'She's smiling because she only got manslaughter': Cardi B on Kim Potter's new mugshot
Cardi B has reacted to ex-cop Kim Potter's new mugshots where she can be seen smiling. In April 2021, Potter from Minnesota Police Department was held responsible for shooting a twenty-year-old black man named Daunte Wright during a routine traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
The murder prompted protests by the public demanding justice for Daunte Wright who people said, was killed for pretty much no reason. Kim Potter was charged guilty with first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter for the shooting of Daunte Wright.
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Many took to Twitter to disapprove Potter's new mugshot and among them was Cardi B.
"She is smiling cause she only got manslaughter also because now she don’t have to fake it and she CAN LIVE IN HER TRUTH…Her truth is ‘yea I killed him and what?!' That’s the truth she been wanting to say but had to act like she was sorry", the 'Invasion of Privacy' singer tweeted Thursday, December 23. "It’s funny to me how her cries seemed so fake but her smile seems so genuine #itwasneveramistake", she also wrote.
Cardi's tweets received a lot of support from Twitterati who also took to social media to express anger and disappointment over the incident and the corrupt system. People retweeted Cardi's tweets several thousand times and are very happy about the fact the singer has been vocal about the incident and not gone easy on Potter.
Wright's shooting was another high-profile case of police brutality against a black person without much reason of getting triggered in such a manner. During her trial, Potter claimed in her testimony that the bullet was an accidental discharge and she didn't originally intend to use a firearm against the young man. Potter claimed that she remembered yelling taser and later realizing that she had actually shot Wright. She also told jurors that she had no actual intention of hurting anybody.
Kim Potter is to receive sentencing for her crimes in February of 2022. Daunte Wright's mother Katie Bryant thanked everyone for their upliftment and support following the verdict.