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Daunte Wright died after being shot by a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer on April 11, 2021. (Photo: Ed Kohler/via Flickr)

Statements on the shooting of Daunte Wright

By Nikita Biryukov, April 13 2021 11:47 am

Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield (R-Westampton)

As a law enforcement officer and the head of a biracial family, what happened to Daunte Wright in Minnesota is many things – heart-wrenching, infuriating, unacceptable – but dismissing it as a ‘mistake’ is offensive. That characterization isn’t fair to the vast majority of police officers who conduct themselves with poise and professionalism under great duress. It’s also deeply insulting to Mr. Wright’s family and the black community. Losing a child is a mother’s worst nightmare, and that nightmare has been playing out far too often. I pray for the family, I pray for justice, and I pray for a peaceful response without any more suffering brought on to the community.

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