Rioters And Looters Once Again Rip Up Minneapolis After Recent Police Shooting

Hundreds of people who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement exploded in violent rioting and looting in the city of Minneapolis after another police shooting left a 20-year-old black man, Daunte Wright, dead.

Rioters smashed up police cars and vandalized a police station while looters ransacked local businesses like GameStop and Walmart.

The Minneapolis police pulled Wright over during a traffic stop where it was discovered he had a warrant for his arrest. He allegedly ran from police which started the whole incident.

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Rocks and other objects were hurled at police officials during the fray as well. A police officer was seriously injured during the violence and taken to the hospital.

via Daily Wire:

“Officers repeatedly ordered the crowd of about 500 to disperse as protesters chanted Wright’s name and climbed atop the police headquarters sign, by then covered in graffiti. Police used tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets on the crowd,” The Star Tribune reported. “National Guard troops arrived just before midnight as looters targeted the Brooklyn Center Walmart and nearby shopping mall. Several businesses around the Walmart were completely destroyed, including Foot Locker, T Mobile, and a New York men’s clothing store.”

The Brooklyn Center Police Department said in a statement that officers pulled over the suspect during a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon.

The statement said in part:

Officers determined that the driver of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant. At one point as officers were attempting to take the driver into custody, the driver re-entered the vehicle. One officer discharged their firearm, striking the driver. The vehicle traveled several blocks before striking another vehicle. Officers in pursuit and responding medical personnel attempted life saving measures, but the person died at the scene.

Wright’s mother claims to have been on the phone with him when the situation occurred, stating that she heard a police officer tell her son, “Daunte, don’t run.”

I can understand being upset this happened, but there is absolutely no excuse whatsoever for this kind of behavior as a response to some perceived injustice. There is a right way to voice grievances and a wrong way. This is the wrong way. Period. No excuses.

On top of that, before assuming this person was an innocent individual who got mowed down by police, we should wait until all relevant facts about the situation are revealed before jumping to conclusions. That includes folks who just assume this guy was an awful, deplorable criminal. We don’t know everything, so just wait before making a judgment call.

That is simple common sense.


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