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PostPosted: May 1 19, 8:23 am 
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Local case in Mpls - summary:

Woman calls 911 because concerns about an assault in the alley. Cops show up. Woman goes out to meet the cops in the alley. One cop is startled, shoots and kills her. Woman is white, Australian immigrant. Cop is Somali immigrant. Cop was found guilty yesterday of 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/04/3 ... or-verdict

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The July 15, 2017 incident began after Ruszczyk, who was also known as Justine Damond, called police that night to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her Minneapolis home.

Noor, one of the responding officers, shot and killed her as she approached the police squad vehicle where Noor and his partner, officer Matthew Harrity, sat. Noor shot once from the passenger side, through the driver's side window, hitting Ruszczyk.

• Full coverage: The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk, trial of ex-cop Mohamed Noor

Noor's defense attorneys argued throughout the monthlong trial that he'd fired to protect his terrified partner after hearing a thump on the squad in the alley and then seeing a figure by the driver's side window raising an arm.

"It's a tragedy, but it's not a crime," Noor attorney Thomas Plunkett told jurors Monday.

Prosecutors countered that the thump was a story made up later and that Ruszczyk, approaching the squad in her pajamas that night, could not have been considered a threat.

They presented evidence during the trial that Ruszczyk's fingerprints were not found on the outside of the squad car. Two police use-of-force experts for the prosecution concluded Noor was reckless in his decision to fire.


Conflicting feelings:
- clear excessive use of force and I think he should go to prison
- kind of seems like demographics finally lined up to kind a cop guilty

PTSD can have impacts through generations. Even though Noor immigrated when he was young, his parents likely saw some shtuff in Somalia. My wife is an ESL teacher and she's had lots of Somali students, and she's seen how this plays out.

Regardless, there is maybe one win here, but a whole bunch of losses. The win is the Mpls police have modified policy regarding body cameras so they are supposed to be on for every stop/call. But the losses are many:
- an innocent person was killed
- Somali community feels more marginalized
- not sure how to verbalize impacts to police, but there are detrimental impacts.



Ugh. Sad all the way around.


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 Post subject: Re: cops
PostPosted: May 1 19, 9:54 am 
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A couple weeks back there was a police shooting at a Ladue Schnucks of a shoplifter. It came out yesterday that the defense of the officer is that she meant to grab her taser instead of her gun. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: cops
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Responding to an article about the Plain View Project’s work in Buzzfeed, ACLU of Pennsylvania said the database reveals that “hundreds of officers in the Philadelphia Police Department have used Facebook as a platform for celebrating police violence and demeaning people in the communities where they work, especially people of color.”



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PostPosted: June 2 19, 2:01 pm 
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Philly sounds like it was particularly bad but lots of places have problems.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/em ... iladelphia

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Of the pages of officers whom the Plain View researchers could positively identify, about 1 in 5 of the current officers, and 2 in 5 of the retired officers, made public posts or comments that met that threshold — typically by displaying bias, applauding violence, scoffing at due process, or using dehumanizing language. The officers mocked Mexicans, women, and black people, celebrated the Confederate flag, and showed a man wearing a kaffiyeh scarf in the crosshairs of a gun.

“Just another savage that needs to be exterminated,” wrote Booker Smith Jr., a Dallas police sergeant, about a homicide at a Dollar General store. “Execute all involved,” he wrote separately about a group of teens who were accused of killing a 6-year-old. (One defendant pleaded guilty to aiding in the kidnapping. The alleged shooter and another defendant’s trials are scheduled for later this year.)

Reuben Carver III, a Phoenix officer, proclaimed in a stand-alone post, “Its a good day for a choke hold.”

And in St. Louis, Officer Thomas Mabrey shared a false news report that distorted an incident in which a woman police officer was shot responding to a call from a Moroccan man in Lebanon, Ohio. “F these muslem turd goat humpers,” he wrote, one of numerous anti-Muslim posts.


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PostPosted: June 14 19, 8:58 am 
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These cops need to not be cops. They need to be fired and put in therapy. When you instantly threaten a woman with death, for nothing, you have mental problems and are a danger to society.



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Saw this video on facebook yesterday. Disgusting.

Any y'all still want to argue that Kaep shouldn't have knelt?? THIS IS WHY HE KNELT.


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