The Police Chief of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright over the weekend will both resign from their positions effective immediately after two days of civil unrest in Minneapolis and other sections of the state.
Police Chief Tim Gannon and Officer Kim Potter left the department Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE: Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon has resigned following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright. The news comes less than an hour after the announcement that officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed Wright, also resigned. https://t.co/JH8e9LtpCH
— KARE 11 (@kare11) April 13, 2021
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib erupted on social media Monday night after the shooting of a 20-year-old man by police in Minnesota; saying “no more policing, incarceration, and militarization” because the system “can’t be reformed.”
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. 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,” wrote the far-left lawmaker on social media.
It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist.
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.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 12, 2021
Minneapolis witnessed a second night of clashes between police and rioters Monday evening following the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright just miles away.
“Hundreds gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Monday and defied curfew. They demanded justice for Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by police during a traffic stop,” reports Fox News.
“Authorities fired tear gas, and flash-bang grenades into the crowd after warning them that they were in violation of curfew. Some rioters retaliated by throwing smoke canisters back toward law enforcement, while others launched fireworks at the police lines, according to reports,” adds Fox.
“Move back!” the police chanted. “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” the crowd yelled back.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz imposed a 7PM curfew for Minneapolis Monday afternoon; deploying the National Guard to impose law and order.
Prayers are not enough. Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigation is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 13, 2021
“Prayers are not enough,” tweeted Vice President Kamala Harris. “Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigation is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
‘DEFUNDED’: Minneapolis City Council Promises to ‘Dismantle The Police Department’
Lawmakers in Minneapolis pledged over the weekend to “dismantle the police department” following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day.
“Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council announced their support for de-funding the Minneapolis Police Department and replacing it with a community-based public safety model at a rally in Powderhorn Park Sunday afternoon,” reports Fox Minneapolis.
“At the end of the rally, the councilmembers and some community activists committed to ending the Minneapolis Police Department through the budget process. The group also announced its intention to engage every willing community member to ask what safety means to them,” adds the website.
“It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” said one member. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.”
Read the full report here.
‘HELP US’: Minneapolis Residents Turn to ‘Outside Police’ Amid Violent Crime Surge, Cop Shortage
Scared residents in Minneapolis, Minnesota are reportedly turning to “outside police” to respond to emergencies as the city grapples with an officer shortage after the council voted to “defund” the department.
“Officials in Minneapolis are considering bringing in police from other jurisdictions as the city faces a shortage of officers and a wave of violent crime,” reports Fox News. “Officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police would form Joint Enforcement Teams and primarily respond to violent 911 calls.”
“We’re not gonna be having these people out taking bicycle theft reports. These are going to be people out combating crime issues,” said John Elder, a spokesman for Minneapolis police.
Inside sources say the Mayor supports the plan which could cost $500,000 per year.
Read the full report at Fox News.