Another year and yet another police involved death has Minnesota going crazy in the streets.
Daunte Wright tragically lost his life on Sunday after a traffic stop led to the 20-year-old being shot as he drove off.
Monday afternoon’s game between the Red Sox and Twins have been postponed due to the unrest in the area.
“Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interest of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today’s game,” the Twins’ statement said. “The decision was made by the Minnesota Twins after consultation with Major League Baseball, and local and state officials.”
The statement concluded: “The Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright.”
The NBA is now talking about postponing the Nets-Timberwolves game for the same reason.
“In aftermath of a police shooting that’s caused unrest in Minneapolis, conversations are ongoing about the possible postponement of the Nets-Timberwolves game tonight. The Twins-Red Sox game has been postponed. Decision expected this afternoon.”
The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb has since stated that she meant to fire her taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police.
The city of Minnesota has been on heightened alert for unrest in recent weeks, during the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.