1. Wide exteriors of Shiloh Temple International Ministries, where funeral for Daunte Wright is taking place
2. Wide of people arriving in procession
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Katie and Arbuey Wright, Daunte Wright's mother:
"I never imagined that I'd be standing here, the roles should completely be reversed. My son should be burying me."
Minneapolis - 22 April 2021
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder, National Action Network:
"You thought he was just some kid with air freshener. He was a prince, and all of Minneapolis has stopped today to honor the prince of Brooklyn Center."
Minneapolis - 22 April 2021l Sharpton/Amy Klobuchar
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D) Minnesota:
"True justice is not done as long as having expired tags means losing your life during a traffic stop. True justice is not done as long as a chokehold, the knee on the neck or a no-knock warrant is considered legitimate policing. True justice is not done as long as Black Americans are killed by law enforcement at more than twice the rate of white Americans."
Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by an officer 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.
Wright's mother, Katie Wright, told those in attendance that she never imagined she would be in attendance at her son's funeral.
"I never imagined that I'd be standing here, the roles should completely be reversed. My son should be burying me," Katie Wright said.