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Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth, And Monika From DDLC Are Getting Nendoroid Figures

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It only took twenty years, but finally, Phoenix Wright (ace attorney) is getting his own Nendoroid figure. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on the fanfic you read), that spotlight is going to be shared with best friend rival prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, who’s also “coming soon”, according to the GoodSmile Twitter account.

But the fun doesn’t stop there; Monika from Doki Doki Literature Club is also getting a Nendoroid figure, so you can keep her on your desk where she can always see you.

These figures have just been announced, so we don’t know what they look like yet, but if you’re a fan of either games — or you’ve bought Nendoroid figures before — you’re probably already sold. The only information we have from GoodSmile for now is to “stay tuned to our socials“, and that the Ace Attorney boys are being released in celebration of the July 27th launch of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.

Which ones are you getting? Oh, you want all of them? Okay, but… isn’t your shelf already pretty full? No, no, we’re not judging, it’s just… well, yes, we know they’re different from amiibo, and those poseable figurines were mostly gifts, but… no, no, you’re right, it’s your money and you can spend it however you like. Just let us know in the comments where exactly you’re going to find the space.

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Ian Wright lays into Gareth Southgate after Scotland draw: 'I was embarrassed for us'

Ian Wright has criticised England manager Gareth Southgate for making confusing substitutions which left him “embarrassed” after the 0-0 draw with Scotland on Friday. Southgate took off Phil Foden and Harry Kane in the second half at Wembley, but Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford did not make the difference.

Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, among others, all stayed on the substitutes’ bench as England played out a dire draw in front of the home fans.

Scotland arguably had the better of the chances, with Lyndon Dykes and Che Adams more dangerous up front than the hosts’ forwards.

And it was Jordan Pickford – not David Marshall – who was forced to make the best save of the match from Stephen O’Donnell’s well-struck volley in the first half.

England were lacklustre and ponderous in possession and, besides John Stones’ earlier header onto the post, were blunt in attack.

The draw takes England onto four points in Group D ahead of Tuesday’s match against the Czech Republic, but former Arsenal striker Wright was not happy post-match.

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“I was very surprised, the intensity and closing down were not there, they sat back,” he said on ITV’s coverage.

“I think they enabled Scotland to build themselves into the game, build confidence and in the end, the chances Scotland had, you have to say, we’re quite fortunate to get a point out of that now. Very disappointing.

“The substitutions confused me, I don’t know what to say about that.”

The form of Kane was a big talking point at Wembley, with the England captain unable to affect the game in the final third.

After barely touching the ball, he was substituted in the 74th minute for Rashford and while Wright was worried by what he saw, he placed the blame elsewhere.


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“I think it’s plain to see that he doesn’t look at his best,” he said.

“Let’s face it. You’re looking at the chances created, Reece James coming into the team, one of the best crossers from his position, hardly any crosses, not enough balls into the last third for people to play.

“Why has he taken Foden off for? There’s no way Phil Foden should be leaving the pitch today, for me. It’s very disappointing to see.

“You’ve got someone like Jadon Sancho on the bench, 16 goals, 20 assists this season – he doesn’t even get on and we need to create.

“We can talk about Harry Kane and the chances he could have had, or how many touches he hasn’t had, but at the same time, did we really create enough? Did we have enough?

“We looked like a team, we’re meant to be favourites to win the tournament, it’s embarrassing, I was embarrassed for us today.

“Whatever happens, you’re still meant to be linking up, getting the chances made for him, we’ve got the players to do it.”

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2021 Basketball Hall of Fame: Bosh, Webber, Wright among new class

Chris Bosh’s playing career ended years before he planned. Jay Wright was in trouble three years into a tenure at Villanova. Chris Webber was a finalist for years.

