The @MNNationalGuard has just over 500 personnel activated in support of @MinnesotaOSN as of this morning. The @MNNationalGuard had plans in place to increase that number in the coming days as closing arguments approach in the trial of Derek Chauvin.— MN National Guard (@MNNationalGuard) April 12, 2021
Update: #DaunteWright was in the process of getting arrested by @BPPD for a weapons charge & escaping police before he was killed yesterday, sparking #BLM race rioting & looting. The criminal complaint says he had an illegal Ruger .45 pistol. He skipped his court date this month. pic.twitter.com/dI4zScGLo5— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2021
The claim from #DuanteWright‘s mother & #BLM activists that he was killed by police over air fresheners is unsubstantiated. There was a warrant for his arrest. He resisted arrest & got back in the vehicle & tried to speed off. He nearly killed others during the failed escape. pic.twitter.com/nVyqPpJeyl— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2021
“Wear ALL BLACK”— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2021
BLM-Antifa groups in the Minneapolis and Portland, Ore. areas are calling for direct actions (riots) in response to the police-involved death of criminal suspect #DaunteWright. #PortlandRiots #BLMRiots #AntifaRiots pic.twitter.com/mLCvF11OPD
There was another insurrection last night in Minneapolis after the police shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. The Minnesota National Guard had to be mobilized and sent in to put a stop to the rioting and looting. The insurrectionists even shot up a police station.
“But that plan was expedited in order to quell what devolved into violent demonstrations over the fatal officer-involved shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright earlier Sunday in the city of Brooklyn Center, located in Hennepin County, on the border of Minneapolis. …
The Minneapolis area erupted in looting and riots late Sunday after an unidentified officer fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop just 10 miles from where Chauvin had Floyd pinned to the pavement last May. A citywide curfew was issued by Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott until 6 a.m. CT Monday. …
A police headquarters in another neighboring city of Brooklyn Park was “shot up” around 8 p.m. Sunday, Fox 9 Minneapolis reported. Multiple rounds were fired through the building’s glass front doors with some shots reaching the lobby. No injuries were reported. …”
Black Lives Matter and Antifa are mobilizing direct actions.
They are saying this guy is their next hero and excuse to riot and destroy even more property.
Newsweek is saying that his death has reinvigorated the “Defund the Police” movement which has been pushed by progressive activists.
“Almost a year on from George Floyd’s death, calls to “defund the police” have resurfaced following the killing of Daunte Wright.A 20-year-old Black man, Wright died in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon after being shot by a police officer. …
Defunding the police isn’t a particularly new concept. For years, campaigners have argued federal and state governments should cut or altogether eliminate funds for policing and redirect those resources to reinvest them in services such as education, healthcare, housing and employment. …”
I was under the impression that Minneapolis had abolished the police last summer. The Minneapolis City Council voted to disband the police at the height of the George Floyd mania. I’m not sure what happened. Maybe this is the excuse that they need to move forward with that.