The traffic blockade that would have ended Daunte Wright’s life took place on a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the body camera of a police officer. The officers seemed to be trying to handcuff him; then he slipped back into the driver’s seat.
Once again, a black man died during a meeting with the police. In an instant, the world’s focus on Minnesota shifted from the trial of Derek Chauvin to a new outrage that led to street protests, promises of reform, and angst over a relentless pattern of deadly police misconduct.
Military vehicles roared through the city streets on Monday as companies hastily closed to comply with the government-ordered four-county 7:00 pm curfew. Tim Walz. While a massive police presence rallied to prevent a recurrence of the riots after George Floyd’s death last year, President Biden has called for “peace and calm”.
Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said 40 people were arrested Monday night during the Brooklyn Center protest. Several law enforcement officers sustained minor injuries as a result of throwing debris; no protest injuries were reported, he said.
Residents and community activists from Brooklyn Center, a suburb north of Minneapolis, are demanding justice for the Daunte Wright shooting.