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Monday, April 12, 2021

Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves postpone games in wake of police shooting of Daunte Wright

The Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves postponed games on Monday following the police shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday night.

“Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interest of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today’s game” the Twins said in a statement.

The Twins were slated to play the Boston Red Sox. The Timberwolves were scheduled to play the Brooklyn Nets.

The decision to postpone the game was made by the Twins after consulting Major League Baseball, in addition to local and state officials.

Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, died Sunday after a police officer shot him in the suburb of Brooklyn Center during a traffic stop. The Brooklyn Center police chief said the shooting was accidental, as the officer involved intended to fire a stun gun and not a handgun during a struggle with Wright. Police were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.

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   301. bunyon Posted: April 20, 2021 at 04:07 PM (#6014474)
   302. greenback used to say live and let live Posted: April 20, 2021 at 04:46 PM (#6014478)
Be safe, people. And not in the Jorge Orta sense either.
   303. "bothsidesism" word 57i66135 Posted: April 21, 2021 at 02:35 PM (#6014760)
A police officer is a convicted murderer in America today because a teenager recorded that police officer murdering a man in broad daylight and shared the video with the world.
Had that teenager not recorded that video, the world would likely not know George Floyd’s name, Chauvin would still be a police officer, and a swath of white America would still be able to believe that police violence is not a problem. People would, instead, have relied on the lies the Minnesota Police Department told about Floyd’s murder—that he died because he “physically resisted officers” and, once in handcuffs, “appeared to be suffering medical distress.” That those officers then, simply, “called for an ambulance,” which transported him to a hospital “where he died a short time later.”
recording the police is dangerous and more often than not leads to either further injustices or no justice at all. But it is one of the few options Americans have to counter a deadly imbalance of power between citizens and agents of the state.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a concise guide for what to do and what not to do when filming the police. Importantly, this includes not “interfering” with police officers by standing “at a safe distance from the scene you are recording,” understanding that police may ask you to move for “public safety reasons” but not “because you are filming,” and that they cannot search your phone without a warrant from a judge.
   304. Lowry Seasoning Salt Posted: April 21, 2021 at 06:48 PM (#6014817)
The police department quotes in #303 (e.g., "physically resisted officers") come from the original May 25, 2020, Minneapolis PD press release, a mind-boggling description of Floyd's death compared to what did happen.

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   305. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 10:23 PM (#6014859)
In a cross-over sports story, LeBron James had a wildly inappropriate, and incendiary Tweet, with a photo of an officer involved in what appears to be a completely justified shooting in Columbus, OH.
   306. Mayor Blomberg Posted: April 21, 2021 at 10:56 PM (#6014869)
completely justified shooting

I think about all the Sharks and Jets that Officer Krupke iced and think, yeah, he did what he hadda do, too.
   307. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: April 22, 2021 at 12:04 AM (#6014879)
Don't forget that Krupke's union prez said his primary job was getting off shift alive.
   308. Zonk Can Sell Culture Posted: April 22, 2021 at 07:40 AM (#6014893)
In a cross-over sports story, LeBron James had a wildly inappropriate, and incendiary Tweet, with a photo of an officer involved in what appears to be a completely justified shooting in Columbus, OH.

That's awful.

Will you punish him as you do all senders of wildly inappropriate and incendiary tweets? By voting for him?
   309. "bothsidesism" word 57i66135 Posted: April 25, 2021 at 02:55 PM (#6015272)
Since the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, more than 100 incidents of hostile drivers ramming into activists have been documented. These assailants have included police officers, gun-toters, and even, in one instance, a Ku Klux Klan leader
On Monday, Florida Gov. [republican] Ron DeSantis signed an “anti-riot” bill that allows harsher police crackdowns on demonstrators—an apparent response to the “defund the police” and Black Lives Matter movements. (“This bill actually prevents local governments from defunding law enforcement,” DeSantis said.) A public gathering of three or more people can be classified as a “riot” under the law, and anyone who “willingly” participates in such a gathering can be charged with a third-degree felony
the law grants civil immunity to drivers who ram into protesting crowds and even injure or kill participants, if they claim the protests made them concerned for their own well-being in the moment.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma Gov. [republican] Kevin Stitt signed a bill that grants immunity to drivers who unintentionally hurt or kill protesters on public streets, should they claim they feared for their lives or attempted to escape the premises
   310. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: April 25, 2021 at 04:34 PM (#6015303)
I think murdering someone is equivalent to Tweeting something and then retracting it. Everyone thinks those are like basically the same, right?
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