Another Police Related Shooting in the MSP Area?


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Because it was negligent and there are laws that pushish those for negligent mistakes that result in people dying. I think this is a tragedy for all involved, but you can't kill someone and then shrug your shoulders and say "oops".
 

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Because it was negligent and there are laws that pushish those for negligent mistakes that result in people dying. I think this is a tragedy for all involved, but you can't kill someone and then shrug your shoulders and say "oops".

Doctors aren't negligent? Bad argument. You're usually better than this.
 




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Doctors aren't negligent? Bad argument. You're usually better than this.
If we had video of everything the doctor did and could show it then they would get prosecuted also.
 






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The Washington County Attorney's Office will charge former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly A. Potter with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death on Sunday of Daunte Wright, according to Washington County Attorney Pete Orput.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman referred the case to Orput under a practice adopted last year among metro area county attorney's offices for deadly police shootings. It calls for the county attorney in the jurisdiction where the shooting took place to refer the case to one of the other counties, or the state Attorney General's Office, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.

The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated the shooting.

Potter, 48, joined the Brooklyn Center police force in 1995 at the age of 22. She was placed on standard administrative leave following the shooting. She resigned Tuesday.

She is being represented by attorney Earl Gray.

Potter was training in a new officer on Sunday at about 2 p.m. when she and two officers stopped a car near N. 63rd and Orchard avenues. Former Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon, who also resigned Tuesday, told media that officers stopped Wright's car because it had an expired tag, and when they checked his name found he had a warrant.

Hennepin County District Court records show a warrant was issued April 2 for Wright after he failed to make his first court appearance on a case filed in March of carrying a pistol without a permit, a gross misdemeanor, and fleeing police, a misdemeanor.

In bodycam footage released by the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Wright is seen getting out of his car during the stop and standing near the open driver's door as one of the officers pulls out handcuffs. A few moments later, Wright starts to struggle with the officers and gets back into his car. Potter shouts "Taser!" three times before firing a single bullet, then says "Holy shit. I just shot him."

With Wright in the driver's seat, the car pulls away. The car crashed a short distance away when it hit another vehicle. Wright died at the scene. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest and labeled his death a homicide.

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Potter was training in a new officer

The gal was one of the instructors at Hennepin Tech for law enforcement when my son went through the program.
 





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You sure are great at finding some articles and information.

Others, you appear to not be able to find your google button.....
 

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You sure are great at finding some articles and information.

Others, you appear to not be able to find your google button.....
Both times, I was posting breaking news to a relevant thread. I wasn't googling anything. As a subscriber, it is pushed to my phone.
 

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The argument Les is parroting here about doctor malpractice (he didn't come up with it, just saw it on conservative shadow media and liked it, so thought he'd fetch it back here) very easily crumbles when you consider:

- people receiving care from a doctor, particular care from a surgeon (where malpractice is most likely to result in untimely death), are either specifically voluntarily choosing to receive it, or are receiving it under an emergency situation
- in all of those cases, the doctor/surgeon is trying to help the person, either as specifically requested by that person, or as part of potentially life-saving emergency measures

- that is the opposite of the situation where a police officer chooses to pull someone over, or were called on someone, and the officer is confronting that person, often with no warning, and sometimes escalating into trying to physically arrest or even physically force compliance upon them.



Silly comparison
 

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Why? Over 200k people are killed annually due to medical mistakes made by doctors. We don't put them in jail. It's even rare their medical license is revoked. We don’t riot, loot, or protest doctors. Duante Wright was resisting arrest and the responding officer made a tragic mistake. Why doesn’t society extend police officers any understanding?

We know why...
Malpractice insurance is one of a doctors biggest expenses. No they don't often go to prison, but they do pay for mistakes made. Perhaps police officers need to start carrying their own insurance which they pay for.
 

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The argument Les is parroting here about doctor malpractice (he didn't come up with it, just saw it on conservative shadow media and liked it, so thought he'd fetch it back here) very easily crumbles when you consider:

- people receiving care from a doctor, particular care from a surgeon (where malpractice is most likely to result in untimely death), are either specifically voluntarily choosing to receive it, or are receiving it under an emergency situation
- in all of those cases, the doctor/surgeon is trying to help the person, either as specifically requested by that person, or as part of potentially life-saving emergency measures

- that is the opposite of the situation where a police officer chooses to pull someone over, or were called on someone, and the officer is confronting that person, often with no warning, and sometimes escalating into trying to physically arrest or even physically force compliance upon them.



Silly comparison
I believe most patients also voluntarily sign a waiver prior to medical procedures, acknowledging the inherent danger and risks involved.
 

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Both times, I was posting breaking news to a relevant thread. I wasn't googling anything. As a subscriber, it is pushed to my phone.
So you post news stories pushed to you phone. Got it.

Just post some of them.

Sometimes.
 

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So you post news stories pushed to you phone. Got it.

Just post some of them.

Sometimes.
When they are breaking news on a current topic, I will. It adds to the conversation. The established news organizations usually have these items first. I post them with links and attribution, so you and others can judge the accuracy of the info.
 

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When they are breaking news on a current topic, I will. It adds to the conversation. The established news organizations usually have these items first. I post them with links and attribution, so you and others can judge the accuracy of the info.
Hmm. Breaking news. Current topic.

Sometimes.

Some topics.
 


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So - "White Privilege." for me, it is as simple as this - knowing what you know about the state of race relations in this country, if you had a choice, would you choose to be white or black? I think the vast majority of people would choose to be white. Not because being white provides inherent advantages, but because being black can be perceived as a disadvantage.

And - someone asked why people resist arrest? gets back to the same point. If a white person gets pulled over by the cops, unless he or she is a total meth-head dirtbag, they are generally not going to be in fear of their lives. Whether right or wrong, fair or not, in today's climate, when a black person gets pulled over, they are more likely to be wondering if the cops are going to mess with them. Fear makes people do stupid things. And - to be sure - some of the people involved in these situations are not exactly Rhodes Scholars.

it has become a vicious cycle. minorities don't trust that police will treat them fairly. So when minorities get pulled over, they are less likely to comply. which often leads to altercations. which makes minorities less likely to trust the police and vice versa.
 


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So - "White Privilege." for me, it is as simple as this - knowing what you know about the state of race relations in this country, if you had a choice, would you choose to be white or black? I think the vast majority of people would choose to be white. Not because being white provides inherent advantages, but because being black can be perceived as a disadvantage.

And - someone asked why people resist arrest? gets back to the same point. If a white person gets pulled over by the cops, unless he or she is a total meth-head dirtbag, they are generally not going to be in fear of their lives. Whether right or wrong, fair or not, in today's climate, when a black person gets pulled over, they are more likely to be wondering if the cops are going to mess with them. Fear makes people do stupid things. And - to be sure - some of the people involved in these situations are not exactly Rhodes Scholars.

it has become a vicious cycle. minorities don't trust that police will treat them fairly. So when minorities get pulled over, they are less likely to comply. which often leads to altercations. which makes minorities less likely to trust the police and vice versa.
It’s all about wealth no matter the race of someone. Wealth buys you privilege in this country.
 



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It’s all about wealth no matter the race of someone. Wealth buys you privilege in this country.

Tell that to the Soldier who got pepper sprayed in his brand new Escalade. I think I read he was driving his new Escalade to lazy to double check, maybe Spoof can do it for me.😉
 






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