Justice for Justine has been been a long, protracted road. Minneapolis Somali-Muslim cop Mohamed Noor shot unarmed, pajama-clad Justine Damond to death at point blank range. Damond had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home when she heard the woman screaming for help. Mohamed Noor “shot to kill” her when she approached his squad car just minutes after she called 911. Noor refused to talk to investigators when he was offered a chance to do a voluntary interview, and prosecutors wanted to use that as evidence.
Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter.
Now the Judge is getting threatening phone calls made to her chambers.
The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman has set tight restrictions for how the courtroom will be run and ruled Friday that members of the public and media will not view graphic evidence that is presented to the jury.
Hennepin County District Judge Kathryn Quaintance ruled Friday that body camera footage recorded after the shooting, medical examiner’s reports and other evidence that could be graphic will be shown only to the jury, attorneys and herself, according to local media reports. She cited a strong media interest in the case, and said she was preserving Damond’s privacy.
“It’s inflammatory, potentially,” Quaintance said, according to the Star Tribune. “It’s emotional and it shows the deceased in extremely compromising situations, and I don’t see any value in that being shown outside the people directly involved in the case.”
But Mark Anfinson, an attorney for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, told The Associated Press that concerns about privacy or inflammatory material aren’t reasons to block access to evidence. Without a compelling reason, if Quaintance doesn’t at least allow for access to the evidence shortly after it is shown in court, Anfinson said, “That’s just unconstitutional.”
He is described by neighbors as “jumpy,” “ill-tempered,” “strict” and “disrespectful of women and blacks.” What was he still doing on the force? In his short time with the Minneapolis Police, Mohamed Noor has had three complaints filed against him – two that are still open. The other was closed and Noor wasn’t disciplined.
Hijab-wearing Mayor Betsy Hodges instituted hiring policies in the police department to prioritize the hiring of Somali Muslims. This at a time when more than 22 young men from the community had left the state to join al-Shabab in Somalia, and roughly a dozen people have left in recent years to join the jihad in Syria, including the Islamic State group. The area in Minneapolis where the Muslim killer-cop was recruited and fast-tracked for police work is a notorious hot spot for jihad recruitment.
Typical of jihad operatives, the lawyer of the Muslim police officer who shot dead Justine Damond in cold blood has smeared and defamed the victim. Exactly what they do to us for opposing jihad terror. Police officer Mohamed Noor’s lawyer caused controversy for reportedly asking for a review into Justine Damond’s autopsy report to see if she had taken sleeping pills. “It was absolutely sickening, and that’s the game these lawyers play, to try to attack the victim,” family spokesman Tom Hyder said.
Judge receives threatening phone calls in Noor case
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The judge hearing the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed woman says threatening phone calls have been made to her chambers.
Mohamed Noor is going on trial in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor shot her when she approached his squad car just minutes after she called 911 to report a
possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.
Judge Kathryn Quaintance says the threatening phone calls came after she made rulings on what evidence may be presented at trial. Quaintance cited passionate public opinion about the case Monday in explaining why jurors won’t be identified in court.
Jury selection began Monday for Noor. He was fired from the force after being charged with murder and manslaughter.
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