Harris faces criticism for fueling civil unrest with response to Daunte Wright shooting

Following the police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Sunday, protests and riots have once again broken out in and around Minneapolis.

While many Americans look to elected leaders for words and actions meant to restore calm while addressing the underlying societal issues, Vice President Kamala Harris is being accused of fueling the civil unrest with her response to the situation, Breitbart reports.

“Prayers are not enough”

In the wake of the fatal shooting in Brooklyn Center, tensions have escalated significantly even as former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin is on trial just a few miles away on charges related to the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. Rather than plead for peace and civility as an investigation into Wright’s death takes place, Harris opted to tweet a message that some people believe could further incite outrage in Minnesota and across the U.S.

“Prayers are not enough,” the vice president wrote on Monday. “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.”

Of course, her call for “justice and healing” is almost universally supported among all Americans following the details of the case, and there are clearly questions related to the officer’s actions that deserve answers.

Nevertheless, critics fault the vice president for an apparent dismissal of the prayers being directed at those involved as well as a perceived implication that Wright was a blameless participant in the traffic stop during which he was fatally shot.

Although the use of deadly force has been roundly condemned across the board, Wright reportedly fought with officers after they determined that he had an outstanding warrant, prompting a struggle that ultimately led to what authorities argue was an accidental discharge of ex-officer Kim Potter’s service weapon.

A pattern of provocation

Since Harris posted her tweet, Potter resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department and currently faces manslaughter charges in connection with Wright’s death, according to USA Today.

The vice president’s reaction to this incident is not her first such response to garner criticism. In the wake of Floyd’s death, she promoted a controversial bail fund used to secure the release of arrested protesters and rioters.

Her tweet soliciting donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund has not yet been deleted despite subsequent reports that it allocated only a few hundred thousand dollars of the millions it raised in donations and most of the suspects bailed out by the group had been charged with violent crimes.

In fact, the New York Post reported in February that at least one individual benefitted from the fund on two occasions. After he had been released twice — first for possessing a weapon and later for participating in another destructive riot — with money provided by the fund, he was arrested a third time on felony counts including weapons and drug possession.

Perhaps if Harris had used her influence both then and now to cool heightened tensions, she could have played a pivotal role as part of the solution instead of provoking even more unrest and division.

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  1. Kamala Harris is dividing the citizens (Blacks, whites & all others) with her position. Why is she not addressing the problems that Biden allowed to happen with opening the borders? The homeless problem is growing and I see that she has not helped with that situation either. Kamala Harris wants the position of VP but does not want the responsibility of that position. She just wants all of the benefits and NON of the solution to many many problems. In fact her position and statements, make me truly believe that she enjoys causing the racial tension with her actions. ?????

    1. No doubt it was horrible, feel so bad for his family, saying prayers. The one thing I think is wrong is Kamala, the Obama’s, and who ever else starts the brawls should be ashamed. It’s hard enough, without all the people stirring .

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  3. She needs to be impeached now. She is wanting a race war. She is not protecting americans from terrorist MS 13 and the illegals that are in gangs. We need her out. She is a racist. She won’t go to the border but she will stay in washington running her mouth. That guy had a warrant for holding a woman at gunpoint and for robbery. He was no angel like his girlfriend or whoever she is and his mom. They are thugs. Why do you think so many is getting killed trying to rob homes. The only thing that she knows how to do is screw married men and play the race card to start trouble. Skank

  4. Kamala how about telling the people to comply with the command You are under arest follow the demand of the police that in this country like any other civilized country represent the authority and stop fighting if you wake your life ,race biting will not help you you are forever a loser.

  5. SNIFF & BLOW GOTTA GO! TIME TO DITCH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

    I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND a COMPLETE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION into the 2020 ELECTIONS and for the IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

    BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! And they both (BIDEN & HARRIS) have family members putting them both in a CONFLICT of interest position advertising and promoting their businesses and using their VP and POTUS both as an advertising self-interest, self-promoting position and it is ILLEGAL!

    Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

    Members of the House
    202-224-3841

    Members of the Senate
    202-224-3121

    TOLL FREE:
    866-272-6622

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

    Please, don’t make an excuse not to make the calls, excuses as they say are like A-*****, we all got one!

  6. Harris is nothing but a racist herself. Even when she was running for VP & all the riots were going on , she said that “the protest (riots) need to continue “ Racist are not just whites against blacks, black can also be very racist “ not only against whites but, against latins & even against other blacks.

