Black Minnesota man killed by police, again

This 12 April 2021 video from Minnesota, USA is called Brooklyn Center Police Fire Tear Gas On People Protesting Daunte Wright’s Death

FRESH UNREST NEAR MINNEAPOLIS Police fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop just outside Minneapolis on Sunday, inflaming tensions in the region again while former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial over the death of George Floyd last year. The police shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, in the city of Brooklyn Center, sparked large protests. [HuffPost]

CONVICTION WAS AN ANOMALY Each year, police shoot and kill roughly 1,000 people. But from early 2005 to June 2019, only 104 non-federal law enforcement officers were arrested on murder or manslaughter charges related to an on-duty shooting, and only 35 were convicted of a crime. Chauvin’s conviction was an anomaly. [HuffPost]

TEEN GIRL IN OHIO KILLED BY POLICE A teenage girl was shot dead by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon, about the same time that a jury in Minneapolis was returning guilty verdicts against Chauvin. Family members of the victim identified the girl as a “loving” and “sweet” teenager named Ma’Khia Bryant. [HuffPost]

COPS KEEP KILLING BLACK PEOPLE AFTER CHAUVIN VERDICT Police officers in Ohio, California and North Carolina have killed Black people since former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, a grim list of deaths at police hands that keeps growing. [AP]

MINNESOTA POLICE HARASS JOURNALISTS AT PROTESTS Minnesota police aggressively arrested a CNN producer and assaulted multiple other members of the press covering protests over the police shooting of Daunte Wright last week, according to an attorney representing dozens of news outlets. Some journalists also reported being harassed and intimidated by police. [HuffPost]

Anticipating mass protests over the summary execution of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by Chicago police on March 29, prosecutors from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, city officials and local media are seeking to portray the boy as a hardened gang member, justifying the police murder. Despite these attempts to shift blame away from the Chicago Police Department (CPD), Toledo’s death has shed further light on the lawlessness and brutality that characterize police operations in working class neighborhoods: here.

‘ASSASSINATION’ IN CHICAGO Chicago’s police oversight group released footage of an officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy more than two weeks ago. Police said the shooting followed an “armed confrontation” with Adam Toledo, but video footage showed no gun in the boy’s hand and that he complied by putting his hands up. “If you’re shooting an unarmed child with his hands in the air, it is an assassination,” Adeena Weiss-Ortiz, the Toledo family’s attorney, said. [HuffPost]

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  2. LDF. Defend. Educate. Empower.
    Tell the U.S. Senate to Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act ASAP
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    Last night, a police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, outside Minneapolis after a traffic stop.

    And in Virginia, the governor called for a state investigation into a December traffic stop in Windsor, Virginia, in which Caron Nazario, a Black and Latino Army officer, was threatened and pepper-sprayed by police officers.

    Both of these terrible incidents — one resulting in the loss of life of a young man, the other a demeaning assault on a uniformed Army officer — demonstrate the ongoing policing crisis in this country, as well as the urgent need for sweeping reform at the federal level.

    Lola, it is of the utmost importance for the U.S. Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and send it to President Biden for his signature. Tell your senators to support this urgently important bill today. TAKE ACTION NOW. >>

    Even as the trial of the officer who killed George Floyd continues just 12 miles away from where Mr. Wright was killed, it is evident that the system of policing in this country is fundamentally flawed. LDF will continue to push for the structural changes necessary to ensure accountability for officers who engage in misconduct or killing.

    We are gratified to see the bold new steps taken toward greater transparency and accountability for law enforcement officers nationwide, from the growing number of states that have abolished qualified immunity to the Maryland legislature’s repealing of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.

    But much more is needed. Accountability comes after misconduct often only following a brutal or fatal act committed by officers. We need a change in how public safety is conceived, funded, and undertaken in this country. At the heart of this reconception lies a confrontation with the deeply embedded role of racism in shaping America’s public safety laws, policies, and practices.

    That is why we continue to call on the U.S. Senate to move forward the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act without watering down key accountability provisions.

    These changes simply cannot wait, Lola — there are too many lives at stake. Act now and tell the Senate to prioritize accountability in policing and pass this critical, lifesaving bill. TAKE ACTION NOW. >>
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