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Minneapolis City Hall was under siege on Friday, hours after the embattled mayor forced Police Chief Janeé Harteau to resign amid escalating protests a week after the shooting death of Australian Justine Damond.

Damond, 40, died after she was shot by a cop who responded to her 911 call about a possible rape in her Fulton neighborhood on Saturday.

Mohamed Noor, 31, refused to speak to investigators to explain why he shot Damond after his partner rolled the driver's side window down to speak to her.

Noor, who was on the passenger side, reached across his partner to fire through the open car window, striking Damond in the abdomen.

Police Chief Harteau announced her resignation after meeting with Mayor Betsy Hodges on Friday. Harteau was heavily criticized for not returning from a hiking trip until 4 days after Damond's death.

The mayor's 8 pm news conference was delayed after protesters crowded into City Hall, shouting the mayor down while she attempted to speak to reporters. Earlier in the evening, about 200 protesters marched downtown, blocking rush hour traffic. They demanded the mayor's resignation.

The police chief had resisted the city's efforts to install body cameras on all police officers in 2013.

Harteau argued against the need for police officers to carry body cameras at a meeting before City Council members, a month before Hodges was elected mayor.

Mayor Hodges said she had the votes necessary from City Council members to fire Police Chief Harteau if she refused to resign.

24 hours before she resigned, Harteau tried to defend her officers' training.

According to published reports, Mohamed Noor failed field training exams 4 times. The training exercises prepared officers for real world situations.

Harteau said Mohamed Noor's decision to open fire at Justine Damond was “one individual's actions” and not representative of the force.

She said the two officers should have activated their body cameras and that Damond “didn’t have to die.”

Officer Noor's itchy trigger finger did "not reflect the training and procedures we developed as a department,” she said.

She assured Minneapolis residents that Noor "completed his training" and he "did very well."

"We have a very robust training and hiring process," she said. "He was very suited to be on the street."

  • akuakokoblogspotcom

    Failing 4 times means you don't have what it takes? When lawyers fail the bar they don't just keep getting chances so easily and neither should ??
    Four times...smh

  • millz

    I understand that someone lost their life... but the way the media is putting her on a pedestal like she is the only innocent person shot by police is some real BULL? Amerikkka ? This will get the ball rolling on the race agenda unless these crackas finally see they're not exempt

  • missmiami305

    This is some bull. Yt woman dies and they are demanding answers. Sorry but there was no need for the Chief to return from her vacation.

  • millz
  • missmiami305

    Exactly!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    They need to rid these departments of all the bad apples and those acquitted of murder charges wrongly need to be prosecuted and in jail. I bet HE won't walk free tho.....prayers for her fam and the countless other families like those two here that caught 137 bullets over a backfire.

  • Noirluv45

    If you didn't just read my mind!

  • Coy little wink

    What's the real story...there is obviously a cover-up underway

  • missmiami305

    Chile!!!!!!!!!!! Str8 BS

  • Miami8981

    John Kennedy, Jr. failed the bar 5 or 6 times before finally passing it. Unfortunately, he and his wife were killed in a plane crash. Point is this. I'm not sure if there is a limit on how many times someone can take the bar to become a lawyer.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I have seen this dance many times. The police chief wouldn't go along with the mayor's narrative of what happened, and was forced to resign. Meanwhile, the mayor's black constituents want her out of office, too.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Remember the witness I told you folks about? A witness has come forward and the shooting may have been caught on video! ?

  • Miami8981

    Obviously, the police chief lied.

    "Noor, who was on the passenger side, reached across his partner to fire through the open car window, striking Damond in the abdomen."

    If he in fact did that as reported, it could not have been an accident. He wanted to feel the power of killing someone and killed this woman intentionally.

    This is the aftermath results of letting cops off the hook for continually killing people like people whose hands are already in the air and they don't have a weapon or people who have already been subdued but you kill them anyway. So then comes along Noor who believes as a cop he won't face charges just because he wanted to get his first killing under his belt.

    I have heard that cops like him talk to other cops about how it feels to kill someone and it becomes almost like a sexual desire like something that they have to do to feel satisfied. I hope they lock him up with the "lifers" in maximum security who have nothing to lose.

