I like a lot of what Reason
has to say, but it is simply not true
that “Daunte Wright would be alive today had he not dared to hang an air freshener in the wrong spot.”
The police would have tried to arrest him eventually, because he had outstanding warrants.
Now, I agree that the law banning hanging things from the rear-view mirror is stupid. It should be repealed. But blaming that law for the confrontation ignores Wright’s history and the justifiable reasons for the arrest.
Had Wright not had warrants out for him, the traffic stop would have ended peacefully, with no one harmed or killed.