From all we’ve heard, Duante Wright should be alive right now; Brooklyn Center, Minnesota’s police chief said the officer who fatally shot Wright had intended to use a taser. The Daily Mail is on the story and apparently looking to stoke more anger at the police, tweeting that Wright was pulled over by police for having an air freshener hanging from his rear-view mirror.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 12, 2021
We’d kind of like to hear from the police on this one. From the bullet points below the headline, the Daily Mail makes it clear that “Wright’s mother said her son told her he had pulled over for having an air freshener hanging from rear view mirror, which is illegal in Minnesota.” They also report that “officers pulled over Wright for a traffic violation and determined that he had an outstanding warrant.”
Was that traffic violation the air freshener hanging from his mirror or something else? The ACLU of Wisconsin also says it was the air freshener:
Daunte Wright was allegedly pulled over for having air fresheners hanging in his rearview mirror, and now his life has been tragically taken by police violence.
— ACLU of Wisconsin (@ACLUofWisconsin) April 12, 2021
Again, we’re not saying he should have been shot to death, but we’re hearing a lot of people say he had expired tags. We’d like to know the truth before the narrative that he was killed over air fresheners becomes the norm.
— Rush (@clayrush707) April 12, 2021
is that the only reason?
— Julie (@just______julie) April 12, 2021
No he wasn't. Where did this air freshener story come from?
— Wes Ganobcik…™ (@ganobleberries) April 12, 2021
Expired tags and warrant for arrest
— President David V (@dutdutdoh) April 12, 2021
He was pulled over for expired tags and had an outstanding firearm warrant….
— D_H_C (@DGC_2020) April 12, 2021
He was pulled over for expired tags and an outstanding firearms warrant.
You are fucking liars.
— m/ -=EdVT=- m/ (@CargoL1fe) April 12, 2021
This is a conspiracy theory. There is zero evidence to support this claim. If you don't realize the media is trying to play your emotions you're a fool. He was pulled over because he had expired tags and a warrant for his arrest.
— Maple Patriot ?? (@PatriotMaple) April 12, 2021
Delete this tweet and update the headline. He was pulled over for expired tags.
— Phil The Assyrian King Elect (@AssyrianHero) April 12, 2021
HE WAS PULLED OVER FOR AN EXPIRED TAG!
— NadaRussianBot (@NadaRussianBot) April 12, 2021
Expired license plate tabs. Had a warrant out for his arrest.
— Jester (@JestersDead13) April 12, 2021
The claim from #DuanteWright's mother & #BLM activists that he was killed by police over air fresheners is unsubstantiated. There was a warrant for his arrest. He resisted arrest & got back in the vehicle & tried to speed off. He nearly killed others during the failed escape. pic.twitter.com/nVyqPpJeyl
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2021
Update: #DaunteWright was in the process of getting arrested by @BPPD for a weapons charge & escaping police before he was killed yesterday, sparking #BLM race rioting & looting. The criminal complaint says he had an illegal Ruger .45 pistol. He skipped his court date this month. pic.twitter.com/dI4zScGLo5
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2021
Somewhat ironic that the air freshener nonsense stinks to high heaven.
— Barry Lynch (@BarryAustinLync) April 12, 2021
He had a warrant out for his arrest. He was a fugitive, not an air freshener bandit.
— Thirteen O'Clock – Todd (@o_thirteen) April 12, 2021
This is a lie. Wasn't pulled over for an air freshener. Where is the honesty in journalism anymore?
— Ragin Cajun Marine ?? (@SouthernGatorz) April 12, 2021
Okay so headlines like this aren’t helpful
— Jim Dandy (@JimDandyMD) April 12, 2021
They want people to riot
— Baron Chanandler (@baronchanandler) April 12, 2021
Nice garbage headline when people are rioting over this nonsense.
— Theodore Fitz (@TeddyFitz) April 12, 2021
I think it would be FAR more accurate, to say he was shot trying to flee arrest. The way the headline is written, just inflames things
— Constitutional Convention (@dweinberger66) April 12, 2021
I hate journalists, and I am a journalist
— Izzy B911 (@Izzy_B911) April 12, 2021
Why post an allegation?
— Stonk Expert Tsukkomi (@ljenkins314) April 12, 2021
Where does this idiotic narrative come from? Outstanding warrant.
— TE (@Tim2DaE) April 12, 2021
This according to US News…."After determining the driver had an outstanding warrant, police tried to arrest the driver. The driver reentered the vehicle and drove away"
— Sam J (@sam92_sj) April 12, 2021
Ahem. Wright had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest for an unlawfully possessed firearm. You should be taking a stand for the 2nd Amendment & oppose gun control, but the law is the law. He also fled the scene prior and during the detainment. So… get your facts straight?
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 12, 2021
ACLU should be held liable for damages from looting.
— President Elect Bob ???? (@perl_greyhound) April 12, 2021
This really needs to be a thing. Every news agency, sjw, every politician etc who lies to further an agenda needs to be sued. And there needs to be immediate arrests for every perpetrator on the streets with actual consequences.
— Not a scourge on society (@Irishbosoxfan) April 12, 2021
Wow talk about framing a narrative.
— Chicano Cold (@ChicanoCold) April 12, 2021
As someone said above, it’s like they really want people to riot because a black man was killed over an air freshener. What an irresponsible tweet and headline.
Brooklyn Center police chief says officer shot Daunte Wright accidentally, intended to use taser https://t.co/N8eni6qoPs
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 12, 2021