A white man assaulted a Minnesota police officer this week and dragged him along with his car... and miraculously, he wasn't tasered or shot dead!
This has, of course, caused a lot of outrage...
Because we all know if the man was Black, the outcome would have been very different...
And people are questioning this very fact after seeing shocking footage of the incident on social media.
So Daunte Wright gets pulled over, shot and killed for trying to get back into his car. Meanwhile this pos can take off in his giant truck with a cop clinging to it and is arrested. Smh— Jesse Richards (@UnluckyOutlaw) April 15, 2021
Everyone calm down. He was probably just having a "bad day".— Matt (@salparadise234) April 15, 2021
This is the difference when a white man doesn't "comply" - he gets to physically assault multiple officers and no one even hits him, let alone fatally shoots him.— Anita Louise (@AnitaLaLouise) April 15, 2021
I'm confused. Why didn't the officer suffocate the driver or shoot him?— Steve Sherwood (@steve_sherwood) April 15, 2021
I knew the guy was white even before I scrolled down and saw his picture. A black guy would be dead.— Janet Nadolny (@Gigi133N) April 15, 2021
All those police officers and not one shot fired or taser pulled. Qwhite interesting— Syleka (@sylvie_seven) April 15, 2021
Did the cops take him to McDonald’s before taking him to jail? If he had been black he would have been shot 1000 times.— Angus Finn (@AngusFinn1) April 15, 2021
WTF❓What does a White person need to do in Minnesota to have any use of force used again them❓😱😱😱😱— Puppies Resisting in a Red State.Wear your MASK.🐶 (@gaj724) April 15, 2021
Why didn’t the cops “fear for their lives?” Were they all out of bullets? Were they afraid they’d grab the wrong firearm by mistake? pic.twitter.com/q0C3xd1bcS— Reggie (@GBear285) April 15, 2021
It's so strange that he is still alive. I mean he was driving a truck which police consider a deadly weapon and he definitely assaulted those officers. He wasn't complying at all. Did all of the cop's bullets miss or did they accidentally discharge their tasers?— Brian (@skol_brian) April 15, 2021
Odd how they just let the White guy drive away without pulling a weapon, especially after a direct asssult on an officer. Let alone the “wrong” weapon. Oops?!?— Tricia (@coobyd_tricia) April 15, 2021
Now, Minnesota has been plagued with so much tragedy in the last year...
And it all started when George Floyd - an unarmed Black man - was killed in Minneapolis by a police officer in May 2020, triggering the Black Lives Matter movement globally.
The demand for justice for the Black community here in America has never been stronger and protests have been happening all around the world.
But sadly, Black people continue to be the victims of unlawful treatment by police officers that more than often result in serious injury and/or death.
And the most recent police-related tragedy happened yet again in Minnesota.
On Sunday, April 11th, twenty-year-old Daunte Wright was pulled over for a traffic violation with an outstanding arrest warrant.
When Wright attempted to escape as the police officers who were trying to handcuff him, a female officer threatened to taser him...
But instead of pulling out her taser, she pulled out her handgun and proceeded to "accidentally" shoot Wright in the chest.
Wright sped away in his car but only made it for a few blocks due to the gunshot wound...
And tragically, he died shortly afterwards.
From the moment Wright's death was announced to the public, outrage was triggered...
tw // police brutality #DaunteWright, a 20 year old father of a two year old, was killed by police in Brooklyn Center. He was on the way to have his car washed when he was pulled over by the police for having an air freshener obstructing the view of the rear view mirror. pic.twitter.com/WHfcpNP7rD— io⁷ (@diorthewhore) April 12, 2021
And people have been demanding justice for yet another Black man to die at the hands of the police here in America.
On the evening following the tragic event, several hundred people defied the curfew and gathered at the Brooklyn Center police station in protest of Wright's untimely death.
But sadly, it didn't take long for things to turn violent.
Officers in riot gear fired gas canisters and flash-bang grenades after some demonstrators threw bottles and other objects at the station...
And the anger and emotion in the air was undeniable.
Wright's mother, Katie Wright, was also present at the protest.
She later revealed to KARE 11 that she was on the phone with her son as he got pulled over and heard the "scuffle."
"A minute later, I called and his girlfriend answered, who was the passenger in the car, and said that he'd been shot and she put it on the driver's side, and my son was laying there, lifeless. My heart is broken into a thousand pieces... I miss him so much, and it's only been a day. He was my life, he was my son and I can never get that back. Because of a mistake? Because of an accident?"
The police officer responsible has since been identified by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension as Kim Potter, a twenty-six-year veteran of the police department...
Ofc. Kim Potter killed Daunte Wright — but did she know the difference between a handgun and a taser? The facts:— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) April 13, 2021
‼️ 26 years as a police officer — She was 6 YEARS into her career when Daunte was BORN!
‼️ Serves as police union president
‼️ Defended questionable actions before... pic.twitter.com/M9eMU7Tyjw
And after being forced to take administrative leave immediately, she is now facing charges of second-degree manslaughter.
Although Potter will be facing justice and serving time for her despicable actions...
Nothing will bring back Wright and the thousands of other Black people who have lost their lives thanks to police brutality.
And a recent shocking event in Minnesota has just rubbed this very fact in the face of the entire Black community.
This appears to be the arrested party: Luke Alvin Oeltjenbruns, 61, of Hutchinson. He's being held in the McLeod County Jail on one charge of 1st-degree assault. pic.twitter.com/oi1EMImh8W— MN CRIME 🚨 (@MN_CRIME) April 15, 2021
Police in Hutchinson, Minnesota, were called out to a home improvement store on April 14th because Luke Alvin Oeltjenbruns, a sixty-one-year-old white man, refused to wear a face mask.
The man reportedly struck an employee with a piece of lumber before fleeing to the parking lot...
And when police officers chased him into his truck, he rammed 2 police cars and assaulted an officer... and it was all caught on camera.
People have, of course, been left shocked by the footage that's since been posted on social media...
But everyone has been pointing out one thing... how could this man assault police officers and not get attacked, tasered, shot, or killed in the process? Because let's face it, if he were Black, there would have been an entirely different outcome.
Thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt in the shocking altercation...
Hutchinson, Minn., police say an officer in pursuit of an assault suspect was dragged by the driver and struck in the head with a hammer earlier this afternoon. - The officer is in stable condition at the hospital and the suspect--a 61-year-old Hutchinson man--has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/nRo4lY4d6E— MN CRIME 🚨 (@MN_CRIME) April 14, 2021
And Oeltjenbruns was arrested for first-degree assault with great bodily harm, according to TMZ.
You can watch the shocking footage here:
This video shared to Facebook appears to show the incident this afternoon in Hutchinson, Minn., in which an officer was dragged by a suspect driver and hit in the head with a hammer. - The officer is in stable condition and the suspect was arrested. pic.twitter.com/euqbhVNE9X— MN CRIME 🚨 (@MN_CRIME) April 15, 2021
And let's hope this is a huge wake up call to all police departments here in the United States who are guilty of brutality towards the Black community.