  • Noirluv45

    ...but what Noor foolishly did not take into account is that what's good for the goose (White cops) isn't good for the gander (Black cops) ESPECIALLY if said victim is a White woman. Plus, he's Muslim too...he doesn't have a chance. They will make an example out of him, all the while the next White cop who assassinates an innocent Black body will walk. That's the name of the game.

  • Noirluv45

    Straight!!!!

  • Vonn

    I would not have cut my vacation short either. Someone was left in charge while she was gone...handle that ish til I get back.

  • IamAllnatural

    This appears to be a terrorist act. If they responded to a possible rape, almost always the suspect is a man. This cop has no excuse for shooting this lady unless she ran to their car with a gun in her hand. There is something more to this story that they are keeping from the media because they don't want to uproar the community or to have more backlash against cops.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Radicalized Muslims will not be disrespected; especially, by a woman.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    She disrespected him and he killed her. This murder has radicalized Muslim written all over it.

  • IamAllnatural

    Most definitely, and the police don't know what to do next since he is one of their own who they always protect. The truth will come out & it's going to get real ugly.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    ?????

  • IamAllnatural

    Off topic, Girls Trip is a must see, it was hilarious. I thought Tiffany Haddish was gonna get on my nerves because she can be a little over the top, but she was actually really funny. I enjoyed the movie from start to finish!????

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The mayor is worried about her Somalian voters and her image. How can she explain giving a gun to a violent, radicalized Muslim without offended the other voters?

  • Yardgirl

    I totally agree with you!! I saw it earlier this week at a free screening and I plan on seeing it again with my sister. Loved every minute of it!!

  • Yardgirl

    Yep. I know a lady who took it 6 times before passing and my SIL only once and both are doing equally well at their jobs.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I enjoyed it too.

  • ?Royalty?

    Whaaaaaaat? I wanna see!

  • Miami8981

    I was driving through Virginia back in May of this year on my way to visit with relatives and it was my turn to drive and there was nothing but wide open beautiful country road and so I sort of put the pedal to the medal. Unfortunately, there was a cop hiding in the woods and pulled me over for speeding. When I'm traveling far, I put my license, credit and debit cards in the back pocket of my jeans rather than in my purse. It was a white woman officer and when she asked for my license, I immediately put both of my hands mid-way up in the air (like chin level) and I said to her my license is in my back pocket. I then asked her if I could reach into my back pocket to get it out and she said yes. I'm not playing with my life knowing some of these cops will shoot you dead just for answering a question in a civilized way.

    Listen, my family loves me. This I know and they also expect to see me again. They do not expect to see on the 6 pm news that I was killed while reaching for my license.

    Killing innocent people, particularly black folks has become the norm in this ill society.

  • Miami8981

    I agree.

  • Li

    Noor, who was on the passenger side, reached across his partner to fire through the open car window, striking Damond in the abdomen.
    ^^
    That's a dangerous move. He could have shot his driver.

  • Li

    I wonder how he got his pilot's license. But JFK Jr. was a thrill seeker. Bad move taking his wife AND her sister on that trip.
    Your point about the bar is interesting too. I knew a woman who passed the bar on the 4th try. They have to pay a fee each time. You would think that there would be a limit. Maybe send the failures back to school for a refresher course and then take the exam.

  • Saharabutnotdry
  • Saharabutnotdry

    #BLUELIVESMATTER

  • MistaO

    Wait! What happened to "lets wait until we have all the facts in?" Or, "these officiers have a tough job, and in many cases only split seconds to react to a potential threat?" Or "my officer felt his partners life was im imminent danger" and ALL the other Bullshit excuses for when a Black person is killed by police. Oh they feel it when its one of their own, huh...

  • Mia Said so

    Omg I'm so glad you said that because I said the same thing about her.. nice thanks

  • dontgetblocked

    See how they do? A white woman is shot...mind you she's not even an American citizen and within a few days, the police chief is fired. Racist America at its best!

  • Tammie Reed

    Look how they stick together and get shit done! We, well when we do stuff and rally together (most times peaceful) we get shot down and more! Smh!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I'm going to check it out, this weekend.

