Minnesota Wild

The murder – yes, I am using that term – of Justine Damond by a Minneapolis police officer is becoming more bizarre every day. Apparently the offender, Officer Mohamed Noor, was rushed through the academy so the city could proudly announce their new diversity hires.

The fatal police shooting of an unarmed woman in Minnesota was committed by one of five Somalis Minneapolis recruited as part of its affirmative-action plan.

“The city’s affirmative-action program requires it to give preferential treatment to minorities, not only those hired by the city but by all contractors awarded contracts of more than $100,000,” reports World Net Daily.

Since WND is quoted, take the “diversity hire” rumor with a grain of salt. Of course, many big cities have programs aimed at hiring officers from different ethnic backgrounds, so the rumor may be true…

Minneapolis police Ofc. Mohamed Noor is accused of shooting and killing Australian Justine Damond, 40, who was engaged to be married in August. The local Star Tribune boiled the July 15 incident down to this:

“… two officers in one squad car, responding to the 911 call, pulled into the alley. Damond, in her pajamas, went to the driver’s side door and was talking to the driver. The officer in the passenger seat pulled his gun and shot Damond through the driver’s side door, sources confirmed.”

If this narrative is correct – and I have no reason yet to doubt it – Noor absolutely needs to be charged with first degree murder.

That officer was Noor, a Somali-born recruit once praised by Mayor Betsy Hodges.

“I want to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Noor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department,” she wrote in a lengthy Facebook post in 2016 praising his 2015 hiring.

Many major metropolitan police departments have a practice of coveting diversity over competence. The prestige which comes from a departmental melting pot far outweighs the complications from incidents like the Damond murder, so the hiring guidelines will continue.

Other odd reports have been emerging since the shooting. For one, Noor had three complaints filed against him by citizens in just two years, record show. One was resolved but the other two are still active.

Any officer who works in a busy division is going to receive complaints. That said, three complaints in two years should have absolutely thrown up a red flag, but since this was a “praiseworthy” Somali officer, I assume those flags were immediately lowered.


16 thoughts on “Minnesota Wild

  1. So, the victim is talking to the officer who was driving the vehicle when this clown in the passenger seat pulls his gun and fires past the other officer and kills the victim? I can’t help but wonder if the officer who was driving needed a change of clothes. Noor has absolutely no business wearing a badge or having a firearm.


  2. The mayor is an idiot. Police Chief wasn’t far behind, but the whole inclusive PC crap is out of control. What kind of conundrum would they have if Justine Damond would have been black? Odds are he wouldn’t have shot her, but who knows. I don’t understand my Noor isn’t in the hospital, put there by his partner. Says something about both of them. I wonder if we will ever get to see the video that supposedly was taking by a passerby?


  3. What is the partners story? Can’t find any articles about this. Noor will probably be promoted and taken off the streets. Don’t that make you happy Wyatt?


  4. RG – If my partner shot an unarmed woman while I was in the way, I would have beaten him twice; once for shooting an unarmed person, and once for almost shooting me.

    Cathy – In Philadelphia, he would be the next police commissioner.


  5. One detail I had heard from another source does not mitigate his action in any way, yet may be indicative of his state of mind or incompetence. My understanding is that he drew his gun and had it on his lap before the lady approached the vehicle, even though there were no reports of ‘shots fired’, nor had they heard any shots fired.
    What on earth would prompt a competent law officer to draw his weapon before there was any indication of a threat?


  6. Proof – That’s absolutely insane. I’ve cleared burglary/robbery scenes with my gun drawn as a precaution, but you 1. draw your gun to meet a complainant, and 2. don’t put it in your f**king lap!


        1. This story is so bizarre from a law enforcement stand point, that unless someone provides a plausible and logical explanation for the shooting, I will assume that it was the reaction of an outraged Muslim man seeing a woman out on the street in her pajamas.


          1. Agreed. One of his neighbors claimed Noor flew off the handle regularly, so that won’t help his case. I think this is a slam dunk, but I thought O.J. Simpson was, too.


      1. Every cop I ever knew experienced what we always called John Wayne syndrome. Pretty much being full of one’s self with new found power. Most outgrew it within weeks, but some never. Those were the trigger happy nut balls. The rest of the cops stayed away from them like they had the plague. Noor sure sounds like he fits in that category. I guess the psych exams weren’t a requirement for the PC hires. I hope Justine Damond’s family bankrupts Minneapolis and the mayor personally.


  7. RG – Seconded. The man grew up in an Islamic war zone, where women are treated like third-class citizens. What does he care if some white female infidel dies?


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