Why is it that in 2022 when a white person is criticizing a black person, they are racist however blacks can go on and on about white people, Asians, and Jews without any condemnation by the same media which calls bigotry from white people?
Katie Wright, mother of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, denounced the sentencing of former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter, contending that the judge was swayed by “white woman tears.”
Potter was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison and supervised release for shooting Daunte Wright to death in April 2021. The former officer was previously convicted of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter in connection with Daunte Wright’s death.
Katie Wright, who is white, told reporters that Potter “murdered my son” and that, with this sentence, “the justice system
murdered him all over again,” The Associated Press reported.
The grieving mother went on to accuse Judge Regina Chu of being fooled by Potter’s performance on the stand and alleged that the former officer was coached.
During Potter’s sentencing hearing, Katie Wright said that she would never be able to forgive Potter for what she did.
“She never once said his name [in the trial]. And for that I’ll never be able to forgive you. And I’ll never be able to forgive you for what you’ve stolen from us,” Katie Wright stated.
"This is the problem with our justice system today," Katie Wright said. "White women tears trump justice." https://t.co/7504XbgCWN— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) February 20, 2022
Potter addressed Katie Wright in her speech in court, claiming she refrained from looking at her during the trial because she didn’t believe she had a “right” to do so after what happened. Potter broke down on the stand at her sentencing Friday and said her “heart is broken” for the Wright family and that she prays for them “many times a day.”
After the sentencing, Katie Wright questioned why her own emotions didn’t get the same sympathetic response.
“This is the problem with our justice system today. White women tear trump — trump — justice. And I thought my white woman tears would be good enough because they’re true and genuine,” she said, per the AP.
Chu, who was visibly emotional as she handed out the ruling, acknowledged many would not be happy with her decision but said she believed, given the circumstances, Potter’s case did not warrant the standard sentencing.
She said the case was “one of the
saddest” she’s seen in her 20 years as a judge.
Daunte Wright's Mother Claims Judge Was Swayed By 'White Woman's Tears' Katie Wright, Daunte Wright's mother, claimed that her tears did not move the justice system but it was moved by tears shed by her son's killer #World by #News18 https://t.co/oANPZKy9cg— Market’s Cafe (@MarketsCafe) February 19, 2022
In a sentencing memo, prosecutors asked the judge to give Potter 86 months, a little more than seven years. First-degree manslaughter has a sentencing of 15 years in Minnesota, but judges can lower the sentence if a person has no criminal history.
Following the sentencing, the judge, who called Potter “remorseful,” said, “to those who disagree and feel a longer prison sentence is appropriate, as difficult as it may be, please try to empathize with Miss Potter’s situation.”