The parents of 20-year-old black man Daunte Wright who was shot dead by a veteran police officer during a traffic stop in Minneapolis say they are refusing to accept that the cop, who was training a rookie at the time, accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser.

Wright was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter on Sunday after he was pulled over for what police said were expired license plate tags.

Police said a struggle broke out when they tried to arrest Wright after running his name and realizing he had an outstanding warrant. 

Authorities have not confirmed the nature of the warrant but court records show Wright was being sought after failing to appear in court last month on misdemeanor charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police last June. 

His aunt has said the warrant was for marijuana possession. 

The city’s police chief on Monday described the shooting as ‘an accidental discharge’ and said the veteran officer, who is a married mother-of-two, had mistakenly fired her gun instead of a taser. 

In an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday, Wright’s parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son’s death was a mistake.  

‘I cannot accept that. I lost my son, he’s never coming back. I can’t accept a mistake, that doesn’t even sound right,’ Aubrey said. 

‘This officer has been on the force for 26 years.’ 

Potter tendered her resignation on Tuesday afternoon, two days after the shooting.  

Daunte Wright's parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son's death was a mistake after police revealed Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser

Daunte Wright's parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son's death was a mistake after police revealed Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser

Daunte Wright’s parents Katie and Aubrey said they could not accept their son’s death was a mistake after police revealed Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser

Daunte Wright with his one-year-old son

Daunte Wright with his one-year-old son

Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter

Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter

Daunte Wright (left with his son) was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter (right) on Sunday after he was pulled over for what police said were expired license plate tags

Cop who ‘accidentally’ shot dead Daunte Wright is a 25-year veteran who trained rookies 

 

Kimberly Potter, 48, has worked with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 25 years. 

She was training a new officer on Sunday when the fatal shooting occurred. 

Potter is a married mother of two, who was first licensed as a police officer in Minnesota in 1995 at age 22, according to state records obtained by the Star Tribune

She has served on the city’s negotiation team, and was among the first to arrive at the scene of another officer-involved shooting, in August 2019. In that case, Kobe Dimock-Heisler died after he allegedly rushed at officers with a knife in a home.  

Potter instructed the two officers involved in the 2019 incident ‘to exit the residence, get into separate squad cars, turn off their body worn cameras, and to not talk to each other,’ according to an investigative report from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, obtained by the paper. Both officers’ actions were found to be justified and no charges were filed. 

Potter has been a union president for her department’s officers, the paper reported, and was a longtime member of the Law Enforcement Memorial Association. 

Potter has two adult sons and lives with her husband, a former Fridley police officer, in a different Minneapolis suburb, the paper reported. 

She had annual salary of $86,190, according to public records from 2018. 

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Wright’s mother added that she wants Potter to be held accountable for ‘everything she’s taken from us’.

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Wright’s aunt, Naisha Wright, called his death ‘murder’ and dismissed claims it was an accident. 

‘They murdered my nephew. She killed my nephew,’ Naisha said at the press conference, which was held alongside members of George Floyd’s family. 

‘Every pistol, every Taser, it has a safety on it. She saw that she had to release that. That woman held that gun in front of her for a long damn time.’ 

Naisha has previously denied that her nephew’s license plate tag was expired, as police have said. She also said a misdemeanor warrant that was out for her nephew was ‘just for some weed’. 

Meanwhile, Potter is believed to have left her home overnight and is currently staying outside the area, police sources told DailyMail.com. 

When DailyMail.com visited Potter’s five bedroom $435,000 home on Tuesday morning, the property appeared deserted.

Police were seen circling the area but said they had no word of any protests planned in the neighborhood.

They had also erected a series of no parking signs in the immediate vicinity of her home.

Potter is understood to be with her ex-cop husband Jeffrey, 54, and their two adult sons: Samuel and Nicholas. 

Wright’s shooting death has sparked violent protests and unrest in the city that is already on edge because of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

Protests also broke out overnight  in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Portland and Seattle. 

The unrest continued for a second night just hours after the Hennepin County medical examiner ruled Wright’s death as a homicide and said the cause was a gunshot wound to the chest.

It came after Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon held a tense press conference on Monday afternoon where he said ‘an accidental discharge’ appeared to be the cause of Wright’s death. 

