State of Emergency Declared in 2 Cities

State of Emergency Declared in 2 Cities

(WatchDogReport.org) – On Sunday, April 11, a veteran police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Video of the incident shows the officer saying she’s going to deploy her taser on him as he resists arrest, but instead grabs her gun and accidentally shoots him, killing him. Just like in 2020, violence is sweeping through the streets.

As news of the shooting made its way through the city, angry mobs began rioting in the streets. Businesses were damaged and looted. The whole scene looked a lot like the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, nearly a year ago. Trying to protect the cities from the worst of it, the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul enacted curfews and declared states of emergency.

After Floyd’s death, the same area suffered millions of dollars of damage. Those riots then spread across the country, leaving taxpayers to pick up the pieces. It’s possible that the same thing could happen this time around, but hopefully, it doesn’t spiral out of control again.

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