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Kim Potter Arrested, Charged With Manslaughter Of Daunte Wright: What We Know About Cop Who Confused Gun For Taser

Kim Potter Arrested, Charged With Manslaughter Of Daunte Wright: What We Know About Cop Who Confused Gun For Taser

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UPDATED: 12:25 pm. ET, April 14

The former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man in Minnesota is facing serious criminal charges, but murder is not among them, the lead prosecutor announced.

Kim Potter, who purportedly mistakenly fired her gun instead of a Taser when shooting Daunte Wright, was arrested late Tuesday morning and charged with second-degree manslaughter.… Read more

Judge Reverses Black Cop’s Firing Nearly 15 Years After Trying To Stop Officer Choking Handcuffed Black Man

Source: Cariol Holloman-Horne / https://www.facebook.com/cariol

A Black former police officer in upstate New York who was fired more than 14 years ago after she tried to stop a fellow cop from choking a handcuffed Black man has had her termination annulled. A judge’s landmark ruling Tuesday will allow Cariol Horne to not only have her pension reinstated but also be entitled to collect back pay from the Buffalo Police Department.

“My vindication comes at a 15-year cost, but what has been gained could not be measured,” Horne said in a statement following the ruling.… Read more

‘We Are Grateful For Your Support’: Family Announces Death Of 12-Year-Old Who Partook In ‘Blackout’ TikTok Challenge

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The family of Joshua Haileyesus faced their worst fear this week after he died on Saturday, three weeks from being placed on life support due to partaking in a viral TikTok challenge.

“We would like to update everyone that this evening, after fighting the good fight on life support for 19 days, Joshua has gone off to be with the Lord,” a GoFundMe page launched in his honor stated.

Joshua’s family who reside in Aurora, Colorado, added, “To everyone who has prayed relentlessly and shared our burden during this trying time, we thank you.

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Minnesota shooting charging decision awaited, protests go on

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said he hoped the officer’s resignation would “bring some calm to the community

Associated PressApril 14, 2021

-Tensions erupt near Minneapolis after police kill 20-year-old Duante Wright

Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge a white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer charged with killing George Floyd.… Read more

Brooklyn Center mayor to ask AG Ellison’s office to lead case in Wright’s death

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott speaks at a press conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: April 13, 2021 03:10 PM
Created: April 13, 2021 02:03 P

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said Tuesday afternoon that he’s asking for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office to lead the prosecution in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

Elliott said he’s asking Gov. Tim Walz to reassign the case to Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office, “to ensure transparency and continue building trust in our community.

The announcement came after Elliott announced the officer who shot Wright — Kim Potter — resigned earlier in the morning, as did Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon

Brooklyn Center officer in Daunte Wright shooting, police chief submit resignation

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Monday that the case would be sent to the Washington County Attorney’s Office for any charging decisions, in line with the new procedures involving deadly force cases adopted a year ago.… Read more

‘He Belonged To Us!’: Family Of Daunte Wright Speaks Out; Kim Potter, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Both Resign

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Several members of Daunte Wright‘s family spoke out on Tuesday alongside other families who gained national prominence after losing a loved one to state sanctioned violence.

“It was the worst day of my life,” Wright’s mother, Katie Wright said as she stood backed by her family.

Wright explained that she was on the phone with her son after he was stopped by Brooklyn Center police on April 11. Wright claims her son told her he was pulled over due to the air-fresheners in the rear-view mirror.… Read more

‘What A Bunch Of B.S.’: Family Of 5-Year-Old Critically Injured In Britt Reid’s DWI Crash Scoffs At Charges

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Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged with driving while intoxicated from a crash that left a 5-year-old girl with a life-threatening brain injury in February.

Jackson County, Missouri, prosecutors charged Reid on Monday with a Class D felony, meaning he faces up to seven years in prison if convicted, according to ESPN.

On Feb. 4 Reid was traveling 83.9 mph in his Dodge Ram when he collided with a Chevrolet Traverse stopped alongside Interstate 435.… Read more

Funk Flex Calls Cardi B A Terrible Rapper

Funkmaster Flex is a bonafide Hip-Hop legend with a lengthy resume—however, he can be quite the curmudgeon. Cardi B is no doubt keenly aware of this since the longtime Hot 97 DJ and radio host has gone on the record to call her a terrible rapper.

Source: The Urban Daily

Community Healing

Father Can You Hear Us 

Father can you heal us ?

We stand before you broken in many ways 

Father can you hear us ? 

We’ve been crying to you for so many days ?

Can you please come down to show us the way 

We’ve all taken a road that has lead us together 

So now we need someone to guide 

A force bigger than all of mankind 

Someone who loves us all the same 

Without limits or bias 

Someone who has always stood by us 

Even when we didn’t see you there 

Today we stand before you bare 

Everything we thought we could do on our own 

Has only taken us here 

A place we can’t get out of alone 

A room that only you know how to exit 

It’s a box without a light 

A cage for the broken 

Who have lost all of their drive to fight 

Lord please guide us through the night 

Hold us even when we pretend 

That we are doing alright 

Father can you see the wounded beyond the facade ?… Read more