Monday, July 17, 2017

Reason # 178 why only cops should have guns

This story damned near leaves me speechless. Perhaps something will emerge that puts it in another light, but the initial details are chilling: "Minneapolis Police Shoot Unarmed Woman In Pajamas — With Bodycams Off".


rinardman said...

The officer is named...Mohamed Noor. A Somali immigrant.

It just gets weirder & weirder.

RebeccaH said...

That one is puzzling. There has to be more to the story.

Holding My Nose said...

According to a report in the Daily Mail the cops had not activated their body cameras because they were not expecting anything to happen, in accordance with MPD policy. In other words the cops were not expecting to be going into a dangerous situation. The Somali officer who fired the shot was in the passenger seat and fired thru the drivers window, so the driver probably got a face full of muzzle blast and a severe case of tinnitus.

bruce said...

I certainly don't blame the police for this. Sounds like the 'officer' is an incompetent and dangerous affirmative action hire, the desk jockeys filling quotas.

bruce said...

I should add, protocols differ between the US and Australia about how to approach situations, and Australians get into trouble when they forget to allow for differences. I'm not discounting that may have been a factor.

Veeshir said...

bruce,I'd say that was not a factor. Supposedly the other cop was shocked when he shot.

I'd more look at a guy who came from a country without any sort of rule of law being trained in a few months to be an American police officer.

I cannot think of a case where the passenger cop should shoot across the driver cop to shoot an unarmed person who called them about a sexual assault.
Especially since we haven't seen the other cop say, "He saved my life!"
Which would be the only reason for such a shooting.
If the guy dealing with her didn't see a reason to shoot, someone else should not have fired.
I could see the one cop saying being obtuse and her saying something like, "somebody's being effing raped. Do your effing job you assholes!" and then being shot.