Jay Wright was in trouble three years into his tenure at Villanova, with speculation swirling that he would be fired. Chris Bosh’s playing career ended years before he planned. Chris Webber had been a finalist for years, only to be let down time and time again.
Turns out, basketball’s highest honor awaited them all.
Bosh, Webber and Wright were among the names announced Sunday as this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement class, a group that also includes Paul Pierce and WNBA stars Yolanda Griffith and Lauren Jackson.
Webber had been a finalist in each of the last five years before finally breaking through and getting the selection. Bosh and Pierce were among those who made it in their first year of eligibility.
“Jay is one of the best coaches I’ve ever had, and one of the best people I’ve ever known,” said former Villanova guard Kyle Lowry, now with the Toronto Raptors, after he got the word Sunday about Wright’s selection. “He treated me like a son, and he helped me become the man I am today. He is truly a special person.”
Speaking of coaches, the NBA also announced that the ninth-winningest coach in NBA history Rick Adelman is also part of the 2021 Hall of Fame class. 
The class even has someone who has been a Hall of Famer for 46 years already: The 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell, enshrined in 1975 as a player, has been selected again as a coach. Russell becomes the fifth Hall of Famer who’ll be inducted as both a player and a coach, joining John Wooden, Lenny Wilkens, Bill Sharman and Tommy Heinsohn.
Toni Kukoc was selected by the Hall of Fame’s international committee, and Pearl Moore — a 4,000-point scorer in college, most of them coming at Francis Marion — was among those selected for induction as well.

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Ian Wright admits his mum repeatedly told him she 'wished she'd terminated him'

He explained it was a “terrible experience” for him having to deal with that, which took years to come to terms with.

“Knowing that the person you love the most and want love from most has those feelings…” he thought back.

“Whether she meant what she said or not, nobody should ever have to hear that.”

Now 57 years of age, Ian admitted he has “made peace” with his mum, despite the damaging things she said in the past.

“As you get older, you think, ‘Jesus, what has somebody been through to say that to their own child?’” he wondered.

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Daunte Wright funeral: Rev. Al Sharpton delivers eulogy at Minneapolis service

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by police during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was not “just some kid with an air freshener,” but a “prince” whose life ended too soon at the hands of police, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday during an emotional funeral.

Hundreds of people wearing COVID-19 masks packed into Shiloh Temple International Ministries to remember Wright, a 20-year-old father of one who was shot by a white police officer on April 11 in the small city of Brooklyn Center. The funeral was held just two days after former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in the death of George Floyd and amid a national reckoning on racism and policing.

“The absence of justice is the absence of peace,” said Sharpton, who delivered a thundering eulogy. “You can’t tell us to shut up and suffer. We must speak up when there is an injustice.”

Sharpton’s eulogy included a stinging rebuke of the possibility that Wright was pulled over for having air fresheners dangling from his mirror. Wright’s mother has said that her son called her after he was stopped and told her that was why he had been pulled over. Police say it was for expired registration.

“We come today as the air fresheners for Minnesota,” Sharpton said, vowing that changes in federal law were coming. “We’re trying to get the stench of police brutality out of the atmosphere. We’re trying to get the stench of racism out of the atmosphere. We’re trying to get the stench of racial profiling out of the atmosphere.”

MORE: Here’s what we know about Kim Potter, the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright

“We come to Minnesota as air fresheners because your air is to odorous for us to breathe,” he said.” We can’t breathe in your stinking air no more!”

Brooklyn Center’s police chief said it appeared from body camera video that the officer who shot Wright used her pistol when she meant to use her Taser as Wright struggled with police. The 26-year veteran, Kim Potter, is charged with second-degree manslaughter. Both she and the chief resigned after the shooting.

Ben Crump, attorney for both the Floyd and Wright families who has called for more serious charges against Potter, said Wright’s son “is going to get old enough to watch that video of how his father was slain so unnecessarily. A misdemeanor, a misdemeanor.”

“It’s too often the traffic stops end up as deadly sentences, a death sentence. We’re going to have to make sure that Daunte Jr. know that we stood up for Daunte, his father.”

Daunte’s mother, Katie Wright, spoke about her son, saying, “The roles should be completely reversed. My son should be burying me,” before burying her hands in her face.

