A state still traumatized by the death of George Floyd less than a year ago is reeling from the news of yet another police-involved death of a Black man.
A Brooklyn Center police officer allegedly shot Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop about 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Star Tribune news reports. Wright, who drove a few blocks before crashing into another vehicle, died at the scene.
The incident led to a Sunday night and early Monday morning of protest, looting and confrontations between law enforcement and citizens. As the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension started its investigation into Wright's death, the National Guard was called in to try to restore order and protect local businesses.
More details are expected to be released today, and Star Tribune Opinion will be ready to react with editorials, commentary and reader letters.
The best of this morning's Star Tribune Opinion report follows: