Ice Cream duo Ben and Jerry weighed-in on race relations in America Tuesday night when they called for all police departments across the United States to be “defunded and dismantled” because they are based on the “criminalization of black and brown communities.”
“The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities. This system can’t be reformed. It must be dismantled and a real system of public safety rebuilt from the ground up,” wrote the purveyors on social media.
Dana Loesch exposed the vicious anti-police rhetoric from Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Tuesday with four simple words on social media.
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed,” posted Tlaib on Twitter.
“United States of CHAZ,” fired-back Loesch, referring to Seattle’s infamous ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.’
Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Minneapolis, Portland, and other cities Monday night following the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Minnesota; smashing private property in the name of “racial justice” and “social equity.”
At least 40 people were arrested after police were attacked with bricks, frozen soda cans, and other debris as the crowd chanted “Daunte Wright!” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!”
“Prayers are not enough,” posted the Vice President on social media. “Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigation is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.”
According to Fox News, the officer was identified as Kimberly Potter, a 25 year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
Body Cam footage apparently shows the officer confusing her non-lethal stun gun with her firearm.
Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama released a statement Tuesday afternoon.
“Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police. The fact that this could happen even as the city of Minneapolis is going through the trial of Derek Chauvin and reliving the heart-wrenching murder of George Floyd indicates not just how important it is to conduct a full and transparent investigation, but also just how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety in this country.
“Michelle and I grieve alongside the Wright family for their loss. We empathize with the pain that Black mothers, fathers, and children are feeling after yet another senseless tragedy. And we will continue to work with all fair-minded Americans to confront historical inequities and bring about nationwide changes that are so long overdue,” concluded the statement.