Trevor Noah Cuts To Truth Of Cop's 'Mistake' Shooting Of Daunte Wright
Written by Black Voices on April 13, 2021
“The Every day Present” host Trevor Noah on Monday scoffed on the police clarification for the killing of one other unarmed Black man. (Watch the video beneath.)
The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb referred to as the deadly capturing of Daunte Wright a mistake, saying veteran Officer Kimberly Potter possible meant to make use of a stun gun as a substitute of the pistol she fired at Wright. Potter may be heard yelling “Taser, Taser, Taser” in bodycam footage as she attracts a weapon. Then she cries, “Holy shit, I simply shot him.”
Wright, 20, died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
“You’ve got to be fucking kidding me,” Noah mentioned. “A person was killed at a visitors cease as a result of a police officer combined up their gun and their Taser? Is that even imagined to be a official excuse? Like we’re supposed to look at that and go, ’Ah, OK, one time I used sugar as a substitute of salt, so I can relate?”
Noah was simply getting warmed up.
“I’m not saying tragic errors won’t ever occur,” the host continued. “However what I’m saying is that perhaps if the police weren’t so fast to attract any weapon, then perhaps individuals wouldn’t die due to a mix-up from Officer Urkel over right here. And by the way in which, don’t you discover it superb that cops assume every little thing is a gun besides their very own gun?”
“And even when it was only a mistake,” he added. “That’s not a mistake that you just simply forgive and stroll away. ”
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