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AOC Contradicts Police Chief, Says 'No Accident' in Daunte Wright's Death

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There are plenty of ways to get attention as an American politician, but not all of them are virtuous or righteous.  In fact, there are plenty of cretins in Congress who seem to embrace the dark side of fame, poking proverbial bears and throwing fuel on figurative fires in an effort to boost their own celebrity, as opposed to working for the constituents who sent them to the Capitol in the first place.

There is little doubt that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fully understands how this fame-game works, and is known to make remarks that garner her headlines.

This week was certainly no exception.

In Twitter posts Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opposed the argument that Daunte Wright’s shooting death in Minnesota was an “accident,” as police have claimed.

Instead, the New York Democrat claimed the death resulted from “an indefensible system that grants impunity for state violence.”

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On Sunday, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police Officer Kim Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of a stun gun before she fired at Wright, killing him, police Chief Tim Gannon claimed Monday, citing the sound of an officer’s voice shouting “Taser! Taser! Taser!” on a police video of the incident.

Both Gannon and Potter submitted their resignations Tuesday, police have said.

“Daunte Wright’s killing was not a random, disconnected ‘accident,’” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “it was the repeated outcome of an indefensible system that grants impunity for state violence, rewards it w/ endlessly growing budgets at the cost of community investment, & targets those who question that order.”

Wright’s death has brought protests and violence to the Minneapolis suburbs and beyond, with a growing number of outside agitators now amassing in Brooklyn Center, including self-described “Antifa” operatives.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.