Wright was shot dead on Sunday afternoon after he and his girlfriend were pulled over during a traffic stop for what police say was an expired car registration. 

The officers then learned Wright, who has a toddler son, had the outstanding warrant against him. 

Gannon released footage of the incident from Potter’s bodycam that showed her and two other officers approaching Wright’s car after he had been pulled over for the traffic stop. 

The footage showed one officer trying to handcuff Wright as a second officer told him he was being arrested on a warrant. Wright immediately jumped back into his car in an apparent attempt to flee. 

A struggle then broke out between the officers and Wright, who was still sitting inside his car.  

‘I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!’ Potter could be heard shouting in her bodycam video.  

Immediately after, Potter can be heard saying: ‘Holy sh*t. I shot him’. 

Wright managed to drive several blocks before coming to a stop when he hit another car. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his girlfriend, who was a passenger in the car, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

Wright's mother Katie Wright (center) is comforted by her sister-in-law Naisha Wright during a press conference on Tuesday

Wright's mother Katie Wright (center) is comforted by her sister-in-law Naisha Wright during a press conference on Tuesday

Wright’s mother Katie Wright (center) is comforted by her sister-in-law Naisha Wright during a press conference on Tuesday

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Wright's aunt, Naisha Wright, called his death 'murder' and dismissed claims it was an accident

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Wright's aunt, Naisha Wright, called his death 'murder' and dismissed claims it was an accident

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Wright’s aunt, Naisha Wright, called his death ‘murder’ and dismissed claims it was an accident

Police body cam footage of the fatal incident showed three officers approaching Daunte Wright's car in Brooklyn Center on Sunday after he had been pulled over for the traffic stop

Police body cam footage of the fatal incident showed three officers approaching Daunte Wright's car in Brooklyn Center on Sunday after he had been pulled over for the traffic stop

Police body cam footage of the fatal incident showed three officers approaching Daunte Wright’s car in Brooklyn Center on Sunday after he had been pulled over for the traffic stop

Potter could be heard shouting 'Taser!' several times in the moments before she fired her gun. Immediately after, she can be heard saying: 'I shot him'. It appears she dropped her gun in the aftermath

Potter could be heard shouting 'Taser!' several times in the moments before she fired her gun. Immediately after, she can be heard saying: 'I shot him'. It appears she dropped her gun in the aftermath

Potter could be heard shouting ‘Taser!’ several times in the moments before she fired her gun. Immediately after, she can be heard saying: ‘I shot him’. It appears she dropped her gun in the aftermath 

‘This was an accidental discharge that resulted in a tragic death of Mr Wright,’ Gannon said.

‘As I watch the video and listen to the officer’s commands, it is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their taser, but instead shot Mr Wright with a single bullet.

‘For informational purposes we train with our handguns on our dominant side, and our taser on our weak side. If you’re right-handed you carry your firearm on your right side and your carry your taser on the left. This is done purposefully, and it’s trained.’

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is the agency investigating Wright’s death.

Potter has been placed on administrative duty. 

Brooklyn City Mayor Mike Elliott said during the press conference that the officer should be fired.

‘My position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession,’ Elliott said, adding he fully supported relieving the officer of her duties.

His comments were in contrast to City Manager Curt Boganey, who was in charge of the police department, after he said he wanted due process to play out before passing judgment on the officer’s actions. 

Boganey was fired by the town’s City Council in an emergency meeting on Monday.

Elliott now oversees the police department.  

Brian Peters, head of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said Potter was working Sunday as a field training officer, training a rookie officer.

‘She’s just a very dedicated, passionate, good person. It’s completely devastating,’ he said. ‘In a very tense moment, she made a mistake. It’s not her character.’ 

Potter is a married mother of two, who was first licensed as a police officer in Minnesota in 1995 at age 22, according to state records obtained by the Star Tribune.  

