Officer Indicted In Swift Arrest For Killing Unarmed Black Man | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Officer Indicted In Swift Arrest For Killing Unarmed Black Man | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1

 

Minnesota authorities indicted police officer Kim Potter for killing Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. Police say she accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber discusses this unusually swift charge with Professor Brittney Cooper, Kristen Gibbons Feden and state Rep. John Thompson. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 04/14/2021.
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Officer Indicted In Swift Arrest For Killing Unarmed Black Man | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

43 Comments on "Officer Indicted In Swift Arrest For Killing Unarmed Black Man | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. AllNiteLemonade | April 14, 2021 at 9:38 PM | Reply

    Good, if you can’t tell the difference in the weights of those weapons, that’s completely on you. Since when is accidentally shooting someone OK?

  2. The 3-day arrest should become the norm rather than the exception.
    If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video ought to be worth at least 10,000 words when deciding whether or not to charge.

  3. lisa simpson | April 14, 2021 at 9:44 PM | Reply

    If the police officer had been a man instead of a woman…would the indictment happened as quickly?

  4. In the Armed Forces: when you’re charged with the responsibility of carrying a gun, there is no such thing as “whoopsie”. If you pull the trigger of any weapon, lethal or otherwise, you are culpable for the consequences. There is no excuse for this.

    • Exactly!

    • Dittzx I have a weird feeling that with the rise in these instances and killings, that the US Police Force is trying to set even the slightest of precedence before being reformed and rebuilt… restructured. They are the Blue Klux Klan.

    • it’s very hard to cry “oopsie”, when you’re a 20+ year veteran of the force, and you know you must reach across your body, with your dominant hand, to pull the taser.

    • Yeah,being compliant would be crazy!!!!!

    • That proves that America’s war on black people domestically, is much less regulated than her international wars.

  5. It’s official guys, we’re packing SCOTUS!!!

    • AllNiteLemonade | April 14, 2021 at 9:50 PM | Reply

      Good, tired of the republicans standing in the way of everything because it’s democrat suggested.

  6. Wendy Rightnour | April 14, 2021 at 9:47 PM | Reply

    Too bad they can’t be so swift about the men

  7. It’s about time, this issue should have corrected many years ago…

  8. I don’t know what this all means but we are in the middle of history.

  9. I’m sorry, even if it was a “mistake”, there’s no proper excuse for removing a non-threat from the face of the earth.

  10. Any common person would of got MURDER!

  11. I’m shocked, now its time to end police immunity.

  12. Santrice McPherson | April 14, 2021 at 10:09 PM | Reply

    I am no expert but doesn’t a gun weigh more than a taser? aren’t their tasers a bright yellow? help me out please

    • They are normally placed backwards and on the opposite side of the utility belt. It normally requires an officer to holster their service weapon so they can use the same hand to release the taser. A procedure started after the Fruitvale Station incident.

    • Santrice McPherson | April 14, 2021 at 10:27 PM | Reply

      @Comment 200 thanks so much…

    • It was no accident

    • They are actually made on purpose to feel completely different than a gun on a blind reach. After 26 yrs of service she has no excuse unless it’s found she has an unknown ailment that would cause her brain to override muscle memory like a brain tumor, silent stroke, or silent seizures. Which may be possible.

    • Santrice McPherson | April 14, 2021 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      @DD O exactly

  13. Nefer khnumu Builders Society | April 14, 2021 at 10:11 PM | Reply

    If a cop kills anybody who is not a threat to them with a deadly weapon , they should never just go home like there’s no penalty

  14. Yeah they rushed it cause they learned the hard way last time and didn’t want history to repeat itself. 🔥🏬

  15. This might be a new world record only thing is missing now is 1st degree murder🥴

  16. Sandi Billingsley | April 14, 2021 at 10:15 PM | Reply

    Hallelujah.

  17. She needs to stay in jail until she gets her trial

  18. Frank Stidham | April 14, 2021 at 10:28 PM | Reply

    Her Taser is not even the same color as her gun, & carried on the non dominant arm, & she’ was training a new cop – Unbelievable.

  19. I'm Just Saying Though | April 14, 2021 at 10:39 PM | Reply

    Y’all her taser was yellow. It was YELLOW. She knew exactly what she was doing

  20. Barbara Hineline | April 14, 2021 at 11:03 PM | Reply

    Yes!! Justice For Durante Wright and his family!!

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