Verdict

2nd Degree Murder: GUILTY
3rd Degree Murder: GUILTY

2nd Degree Manslaughter: GUILTY

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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

The Families of George Floyd and Daunte Wright Join Forces


The two families came together for a moving press conference Tuesday, along with other families of victims of police violence. Meanwhile the officer who shot Wright has resigned, along with the Brooklyn Center Chief of Police. Meanwhile the defense is presenting its witnesses in the Derek Chauvin trial. Samantha HoangLong reports.

BCA identifies officer in Daunte Wright shooting

Officer Kim Potter

Joe Augustine
Updated: April 12, 2021 11:08 PM
Created: April 12, 2021 08:31 PM

Monday night, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified the officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center Sunday.

The BCA identified the long-time veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department as Officer Kim Potter. 

Potter is on standard administrative leave. 

On Monday, the police chief said he believed that the shooting was accidental and that the officer thought she fired her taser instead of her handgun. … Read more

Legislation Reintroduced To Expand African Burial Ground Memorial

Efforts are underway to further preserve a part of lower Manhattan that is embedded in the fabric of American history. According to AM New York, elected officials have reintroduced legislation for the creation of a museum that pays homage to the enslaved and free Africans who are buried at the African Burial Ground.

The land—which is known to be North America’s largest and oldest exhumed burial ground—is where over 15,000 Africans were buried between the 1690s and the 1790s.… Read more

Protests Erupt In Minnesota After Police Fatally Shoot 20-Year-Old Black Man Over Alleged Air Freshener Violation

Source: Stephen Maturen / Getty

Demonstrators gathered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday leading into Monday morning after the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was also a young father.

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Virginia Cop Fired After Pepper-Spraying Black Army Lieutenant During Violent Traffic Stop

One of officers shown during a violent traffic stop involving a Black army medic was fired on Sunday, a day after the Dec. 2020 incident went viral on social media.

The firing follows a directive by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to open an investigation into the incident.

“The incident in Windsor is disturbing and angered me – and I am directing the Virginia State Police to conduct an independent investigation,” Northam said in a statement.… Read more

New City Curfews Effective Tonight

Three major metro counties announced curfews Monday afternoon, a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center. 

According to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, a curfew from 7 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday has been put in place for Hennepin, Ramsey and Anoka counties. Later in the afternoon, Dakota County announced it would join the regional curfew. 

Prior to the governor’s announcement, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter issued a 7 p.m.… Read more

Brooklyn Center police chief: ‘Officer drew handgun instead of Taser’ during traffic stop

During a news conference Monday, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said the officer “drew their handgun instead of their Taser” during a fatal traffic stop Sunday.

Family members identified the man killed in the shooting as 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.” He reiterated that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said, “Our hearts are aching right now. We are in pain right now, and we recognize that this couldn’t have happened at a worse time.… Read more