  • Tammie Reed

    My daughter was 16 a few years ago just learning to drive and was driving on a temp license out here in Gwinnett Cty of Georgia. We got pulled over and we couldn't figure out why. They said because we were driving too slow lol. As we were talking to the one cop on the drivers side, another black cop approached my passenger side with gun drawn and had it pointed at us!

    I screamed so loud because he startled me and my daughter and started crying! He could have shot me dead just because I screamed when I turned and saw him with a gun in my face! I cursed him out so bad because WTF do you have a gun drawn and we we're just driving too slow? I was so pissed but he said it was just routine FOH!

    I mean mugged him the whole time while the cop gave my daughter a warning and let us go! He looked so uncomfortable but I didn't give a f*ck scaring me like that!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Something real fishy about this killing. SMH!

  • FallenOne

    Why not this level of awfulness when its a black americans death. Seems this is becoming about the suspects race and religion donald trumps fanaticism put on him. I even notice your write up Sandra seems to romanticize the victim more than others

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    And the 200 people that shit down traffic would have been called thugs!!! This the sane place philando was killed that officer went free.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Chile listen

  • Shira Harding-James

    I can definitely agree with you on this!

  • the guest

    I said this from the start and everyone disagreed with me.

    She didn't even disrespect him.

    He shot her because being a rape victim is considered a sin punishable by death to extremist Muslims. He killed her simply because according to radical Islam he has the right to kill a victim of rape.

    This country doesn't yet get it that extremist Muslims don't turn their extremism on and off for the sake of professionalism, law, and policy. To them there is no law above Sharia law.

    Black folks must decipher the fine line between discrimination against African Americans and the need for African Americans to be discriminating against extremist Muslims who do not spare the lives of black folks.

  • the guest

    She can't and she should not have. Also, this is egg on the face for those adverse to Trump's ban. Racism is wrong, but the ban and profiling is necessary for extremist Muslims who are lurking in shadows of duplicity of society.

  • cjilla16

    Shocking how when THEY get killed it's a different story smh...RIP to the lady still

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly......Many black democrats need to realize whites are a tribe regardless of their politics and that is why policy is more important that political party.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh my goodness!! Glad you ladies made it out safely!

  • Elevated Soul

    The movie is good!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Omg that was hilarious!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I'm gone get on up outta this post I see a few folks trying to get folks all up in arms and I'm not here for it today at ALL.

  • Elevated Soul

    Stop your insanity.White liberals got black liberal lapdogs blaming President Trump for police shootings as if it's new.You didn't sit blame Obama for all the killing of Blacks by police,so why is President Trump any different.Oh because he's a Republican right?

    Those same white liberals that got you foaming at the mouth over President Trump are the same one's that joined white Republicans in demanding the firing of the police chief in Minneapolis .You fools need to stop being so damn emotional over everything and use your brain if you got one.

    Black people have been getting brutalized by the police since any variation of the law began in Ametica.This happened because Blacks have been dehumanized for almost 500 years now.Guess what? When segregation was the official law ALL WHITES benefited....

  • MistaO

    Although, this is considered by many to be an entertainment blog, when there is a post talking real grown folk business, keep this goofy shit to another post. JS can't people keep it 100 when engaged in serious discussion?

    Big reason black people still crawling, as a whole, while other groups running. Can't ever be serious.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Has it been determined that she was the victim? It's my understanding that she overheard a potential crime, reported it to 911, and came outside to speak with the responding officers.

  • Miami8981

    Yeah, me too. Glad you and your daughter were okay.

    I hear the cops in Georgia are among the most racist cops in the United States (especially Gwinnett County). I have a relative who used to live in Gwinnett County and he's been pulled over a few times for driving while black.

  • scentsychick30

    Not surprised they did the same thing as blacks folks when this stuff happen but got Immediate results smh only in America.

  • FallenOne

    And this has what to with my post?

  • DynoMight

    Ghana. Right to abode. America. Left us, hear? #Listen #BeyonceVoice

    When an entire race is focused on the wrong ish, the finish line gets moved. "We" are mesmerized by whose thighs are wide and who got what for giving her pees or him skim black chocolate milk from China.

