailed to the wrong address that is why he failed to appear. He had made all his other appearance in court for this issue except this one time.

    • evans mcevans | April 15, 2021 at 6:06 PM | Reply

      @Wisconsin Man listen it was not a felony gun charge ,it is a misdemeanor charge ,he had a gun in while sitting outside of his house without a permit, that is not a felony, you just yapping further more he appeared in court a few other times his mother and father was with him ,Dont you think that his parents would allowed him to missed court, his parents bought him that new car stop airing your trap and get the facts.

    • @Wisconsin Man i know your problem your belly is too big and you couldn’t pass the physical test to be a security guard so you’re trying to take it out on anyone you can. Lolol evans mcevans seems to have the facts straight.

    • @evans mcevans I’m glad you checked into it. Thank you very much for your comments and input. Educated reasoning responses are rare but needed!

    • Wisconsin Man | April 15, 2021 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      @V G VG? Vagina Guy? Probably. Well 12 years in the military and the fact I’ve been retired for 7 years now, 53 by the way, I don’t need a job unlike you.

    • Oh really? Why try to get in vehicle and drive off as police are putting handcuffs on you? He couldve ran over their feet. Ill take one negligent cop with a broken foot over a dead career criminal any day. And the media doesn’t talk about the 2 pounds of cocaine they found in the trunk of the car.

  12. This is just… Storm the Capital, police hold back
    Expired tag… shot dead 🤔
    I understand he didn’t comply/tried to evade/escape
    She was definitely _negligent_

    • Bill Burgess | April 15, 2021 at 5:30 PM | Reply

      @Crazy Fingers .What are you going to do if he walks ?

    • Bill Burgess | April 15, 2021 at 5:38 PM | Reply

      @Amanda Shaheen Everthing I said is fact. Name calling is what the liberals do. I just do it back. Because chocking you pigs to death is illegal. 😱😂

    • @Jeanne Bautista thank you! FINALLY someone else gets it… Everyone just wants to blame a small infraction got him killed…
      Mr. Wright was Mr. Wrong regardless of color PERIOD!!!

    • Conny Scippio | April 15, 2021 at 5:40 PM | Reply

      @lennysvibe that was white privilege if it was people of color instead of racists it would have been a high body count think????

    • Sal'tripin Guitar & Pedal Co. | April 15, 2021 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      @Alan d’Eon probably because ya say “lefties” da ya even know what that means or who you talk to 🤔 there is only one truth in any of this killing is wrong

  13. Many of the protesters were arrested? Ha, imagine if they had arrested the “protesters” at the capitol they would have saved a cop’s life. 🤷

    • Thomas Murphy | April 15, 2021 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      You are going to point that officer out because none died on the 6th. The one a day after had a heart attack.

    • Robert Girouard | April 15, 2021 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      The cop in Kenosha, WI was found to be justified in shooting Jacob Blake. Yet look at all the looting and violence the liberal racists caused and for what? Nothing.

    • サミュエル | April 15, 2021 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      @Lulu Pinto you sound stupid af with your idiotic statement

    • Won’t here this on MSM. Today 1 million police did a outstanding job protecting and serving

    • Paul Forester | April 15, 2021 at 8:12 PM | Reply

      @Robert Girouard liberal? They been called wimps without guns, by your klan. The more shootings you justify, the more violence your going to get. All your doing is showing your narcissistic projection of yourself, which gives you away.
      That magic trick don’t work on me. It’s been used too many times, and it’s about time to hang that one up.

  14. Probably one of the best outlooks and insights I’ve seen yet. A common sense conversation fill of nothing but logic. Great job on this reporting!

    • Sheila Boston | April 15, 2021 at 10:41 PM | Reply

      Yes, but it’s going to take people to listen. I read quite a while ago about a place (Camden?) where they changed their whole policing system around quite a while ago and are having amazing results. Need to clear out the dead wood first though – a lot of people don’t like change.

  15. I find it incredible that that woman’s bail is only $100,000 normal people pay that kind of bail for misdemeanor battery just for touching someone. She shot him point blank. Murder like that starts at a million. Just another example of the huge difference between those protected by the elite and those that aren’t.

    • She admitted that she made a mistake from the very beginning. She didn’t intend to shoot him. That’s why her bail isn’t that huge. There was an absence of malice.

    • @Greg Gould Too bad that has never been my experience, what you refer to must be a rich people thing. Like being able to afford lawyers.

    • Gabriel Griffith | April 15, 2021 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      @Greg Gould b.s. nobody accidentally points a gun at someone

  16. Jeff Williams | April 15, 2021 at 10:38 AM | Reply

    Many police departments are set up to be nothing more than revenue generators. This is something that needs to be addressed soon

    • Gabriel Griffith | April 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM | Reply

      @Wisconsin Man yeah how do these people not understand that govt is infallible

    • @Wisconsin ManYeah your logic is definitely flawed and twisted and dangerous. You’re assuming that if you comply with the police that you’ll live. Never assume! There have been Mass murderers that fought with the police and yet were still allowed to live. Presuming to understand what goes on in the minds of those who serve in law enforcement is unwise

    • waitresses for the d.m.v. !!!

    • @Jeff Williams why comply with corrupt blue criminals, that’s unamerican .

    • @Avishek Giri facts !!!

  17. It is easier to become a police officer entrusted with deadly weapons than it is to become a dental hygienist entrusted with tools for cleaning teeth.
    This must change! Two years minimum in a college setting followed by 2 years field training as an apprentice.

    • @Black Literary Fallout That’s about it!

    • Alvaro aka Tico | April 15, 2021 at 3:34 PM | Reply

      @Black Literary Fallout I’m going to be your first partner. Already have an unregistered glock, are you with me?

    • @Libby Workman “teachers can take graduate level courses” Does that mean you have non graduate teachers in the US ? Maybe that’s the core of the the problems in your society right now.

    • Libby Workman | April 15, 2021 at 4:40 PM | Reply

      @Dave Moss You have certainly hit the nail squarely on the head. I once was the editor of my local university’s catalog. Do you know the requirement for getting a certificate to become a teacher? A C+ average. That still drives me crazy. I have long felt that one should become a teacher only after getting a masters degree. Teacher say they are professionals. I disagree. A professional needs at the least a masters degree. They also need better pay.

    • And I still don’t think that’s good enough. From what I’ve been told firefighters get psych evals.

  18. Chris Johnson | April 15, 2021 at 10:43 AM | Reply

    A large part of the problem is in trying to handle these types of events in a piece meal case by case fashion when the problem is systemic, and the attitudes that are being promoted in individual departments behind closed doors.

  19. Michael A. Sue | April 15, 2021 at 1:12 PM | Reply

    Kim Potter mug photo looks like MONSTER “Aileen Wuornos” no wonder Duante tried to get back into the car, face like that I run too. R.I.P. DUANTE WRIGHT

  20. Holland GIVANCHI | April 15, 2021 at 7:16 PM | Reply

    The Death of this young boy Brakes💔my Heart 😟😕 he was so young. She didn’t know BS that was done with intend I so sick of this. What kind of people are they breeding in the training academy sicking 😡

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