Obamas Enflame Racial Tensions in Message Calling for ‘Reimagining Policing’ After Death of Daunte Wright

Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 23:05

Never letting a good crisis go to waste, Michelle and Barack Obama chimed in on the police shooting of Daunte Wright Tuesday claiming the incident is representative of the need for police reform.

“Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police,” the Obamas said.

The Obamas also cast judgement on the ongoing murder trial trying Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.

“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,” Obama said. “We empathize with the pain that Black mothers, fathers, and children are feeling after yet another senseless tragedy.”

“[W]e will continue to work with all fair-minded Americans to confront historical inequities and bring about nationwide changes that are so long overdue,” they added.

Wright was shot and killed by a female officer as he attempted to flee a traffic stop Sunday. The officer, a 26-year veteran, claims she mistakenly pulled her service pistol when she meant to draw her stun gun.

As highlighted by Breitbart, Obama last year referenced “institutionalized racism” when discussing the death of George Floyd, saying “[T]hey’re the result of a long history of slavery and Jim Crow and red lining and institutionalized racism that too often have been the plague, the original sin of our society.”

Source: Infowars