JOE BIDEN: Calls for "Peace and Calm" After Wright Shooting in Minneapolis


The 20-year-old was fatally wounded by police on Sunday in the Brooklyn Center suburb.

The 20-year-old was fatally wounded by police on Sunday in the Brooklyn Center suburb.

TeeRoy's 2 Cents:

  • Wright was pulled over for allegedly having an air freshener hanging from his rear-view mirror, which is against the law in Minnesota.
  • That's kind of like George Floyd, who was apprehended for allegedly passing a fake $20.
  • Police need to back off these minor infractions that escalate and end in someone's death.
  • Sunday's shooting took place approximately 14 miles from where Floyd was killed.

On Monday, President Joe Biden called for "peace and calm" following what he called the "tragic" deadly police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis.

Responding to Wright's death on Sunday, Biden told reporters at the White House, "I haven't called Daunte Wright's family, but my prayers are with the family. It's really a tragic thing that happened. The question is, was it an accident? Was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation." He went on to describe the body-cam footage of the incident as "fairly graphic."

The 20-year-old Wright was fatally wounded by police on Sunday after he was pulled over in the Brooklyn Center suburb of Minneapolis. Police said Monday that the officer who killed Wright thought she was firing her taser, not a gun. (NBC News)