Wright recalled her son becoming a father to a boy born prematurely: “He was so happy and so proud, and he said he couldn’t wait to make his son proud. Junior was the joy of his life. He lived for him every single day.”

SEE ALSO: Daunte Wright’s parents ‘can’t accept’ traffic stop shooting that killed son was a mistake

Funeral attendees were brought to their feet when artist Ange Hillz painted a portrait of Wright – white paint on a black canvas – as trumpeter Keyon Harrold played “Amazing Grace” and “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” the Black national anthem.

And during a silent reading of Wright’s obituary, some attendees could be heard crying softly.

The families of several other Black people killed by police attended Wright’s funeral, including the mothers of Philando Castile, who was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb in 2016, and Eric Garner, who was filmed saying “I can’t breathe” in a fatal 2014 encounter with New York City police.

Also attending were the families of Oscar Grant, killed in 2009 by a California transit officer who mistook his service weapon for a stun gun, similar to the Wright case, and of Emmett Till, the teenager whose 1955 lynching in Mississippi helped spark the civil rights movement, as well as the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who was shot by white Louisville, Kentucky, officers in March 2020 as they served a warrant.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also attended.

“True justice is not done as long as having expired tags means losing your life during a traffic stop,” Klobuchar said. “True justice is not done as long as a chokehold, the knee on the neck or a no-knock warrant is considered legitimate policing.”

More than a dozen members from an armed team of local men, the Minnesota Freedom Fighters, provided security.

SEE ALSO: How does an officer use a gun instead of a Taser?

Wright’s killing occurred when a scuffle broke out as police tried to arrest Wright, after realizing he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on charges of fleeing police and having a gun without a permit.

It set off protests in Brooklyn Center, a working-class, majority nonwhite city, with hundreds of people gathering every night for a week outside the city’s heavily guarded police station. While the mayor called for law enforcement and protesters to scale back their tactics, the nights often ended with demonstrators lobbing water bottles and rocks at the officers, and law enforcement responding with pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets.

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Daunte Wright shooting: Former officer Kim Potter to be charged with second-degree manslaughter

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.The charge against former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter will be filed Wednesday, three days after Wright was killed during a traffic stop and as the nearby murder trial progresses for the ex-officer charged with killing George Floyd last May, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said.

The former Brooklyn Center police chief has said that Potter, a 26-year veteran and training officer, intended to use her Taser on Wright but fired her handgun instead. However, protesters and Wright’s family members say there’s no excuse for the shooting and it shows how the justice system is tilted against Blacks, noting Wright was stopped for expired car registration and ended up dead.MORE: Here’s what we know about Kim Potter, the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright

Intent isn’t a necessary component of second-degree manslaughter in Minnesota. The charge – which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison – can be applied in circumstances where a person is suspected of causing a death by “culpable negligence” that creates an unreasonable risk or consciously takes chances to cause the death of a person.

Asked how he arrived at the charging decision, Orput said: “I think it’ll be evident when you read the complaint,” which was not yet available.

Potter, 48, was arrested Wednesday morning at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul. Her attorney did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.

She was released from jail Wednesday evening after posting $ 100,000 bail.

Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned Tuesday.

SEE ALSO: How does an officer use a gun instead of a Taser?

Concrete barricades and tall metal fencing had been set up around Potter’s home in Champlin, north of Brooklyn Center, with police cars guarding the driveway. After Floyd’s death last year, protesters demonstrated several times at the home of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer now on trial in Floyd’s death.

Police say Wright was pulled over for expired tags on Sunday, but they sought to arrest him after discovering he had an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June.

Body camera video that Gannon released Monday shows Potter approaching Wright as he stands outside of his car as another officer is arresting him.

As Wright struggles with police, Potter shouts, “I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing a single shot from her handgun.Wright family attorney Ben Crump said the family appreciates the criminal case, but he again disputed that the shooting was accidental, arguing that an experienced officer knows the difference between a Taser and a handgun.

