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Walz asks for moment of silence for Daunte Wright

This photo provided by Ben Crump Law, PLLC. shows Daunte Wright and his son, Daunte Jr., at his first birthday party. Wright, 20, was killed during a traffic stop by a white suburban Minneapolis police officer on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Photo: Ben Crump Law, PLLC. via AP. This photo provided by Ben Crump Law, PLLC. shows Daunte Wright and his son, Daunte Jr., at his first birthday party. Wright, 20, was killed during a traffic stop by a white suburban Minneapolis police officer on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: April 22, 2021 09:27 AM
Created: April 22, 2021 09:13 AM

Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation asking for Minnesotans to partake in a moment of silence in honor of Daunte Wright, who was killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center last week.

Walz asked for the moment of silence from noon to 12:02 p.m. on Thursday, which is when Wright's funeral service in Minneapolis is set to begin.

Daunte Wright funeral to take place Thursday in Minneapolis

"Daunte Wright was beloved by his family, neighbors, and community, and had his entire young life ahead of him. We mourn the loss of Daunte Wright, and as a state we offer our deepest condolences to the Wright family," Walz's proclamation states. "We know that this tragedy is connected to the deep, systemic racism in our society that Black people in Minnesota and across the country face every single day. While nothing can bring Daunte Wright back to his loved ones, we must continue to work to enact real, meaningful change at the local, state, and national levels to fight systemic racism so that every person in Minnesota – Black, Indigenous, Brown, or White – can be safe and thrive. We must be steadfast in our accountability to change from the top to the bottom, and not rest until we create a different future for Daunte Wright's son, and every other child like him."


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