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  • General Mills' stock plummets toward 5-year low, paces S&P 500 losers [Social Justice Company]

    03/21/2018 9:54:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 3/21/18 | T Kilgore
    Shares of General Mills Inc. GIS, -9.63% plunged 9.6% toward a 5-year low in morning trade Wednesday, enough to pace the S&P 500's SPX, +0.46% decliners, after the consumer foods company reported a fiscal third-quarter profit that beat expectations but slashed its outlook.
  • Officer who fatally shot Justine Damond charged with murder, turns himself in

    03/20/2018 11:00:51 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/18 | Fox News Staff
    The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman in July was charged with murder Tuesday after he turned himself in when a warrant was issued for his arrest. Officer Mohamed Noor turned himself in on Tuesday in connection to the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. his attorney confirmed. Jail records show he has been booked on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • Minneapolis Officer Charged With Murder in Australian Woman’s Death

    03/20/2018 2:19:58 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 39 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 03/20/2018 | MITCH SMITH
    The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman last summer, an incident that led to protests and the ouster of the city’s police chief, was booked into jail Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The shooting of the woman, Justine Damond, by Officer Mohamed Noor on July 15 renewed questions about police conduct and training in a region that has seen a series of police shootings in recent years.
  • GOP ‘Pitting the Jewish Community and the Black Community Against Each Other’ Over Farrakhan

    03/20/2018 5:34:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 19, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) on Sunday wrote an op-ed dismissing concerns about his previous praise for Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan, who has repeatedly used disparaging language to condemn white people and Jewish people. Several House Democrats have come under fire in recent weeks for their association with Farrakhan, including Ellison, who recently earned a "Four Pinocchios" rating from the Washington Post fact checker concerning his interactions with the controversial Nation of Islam leader. Ellison, the Democratic National Committee deputy chair, penned in his Medium op-ed that he worked with the Nation of Islam in 1995 to organize...
  • 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...
  • Keith Ellison's "Pants on Fire" Lie About His Nation of Islam Ties

    03/19/2018 12:28:20 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 18, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Keith Ellison has a Medium post denying his extensive history with Farrakhan's Nation of Islam. The post, with its references to MLK and Heschel is very blatantly aimed at liberal Jews. Too bad it's a bizarre series of distortions, evasions and lies. Ellison treats his time with the Nation of Islam as a conspiracy invented by the right to divide blacks and Jews. And claims that his only association with the NOI was the Million Man March.
  • Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National Quandary

    03/18/2018 6:01:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | ERICA L. GREEN
    MINNEAPOLIS — When Erin Rathke, the principal at Justice Page Middle School, is called to extract a student from class, she hears the same plea over and over again, most often, she has to admit, from black children: “The teacher only sees me.” The plea weighs heavily at Justice Page, where African-American students are 338 percent more likely to be suspended than their white peers. “It’s painful sometimes, but I have to say, ‘Yes, that’s probably true,” Ms. Rathke said. It is a reality that district leaders here have been grappling with for years: The Minneapolis school district suspends an...
  • Rep. Keith Ellison, under fire for Farrakhan ties, claims he hasn't seen the controversial leader…

    03/18/2018 5:38:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/18/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said Sunday that he had not met with or spoken to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan since 2013 — despite the anti-Semitic minister’s claim that the congressman visited him in Farrakhan’s Washington D.C. suite more recently. Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, wrote in a blog post on Medium that “I do not have and have never had a relationship with Mr. Farrakhan, but I have been in the same room as him.” According to Ellison, he and Farrakhan attended the same New York meeting with Iran President Hassan Rouhani “and nearly...
  • Gun Control ‘Walkout’ Mob Assaults Student Carrying Trump Flag

    03/15/2018 12:37:31 PM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 3/15/2018 | Christian Datoc
    Minnesota students taking part in the national gun control walkouts on Wednesday allegedly assaulted another student carrying a Trump flag. According to CBS, the incident occurred outside of Southwest High School and Minneapolis Police are currently investigating the incident as an assault. Per CBS, two students taking part in the protest allegedly noticed the male victim holding the flag while standing across the street from the school. After the two approached the victim, six other protesters followed before stealing his flag, damaging his camera and “inflicting minor injuries.” So far, no arrests have been made in connection to the incident.
  • (Pro Gun) Student Protester Escorted from School Property and Threatened to Be Put in Police Car

    03/15/2018 8:29:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    GP ^ | 3-15-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title - Student Protester Escorted from School Property and Threatened to Be Put in Police Car After Holding Up Pro-Second Amendment Sign On Wednesday thousands of high school students walked out of class in a national protest against gun violence. The protests were organized by far left groups including the radical Women’s March. [Facebook Video] One student was threatened by his principal to be put in a police car after he carried the sign, “Guns don’t kill people, People kill people.” The principal did not agree with the message. Via Red Elephants: A student walked out without saying a...
  • Sanders Invokes Trump in Response to Question About the Democrats’ Farrakhan Problem

    03/11/2018 8:58:48 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 10, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday invoked President Donald Trump's name multiple times in response to a question about what advice he can give progressive leaders who have a tough time condemning noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Several House Democrats have come under fire in the last week for their association with Farrakhan, including Democratic National Committee vice chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), who recently earned a "Four Pinocchios" rating from the Washington Post Fact Checker concerning his interactions with the controversial Nation of Islam leader. Sanders sat down with CNN's Jake Tapper at the South by Southwest conference in Austin,...
  • RNC Chairwoman: DNC ‘Must Address’ Ellison’s Relationship With Farrakhan

    03/10/2018 8:59:26 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Jack Heretik March 9, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has called on Democratic counterpart Tom Perez to explain Rep. Keith Ellison's (D., Minn.) relationship with noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Ellison, the Democratic National Committee's vice chairman, claimed recently he hadn't had contact with Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, since 2006. However, the pair have been together at least three times since 2010. His untrue claims earned a "four Pinocchios" rating from the Washington Post fact checker. Questions over their relationship were reignited following anti-Semitic speech Farrakhan gave in February. The speech also criticized Ellison for having distanced himself from the...