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  • Justine Damond: Killed by “Islamophobia”

    07/21/2017 5:01:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 111 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 21, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Political correctness put her in the way of a “nervous, jumpy” Muslim cop who took her life. A forty-year-old Australian woman named Justine Damond called 911 in Minneapolis Saturday night to report what she thought might be a rape; when police arrived, she approached the police car, and a Minneapolis police officer named Mohamed Noor shot her dead. Since then, Noor has refused to be interviewed by investigators, but has spoken to friends about what happened and why. The more Noor and those who know him have spoken, the more it becomes clear: Justine Damond was a casualty of “Islamophobia.”...
  • Officer who shot unarmed white homeowner in her own yard is black Somali-American Mohamed Noor

    07/17/2017 1:28:25 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 83 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/17/2017 | Carmine sabia
    The police officer who shot unarmed, white Australian woman Justine Damond has been identified. Police sources have named the shooter as Officer Mohamed Noor, according to Kare 11. The officer started on the force in 2015 and, at the time of the shooting, had two outstanding complaints against him, Kare 11’s Lou Raguse tweeted.
  • Shooting of MN Woman By Somali Cop Mohamed Noor While She Was Talking to His Partner

    07/18/2017 10:23:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 107 replies
    GP ^ | 7-18-2017 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: "AUDIO RELEASED=> Shooting of MN Woman By Somali Cop Mohamed Noor While She Was Talking to His Partner"Somali American police officer Mohamed Noor shot Aussie Justine Damond dead this past weekend. Mohamed Noor reached over his partner and shot Damond dead while she was speaking to his partner. Damond called the police to report a possible assault down the alley behind her home. Mohamed was the first Somali officer in his precinct.Damond was shot and killed while wearing her pajamas and speaking to another police officer after calling 911 to report a possible assault in an alley behind...
  • Governor Calls Prosecutor For Justine Damond Shooting 'Destructive'

    01/06/2018 12:11:21 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    themaven ^ | HollyMatkin
    Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton defended the state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) on Friday, after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told an activist group that investigators “haven’t done their job” in investigating the officer-involved shooting death of Justine Damond. The prosecutor cast blame on the BCA while speaking to an activist group at a union holiday reception on Wednesday, WCCO reported. He said he was tasked with determining whether or not Officer Mohamed Noor was justified when he shot Damond, but that officers had not provided him with the information he needed to make a decision. “I’ve...
  • Justine Damond’s shooting death case could see a cruel fate

    08/16/2017 11:51:53 AM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | uly 27, 2017 4:02pm | Mathew Murphy
    JUSTINE Damond’s killer cop doesn’t have to talk about why he shot her — but if he wants to keep his job, he will be compelled. The Star Tribune reports that Officer Mohamed Noor has a constitutional right not to talk with anyone pursuing possible criminal charges in her shooting death. But if the Minneapolis Police Department opens an internal investigation, the law will force him to talk if he wants to keep working as a police officer. However, if he gives a statement there’s another cruel twist. It can never be used in a criminal case. In Minnesota, public...
  • Police shooting of Justine Damond leaves Minneapolis Black Lives Matters activists conflicted

    07/20/2017 11:47:23 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 48 replies
    Mic ^ | 7/20/17 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Chauntyll Allen wasn’t sure how to feel on Monday when she traveled to Justine Damond’s memorial site in the affluent South Minneapolis neighborhood known as Fulton. The 43-year-old leader of a Black Lives Matter group in St. Paul, Minnesota, stood near Xerxes Avenue and 51st St. by the late Damond’s home, watching the mostly white residents share remarks about police brutality and the need for police reform. Many of those same people, she recalled, were nowhere to be found when Allen and her fellow activists were out marching for justice for black police-shooting victims like Philando Castile and Jamar Clark....
  • Why Did Minneapolis Police Search Justine Damond's Home After They Killed Her?

    07/27/2017 8:57:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 26, 2017 | Jim Treacher
    KSTP, Minneapolis/St. Paul: Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators were granted permission to search Justine Damond’s home hours after she was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer, according to court records ... "I don’t understand why they’re looking for bodily fluids inside her home," said Joseph Daly, an emeritus professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, referring to one of two recently-released search warrant applications. "Whose bodily fluids are they looking for? Is she a suspect? I don't understand why they're looking for controlled substances inside her home. I don’t understand why they’re looking for writings inside...
  • Neighbour of Justine Damond’s killer gives shocking new insight into his behaviour

    07/22/2017 10:00:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 84 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | Jul 21, 2017 | Sarah Blake
    In a blog post Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote the shooting should never have happened... Mayor Hodges’ comments come as it was revealed the cop who shot Ms Damond dead, Mohamed Noor, is known in the townhouse complex where his large family lives as quick-tempered, “jumpy” and “extremely nervous”. Forklift driver Chris Miller, 49, has lived next door for the past two years and said he wasn’t surprised to learn Noor was the policeman making international headlines for firing on Ms Damond after she called 911 about what she thought was a sexual assault in the alley behind her house....
  • Muslim killer-cop’s story falls apart: Justine Damond’s neighbors heard no loud noises

    09/03/2017 1:29:24 PM PDT · by joma89 · 42 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 | Pamala Geller
    Mohamed Noor said he was “startled” by a loud noise. He sounds little a little girl (and a liar). That notwithstanding, neighbors said, they heard nothing. Pajama-clad Justine Damond was unarmed when Mohamed Noor fired multiple shots and shot her dead. She died at the scene. From the Daily Telegraph: (thanks to Scott)
  • Decision Made in Damond Case; Noor Listed on Hennepin County Jail Roster

