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Police Officer Mistaking Her Gun For Her Taser Was Not Racism

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Protesters have been rioting and looting since former veteran Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter accidentally used her handgun to fatally shoot Daunte Wright, a black man, instead of using her taser. If Wright had been white, there would have been little to no protesting or publicity. Potter would have been disciplined and received a typical sentence for a fatal accident like that. 

But because the victim was black, it’s been declared police racism and Potter is likely to get a long prison sentence. Afraid of saying otherwise, officials will chime in denouncing it as racism, giving it more credibility. The racism activists will use it as an example of how racist Americans are and create more division. 

However, let’s look at it analytically. Was it really racism? We are now living in an era of heightened awareness of racist police actions. Police officers realize if they do anything that could be remotely perceived as being racist, they will have their lives destroyed. They will have hate hurled at them from all over, forced out of their homes due to angry rioters, and subjected to high-profile criminal trials that may put them away for life. Attacking someone due to their race would follow them around for the rest of their life, changing their life in a horrible way. The last thing most police officers want to do is subject a minority to more severe treatment. As a result of this occurring, fewer and fewer people are becoming police officers.  

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Potter was well aware of this when she drew the gun instead of the taser. And there was no doubt she intended to use the taser, because video of the incident shows her yelling, “Taser! Taser!” several times. These kinds of accidents happen occasionally, less than once a year nationwide. In the heat of the moment, pumped up by adrenaline and fear, the officer reaches for the wrong gun and doesn’t realize it. There’s even a name for it, “slip and capture,” where officers perform the opposite of their intended actions under stress. But these incidents happen to white suspects too, you just never hear about them because they’re white. The fatal shooting of young black man Oscar Grant in 2009 was made into a movie, Fruitvale Station

Part of the reason the radical left activists get away with this mantra about racist police is because there is a problem with police brutality in many other countries. A lot of it is directed toward ethnic groups, religious groups or tribes. People are so used to hearing about that kind of police violence, that it’s not much of a stretch to believing it takes place here. No one questions that there may be an occasional racist police officer, or that there were more incidents involving racist police officers in the past. But it is not a systemic problem today and most of the incidents involving the police killing minorities nowadays do not appear to be a result of racism.  

The problem is not going to go away as long as things have gotten so twisted that to question accusations of racism by Black Lives Matter on incidents where cops shoot minorities is considered racist itself.  

In most cases, officers who accidentally used their gun instead of a taser did not face criminal charges. In 2019, a police officer who accidentally shot Brian Riling in the abdomen using a gun was not charged. His name wasn’t even released. Riling is white. In 2014, Officer Jason Schuck accidentally shot homeless man Eric David Butts, resulting in Butts being forced to use a colostomy bag. Schuck was allowed to keep his job and was only charged with a misdemeanor. Butts is white. 

Whereas in at least two cases where officers fatally shot black suspects, the officers received prison sentences. Johannes Mehserle, who fatally shot Grant, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and served 11 months in prison. Robert Bates, who fatally shot Eric Harris, was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison. 

Wright’s family hired well-known attorney Benjamin Crump to represent them, who says great things we all support about how we should not discriminate against minorities — but on the other hand insists that incidents like this are due to racism. He issued a statement that said in part, “What will it take for law enforcement to stop killing people of color?” Protests and rioting went on for days, resulting in the arrests of over 110 people. 

Compounding the problem is the nearby police killing of George Floyd last year. Most reasonable people believe former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin did not use good policing. So anger is extra inflamed in Minnesota. But even in his case, there is no evidence his actions were due to racism. He had a history of 18 complaints against him. Almost all of them were closed with no discipline. Maybe it was just plain old bad policing.   

There is no evidence that Potter was a racist. If she was, activists and journalists would probably have dug it up by now. She has been charged with second degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars. Will she be treated fairly, or will she get a more severe sentence because the suspect was black?

 

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Rachel Alexander is a conservative political writer and pundit. She is the editor of Intellectual Conservative and a recovering attorney. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2019.



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Biden’s Evil Empire Must Be Defeated!

Democrats have no issues or results to run on. They are left with lies, name-calling, and transparent taxpayer funded bribes.

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President Biden is now angry every time he speaks, and it’s clear he will keep yelling until morale and his polls improve. He calls a celebration for his Inflation Reduction Act on a day the Dow Jones goes down over a thousand points and inflation remains high at 8.3%. What does he do after his delusional party? He retreats to Delaware for more rest and safety.

The Biden lies keep coming. It’s all talking points that are meant to attract the ill-informed, but his words are even hard to believe for loyal Democrats. When people go to fill their car with gas, buy food for the family, or face rent increases, they come face to face with the stark reality. Prices are up—way up! Two-thirds of America are reportedly living paycheck to paycheck. The mortgage rate is exploding, taking home ownership out of the reach of millions of Americans. The numbers don’t lie. It’s hard for voters not to notice when they face daily reminders of how their standard of living is falling like a stone.

It’s time for American voters to wake up. The November midterms are just weeks away! Biden keeps yelling that MAGA Republicans are the most dangerous threat America faces. Why? They dare believe his election victory was a fraud. They dare to believe that the Southern border is not even close to being secure. They are watching illegal aliens and dangerous drugs flood across that “secure border” daily. Yes, MAGA Republicans are indeed dangerous—dangerous to the Democrats’ slim control of the Senate and the House.

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Democrats want you to believe the hype that they are closing the gap with Republicans. But when you see the low turnout at Biden events, you have to wonder. The voter enthusiasm for actually voting in November rests with the Republicans. They are mad as hell and can’t wait to do everything they can to vote out every Democrat running.

