Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) used her eulogy during Daunte Wright’s funeral on Thursday condemn Columbus Police for shooting Ma’Khia Bryant, which stopped Bryant from stabbing an unarmed girl, describing the act that saved the life of the unarmed girl as “a tragedy.”
“May Daunte Wright serve as a guardian for all of us,” Omar said. “But as a member of the Congressional Black Caucus — as one of the youngest and newest members of the Congressional Black Caucus — I also have guardians: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and our chairwoman, Joyce Beatty, serve as guardians for me and many of my colleagues.”
“Joyce Beatty was going to be here and speak on our behalf as the chairwoman of our caucus; but just like we’ve been visited by tragedy here in Minnesota often, she, in Columbus, Ohio, was visited by a tragedy of a young woman whose life was taken by Columbus Police.”
On Tuesday, Columbus police were forced to shoot Ma’Khia Bryant to prevent her from stabbing an unarmed girl. Video of the incident appears to show Ma’Khia Bryant yell “I’ma stab the f— out you, b—-,” clearing up any confusion about her intentions, then attempting to stab the unarmed girl when the officer opened fire, presumably saving the life of the unarmed girl.
“We know based on this footage the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community,” Columbus Mayor Andrew explained after the police department released bodycam footage. “We think it’s critically important to share as much information as possible. We’ll continue to share footage and other information as quickly as possible.”
Omar’s comments were made at the funeral of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old killed on April 11th when he resisted arrest. During a traffic stop, officers attempted to arrest Wright after learning he had an open arrest warrant out “after failing to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June.”
Wright was not allowed to possess a gun as a condition of his bail release from a December 2019 case in which he was accused of choking and attempted armed robbery of a woman. In June 2020, he was arrested for missing a court appearance and physically fleeing from police while he was armed.
Bodycam footage showed the incident unfold. As an officer attempted to handcuff him, Wright pried himself loose and jumped back in his car to flee. Former police officer Kim Potter, who has now been charged with second-degree manslaughter, yelled “I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” and then pulled out her gun and shot Wright once, allegedly mistaking the gun for her taser.
According to the Washington County Attorney’s Office, “At 2:01:55, [officer Kim] Potter said she would tase Wright. She pulled her Glock 9mm handgun with her right hand and pointed it at Wright, saying again that she would tase him. At 2:02, Potter said ‘Taser, Taser, Taser,’ and pulled the trigger on her handgun at 2:02:01, firing one round into the left side of the victim.”
“Wright immediately said, ‘ah, he shot me,’ and the car sped away for a short distance before crashing into another vehicle and stopping. An ambulance was called and Wright was pronounced dead at the scene,” they continued. “After firing her gun, Potter said ‘Sh–, I just shot him!’”
Chicago 911 Dispatcher says ‘All Hell Has Broken Loose’ Crime is ‘Nonstop’
The liberal run city of Chicago is in a downward spiral suffocated by crime. Few understand what is happening better than 911 dispatchers who have the impossible task of listening to people suffer through crimes, yet unable to help them due to liberal policies creating a violent crime epidemic and police shortage.
Keith Thornton posted a video to Facebook last week saying Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “a disgrace.” Thornton took it upon himself to warn citizens about which Chicago police district is unavailable due to the staffing shortages.
In an interview with Fox & Friends Thornton said that “all hell has broken loose” in Chicago while local officials have failed to act. “It’s been shenanigans, and it’s just nonstop, day after day. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning time, evening time, whatever –at all hours of the day, there is a massive amount of crime taking place within the city of Chicago.”
“When I’m getting text messages from officers telling me that they’re scared and afraid for their safety because they’re working by themselves, and then the beat next to them would normally back them up, they’re not even there because the cars are down. That’s a problem. It’s a safety concern” Thornton said in an interview with Chicago’s WLS-TV.
Chicago Police Department data shows homicides, shootings, thefts and criminal sexual assaults are all up drastically compared to last year. Lightfoot has not only been a proponent of defunding the police, she also behaved viciously towards law enforcement.
After Chicago Police Officer Ella French was killed during a routine traffic stop, Lightfoot blamed “guns and the violence they bring” for her death. When Lightfoot visited French’s partner who was wounded and fighting for his life at the time at the hospital, dozens of officers at the hospital turned their back on the mayor.
It’s Raining Lawsuits on Jussie Smollett; City of Chicago and Nigerian Brothers Suing Actor
The City of Chicago has confirmed it will be suing disgraced actor Jussie Smollett. The lawsuit will seek the $130,106.15 “to cover an overtime tab racked up by dozens of officers tasked with investigating Smollett’s claims that he was the victim of an attack”, reports Daily Mail UK.
According to the legal filing, the Chicago Department came to the conclusion to pursue the lawsuit after over two dozen cops spent weeks investigating the fake attack and logged 1,836 hours of overtime as a result.
Daily Mail also noted the Osundairo brothers who were hired by Smollett to stage his attack, plan to continue with their own lawsuit against Smollett’s legal team. According to the Daily Mail, “they’re seeking undisclosed damages after claiming their careers and reputations were damaged in the high-profile hoax.”
After the initial set of charges were dropped against the brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, they sued Smollett’s attorneys in April 2019, claiming their careers and reputations were damaged. “They claimed in the defamation lawsuit against lawyers Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian that they were maliciously portrayed as liars in the public” reports Daily Mail.
The lawsuit specifically references how Smollett’s attorneys suggested the brothers ‘might have been wearing white face’ when they attacked him and inferred that Abel had a sexual relationship with Smollett. Abel’s home country of Nigeria prohibits homosexuality. ‘Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Nigeria, which can result in 14 years of imprisonment…if the accused is married the punishment is death by stoning.’
Therefore, Ms. Glandian’s statements about the brother being a homosexual ‘endangers him and the lives of his Nigerian family’ the lawsuit stated. The brothers’ lawsuit was stayed by a federal judge until the criminal proceedings for Smollett are completed. The brothers’ legal team is expected to file an update to the court by February 2.
Smollett, 39, was just convicted on five counts of disorderly conduct for faking his own attack and now faces jail time. “His sentencing date has not yet been set but he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.”
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