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'Justice for Daunte Wright'

On April 11, 2021, Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was killed by Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter in a suburb outside of Minneapolis. Potter had stopped Wright for a traffic violation, when Potter, who had been with the police department for 26 years, allegedly mistook her handgun for her Taser and shot and killed Wright.

The incident sparked protests and unrest in the community, with people calling for justice for Wright and an end to police violence. The protests were further fueled by the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with the killing of George Floyd in 2020.

The unrest in Brooklyn Center and the attention surrounding Wright's death had an impact on the Chauvin trial, with some arguing that it could potentially affect the outcome of the case. However, the judge in the case stated that the events in Brooklyn Center would not impact the proceedings.

For a selection of published work, please review these entries from my archive.

A demonstrator is hit in the ear by a rubber bullet.
A "less-than-lethal" piece of equipment in Brooklyn Center.
A smoke canister smothered by a street cone (by a demonstrator).
A demonstrator kneels before officers outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
Activists and journalists, who were denied entry into a press briefing at the Brooklyn Center Police Department, watch the briefing from a waiting area in the police station, via a livestream.
Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, breaks down during a press conference in Minneapolis.
Philonise Floyd reacts in solidarity with Katie Wright during a press conference in Minneapolis.
Angie Golson, Daunte Wright's grandmother.
Katie Wright outside her home.
A pig's head during a demonstration outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
A demonstrator stands defiantly as police officers use bear spray on him.
A demonstrator deflects bear spray using a sign.
A woman rests on her car during an act of civil disobedience: blocking the roadway outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
A passerby with clinical training intervenes when paramedics and police officers arrive.
Local residents, business managers and activists clash at a gas station on the same roadway as the Brooklyn Center Police Department. The conflict revolved around the issue of safety in the area following the unrest prompted by Daunte Wright's killing. One resident, the woman in the yellow t-shirt, described her child being unable to leave the house on her birthday, which had happened during the unrest. The man in the black sweatshirt openly carried a pistol (he was the apparent manager of the gas station).

Air fresheners hung from a perimeter fence surrounding the Brooklyn Center Police Department. An Air freshener hanging in Daunte Wright's car was one of the reasons Kim Potter gave for pulling him over. Minnesota has a state law saying that "no driver may operate a motor vehicle “with any objects suspended between the driver and the windshield.'with any objects suspended between the driver and the windshield.' " (Source).
The funeral for Daunte Wright.

Doves are released in honor of Daunte Wright's life.
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On April 11, 2021, Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was killed by Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter in a suburb outside of Minneapolis. Potter had stopped Wright for a traffic violation, when Potter, who had been with the police department for 26 years, allegedly mistook her handgun for her Taser and shot and killed Wright.

The incident sparked protests and unrest in the community, with people calling for justice for Wright and an end to police violence. The protests were further fueled by the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with the killing of George Floyd in 2020.

The unrest in Brooklyn Center and the attention surrounding Wright's death had an impact on the Chauvin trial, with some arguing that it could potentially affect the outcome of the case. However, the judge in the case stated that the events in Brooklyn Center would not impact the proceedings.

For a selection of published work, please review these entries from my archive.

A demonstrator is hit in the ear by a rubber bullet.
A "less-than-lethal" piece of equipment in Brooklyn Center.
A smoke canister smothered by a street cone (by a demonstrator).
A demonstrator kneels before officers outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
Activists and journalists, who were denied entry into a press briefing at the Brooklyn Center Police Department, watch the briefing from a waiting area in the police station, via a livestream.
Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, breaks down during a press conference in Minneapolis.
Philonise Floyd reacts in solidarity with Katie Wright during a press conference in Minneapolis.
Angie Golson, Daunte Wright's grandmother.
Katie Wright outside her home.
A pig's head during a demonstration outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
A demonstrator stands defiantly as police officers use bear spray on him.
A demonstrator deflects bear spray using a sign.
A woman rests on her car during an act of civil disobedience: blocking the roadway outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
A passerby with clinical training intervenes when paramedics and police officers arrive.
Local residents, business managers and activists clash at a gas station on the same roadway as the Brooklyn Center Police Department. The conflict revolved around the issue of safety in the area following the unrest prompted by Daunte Wright's killing. One resident, the woman in the yellow t-shirt, described her child being unable to leave the house on her birthday, which had happened during the unrest. The man in the black sweatshirt openly carried a pistol (he was the apparent manager of the gas station).

Air fresheners hung from a perimeter fence surrounding the Brooklyn Center Police Department. An Air freshener hanging in Daunte Wright's car was one of the reasons Kim Potter gave for pulling him over. Minnesota has a state law saying that "no driver may operate a motor vehicle “with any objects suspended between the driver and the windshield.'with any objects suspended between the driver and the windshield.' " (Source).
The funeral for Daunte Wright.

Doves are released in honor of Daunte Wright's life.
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