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Not sure where the details of what happened came from, so I would expect stuff to change as we hear more.

http://www.startribune.com/woman-killed-in-officer-involved-shooting-in-south-minneapolis/434782213/#1

A 40-year-old woman who family members said called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home Saturday night was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer.

The shooting happened at the end of the alley on W. 51st Street between Washburn and Xerxes avenues S. in the city’s Fulton neighborhood.

The woman, Justine Damond, from Sydney, Australia, and her fiancé lived in the 5000 block of Washburn.

Three sources with knowledge of the incident said Sunday that 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 said. No weapon was found at the scene.

“Two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible assault just north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue S. just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday,” the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a news release. “At one point, an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman.

“The BCA’s investigation is in its early stages. More information will be available once initial interviews with incident participants and any witnesses are complete. … The officers’ body cameras were not turned on at the time and the squad camera did not capture the incident. Investigators are attempting to determine whether any video of the incident exists.”

Authorities have not released the woman’s name, but it was confirmed by people at the scene.

Minneapolis police confirmed that the two officers involved are on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

The shooting was called “tragic” by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who held a news conference about it at City Hall late Sunday afternoon, appearing with assistant Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Linea Palmisano, who represents the 13th Ward on the City Council.

“I am heartsick and deeply disturbed by the fatal officer-involved shooting that happened last night,” Hodges said.

“I know the neighborhood well,” said Hodges, who represented the area for eight years as a City Council member.

“We have few facts at this point,” she said. “I want to know more. I call on the BCA to share as much information with all of us as quickly as they can.

“I have questions about why the bodycams weren’t on,” she said.

Arradondo confirmed that the officer bodycam program is fully rolled out in Minneapolis but declined to say more about why there is no footage of the shooting.
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She's white.
 

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I'm far from a 'smurf da police' type, but how is it that nearly everytime one of them pulls out a weapon, the bodycam shuts off? If you have a body camera, it should be on. Period. Don't care if you're pissing or boning, camera's on. This is the same level of stupidity as flight transponders with an off switch.
 

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I'm far from a 'smurf da police' type, but how is it that nearly everytime one of them pulls out a weapon, the bodycam shuts off? If you have a body camera, it should be on. Period. Don't care if you're pissing or boning, camera's on. This is the same level of stupidity as flight transponders with an off switch.
Agreed on all points. I'm of the mind that if these cameras are allowed to be turned off and you don't have a legit reason (like going in to someone's home and they request it), they should be terminated. Maybe not on a first offense, but there should be some serious repercussions. They haven't gone to all this trouble and money of getting cameras equipped for cops to not use them.
 

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If the cop is a Somali Muslim, does it earn newsworthiness again?
I don't know. All I am saying is that because the victim is white, this story will get exactly zero attention on the national stage. Promise.
 

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I don't want to get too specific here, but sometimes white bitches need to get shot for them to realize I can't emotionally afford both child support and slutty behavior in the age of social media.
 

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I don't know. All I am saying is that because the victim is white, this story will get exactly zero attention on the national stage. Promise.
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And IBTTish.



I don't want to get too specific here, but sometimes white bitches need to get shot for them to realize I can't emotionally afford both child support and slutty behavior in the age of social media.
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I don't know. All I am saying is that because the victim is white, this story will get exactly zero attention on the national stage. Promise.
It's getting some coverage. Certainly not as much as Castile, but there's no video and no 24/7 protesting outside the governor's house.
 

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It's getting some coverage. Certainly not as much as Castile, but there's no video and no 24/7 protesting outside the governor's house.
Because white woman.

Outside of here and some little blurb on Face Space, I have heard nothing about this issue.
 

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I'm far from a 'smurf da police' type, but how is it that nearly everytime one of them pulls out a weapon, the bodycam shuts off? If you have a body camera, it should be on. Period. Don't care if you're pissing or boning, camera's on. This is the same level of stupidity as flight transponders with an off switch.
I don't want to get too specific here, but sometimes white bitches need to get shot for them to realize I can't emotionally afford both child support and slutty behavior in the age of social media.
I just hope somewhere there is a lawyer willing to take this case to court and make sure that cops belongings are sold to give some money to that poor woman's family in their time of grief.
 

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I just hope somewhere there is a lawyer willing to take this case to court and make sure that cops belongings are sold to give some money to that poor woman's family in their time of grief.
 

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The story was all over our local ABC news channel and also all over ABC's GMA. Don't think it has exactly flown under the radar.

Has any comment been made as to why exactly she was shot? Was she acting aggressively? A skinny white woman in PJs doesn't sound too threatening, at least nothing two normal sized men couldn't handle. I also heard the cop in question is a 2-year veteran of the force, has had three complaints filed against him with two of those still pending. Sounds to me like he should have been on desk duty or fired before this ever occurred.
 

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It was on the radio this morning on my drive in. I'm betting the shooting was accidental.

No one tries to disable someone by shooting through a door with the window down.
 

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I'm off two minds on this, and unfortunately, I am afraid that there's no grey area left in today's society.

Option 1: The Mob, steered aggressively by the media at large, will side with the victim and decide that the cop, whom I understand is named Mohammed Toor (OH NOES MUSLIM), was wrong and decide that all cops are evil, even the Muslim-sounding ones. Bad news. No riots, but more anti-law enforcement sentiment.

Option 2: The same Mob decides that surely, there was a reason for the cop to act as he did. Maybe Aussie Hottie was meth'd out of her skull and was reaching for the driver's sidearm when Mohammed filled her with lead. And that, maybe, means that hey - extenuating circumstances extenuate and maybe - just maybe - not all cops deserve a bad rap for acting in the heat of the moment when they feel they're in danger.

Either way? I still bet that a week from now, this will have already become a footnote in the month's news cycle. Because White Privilege.
 
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