April 12, 2021

Deja vu all over again. Yesterday, a young black man, Daunte Wright, was stopped by cops for a spurious reason (air freshener on rear-view mirror) and somehow ends up dead. Cops say they discovered an outstanding warrant and the man fled the scene. Violence and looting erupt. Launder, rinse, repeat.

In the meantime, the politicians and cops are working on a plausible deniability statement. It's going to be a long, hot summer -- again. Why should anyone trust the police version of what happened?

CNN reports:

"We begin with Adrienne Broaddus who joins us live. What can you tell us?" Poppy Harlow asked.

"Poppy, this is about ten miles from where the Derek Chauvin trial is taking place. If you look behind me, a chair was used to bust the window of this business, glass scattered. This after police say a Black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Exactly what happened is unclear. Outrage and frustration in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, with crowds gathering and protests in the death of Daunte Wright, the officers shooting him during a traffic stop. Police say they were attempting to arrest the man after determining he had outstanding warrants and he got back into his car," Broaddus said.

One officer had fired a weapon, striking the driver. The vehicle continued and eventually crashed, and medical resources were then deployed to the scene to aid the people in both the vehicle that was crashed into and the original group. The driver of the vehicle was deceased.

"Authorities say Wright died at the scene of the crash, his mother arriving there after the incident, saying he called her when he was pulled over shortly before 2 p.m."

He said he was getting pulled over by the police, and I said, why did you get pulled over? He said they pulled him over because he had air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror.

"According to the police, both body cameras and dash cams were activated during the shooting."

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