Biden and his minions keep trying to pay off potential voters, but there are serious doubts as to whether you even have the authority to deliver what they promise. Many assert that relieving student loan debt is illegal. To keep the hope alive, the Biden administration isn’t even attempting to allocate the funds until December. They have until November 15th, after the election is over, to register for debt relief. How convenient! Democrats get their votes, and they get stuck with an empty promise. President Biden is the most generous “candy man” President in history. But he doesn’t use his own money. Democrats love using taxpayer money to pay off anyone willing to support their party.

President Biden and fellow Democrats keep calling the demonstration on January 6th and the capitol incursion an “insurrection.” This has to be the first “insurrection” attempted without guns. Biden doesn’t even admit that the only person shot to death was a Republican. Such claims of “insurrection” are nonsense! The real assault on America was occurring in major Democrat-controlled cities where rioting and looting destroyed businesses and lives. They watched liberal DA’s do nothing to hold the rioters responsible. Voters don’t feel safe. On the basis of the evident facts and their party platforms and performance, which party do you think will win the law-and-order voter?

To make citizens less safe, Democrats call for more gun control at a time there are not enough law enforcement officers to protect our citizens. Fearing crime, Democrats want to make it harder for citizens to get the weapons they need to protect their own families. Democrats have no reservations in funding the hiring of thousands of armed IRS agents to work their will on taxpayers. At a time Biden and his party won’t keep Americans safe, it’s time to elect politicians who will stand for our second amendment rights!

Biden claims that it‘s the Republicans who are denying fair elections and stopping needed reforms. But it is the Democrats who want to recklessly extend voting days and end requirements for voter IDs. If Democrats are so sure that many Americans aren’t smart enough to secure and carry a valid ID, they should make that their campaign focus. All voters have two months to secure an ID. If someone isn’t smart enough to take their ID to the polls, maybe it’s not wise for them to vote, no matter what their party.

To Democrats, “Global Warming” is irrefutable. It’s “settled science.” Why else would they support investing billions in their “Green New Deal” and unproven alternative energy schemes? Democrats want those who do not accept such claims to be labeled as “science deniers.” True science is built on constantly questioning, testing, and continuing to study any hypothesis. The weather of earth is such a complex system with millions of uncontrolled variables, it’s crazy to accept any of these claims as “settled science.” It will be decades before we see whether changes in weather patterns are cyclical or linear. But what do Democrats say of such valid reservations—“You should be ashamed of yourself to disagree with our truth!”.

Democrats are doing everything they can to increase the racial animus in America. They claim there is “white privilege” and “systemic racism.” Why? They hope creating a huge “white supremacy” enemy will draw minorities to their party for protection. There are “racists” of all races in America, but they are few in any race. America remains the least racist country in the world. There are thousands of amazing black Americans who have thrived in this country. They have started their own companies and elevated their standard of living. They succeeded not by looking to Washington but by earning their success the old-fashioned way—by working their tails off. Democrats want minorities dependent, not successful. No minority should look to Democrats for special programs; follow the example of the millions of minorities who have successfully lived their own American Dream. It’s time to live your own.

Democrats have no issues or results to run on. They are left with lies, name-calling, and transparent taxpayer funded bribes! After all, if you can’t win on issues, try demeaning half of Americans as “dangerous” extremists. Americans can’t let this work. Get mad. Get ready for the most important election of your life. Be a contagious conservative and let others know the truth about this administration. Take back America by voting for every Republican candidate willing to serve. Remember this important truth—If it’s not close, they can’t cheat!

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Tucker: Martha’s Vineyard Won’t Accept The Migrants

They’re the people who make the rules, and in this case they had no intention of following them, not even for a day.

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Tucker takes a look at what went down over 50 immigrants in Martha’s Vineyard last week, a place that claims to welcome all with open arms without question, unless they’re … sent over by a politician … on a plane … without permission … like a certain someone has been doing with several thousands of … oh, hello, Mister President.

Highlights include:

“If there’s one thing we have learned about the people who make the rules, it’s that they have no intention of following them, any of them, ever, ever. They command you to wear a mask as you jog alone in the park while they head to dinner barefaced at the French Laundry, that happened. They harangue you of the carbon footprint of your lawnmower as they fly to Aspen on their private jets. You see that every day. How many members of Congress that voted to expand the police powers of the IRS don’t pay their own taxes? More than a few.”

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“How many politicians who fervently support gun control have armed bodyguards that you pay for? Well, let’s see, every single one.”

“Another word for this is a ‘caste system,’ which is increasingly what we have in the United States. Caste systems are common in poor countries, the countries from which most of our immigrants come, but it’s the opposite of the traditional American system, which was imperfect egalitarianism.”

“In the old America, every citizen was considered equal under the law, as well as in the eyes of God. Everybody had to follow the same rules because nobody underneath it all was more important than anyone else, we were all citizens. Citizenship implies inherent rights, rights that politicians cannot under any circumstances take from you because they did not bestow them in the first place, you were born with them.”

“Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida generously sent a plane load of 50 illegal aliens from Venezuela to the Vineyard, which is a small, famously affluent island off the coast of Massachusetts. Martha’s Vineyard has everything you could ever want in the world, except racial diversity. The island is whiter than a Swedish bluegrass festival, and DeSantis was trying to help. Under normal circumstances, the residents of Martha’s Vineyard would’ve had no choice but to smile and say, ‘thank you, Governor DeSantis.’ When government officials send you the blessed gift of diverse immigrants or refugees, you must accept. That’s the ‘rule.'”

“That’s how America works. Everybody knows it because it’s been going on for a very long time, that’s the rule. But, it turns out the people of Martha’s Vineyard aren’t just anyone. They’re the people who make the rules, and in this case they had no intention of following them, not even for a day.”

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