  7. Michael Saunders, U.S. Army S.F. veteran of the Vietnam war and 23 years in law enforcement says:

    The democrats will never do anything about the pretest. These are they people and the democrats will protect them.

  8. What we need is to impeach both Biden and Harris. The Republicans are not strong enough to p pull this off. That’s OUR problem

  9. F he would have done what the nice officers told him to do, it wouldn’t have happened. Look people, police never want to have to use their weapons but when you don’t do what they tell you, then you take your life in your own hands and what ever happens, happens. Police officers have one goal, to go home to their family when their shift is over.

  10. Mrs Harris should have been helping – not hurting this nation!!! You cannot pull a gun on a police officer and think you won’t get shot!!! If you want to stay alive – then when you are involved in some sort of crime, you MUST LISTEN TO THE POLICE, or you may well be shot!!! Follow the instructions of the police officer!!!!

  11. They need to shoot all the terrorist, terrorizing the street’s of our country. You can’t protest peacefully,you want to commit terrorist acts, you pay the price.

  12. DC police shoot and Kill an unarmed woman without CAUSE and NOTHING happens !! Why do these Treasonous officials still have their jobs? Why aren’t they in JAIL- FBI .Dc “police”- no outcry from Lib Feminist FAKES!!

  13. It shouldn’t surprise us. Look how quickly she was able to empty prisons. Don’t forget all those ‘poor’ criminals that she let loose, raped and murdered again. It was crystal clear where her loyalties lie, and it is with the American people.

  14. Thing is if the parents had raised a responsible adult instead of a criminal punk who held a gun on a woman to rob her which precipitated a warrant out for him and behaved during the confrontation with police there wouldn’t have been any problem and karma wouldn’t have bitten. They need to look to themselves.

  15. KAMALA is RADICAL and WORTHLESS TOXIC to our country period!! Name me one thing in her history in poitics that she has come up with that didn’t cause conflict and make things worse!!She is not a problem solver she is a great divider and only makes things worse! ‘ Thats her M.O. history totally radical and she should be impeached along with Joe asap!! We’ve gotten exactly zero from her thus far and you can only expect more of the SAME! She is complacent and negative not what I voted for!!!!!

  16. Joe is following her lead. The only thing he does is sign what someone tells him to or lays in front of him! aN OLD ,DEMENTED PIECE OF TRASH HIMSELF! nOT MY pRESIDENT AND NEVER WILL BE!!!

  17. It’s no surprise that Kamala Harris is not stopping the chaos. She wants the chaos they want millions of people coming in for amnesty and more Democratic voters. She bailed out rioters once before with the help of Hollywood. When she tried to run for president she couldn’t even get 2%.

  18. THE DEILS BAND IS SURE SINGING ONE OF THE WORST SONGS, YOU HAVE BIDEN, HARRIS, PELOSI, SCHUMER, SCHIFT, THE SQUAD, WATERS, LIGHTFOOT, WHITMER, BOTH CUONO’S, NEWSOM, CHENEY, OBAMA, CLINTON, SOROS, CNN, ALL THE OTHER LYING NEWS MEDIAS, BIG BUSINESS, BIG TECH, SOCIAL MEDIA, HOLLYWOD TYPES, TALK SHOW HOSTS & I’M SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN A LOT SO LETS JUST SAY THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATS & SOME OF THE REPUBLICANS ETC. WORST LEADER WE HAVE EVER PUT IN OFFICE, BUT THEY ARE SHOWING THEIR TRUE COLORS NOT ONE OF THEM WANTS UNITY, THEY WANT TO BRAINWASH US INTO BELIEVING IN WHAT THEY SAY & IF WE DON’T THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP UP THE TURMOIL IN THIS COUNTRY UNTIL WE THE PEOPLE TAKE IT BACK!!!

  19. I ditto all the comments made so far. Yep…Dante made a very stupid mistake by thinking he could run and it cost him his life. So more riots and mayhem in Minn. but amazingly, not one peep out of Chicago or about Chicago where there was another weekend of terror. Not one peep! I believe I read 28 people were shot, 4 fatally. Does that loss of life mean anything or was it because it black on black or Latinos battling each other. This has got to stop but how. Is it fear of repercussions or is it city leadership that turns a blind eye to the cancer that has taken over what used to be a marvelous city…kinda like San Francisco.

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