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  • Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man threw a pig's foot at Somali-American (CAIR)

    08/16/2017 10:33:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Echo Press ^ | 8/16/17 | Shelby Lindrud
    WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants a Willmar man charged with a hate crime after an incident at a farmer's market last weekend. Willmar police were called to the farmer's market about 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on a report that an individual had allegedly been cursing at a young adult male Somali-American selling vegetables at a stand. According to law enforcement reports, he then threw a pig's foot at the Somali. The Willmar Police Department identified the man as Joseph Fernkes, 61, of Willmar. CAIR-MN now wants Fernkes charged with a hate...
  • Muslims Deserve President Who Defends Them When Attacked: Mosque bombed, Trump still silent

    08/12/2017 8:23:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | August 11, 2017 | Lincoln Anthony Blades
    President Donald Trump desperately needs us all to know how important the battle against terrorism is to him. He tells us in speeches that he's "working night and day to keep our nation safe from terrorism." He flexes his Twitter fingers after any act of terror allegedly caused by a Muslim person hits nearly anywhere around the globe. But when an act of extremism appears to have been carried out against the Muslim community in the United States, he serves up radio silence. At around 5 a.m. on August 5, a bomb exploded at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center...
  • The Latest: Group offers $10K reward after mosque explosion

    08/05/2017 2:53:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    abc ^ | 8/5
    It comes after a different group earlier said it was also offering a $10,000 reward. The blast occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police say there were no injuries. The FBI is leading an investigation into the explosion. CAIR's local chapter says its national office is urging Islamic centers and mosques to step up security.
  • School Bus Survivors Recall the I-35W Bridge Collapse

    08/01/2017 4:14:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies ^ | 8/1/17 | Jessica Miles
    Moments after the Interstate 35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River, 10-year-old Kaleigh Swift called her mom. Stuck on the school bus and unable to reach her, she left a voicemail. "The bridge broke as we were crossing it," Swift screamed into the phone. The mother and daughter shared the message with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reporter Jessica Miles 10 years ago. "Are you there momma? Momma, are you there?" Swift cried out in fear. Many parents of children on the bus were at the Waite House in south Minneapolis, waiting to pick them up from a field trip. "I remember...
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...

    07/26/2017 5:11:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    Law Officer ^ | 26 July 2017 | Law Officer
    State Representative and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn is calling for major policing changes, proposing to take away guns from the majority of officers. Dehn is one of several candidates running to beat current Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in the fall. Fox9 reports that he recently won the support of voters at the Democratic Farmer Labor convention and now his call to disarm police of their side guns is garnering major attention. Dehn believes that officers should leave guns in their cars and only access them when needed. But not to worry, Dehn would be open to officers using...
  • Key witness identified in Minneapolis officer-involved shooting that killed Australian bride-to-be

    07/22/2017 10:27:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Minnesota officials have identified and located a key witness to the officer-involved shooting that killed an Australian bride-to-be in Minneapolis last weekend. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced in a press release Friday night that its agents interviewed the witness, who was seen riding a bike in the area immediately before the shooting and stopped at the scene to watch as two Minneapolis police officers provided medical assistance to Justine Ruszczyk.
  • Transgender Toolkits For Kindergartners At Minnesota School: The Village Of Idiots Are Raising Kids

    07/22/2017 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | July 21, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Transgender Toolkits For Kindergartners At Minnesota School: The Village Of Idiots Are Raising Kids
  • Mayor Apologizes for Police Shooting [semi-satire]

    07/21/2017 6:16:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 July 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor shot Justine Damond to death. Damond was unarmed and in her pajamas at the time of the slaying. The incident occurred after, Damond made a 911 call reporting a possible rape in progress outside her home. She was killed as she spoke to Noor's police partner through the open window of the patrol car. Whether Noor should have been employed as a cop seems more of a triumph of "diversity" than good sense. Those who know him have used words like "extremely nervous," "jumpy," and "the least little thing can set him off."...
  • Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of fatal shooting of bride-to-be

    07/21/2017 4:26:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 71 replies
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced that she is resigning in the wake of the officer-involved shooting of an Australian bride-to-be. "[L]ast Saturday’s tragedy, as well as some other recent incidents, have caused me to engage in deep reflection," Harteau said in part in a statement posted on the police department's Facebook page. She continued: "The recent incidents do not reflect the training and procedures we’ve developed as a Department. Despite the MPD’s many accomplishments under my leadership over these years and my love for the City, I have to put the communities we serve first. I’ve decided I am...
  • Bodycam Doesn’t Help Cop’s Excuse for Shooting Tail-Wagging Dog

    Newly released bodycam footage shows a police officer’s perspective when he responded to a burglary alarm and shot two tail-wagging dogs earlier this month — but doesn’t seem to help prove his reason for pulling the trigger. SEE ALSO Homeowner slams cop for shooting tail-wagging dog Homeowner slams cop for shooting tail-wagging dog The officer, identified as Michael Mays of the Minneapolis Police Department, is seen in the clip pointing his firearm at one of the dogs — a pit bull named Ciroc — as the dog slowly walks toward him. Mays then shoots the pooch in the face. Ciroc...
  • Justice for Justine: Hundreds of protesters march through the streets of Minneapolis [tr]

    07/21/2017 10:02:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2017 | Bryant Hevesi
    Hundreds of protesters have marched through the streets of Minneapolis to honour the life of an Australian woman shot dead by a cop. Justine Damond was killed by police officer Mohamed Noor as she stood in her pyjamas outside her home in the US city on Saturday night. The 40-year-old former Sydneysider was gunned down after calling police concerned a woman was being raped in an alley behind her house.
  • Damond Family Hires Attorney From Philando Castile Case

    07/20/2017 11:21:30 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 48 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 | Associated Press (Patch National Staff)
    The family of an Australian woman shot to death by Minneapolis police has hired an attorney who represented the family of Philando Castile. MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The family of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile, who was also slain by a Minnesota police officer. Minneapolis attorney Bob Bennett confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press that he was representing the family of Justine Damond, who died Saturday night shortly after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind...
  • Mark Dayton: Damond death ‘horrible tragedy’; Minnesota police not ‘trigger-happy’

    07/19/2017 4:35:10 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 39 replies
    Two ^ | Twin
    MInnesota Gov Dayton changes his tune with this shooting and every cam safely off and not recording.
  • Watch: Minn. Catholics rally against Satanic statue

    07/19/2017 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wibbitz ^ | July 18, 2017 | staff
    Watch: Minn. Catholics rally against Satanic statue ****VIDEO ONLY ON LINK****
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Woman Shot, Killed by Police After She Called 911 to Report a Crime

    07/17/2017 1:13:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 91 replies
    A woman shot and killed by Minneapolis police had called 911 to report a possible crime near her home, a source who knew her said. Justine Ruszczyk called 911 on Saturday night because she thought a sexual assault might be taking place in a back alley near her home, the source said. But, after Minneapolis police arrived, an officer shot and killed Ruszczyk. Police still haven’t explained how, or why. “Working to learn more” The shooting happened as two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a possible assault shortly before 11 p.m., Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said....
  • Northern Lights Will Be Visible In Minnesota Sunday Night

    07/16/2017 12:56:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    The Patch ^ | 01/16/2017 | William Bornhoft
    Mostly clear skies combined with a sizable solar flare means residents across the Twin Cities metro have a pretty good chance at seeing the Northern Lights Sunday night. The National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a G2 (moderate) Geomagnetic Storm Watch. If you're in the southern half of Minnesota and you're able to avoid city lights, there should be a good outdoor show Sunday night.