The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb called the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright a mistake, saying veteran Officer Kimberly Potter likely intended to use a stun gun instead of the pistol she fired at Wright. Potter can be heard yelling “Taser, Taser, Taser” in bodycam footage as she draws a weapon. Then she cries, “Holy shit, I just shot him.”
Wright, 20, died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
“You have got to be fucking kidding me,” Noah said. “A man was killed at a traffic stop because a police officer mixed up their gun and their Taser? Is that even supposed to be a legitimate excuse? Like we’re supposed to watch that and go, ’Ah, OK, one time I used sugar instead of salt, so I can relate?”
Noah was just getting warmed up.
“I’m not saying tragic mistakes will never happen,” the host continued. “But what I am saying is that maybe if the police weren’t so quick to draw any weapon, then maybe people wouldn’t die because of a mix-up from Officer Urkel over here. And by the way, don’t you find it amazing that cops think everything is a gun except their own gun?”
“And even if it was just a mistake,” he added. “That’s not a mistake that you just forgive and walk away. ”