Protests devolve into riots in wake of latest police shooting

Civil unrest spread from Minneapolis, Minnesota, across much of the United States last year after the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

Now, as former officer Derek Chauvin stands trial for Floyd’s death, another police shooting just a few miles away has sparked the latest round of protests and rioting.

Police shooting sparks riots

According to Fox News, the demonstrations began in Brooklyn Center following the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright who was fatally shot by an officer during a traffic stop.

Bodycam footage revealed officer Kim Potter drawing her service weapon while shouting “taser” at Wright as the suspect seemed to struggle with another officer. Potter fired a round from her handgun, fatally striking Wright in what Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon initially described as an apparent accidental discharge.

Both Potter and Gannon have since resigned from their respective positions and Potter is reportedly facing criminal charges.

The shooting sparked multiple nights of rioting as looters have targeted multiple businesses and set fires throughout the community.

Some 40 individuals were reportedly arrested on Tuesday during clashes between police and protesters, some of whom hurled objects at responding officers.

“Prayers are not enough”

Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz reacted to the disturbances by imposing a curfew on affected counties between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Minneapolis Police Department Deputy Chief for Professional Standards noted that 13 additional arrests were made in her city. Of those apprehended, she said that four face burglary charges, six are facing curfew violations, two allegedly discharged firearms, and one individual was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

In a tweet on Monday evening, Vice President Kamala Harris demanded answers in connection to Wright’s death but did not specifically call on rioters to restore order in the streets.

“Prayers are not enough,” she wrote. “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.”

Fox News Channel personality Tomi Lahren took issue with the response of many on the left, asking: “How many more cities and communities need to be destroyed before Democrats, including our president, come out and condemn these groups?”

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  2. All Police officers in the Nation eligible to retire should retire immediately, and let those cities filled with savages and Communists burn down. Hopefully, the criminals will kill each other off.

  3. AC from NY says:
    What do we expect from the police when someone “Resists Arrest” ?
    anyoe who resists Arrest loses all rights and respect Period!
    Time to stop treating police like crimminals and get real!

    1. Not only did he resist arrest, but the reason he was stopped to begin with was because there was a warrant out for his arrest….
      THAT alone tells me that he was “NO Sunday school kid”, in other words he did NOT have any “halo” over his head; and if all these leftists expect those kind of people to obey and follow along if they are told they are under arrest, the left is in for a RUDE AWAKENING……….

  4. agree Fernando the police who take their lives in there hands everyday are never complimented with the great job they do they are spit on thrown rocks at them we need the national guard if we have riots and violence and those who are responsible should be arrested with help of police and thrown in jail

  5. The first thing to do is get al “not too sharpton” the rabid RACIST money-grubbing instigator to hell out of there, then anyone (no matter what “color”) that starts to burn, loot, or murder, shoot their butts with REAL bullets. The only way you are EVER going to end these “riots” and PAID so-called “protests”, is send a few (or many) to a permanent “dirt nap”. Perhaps then they will realize that those DNC/ soros $$$$$$$$$ are not worth getting killed for , and will go back to mommy and daddy’s basement “safe space” , back to their coloring books and crayons. If the “police” won’t (or can’t step up and do their dam JOBS , it is getting more OBVIOUS that we the people will have to start using the same LETHAL FORCE protecting our OWN homes, lives, and businesses

  6. YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY YOUR “SON” IS DEAD…..BECAUSE HE IS A “CRIMINAL” AND HE ….”FOUGHT THE LAW”….AND….”THE LAW WON”……FINALLY……..”CRIMINALS” HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH “THINKING” THEY ARE “ABOVE” THE LAW…WAY TOO LONG……IT WILL SOON STOP WHEN THEY REALIZE THAT THEY ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN THE “INNOCENT GOOD CITIZENS” WHO “ALWAYS” FOLLOW THE “LAW”…..STOP BLAMING OUR OFFICERS FOR “DOING THEIR JOB”…..HE WAS “GUILTY” AND HE DID “COMMIT” A “CRIME”…….YET, HE “RAN”…AND FIGURED HE “WOULD” GET AWAY WITH IT , JUST LIKE ‘GEORGE’ AND THE OTHER “CRIMINALS……BUT, THE MEDIA DIDN’T TELL THAT PART OF HIS STORY….DID THEY?…….AND IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO WAS “RIGHT OR WRONG”……WHAT MATTERS IS “NO TERRORIST GROUPS” HAVE THE RIGHT TO “DESTROY” A “CITY” AND THINK THAT THEY ARE “ABOVE THE LAW” EITHER…….IT’S TIME FOR OUR “MILITARY” TO TAKE OVER OUR OFFICERS JOBS AND TREAT THESE ANIMALS AS THEY SHOULD BE TREATED!!! JUST A “HANDFUL” OF “CRIMINALS”…SHOULD NEVER DESTROY A WHOLE COUNTRY!!

    1. So true. I’ve always said that with these riots and burnings and looting, the police should use live ammo and shoot into the crowds to disburse them and bring about order. You start shooting them and they will figure out what the consequences are for their behavior

    2. You are so right but as long as the Dems are in control of these cities and states,this kind of crap will be the norm.Nothing will be done.I just wonder if VP Harris will be bailing everyone out this time around!

      1. You’re right, and VP Harris stokes the fire when she condemns that he was killed by saying it wasnt right. She wasnt there and she wasnt in fear of her life because someone wouldnt be still as they were told by police. Why doesnt Sleepy Joe send the National Guard out to get control of the rioters? They have a couple of thousand guarding them! The poor people of Minnesota are having their lovely hoods burned to the ground.

  7. What else is new? How much more of this out of control,savage behavior does this country have to put up with before something is done? Peaceful protest is one thing but burning,rioting and,of course,looting have nothing to do with protests.I think that most of these thugs are there for the looting and taking all the freebies they can carry.Most of them don’t even know what’s going on,they just see stuff to be had!

  8. kamala Harris wrote that Daunte Wright family needs to know why is is dead—Because he is violent law breaker and would not obey police order. I would shoot all who want to break the law!

  9. You just expect to blame Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, while ignoring all coruption that led into riots, protests, ignorance of the law enforcment .. Why that take place?! Because people walk away from the gospel of Christ, ignore God, power of prayers, and they love darkness rather than light of wisdom. You worship yourself, your money instead turning from your sins. And you play the game of rightioudness being filthy. Repent, follow the wisdom of God, and instead senseless shooting resociolize sicken sociaty. Most of kids have no models to follow, yet nobody try churches education… Cell phone, tv, media cannot create healthy sociaty, only true wisdom, parents good example, good teachers, not promoting wickedness. Turn from your sins all that dwell in darkness, and let wisdom lighten your path of life!

  10. Reason Daunte Wright is dead, he ran form the police and you blame the police which were doing there job, this year more whites then blacks have been killed by the police, if you run from the law you just might end up dead, the reason this criminal is dead is he ran form the police, you who riot well we soon will put and end to that too, Quit blaming the police for your bad actions! your noting special, your not being mistreated, your people are killed because they fight and resist arrest and run from the police! the same thing happens to blacks as whites under these same conditions. Get over it!! Get an education and work for a living! just like the whites do. just like more and more successful blacks are doing! there is your answer!

  11. If this problem persists it will become necessary to have open season on Antifa, BLM, Agitators, looters and criminals with no questions asked. The only thing these things understand is force.

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