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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:30 PM

Sharpton decries 'stench of racism' in Daunte Wright's death

MINNEAPOLIS — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by an officer during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was not “just some kid with an air freshener,” but a “prince” whose life ended too soon at the hands of police, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday during an emotional funeral.

Hundreds of people wearing COVID-19 masks packed into Shiloh Temple International Ministries to remember Wright, a 20-year-old father of one who was shot by a white police officer on April 11 in the small city of Brooklyn Center. The funeral was held just two days after former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in the death of George Floyd and amid a national reckoning on racism and policing.

“The absence of justice is the absence of peace,” Sharpton said. “You can’t tell us to shut up and suffer. We must speak up when there is an injustice.”

The civil rights leader’s thundering eulogy included a stinging rebuke of the possibility that Wright was pulled over for having air fresheners dangling from his mirror. Wright’s mother has said her son called her after he was stopped and told her that was the reason. Police said it was for expired registration.

Read more: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/4/22/22397714/daunte-wright-minneapolis-funeral

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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:45 PM

1. Expired registration?

That explains everything!

An offensive air freshener is one thing a cop shouldn't get riled up about, but an expired registration?
Of course!

/sarcasm

Ever noticed that at a shooting range, the targets are a BLACK MALE silhouette on a white background?

Why not a black background, with a white female outline?

You probably know the answer.

There's a fresh wind blowing through the suburbs of America. It whispers 'Racism no longer!', 'Police brutality no longer!'

Listen to it, at times it gets real loud.

Only the willful deaf can't hear it. (You know who you are . . .)

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