    Meanwhile, no one is truly supporting anything beyond their comfort or erotic zones. Give a dog a bone and he'll produce kids with your best friend. What does that have to do with this post? The same ish that the color of the victim's skin has to do with why a dumb as hell cop shoots without cause. #WordsWordsWords

    Pause on the pride. Step aside or find your passport and move around. "They" will not go without a financial fight. Right? Rite. #ThatsAnotherOprahShow

    I'm a woman. I'm black and some other ish not "buy" choice... and if I ain't (don't) got (have) nothing (anything)... I've got a voice.... and a stamped up passport... and "High Heals" #TurnsUpNWA #IceTNext #LeavesTheRoomSingingLoudly #InTune

  • scentsychick30

    Oh wow look ? at that the only excessive force police ?? Case to have swift impact. I wonder why. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e21cde4770e423c7979e3cd3e6b24f2971bf9479e1662f9618ef7f3e829e354.jpg

  • Felicia Kelley

    INTERESTING

  • Felicia Kelley

    I sure do not remember any statement from the Police chief during Philando Castile's situation..

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Not funny when we reverse roles , is it ?

  • Elevated Soul

    It doesn't surprise me that you could not grasp what I wrote.You're just another dumb non thinking zombie without a clue....

    You choose to blame aka lie on President Trump for something he don't have a to do with because of your spoon-fed politics. White liberals and paid Black demoncratic puppets nd greedy preachers have you idiotic zombies believing ANYTHING....

    White liberals have brainwashed weak minded Black people like yourself.I presented facts but because my facts don't coddle your spoon-fed narrative you ignore what was written.

    You're not on my elevate level sweetie...Those on an elevated level get exactly what I wrote.No need to respond because I don't waste much time with "non thinkers"..Get some knowledge and a working thought process in your life.

    Later not later....

  • FallenOne

    Your an idiot who obviously did not read nor understand my post. I have learned to just ignore idiots as there no point in attenpting dialogue

  • Faux Gibbler

    everytime a black persons is shot by cops there is an outrage. What planet ? do you live on?

  • Guest©

    It was great!! I had low expectations but I was presently surprised. I'm even going again because one of my friends got sick so I'll go see it with her. Please support this movies as it's actually really good.

  • Lisa daniels

    Dude failed 4 times and still got to be a blue thug? I am not surprised.

  • the guest

    Even if she wasn't the victim and he presumed her to be the victim, he judged her association with the report of a sexual assault and avenged her sin according to his extremism.

    I'm sure the murdering officer's partner is traumatized by the bullet flying him at close range to kill the victim.

    People don't get than an extremist Muslim will kill people for dressing in way not according to their law.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Hey lady ??
    Hope your summer is fun ??

  • Chuck

    Where were these white protesters when those black men were killed by the police officers? Fuck all of you pigs!

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Hello !!!???
    It's fun so far , hope all is well with you .
    TC

  • Renee26

    ??? omg I wanted to share it soooo bad but my yt coworkers would have my head behind calling the victim a thug meth head

  • Renee26

    Ok! I'm not even reachable nih, I'm hiking

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She was a blonde, blue-eyed white woman which is the ultimate symbol of white supremacy.

  • Karen Brady

    you are correct. she was not the victim.

  • Prettybrowneyes

    ????

  • Mister Fantastic

    I'm not Black, I'm Somalian...

    O.K!

  • just saying

    See the difference. Down south they made a law the police didn't have to turn their body cameras on and didn't have to show the public. Now officers are getting forced to resign if not fired and has the man even been charged or went to court. To all you not racists, coins and bedwwnches, do u not see the difference? Maybe she didn't comply or answer the officer's questions. If she wouldn't of resisted or act threatening... I could go on and on

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You said it all.

    Hell you got people on here who usually support cops creating all sorts of conspiracy theories that the cop shot her because he was a Muslim and she 'disrespected' him.

    I mean puleeze. It doesn't matter why he shot her because he will go to trial and be convicted by more than likely an all white jury and given the maximum of whatever charge he is convicted on.

