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Protests and police clash in third night of protests after death of Daunte Wright

Protests and police clash in third night of protests after death of Daunte Wright

Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center declared protests to be an unlawful assembly Tuesday evening as demonstrations over the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright continued for a third consecutive night. Protests were peaceful late Tuesday afternoon, but as the sun set chaos erupted at the Brooklyn Center police station. Officers used pepper spray…MORE

How easy (or hard) is it to confuse a gun for a Taser?

How easy (or hard) is it to confuse a gun for a Taser?

On the surface, the mix-up seems unfathomable: An officer intends to deploy a Taser but instead fires a handgun and kills someone. But that’s apparently what happened Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, when an officer shouted “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before pulling the trigger of her gun and killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright, the police chief said.…MORE

Yes, police can pull you over for hanging an air freshener in your car

Yes, police can pull you over for hanging an air freshener in your car

Moments before police fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday in a Minneapolis suburb, he called his mother and told her he’d been pulled over for hanging air fresheners from his rearview mirror. It’s not clear how much of a role the air fresheners played in the traffic stop. Brooklyn Center Police Chief…MORE

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