Potter Sentenced

Kim Potter has been found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of Duante Wright, and sentenced to 6 to 8 years.
At least that. I’m glad one more racist, murdering, police officer is off the streets, although I think the charge should be murder and her allegation that she thought she was holding a taser because she shouted “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before she shot her victim to death would be laughable bullshit except that a man is dead, so it is not laughable.
I saw one comment that there was no way murder could be proven, and I suppose it’s true that state of mind is hard to prove, but by that logic almost nobody should be in jail for murder, unless they wrote a note (witnessed and stamped by a public notary) beforehand saying “It is my clear intent to murder ____ ____,” and then they go out and do it.
I am reminded of the man who, accused of murdering his wife, says “I beat her up lots of times, she never died before.” It is almost no defense at all.
I don’t know the law in Minnesota, but I certainly hope that Potter is barred from ever serving as a police officer again, and is barred for life from owning a lethal weapon, especially as she can’t tell the difference between that and a taser, but I’m not hopeful.
6 to 8 years, and I suspect she’ll be out, without a lot of media attention, in 2. Still, she is going to jail, there was a conviction, and I am glad of that small win.

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