After Another Police Shooting, Biden Urges Calm. Activists Want Answers.

The police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota has renewed questions about what the administration will be able to accomplish on policing.

By: Katie Rodgers and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, The New York Times

After President Biden abandoned a campaign promise to establish a police oversight commission during his first 100 days in office, administration officials have provided few details about how far he will go to combat racism in policing.

On Tuesday, Mr. Biden added little clarity when asked what he could offer on the matter of police overhaul: “A lot,” he answered during a meeting with several members of the Congressional Black Caucus. “And I will tell you guys later.”

Protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Monday, after the police fatally shot Daunte Wright.
.Joshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times

Derek Chauvin, the police officer who knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, is standing trial for murder. Protests have again erupted in the Minneapolis area after Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot in the chest and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop on Sunday.

On Wednesday, Mr. Biden will deliver virtual remarks at a convention held by the National Action Network, a civil rights nonprofit founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton. He is not expected to focus on promoting the policing bill.

“We have so much work to do, from criminal justice and police reform, to addressing health disparities and voting rights,” the president will say, according to a copy of his remarks provided to The New York Times.

Read the full article here.

To learn more about police and African-Americans, click here.

More Breaking News here.

Comments Are Welcome

Note: We moderate submissions in order to create a space for meaningful dialogue, a space where museum visitors – adults and youth –– can exchange informed, thoughtful, and relevant comments that add value to our exhibits.

Racial slurs, personal attacks, obscenity, profanity, and SHOUTING do not meet the above standard. Such comments are posted in the exhibit Hateful Speech. Commercial promotions, impersonations, and incoherent comments likewise fail to meet our goals, so will not be posted. Submissions longer than 120 words will be shortened.

See our full Comments Policy here.

Leave a Comment