Police clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department on Monday. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting death Sunday of 20-year-old Daunte Wright as “an accidental discharge.” It happened as police were trying to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant

Police clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department on Monday. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting death Sunday of 20-year-old Daunte Wright as “an accidental discharge.” It happened as police were trying to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant

Police clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department on Monday. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting death Sunday of 20-year-old Daunte Wright as ‘an accidental discharge.’ It happened as police were trying to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant

A demonstrator is arrested by police for violating curfew and an order to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, late Monday

A demonstrator is arrested by police for violating curfew and an order to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, late Monday

A demonstrator is arrested by police for violating curfew and an order to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, late Monday

Protesters throw fireworks towards police as they gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Monday

Protesters throw fireworks towards police as they gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Monday

Protesters throw fireworks towards police as they gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Monday 

A Dollar Tree store that was looted has its sprinklers turned on. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz had announced a curfew from 7 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the three counties that include Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and the capital of St. Paul. But hundreds of protesters defied that order and were seen gathered in the city Monday evening

She has served on the city’s negotiation team, and was among the first to arrive at the scene of another officer-involved shooting, in August 2019. In that case, Kobe Dimock-Heisler died after he allegedly rushed at officers with a knife in a home.

Potter instructed the two officers involved in the 2019 incident ‘to exit the residence, get into separate squad cars, turn off their body worn cameras, and to not talk to each other,’ according to an investigative report from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, obtained by the paper. Both officers’ actions were found to be justified and no charges were filed. 

Potter has been a union president for her department’s officers, the paper reported, and was a longtime member of the Law Enforcement Memorial Association. 

Potter has two adult sons and lives with her husband, a former Fridley police officer, in a different Minneapolis suburb, the paper reported. 

She had annual salary of $86,190, according to public records from 2018. 

Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney who helped win a $27 million legal settlement for the Floyd family, is also representing the Wrights.  

In a tweet, Crump said he believed that Potter ‘knew exactly what she was doing’ in a previous case which he said she told officers how to ‘obscure accountability’.

He wrote about the previous incident involving Dimock-Heisler and Potter, saying she ‘taught officers who fatally shot Kobe Dimock-Heisler how to protect themselves & obscure accountability’.

Crump, quoting a Hennepin County Attorney’s Office report, wrote that Potter had previously instructed two police officers in the previous case to ‘exit the residence, get into separate squad cars, turn off their body worn camera, and to not talk to eаch other.

‘Of course Kim Potter knew exactly what she was doing. She knew how to obscure the truth. In that instance, her actions were clearly intentional,’ he wrote. 

Police clear a strip mall of demonstrators after issuing orders to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, late Monday, April 12

Police clear a strip mall of demonstrators after issuing orders to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, late Monday, April 12

Police clear a strip mall of demonstrators after issuing orders to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, late Monday, April 12

Protesters are arrested as law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021. Protests continue in the wake of the fatal shooting of Duante Wright

Protesters are arrested as law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021. Protests continue in the wake of the fatal shooting of Duante Wright

Protesters are arrested as law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021. Protests continue in the wake of the fatal shooting of Duante Wright

Law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021

Law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021

Law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021

Protesters advance towards officers using umbrellas as shields outside Brooklyn Center Police Department

Protesters advance towards officers using umbrellas as shields outside Brooklyn Center Police Department

Protesters advance towards officers using umbrellas as shields outside Brooklyn Center Police Department

Law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021

Law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021

Law enforcement clear the streets near Brooklyn Center Police Department as a curfew remains in effect. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. April 13 2021

Brooklyn Center city manager FIRED after calling for ‘due process’ for cop

Brooklyn Center City Manager, Curt Boganey, was fired Monday night after publicly disagreeing with Mayor Mike Elliott’s assertion that the police officer who fatally shot Duante Wright should immediately be fired.

Boganey, who controlled the police department as city manager, told a press conference that Kim Potter would get ‘due process’ after the shooting.

‘All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline,’ he said. 

Soon after, the mayor and the Brooklyn Center City Council voted to fire Boganey, a longtime city employee, during an emergency meeting.

‘Effective immediately our city manager has been relieved of his duties, and the deputy city manager will be assuming his duties moving forward,’ Elliott tweeted. ‘I will continue to work my hardest to ensure good leadership at all levels of our city government.’ 

Mayor Elliott said city council had voted to give his office ‘command authority’ over law enforcement.   

Elliott called the shooting ‘deeply tragic’ and said the officer should be fired.