“Kim Potter executed Daunte for what amounts to no more than a minor traffic infraction and a misdemeanor warrant,” he said.

Experts say cases of officers mistakenly firing their gun instead of a Taser are rare, usually less than once a year nationwide.

SEE ALSO: Daunte Wright called his mother right before he was shot. This is what he said

Transit officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison after responding to a fight at a train station in Oakland, California, killing 22-year-old Oscar Grant in 2009. Mehserle testified at trial that he mistakenly pulled his .40-caliber handgun instead of his stun gun.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a white volunteer sheriff’s deputy, Robert Bates, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter after accidentally firing his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun on Eric Harris, a Black man who was being held down by other officers in 2015.

Potter was an instructor with the Brooklyn Center police, according to the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. She was training two other officers when they stopped Wright, the association’s leader, Brian Peters, told the Star Tribune.

In her one-paragraph letter of resignation, Potter said, “I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately.”

MORE: Family of George Floyd vows to fight alongside Daunte Wright’s family

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said Tuesday that he hoped Potter’s resignation would “bring some calm to the community,” but that he would keep working toward “full accountability under the law.”Police and protesters faced off again after nightfall Tuesday, with hundreds of demonstrators once more gathering at Brooklyn Center’s heavily guarded police headquarters, now ringed by concrete barriers and a tall metal fence, and where police in riot gear and National Guard soldiers stood watch.

About 90 minutes before a 10 p.m. curfew, state police announced over a loudspeaker that the gathering had been declared unlawful and ordered the crowds to disperse. That set off confrontations, with protesters launching fireworks toward the station and throwing objects at officers, who launched flashbangs and gas grenades, then marched in a line to force back the crowd.

State police said the dispersal order came before the curfew because protesters were trying to take down the fencing and throwing rocks at police. The number of protesters plummeted over the next hour, until only a few remained. Police also ordered all media to leave.

Brooklyn Center, a suburb just north of Minneapolis, has seen its racial demographics shift dramatically in recent years. In 2000, more than 70% of the city was white. Today, a majority of residents are Black, Asian or Hispanic.

Elliott said Tuesday that he didn’t have at hand information on the police force’s racial diversity but that “we have very few people of color in our department.”


Bauer contributed from Madison, Wisconsin. Associated Press writers Doug Glass and Mohamed Ibrahim in Minneapolis; Tim Sullivan in Brooklyn Center; and Stephen Groves in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, contributed to this report.


This story has been updated to correct the name of the leader of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association to Brian Peters, instead of Bill Peters.

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Daunte Wright Spent Final Moments Talking With His Mother

MINNEAPOLIS — Daunte Wright called his mother. The tremble in his voice told her something was wrong. The police had stopped him, he told her nervously.

“He’s afraid of the police, and I just seen and heard the fear in his voice,” said his mother, Katie Wright.

She tried to keep him calm, as he spoke with her on the phone on Sunday while he was being pulled over in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

He had told her the reason for the traffic stop had something to do with the air fresheners dangling from the rearview mirror, and she asked him to take them down and to let her speak with the officers over the phone.

Mr. Wright, 20, she said, asked the officers, “Am I in trouble?” Then Ms. Wright heard scuffling and a woman screaming in the background. The call dropped abruptly, and Ms. Wright feared that her son had become another victim of police brutality in America.

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Before Sunday, Mr. Wright had been a young Black man unknown to the world, but known and loved by his friends and relatives in the Minneapolis area. He was a young father of a toddler who was almost 2, Daunte Jr. He loved basketball. As a freshman at Thomas Edison High School, he was voted a “class clown.”

But in the moments that his mother overheard in horror, her fears were realized, Ms. Wright said on Tuesday on “Good Morning America” and at a news conference in Minneapolis. Her son was shot by the police in what officials described as an accidental discharge, after a veteran white officer pulled and fired her firearm instead of her Taser as officers tried to handcuff him. Like Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and George Floyd, Mr. Wright’s name and life have become both a chant and symbol, and in the small universe of the Twin Cities region, the police killings of Black men share tragic connections.

