Biden Calls for Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting Of Black Man

President Joe Biden is calling for protests to remain peaceful in the wake of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a Black man, by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Monday, Biden said, “I think we’ve got to wait and see what the investigation shows. The entire investigation. You’ve all watched, I assume as I did, the … body cam, which is fairly graphic.”

“The question is: Was it an accident, was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation,” he continued.

“But in the meantime, I want to make it clear again: There is absolutely no justification, none, for looting. No justification for violence. Peaceful protest is understandable.”

He added that while the “anger, pain, and trauma that exists in the Black community” is “real,” it does not justify violence or looting.

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Biden’s comments come in the wake of the fatal shooting of Wright, 20, by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, on Sunday.

Wright was pulled over for a traffic violation. Officers also discovered that there was a warrant out for Wright’s arrest during the traffic stop.

Body cam footage released on Monday shows an officer trying to detain Wright outside his car. He was shot after he managed to get back into his car. An officer was heard yelling, “Taser, Taser, Taser,” before firing one shot from her handgun.

In a press conference on Monday, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said, “This appears to me, from what I viewed and the officers’ reaction and distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright.”

Wright’s death sparked protests on Sunday night. NBC News reports that rocks and “other objects” were thrown at the Brooklyn Center Police Department building. Police also reportedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets.

The shooting of Wright comes at the same time that the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd last May, is ongoing.

Responses

  1. Lol. Noooope. I hope they burn the whole city to the ground!! Lets go dems! Show us whatchya got!

  2. that’s odd, you didn’t talk like that when it was trump.
    all you want to do is push more division

    1. Can you be specific on what you believe Biden said that lead you to a conclusion that “all you want to do is push more division”?

      1. Syphilis – Can you be specific as to how you think Mad King Biden the Usurper and Divider doesn’t promote division?

  3. Then I want him impeached. Right now. When Mr. Trump said he knew people were going to the Capital to peacefully protest, on Jan 6th, he was accused of using code words to incite an insurrection. If it was a code word for him, it’s a code word for Biden. By their own logic (that’s a joke, but stay with me), Mr. Trump calling for peaceful protests is inciting a riot, therefore, so is Biden saying the same thing. Biden just called for an insurrection in Minneapolis.

    1. I am uncertain that you understand the meaning of insurrection or logic, but I will let you look-up the meanings for yourself. More importantly, did you perceive that POTUS Biden called to Brooklyn Center the participants in the protest and looting? Did POTUS Biden tell the crowd that they needed to “fight”? If you perceive that you can get the votes in the House for an impeachment, you should get behind MTG and Andy Biggs’ bills for impeachment.

      1. Syphilis – I am uncertain that you understand the meaning of insurrection or logic, but I will let you look up the meanings for yourself. More importantly, did you suddenly forget that all during 2020, when Antifa and BLM were rioting in Portland and Seattle, later in the year while Antifa and the BoweL Movement were rioting in Kenosha, WI, Mad King Biden the Usurper and Divider told the ‘protesters’ to keep protesting (see rioting), even going so far as to have his campaign officials bail out the rioters so they could riot some more because it was to his advantage against Trump.

        You must forget how the Mad King condemned President Trump for sending Federal officers to stop the attacks on Federal buildings and police offices. You must forget how the Democrat officials in those towns told the police to stand down while rioters injured police by the hundreds and used commercial lasers to blind police. You forget a lot when you’re lying constantly to back up the Mad King. You use inflammatory language, as does the Democrat State Media, to describe Conservative protests of one day, but praise the rioters and looters that operated continuously for months. You are part of the problem of lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

  4. It’s now known that it was a tragic mistake. Maybe he should try pushing for ways to correct it from happening in the future.

    1. HOW were you perceiving they would “correct it from happening in the future”?
      You do not perceive officers are not currently taught the difference between a taser and a handgun? Or is it that graduates of policy academies are not screened for knowing the difference of the right side vs. left side?

      1. Syphilis – How do you perceive that anything you say means anything since you lie constantly. spewing Democrat Rhetoric, aka BS?

    1. His speech writers and the Libtards do otherwise the speech writers would be out of their jobs.

    2. You perceive that the 81,268,924 Americans that voted for Biden don’t care what he has to say? On WHAT is your question based?

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