‘We cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people,’ he said. ‘We´re going to do everything we can to ensure that justice is done and our communities are made whole.’    

 

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Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters faced off against police in Brooklyn Center after nightfall on Monday hours after a dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by the Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. 

A drum beat incessantly and the crowd broke into frequent chants of ‘Daunte Wright!’ 

When the protesters wouldn’t disperse, police began firing gas canisters and flash-bang grenades, sending clouds wafting over the crowd and chasing some protesters away. 

A long line of police in riot gear, rhythmically pushing their clubs in front of them, began slowly forcing back the remaining crowds.

‘Move back!’ the police chanted. ‘Hands up! Don’t shoot!’ the crowd chanted back. 

Law enforcement agencies had stepped up their presence across the Minneapolis area after Sunday night violence. 

The number of Minnesota National Guard troops was expected to more than double to over 1,000 by Monday night. 

A curfew was in place, but the protesters were determined to ignore it. 

The police repeatedly tried to drive protesters away from the police headquarters, only for the crowd to scatter, then regroup. 

By late Monday, only a few dozen protesters remained. 

At a press conference at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said that 40 people had been arrested on Monday night at the Brooklyn Center protest, with some people being booked into the Hennepin County jail, while some were cited and released. 

He added several officers suffered minor injuries from debris. 

Wright’s mother Katie Wright has previously described her son calling her in the moments before he was shot to say police had pulled him over for having air fresheners dangling from his rear-view mirror. 

It is illegal in Minnesota to have anything hanging from a rear-view mirror. 

Katie Wright (left), the mother of Daunte Wright, is embraced during a vigil for her son on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright was shot and killed yesterday by Brooklyn Center police during a traffic stop

Katie Wright (left), the mother of Daunte Wright, is embraced during a vigil for her son on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright was shot and killed yesterday by Brooklyn Center police during a traffic stop

Katie Wright (left), the mother of Daunte Wright, is embraced during a vigil for her son on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright was shot and killed yesterday by Brooklyn Center police during a traffic stop

Pictured: A man blows smoke in the face of an officer outside Brooklyn Center Police Station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave

Pictured: A man blows smoke in the face of an officer outside Brooklyn Center Police Station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave

Pictured: A man blows smoke in the face of an officer outside Brooklyn Center Police Station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave

Riot police stand in the middle of a crowd of protesters demonstrating after the death of Wright, outside the police station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave

Riot police stand in the middle of a crowd of protesters demonstrating after the death of Wright, outside the police station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave

Riot police stand in the middle of a crowd of protesters demonstrating after the death of Wright, outside the police station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave

Tension was high as Brooklyn Center Police attempted to fortify the police station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave. Heavily armed police officers in riot gear faced off with protesters gathered outside of the police station

Tension was high as Brooklyn Center Police attempted to fortify the police station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave. Heavily armed police officers in riot gear faced off with protesters gathered outside of the police station

Tension was high as Brooklyn Center Police attempted to fortify the police station at 6645 N. Humboldt Ave. Heavily armed police officers in riot gear faced off with protesters gathered outside of the police station

Police officers stand guard as they face off with demonstrators outside of the Brooklyn Center police station on April 12, 2021

Police officers stand guard as they face off with demonstrators outside of the Brooklyn Center police station on April 12, 2021

Police officers stand guard as they face off with demonstrators outside of the Brooklyn Center police station on April 12, 2021

Demonstrators face off with police outside of the Brooklyn Center police station on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Demonstrators face off with police outside of the Brooklyn Center police station on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Demonstrators face off with police outside of the Brooklyn Center police station on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a curfew from 7 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the three counties that include Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and the capital of St. Paul

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a curfew from 7 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the three counties that include Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and the capital of St. Paul

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a curfew from 7 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the three counties that include Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and the capital of St. Paul

Biden says there’s ‘absolutely no justification for violence’ in wake of protests  

President Joe Biden on Monday addressed the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright and called for calm in the wake of violent protests. 

Biden says he watched the ‘fairly graphic’ body camera footage from the officer who killed Wright. 

‘The question is whether it was an accident or intentional? That remains to be determined,’ he said. 

Biden said there is ‘absolutely no justification for violence’ regarding protests. 