Mr. Floyd’s girlfriend, Courteney Ross, was one of Mr. Wright’s former teachers, his family said.

“This was the worst day of my life,” Ms. Wright said during a news conference outside a Minneapolis courthouse on Tuesday.

Moments earlier, Ms. Ross had wrapped her arms around Ms. Wright. Ms. Ross, who delivered tearful testimony this month in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing Mr. Floyd, led a small crowd in a prayer circle. But the sight of family members of at least six Black men killed at the hands of the police and a relative of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old whose lynching remains one of the nation’s most gruesome hate crimes, overwhelmed her and she left in tears.

Mr. Wright’s family said the young father did not have to suffer the same fate.

“He was loved. He was ours. This is no broken family,” said an aunt, Naisha Wright.

He was remembered as a dedicated father with a bright smile and outgoing demeanor. The mother of his son, Chyna Whitaker, said in a Facebook post that the two had been amicably sharing custody of the child.

Mr. Wright attended Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis in 2018, said the school principal, Yusuf Abdullah.

“He was just like any other kid,” Mr. Abdullah said.

He had also attended Edison High School in Minneapolis, where he was voted class clown as a freshman, according to the school’s 2015-16 yearbook.

“He loved to make people laugh,” said Emajay Driver, a friend of Mr. Wright. “He was just great to be around. There was never a dull moment.”

Tenzing Chime, 21, of Minneapolis, recalled befriending Mr. Wright when they were basketball teammates at Northeast Middle School. Later, at Edison High, Mr. Wright played on both the ninth-grade and junior varsity teams.

Mr. Wright, Mr. Chime recalled, “really wanted to win, and after we lost we’d be upset.” “Not at other people, but at ourselves,” he continued. “He loved playing sports.”

Mario Greer, a cousin, said Mr. Wright was also a sensitive soul who enjoyed lighting Roman candles with him.

“I didn’t get the chance to tell my cousin I love him,” Mr. Greer said, holding back tears. “I got to go every holiday now without my cousin, my baby cousin.”

Family members created a GoFundMe page to raise money for his burial, and by Tuesday afternoon nearly $ 500,000 had been raised. Kristie Bryant, one of Mr. Wright’s aunts who helped draw attention to the page, wrote on Facebook, “I never imagined this happening to someone in our family.”

The police said that Mr. Wright was stopped on Sunday because of an expired registration tag, and that the officers noticed something dangling from the rearview mirror after they pulled him over. There was an arrest warrant for Mr. Wright after he missed a court hearing on two misdemeanor charges that he had illegally possessed a pistol and fled from Minneapolis police officers in June.

In a graphic clip of body camera video from Sunday’s traffic stop, police officers are seen outside the vehicle trying to detain Mr. Wright, who suddenly moves back into his seat as a struggle ensued. Officer Kimberly A. Potter, a 26-year veteran of the department who resigned on Tuesday, then pointed a weapon in his direction and yelled, “Taser! Taser! Taser!” The authorities said she fired a gun instead.

On Tuesday, Ms. Wright described to reporters the excruciating moments on the phone with her son before he was killed. After she lost the connection, she said, she tried calling him back repeatedly. But there was no answer.

Finally her phone rang again. It was a FaceTime call from a young woman who had been sitting in the passenger seat during the traffic stop, she recalled. A horrified Ms. Wright watched a live video image of her dead son, slumped on the driver’s seat.

An autopsy revealed that Mr. Wright died after he was struck by a single bullet in the chest.

“My son was laying there, unresponsive,” she said in tears outside the courthouse. “That’s the last time I have seen my son and that’s the last time I have heard from my son. And I have had no explanation since then.”

Andrés R. Martínez reported from Minneapolis, and Edgar Sandoval from San Antonio. Matt Furber, Eric Killelea and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs contributed reporting from Minneapolis.

