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Elie Mystal, an anti-white racist who makes frequent appearances on MSNBC, said Friday that former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter’s 24-month sentence for accidentally shooting a violent criminal who’d been resisting arrest proves that America “hates black people.”
Speaking on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” which itself is a hotbed of racism, he further argued that Potter received such a “light” sentence only because she was a “crying white woman.”
“Joy, this country hates us. This country hates black people, and we know it. We talk about it. We joke about it. We know what we’re up against. But sometimes that hatred that this country has for us really comes out and just takes your breath away, just grabs you by the neck and just takes your breath away,” he said.
“And today Judge Regina Chu was that hatred, that icy hatred around our throat. She was the spit in our face today, to have the unmitigated gall to stand up there, sit up there in her courtroom and plead, cry out for sympathy for the killer in front of that boy’s mother,” he added.
In addition to sentencing Potter to 24 months for the accidental shooting of Daunte Wright, Judge Regina M. Chu, an Asian woman, also cried during the sentencing and called for the public to have empathy for Potter.
“I don’t have words to describe how offensive that is, how hurtful that is. How unjust that is almost goes without saying. People are like, oh, she made a mistake, Potter made a mistake. Yeah, we have a sentencing guideline for this kind of mistake. It’s called six to eight years. Why did she get two years?” Mystal continued.
“Of course, we all know why she got two years. Because she was a crying White woman. That’s why she got two years, and not the six to eight years that her crime cried out for.”
During Potter’s sentencing earlier that day, Chu argued that Wright’s shooting had been an honest mistake made as Potter had been “acting in the line of duty and effectuating a lawful arrest.”
She also argued that Potter had “honorably served her community for 26 years as a police officer” and been considered “a respected officer” who “consistently went over and above the call of duty.”
Chu says the scene was “chaotic tense and rapidly-evolving” officer Potter had to make a “split-second” decision, Potter was acting in the line of duty to make a lawful arrest.
— Nina Moini (@ninamoini) February 18, 2022
These points infuriated Mystal.
“You know, Judge Chu wants us to look at things through Potter’s eyes. I say no. I will look at things through Daunte Wright’s eyes. And I can imagine the last thing Daunte Wright saw. I’ve been in a situation where that might have been the last thing that I saw,” he said.
“So those are the eyes I will remember, and I would encourage others to remember. And I would encourage others to reject Judge Chu and to instead think about Daunte Wright.”
While many, particularly those on the racially obsessed left, have done exactly as Mystal asked, plenty of critics have pushed back by saying they’d rather look through the eyes of Wright’s victims, particularly now-18-year-old Caleb Livingston.
In 2019, Wright allegedly shot Livingston in the face, permanently disabling him. He also once assaulted and robbed a woman at gunpoint:
Daunte Wright choked a girl while robbing her at gunpoint. He shot a kid in the face and carjacked someone else. He was a horrible person and a danger to everyone around him. That’s why she isn’t crying for him. Hope that helps.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 18, 2022
This is Caleb Livingston, Daunte Wright shot him in the head 3 years ago, he can’t walk, talk or move…… Daunte got 0 years for taking this life pic.twitter.com/pbKa5hPgGc
— Chris (@HankHill2021) February 18, 2022
— TheEmpireStrikezBack (@TheEmpire49) February 18, 2022
But Mystal and other “race hustlers,” as they’ve been called, seem to remain more focused on the fate of criminals like Wright than on the fate of their victims.
Regarding the shooting of Wright, video evidence shows that Potter opened fire by accident during a fast-paced altercation that ensued after Wright began resisting arrest during an April 11th, 2021 traffic stop gone bad.
Brooklyn Center, MN police release bodycam footage of the moments leading to the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright pic.twitter.com/Ig9CKQaBN0
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 12, 2021
Wright had reportedly been pulled over for a traffic violation, though at the time, there’d been an open warrant on him relating to illegal gun possession, and he’d been facing charges as per the previously mentioned armed robbery.
Following the shooting last April, Wright’s family claimed it’d been an “an intentional, deliberate and unlawful use of force” rooted in racism.
“Driving while black continues to result in a death sentence. A 26-year veteran of the force knows the difference between a taser and a firearm. Kim Potter executed Daunte for what amounts to no more than a minor traffic infraction and a misdemeanor warrant,” their lawyer said at the time.
The family’s attorney neglected to mention that, one, Wright had resisted arrest, and two, the police had been aware of his violent history.
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