    03/20/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 59 replies ^ | 3/20/18 | Rebecca Omastiak and Joe Augustine
    Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who fatally shot Justine Damond last July, is now listed on the jail roster in Hennepin County and county attorney Mike Freeman has scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hennepin County Government Center. According to the roster, he is being held on possible third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Damond's family issued the following statement: Justine’s family in Australia and the US applaud today’s decision to criminally charge Officer Noor with Justine’s murder as one step toward justice for this iniquitous act. While we waited over eight months to come to...
  • Fast-track training put officer Mohamed Noor on Minneapolis police force

    07/23/2017 10:25:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 59 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Jul 23, 2017 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    The officer who fatally shot Justine Damond graduated in 2015 from the city’s accelerated police cadet program. The seven-month training is a quicker, nontraditional route to policing aimed at helping those who already have a college degree enter law enforcement. The Minneapolis program covers tuition at Hennepin Technical College and pays trainees a $20-an-hour salary with benefits while they work to get licensed. After that their salary bumps up. Some law enforcement professionals say the cadet program and others like it are exactly what policing needs — a way to attract more diverse people with broader life experiences.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Killer cop says he shot Justine Damond because he was 'startled' by her [tr]

    07/19/2017 12:39:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 114 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2017 | Shekhar Bhatia
    Killer policeman Mohamed Noor has said he was 'startled' by his victim Justine Damond seconds before he opened fire. The cop has told friends about why he gunned down the bride-to-be, 40, in his first account of what happened Saturday night. has spoken to those friends to reveal for the first time his account of what happened that night.

    01/06/2018 3:09:40 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    JUSTINE DIAMOND and her muslim murderer. KATE STEINLE and her illegal alien murderer.
  • Personnel records out for Minnesota officer who shot woman

    07/24/2017 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 24, 2017 | Amy Forliti, AP
    The records show Officer Mohamed Noor was hired as a cadet in March 2015. In September of that year, he received a letter saying he passed his Peace Officer Licensing Examination and was eligible to become a licensed, sworn officer. Noor is on paid leave after he killed Justine Damond, a 40-year-old spiritual teacher who was engaged to be married, on July 15 after she called 911 twice to report a possible rape. Noor, who was in the passenger seat of a squad car, shot across his partner in the driver's seat and hit Damond. His partner told authorities that...
  • Somali immigrant cop Mohamed Noor, was 'highly celebrated' by Minneapolis mayor in 2015

    07/18/2017 11:58:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2017 | Fox News
    Somali immigrant cop Mohamed Noor, who shot Jessica Damond, was 'highly celebrated' by Minneapolis mayor in 2015 The Somali-born Minnesota police officer alleged to have shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman on Saturday had been lauded by Minneapolis’ mayor and feted by the local community when he joined the force in 2015. “I want to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Noor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department,” Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote in a Facebook post when Noor began serving the city. “Officer Noor has been assigned to the 5th Precinct, where his arrival has...
  • Cop Who Shot Bride-To-Be Is Charged With Murder

    03/20/2018 5:09:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/20/18 | Natalie O'Neill
    <p>The Minnesota cop who shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be was charged with murder and manslaughter, according to a report Tuesday.</p> <p>Officer Mohamed Noor, 31 — who allegedly killed 40-year-old Justine Damond of Minneapolis in July — was booked into Hennepin County jail at 11:16 a.m., according to the Minnesota Star Tribune.</p>
  • Authorities Find No Evidence in Damond's Home

    08/16/2017 9:19:09 AM PDT · by Sopater · 34 replies
    Court documents show that authorities found nothing when they searched the home of Justine Ruszczyk Damond shortly after an officer fatally shot her. Damond called for police assistance July 15 because she believed she had heard a sexual assault taking place in the alley behind her house. Mohamed Noor, one of the two responding officers, shot her. He has declined to be interviewed by investigators. Hours later, police obtained a search warrant for Damond's house and checked inside for blood, hair, guns, ammunition, knives, drugs or writings. They took nothing from the home. The Damond family attorney, Bob Bennett, says...
  • Partner of Cop who Fatally Shot Bride-to-be 'was STUNNED when his Colleague opened Fire [Trunc]

    07/18/2017 10:20:22 AM PDT · by Cecily · 108 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 18, 2017 | Shekhar Bhatia & Hannah Parry
    The partner of a Minneapolis cop who shot dead bride-to-be Justine Damond was 'stunned' when the officer opened fire through a squad car door, sources say. Officer Matthew Harrity, who was in the driving seat, was speaking to Damond after she called 911 to report a sexual assault occurring near her home, when his partner reached across him and fatally shot her in the abdomen. A police source told KARE11 that Harrity was 'left stunned' by Noor's actions. The revelation makes the motive for shooting all the more mysterious as it appears that Harrity did not view Damond as posing...
  • MPD Officer Who Shot Woman Identified As Mohamed Noor

    07/17/2017 9:28:57 AM PDT · by eastforker · 118 replies
    WCCO ^ | 7/17/2017 | news report
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO has just learned the name of the Minneapolis officer involved in the shooting as Mohammed Noor. His attorney Tom Plunkett confirmed Noor fired his weapon, killing Justine Damond.
  • Minnesota prosecutors consider charging cop .....

    09/12/2017 6:09:55 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 46 replies ^ | 9/12/17 | AP
    The case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July has been handed over to prosecutors for possible charges, investigators and prosecutors announced Tuesday. Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot Justine Damond, a 40-year-old life coach who was engaged to be married, on July 15 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Noor's partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, told investigators that he was startled by a loud noise right before Damond approached the driver's side window of their police SUV. Harrity, who was driving, said Noor then...