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Daunte Wright called his mother right before he was shot. This is what he said

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Moments before he was killed, Daunte Wright called his mother and told her he got pulled over. She had no idea it would be the last time she would speak with her son.The 20-year-old needed to get insurance information, his mother Katie Wright said.

“I said OK, when the police officer comes back to the window, put him on the phone and I can give him all our insurance information,” she said.

“A second goes by, and I hear the police officer come back up to the window and ask Daunte to get out of the car. Daunte asked, ‘For what?’ The police officer said, ‘I’ll explain to you when you get out of the car.'”

The mother said she could hear the police and her son struggling.

RELATED: Daunte Wright’s parents ‘can’t accept’ traffic stop shooting that killed son was a mistake

“Then the police officer asked him to hang up the phone,” Katie Wright said. “Three or four seconds went by. I tried calling back to back to back because I didn’t know what was going on.”

At worst, she thought, maybe he was getting arrested. She soon saw it was much worse.

“When I called back, the girl that he had in the car answered the phone, and it was on FaceTime. And she was crying and screaming and said that they shot him. And then she pointed the phone towards the driver’s seat and my son was laying there, unresponsive. That was the last time that I seen my son,” she said, sobbing.

“That’s the last time I heard from my son. And I’ve had no explanation since then.”

Police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, said Wright was initially pulled over Sunday afternoon for an expired tag.

Bodycam footage shows that after Wright stepped out of the car and then got back in, an officer said she was going to use a Taser on him.

But instead of shooting a Taser, Officer Kim Potter fired a handgun, screaming “Oh sh*t! I shot him!” as Wright was mortally wounded.

Both the officer and the police chief have resigned. A toddler is now fatherless. And the Minneapolis area, already grappling with the death of George Floyd, now mourns another death of a man during a police encounter.

‘They stole my son’s dad from him’

Wright leaves behind a young son, Daunte Wright Jr., who was supposed to see his dad to celebrate his upcoming 2nd birthday.

“Now my son, he don’t have a dad,” said the boy’s mother, Chyna Whitaker.

“His dad won’t get to see him for his 2nd birthday or for any of his birthdays. And I’m just so messed up about it because I feel like they stole my son’s dad from him.”

‘How do we put life back together after this?’

Naisha Wright made the cross-country road trip from her home in Alabama to Minnesota after learning about her nephew’s death.

“My nephew was 20 years old. I don’t care what nobody got to say about him. He was loved,” Naisha Wright said, acknowledging the strong family built by the young man’s parents.

“This is no broken home. This is 23 years of love.”

But now, the family has been shattered after Wright’s death.

“How do we put life back together after this?” Naisha Wright asked. “My mother shouldn’t have to be burying her grandchild. My brother and my sister shouldn’t be burying their son.”

‘I can’t accept that … mistake’

The explanation that Wright was killed accidentally gives zero comfort to his family.

“I cannot accept that. I lost my son. He’s never coming back,” Wright’s father Aubrey Wright told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday.

“I can’t accept that … mistake. That doesn’t even sound right. You know, this officer has been on the force for 26-plus years. I can’t accept that.”The case is being investigated by an independent agency, and it’s not clear if Potter will be charged.

Katie Wright said she “would like to see justice served and her held accountable for everything she’s taken from us.”

George Floyd’s family offers support to the Wrights

Wright’s death stirred painful memories for many Minnesotans, including the family of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes, Derek Chauvin, is currently on trial.

On Tuesday, Floyd’s family left the trial to meet with the Wright family outside the Minneapolis courthouse.

“They thought it was important that they give comfort to Dante Wright’s mother” and family, said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Wright family.

Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, told the Wright family “we will stand in support with you.”

“The world is traumatized, watching another African American man being slayed,” Philonise Floyd said.

“I woke up in the morning with this on my mind. I don’t want to see another victim,” he said.

“It’s a time for change, and that time is now.”


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