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Consider Yourself Hugged Episode 97: Kim Potter - Women in the News

Welcome to Consider Yourself Hugged: A Place for Women! Click here to listen to Episode 97. (***Disclaimer: We provide these notes as a skeleton for the show - nothing fancy 😄)



After roughly 27 hours of deliberation over four days, a jury found Kim Potter guilty of both first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11 killing of Daunte Wright.


Today we'll discuss lessons we can learn from this tragic accident. Five points we discuss:

  1. What Happened? Read a New York Times article about the death of Daunte Wright.

  2. What is Manslaughter? It is defined as the unintentional killing of a person without lawful justification. Each state differs on it's interpretation of this, especially first-degree vs second-degree. Read some explanations here from the state of Minnesota.

  3. What about the sentencing? Based on Minnesota law, she will be sentenced on the more serious of the 2 crimes. Read thoughts on what that sentence might be.

  4. Was she emotional and what can we learn? Opinions vary on Potter's emotions. We have several articles for you to read

a. First, watch the YouTube video in this post

b. This article goes along very well with the video.

c. Read about the smile in her mugshot.

d. Finally, a juror shares her thoughts on her emotions.


5. How do you move past accidentally harming someone? We ran across this organization, Accidental Impacts, that supports those who have Caused Accidental Death or Injury (CADI's). Check them out, especially these pages:


a. Coping with emotional distress(https://accidentalimpacts.org/coping/)

b. Wrestling with responsibility and with moral injury

c. Honoring our experience, and those we harmed, by becoming better, stronger


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Thank you so much for joining us again and for the upcoming growth of our place for women!


And until next time ladies, Consider Yourself Hugged 😘🤗



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