    I just love to watch the heads of the posters who usually support the cops and tell everyone else to wait for the facts explode while they cook up some sinister scenario when it sounds as if the cop was a Somali Barney Fife.

    Of course a 'good' white blonde blue-eyed woman died so someone much pay and pay now.

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • Tom jones

    That wild somilian was a gun slingler from muagdushi he rep his hood with passion shot from passenger side like dirty harry who wants to bet he dont get off

  • Saharabutnotdry

    ??????

  • Coy little wink

    And don't forget a bride to be ?

  • parisjok

    they came to scene to late to see when shooting was really happening

  • parisjok

    it is very very very hard test. just sayin

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Of course. She had a 'future'.

  • NY_Chick

    Exactly exactly exactly!!!!!

  • Ant Hill

    they said #bluelivesmatter so fukk em

  • Tammie Reed

    I've been living up here for over 12 years and only been pulled over that one time.

  • Quitedeliteful

    When he failed 4 times they knew he'd be right for the job....

  • Lisa daniels

    I am not a conspiracy theorist but they knew what they was doing when they hired him.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Oh. know they mad.

  • Cecigirl

    Long time lurker here. I rarely post. But since I live in Minneapolis, I wanted to provide some facts which are not being included in the news coverage of this story. First, the victim's name is Justine Ruszczyk. Not Damond. Damond is her fiancé and future step son's last name. She was using that name on Facebook and as a DBA. She should be referred to with her government name and not her soon (now never) to be name. It's just a ploy to garnish more sympathy for her and her family.

    Second, the Philando Castile murder did not happen in Minneapolis. It happened in a suburb of St. Paul. The occupation of the Minneapolis police precinct was because of the death of Jamar Clark, not Philando Castille. The police chief and the Mayor were at odds during the Jamar Clark aftermath. Mayor Hodges, who is married to a black man, used some terminology which contributed to the inconsistent direction of police response to the occupation. Basically, the mayor and police chief disagreed in how to respond. Hodges was more sympathetic than the Harteau wanted to be.

    Third, Mayor Hodges is up for re-election this fall and failed to earn the endorsement of her party, the DFL. In fact, she came in 3rd behind 2 white men at the convention earlier this month. Allegedly, She does not have the support of many high powered backers she had the first election. She WILL not resign. But she probably won't be relected.

    Lastly, who calls the police on a possible rape or public sex act and walks out of her house 100 yards to the crime scene and up to the police car when the police are still canvassing. I understand that she is not from America, but her fiancé and neighbors should have taught her how to engage. If she needed to speak to the police, the 911 dispatcher could have patched her through over the phone.

    There are many things not being told here. Ultimately, there are some of the most racist people I have ever encountered in my life who live in Minnesota. They are covert with it though. Very passive aggressive. The officer was under the illusion that he had became one of them. But he is an outsider and they have turned on him. He now understands he will never be part of their team. Don't believe what you read.

  • teather

    Thank you for clarifying what happened in Minnesota. We are sitting here, everywhere else, scratching our heads. NONE of it makes any sense. Sorry the lady died, truly.
    If the chief were a man, she would have NEVER resigned. Over what? Please come back and shed some more light on what's going on locally. I have a friend who moved to MN and said the ppl were the BEST and were never racist; she's black (Af-Am) married to a white guy and they have a son. I PRAY they will be ok out there. From the west coast, a lot of places in the States look really scary. It's not any different here; it's covert, like you said. Please come back and tell us more as it unfolds. This has implications for ALL of us no matter where we live. Have the local police to the shooting of Justine spoken out in support of the officer, as they normally do? Blue lives matter and the like?

  • Jussjess25

    Thank you! This sounds like facts. Do you think the blck cop will go to jail for this?

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • Jussjess25

    Humm I wonder if that can work in his favor?

  • Jussjess25

    wow.. what a visual smh so true

  • Cecigirl

    I agree that had the chief been a male, no resignation. This is politics at its best. The police are NOT speaking out in support. In fact, they are releasing the info about him. So, all blue lives don't matter.

  • Cecigirl

    I don't know. It's going to be interesting.