Relatives Demand Answers in Fatal Minnesota Police ShootingBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JULY 17, 2017, 4:22 P.M. E.D.T.MINNEAPOLIS — Relatives and neighbors of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend demanded answers Monday about her death, with one calling the shooting of the meditation teacher and bride-to-be “an execution.”Details about what led to the shooting remained unclear, with authorities saying only that officers were responding to a 911 call about a possible assault when she was killed.The woman’s family members released a statement Monday through Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, saying they “are trying to come to terms with this tragedy and to understand why this has happened.”Minneapolis authorities have not released the woman’s name. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2tZtSB2 ) identified her as Justine Damond, 40, from Sydney, Australia. The newspaper reported that she was engaged to be married and had already taken her fiance’s last name. Her maiden name was Justine Ruszczyk.The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement Sunday saying two Minneapolis officers responded to the call late Saturday. At some point, an officer fired a gun, hitting Damond.So, pretty ho-hum …If you keep reading, you’ll eventually get to the interesting stuff in the story. But it’s just Bad Journalism to not bore your readers to death upfront so that they stop reading before anything subversive of The Narrative is revealed.In contrast, the deplorable Daily Mail tries to interest its readers in stories by putting interesting facts and pictures near the top of its story:
Australian woman, 40, dead through the DOOR of his squad car while his bodycam was off after she called 911 over ‘home intruder’Justine Damond was shot dead by police after calling 911 on Saturday nightShe had reportedly been speaking to police through the driver’s side windowDamond was shot by officer sitting in the passenger seat through driver doorMohamed Noor has been named as the officer who shot 40-year-old AustralianHis lawyer Tom Plunkett confirmed he fired his weapon on Saturday nightCity is steel reeling from the shooting death by cop of Philando Castille in 2016She moved to Minnesota to marry ‘rockstar love of her life’, Don Damond, 50Noor has two open complaints against him from 2017 and one from 2016By Hannah Moore and Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia PUBLISHED: 12:16 EDT, 17 July 2017Mohammed Noor has been an officer for two years and was the first Somali-American to serve in his precinctThe police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in mysterious circumstances after she called 911 to report a disturbance behind her upscale Minneapolis home has been identified.Mohamed Noor, who joined the department in March 2015, reached over and shot Justine Damond, 40, multiple times from the passenger seat of his squad car while she spoke to his colleague on the drivers side in a back alley.Both officer’s bodycams were off and the squad car camera not recording when Damond – who was in her pajamas – was killed at around 11.30pm on Saturday, just a month before she was due to marry.The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) – the state agency investigating the shooting – has so far kept tight-lipped on the circumstances that led to the death of the yoga and meditation teacher.They have admitted that no weapons were recovered from the scene and according to the Star Tribune witnesses to the shooting have described Diamond approaching the police cruiser in the alley behind her house.She was holding her cell phone and talking to an officer on the drivers side before she was shot.Something must be done about the menace of Right-Side-Up Journalism in which sleazy newspapers put interesting facts near the top of their stories, not the bottom as is respectable.P.S., commenter Reiner Tor observes:
The only concrete statement the BCA has made so far is to confirm that ‘At one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman’.
Community leader: Officer Noor (center) met with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges (not pictured) in 2016 where she praised him for joining the police force …
Pride: This picture dates from 2015 and shows Officer Noor being inducted into the Somali American Police Association
It’s going to be a long hot summer, whites are going to riot all over the country. They will be looting shopping centers and murdering each other in record numbers. But that’s just natural when protesting injustice.[Comment at Unz.com]