‘Peaceful protest is understandable. And the fact is that we do know that the anger, pain and trauma that exists in Black community in that environment is real, serious, and consequential. But that does not justify violence…

‘We should listen to Dante’s mom who is calling for peace and calm.’ 

When asked if he expects the country is on a ‘razor’s edge’ Biden says he is ‘not going to speculate now. I hopeful that there will be an outcome that will be supported by a vast majority of people in the region and that is my expectation.’ 

Vice President Kamala Harris also commented on the situation following Wright’s death.

‘Prayers are not enough,’ she tweeted. ‘Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigate is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.’ 

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She said he called her to get insurance information for the vehicle because she recently gave the car to him.

Describing the call, Wright’s mother said: ‘I said when the police officer comes back to the window, put him on the phone and I will give him the insurance information.

‘Then I heard the police officer come to the window and say, ‘Put the phone down and get out of the car.’ And Wright said ‘why’. He said, ‘We’ll explain to you when you get out of the car.”

‘A minute later, I called and his girlfriend answered, who was the passenger in the car, and said that he’d been shot and she put it on the driver’s side, and he was laying there lifeless,’ Katie told gathered media on Sunday afternoon.

‘I heard scuffling, and I heard police officers say, ‘Daunte, don’t run,” she said through tears. The call ended, and she dialed his number again. His girlfriend answered and said he was dead in the driver’s seat.

Speaking before the unrest broke out, Wright’s mother had urged protesters to stay peaceful and remain focused on the loss of her son.

‘All the violence, if it keeps going, it’s only going to be about the violence. We need it to be about why my son got shot for no reason,’ she said to a crowd near the shooting scene in Brooklyn Center.

‘We need to make sure it’s about him and not about smashing police cars, because that’s not going to bring my son back.’

President Joe Biden was briefed on the shooting and the White House has been in touch with the governor, mayor and local law enforcement.

‘We should listen to Dante’s mom who is calling for peace and calm,’ Biden said.

Biden then stressed that there is ‘absolutely no justification for violence’ in protest or otherwise.

‘Peaceful protest is understandable. And the fact is that we do know that the anger, pain and trauma that exists in Black community in that environment is real, serious, and consequential. But that does not justify violence…’

On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris also commented on the situation following Wright’s death.

‘Prayers are not enough,’ she tweeted. ‘Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigate is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.’ 

Squad member Rashida Tlaib calls for the ABOLISHMENT of police saying they are ‘intentionally racist’ and ‘cannot be reformed’ – before describing death of Daunte Wright as ‘government-funded murder’ 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called for the abolishment of police following the fatal shooting of unarmed black man Daunte Wright.

 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called for the abolishment of police following the fatal shooting of unarmed black man Daunte Wright

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called for the abolishment of police following the fatal shooting of unarmed black man Daunte Wright

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called for the abolishment of police following the fatal shooting of unarmed black man Daunte Wright

The Michigan Rep. made the radical declaration on Twitter Monday – one day after Wright was shot dead at a traffic stop in Minnesota when a white cop reached for her gun instead of a Taser, which has been characterized as an accident.

‘It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist,’ Tlaib posted to Twitter.  

‘Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government-funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.’ 

Tlaib – who is a member of Congress’ far-left ‘Squad’ alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar – set off fierce debate with the incendiary tweet, which was ‘liked’ more than 15,000 times.  

‘Sounds like a call for total anarchy. I wonder if Twitter will remove this post,’ one person stated in the replies section. 

‘This isn’t racism. Everything isn’t color. The cop screwed up for sure but Daunte would likely be alive if he didn’t fight the police,’ another wrote.  

A third chimed in urging Tlaib to put her money where her mouth is, and do away with her own police protection. 

‘No more policing can begin when elected officials get rid of their police and security forces. We’re not doing this thing where we have no policing, but y’all are protected to the hilt,’ they tweeted. 

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz shared Tlaib’s tweet and described it as ‘insane’. 

However, there were some followers who agreed with Tlaib, saying that police agencies were beyond the point of reform.  

‘I agree. I have no power, but you do. We elected you to change things. So change them,’ one voter wrote. 

‘Why didn’t the police talk to him [Wright], deescalate? Why so aggressive? I’m with you,’ another concurred.    

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