Justine Damond and Mohamed Noor

A Minneapolis cop who gunned down an Australian woman in July 2017 was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter. Officer Mohamed Noor turned himself in on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Noor was charged with fatally shooting Justine Ruszczyk Damond, 40, after she called 911 to report a woman possibly being raped in the alley outside her home.

Noor and his partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, told investigators that, after arriving in an alleyway, they were startled by someone approaching their patrol SUV.

Harrity said he heard a sound of a lightbulb breaking and he saw a flash, then he turned to see Noor firing his weapon.

Damond was hit once and died later at a hospital. Neither officer turned on their body cams.

Damond’s shooting sparked outrage and protests in the streets. Residents accused the police and the prosecutor’s office of bias because the officer is a minority.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the law makes it difficult to charge police officers unless they are “unacceptably reckless.”

Freeman agreed that Noor’s action was reckless. “Clearly Officer Noor violated the rules and deserves to be charged.”

“There is no evidence that, in that short timeframe, Officer Noor encountered, appreciated, investigated, or confirmed a threat that justified the decision to use deadly force,” the criminal complaint said.

Noor’s bail was set at $500,000. He faces a minimum of 12½ years in prison if convicted.

  • Vonn

    Are his eyes drunk, or am I tired?¿

  • Ryan

    Zzzzzzzzz

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Minneapolis cop who shot dead an Australian woman is charged with murder.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I’m sure his black azz was.

  • Coy little wink

    They scrambled…lawd

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    This just took me OUT!!!!!!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    His eyes concern me.

  • Malai

    Is anyone surprised? ?

  • You Could Never

    Youse a black man. No matter how much blue you wear legally. Dumb ass

  • the guest

    Thank you.

  • Real Greasy

    The spectrum is still the spectrum… thanks Minneapolis for the thorough transparent investigation and your decision to bring forth charges doesn’t surprise me one bit…badge or not you park a pale face female and your of Hennessey bronze complexion pick 12 =12 yrs…. Judge trial 50-50 they just may respect the badge but definitely not the one it’s pinned on in this case …. good luck bruh!!!!

  • xenaD

    Knew it!! Smh

  • SweetTEE

    We all saw this coming. Mr. Black Officer, you sir are not the complexion for protection lol

  • MookieFly

    A white woman in an alley at night? I would have shot her ass too. Could’ve been on bath salts, meth, or Percocet. Oh well, sorry it had to be you brotha.

  • Wayup!

    I can guarantee that if the victim were Black he’d be a free man… But he already knew this so…?

  • mark1984

    but yet hundreds of black men are killed under the same circumstances but no talk of jail time? sorry but is it because she was white and he black?

  • Faux Gibbler

    But what everyone leaves out is this is NOT the first time this officer wrecklessly fired his weapon. He shot 2 family dogs behind fences.

  • mark1984

    True and now I recall his partner saying it was unjustified
    But under the same logic should we forget the officers who killed men having similar complaints in there file?
    I hate to say it but black men we donot get similar justice. News media pulls the victims past and mentions his troubles in highscool to try and sympathize with his killers
    Im close to going the route of honorable Elijah Muhammad

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good all I got for this .. ??

  • Allihave2say

    My grandmother used to always tells us not to mess up our permanent records because people will hold it against us for life.

  • Allihave2say

    The cop needs to get lab work on her.
    Why did he kill the dogs were they vicious? Do you know?

  • Allihave2say

    He thought he was getting legal reparations, an eye for an eye. One white for one black.

  • Chassidy Jackson

    The crime is hiring this crazy eyed MFer! Sheesh!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    He just realized his race mattered before his job title.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    What’s wrong with his eyes??????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Plus he was a Muslim.

    I knew he was going to be charged when some of his fellow officers leaked some of the past incidents he had been involved in to the media was well as his poor performance during training.

    Blue doesn’t over rule black.

  • MRiGOThim

    Only if this worked the other way around :P

  • We Can Do This

    He should’ve used, I felt my life was in danger. Where was the FOP to coach him to say that?

  • Vonn

    Lol.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    damn, it took them a minute but they finally got him! Whites been reeking havoc on blacks and young white males been making them pay

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    This is sad all around. The police was a Somalian, first generation to earn a college degree and become a cop. He was glad to be an American and prove his worthiness, but he used bad judgment. It was simply bad judgement on his part, not intentional, and he’ll probably get off. They’re taking him to trial but as we know, cops usually get off because of the “intention” part of it.
    Just a bad situation. Jumpy cops. Didn’t have their dash cam on. Night time. But I’ve said it before there’s a disconnect between 911 and the police responding. 911 should patch those calls into the cops so they can hear the conversation and know what they’re going into.

  • NeverSurprised

    He’s Somali. I guarantee you, the only thing he hates more than being charged with murder, is having anyone call him BLACK.

    Somalis detest blacks. They were active in the Arab slave trade and enslaved the Bantus (black Africans) right up until the 1930s (yes, 1930s!!!), and only stopped when the Italian Colonial Administration forced them to. Somalis used to SEW UP the vaginas of young Bantu girls to make them more valuable on the slave block.
    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_Somalia

    If you meet a Somali today and you happen to be light skinned, they will be far more accepting of you because they assume you are not “all black.”

    Because of their lack of knowledge of world history, Black Americans always assume everyone with brown skin feels some sort of “brotherhood” with them. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    This man leaned over his partner and shot that innocent woman point blank. He deserves to be prosecuted.

  • Waya Hedia

    bullshit

  • Jussjess25

    Thanks for thus education.. smh they gonna hang that man

  • Oya Shango

    Now, he will learn that he is BLACK in America.

  • Harley

    But none of the cops who kill women and men of color are charged?? Many of them have a history as well! It’s time we fight this fraudulent justice system. They will protect Becky at any cost!

  • Layah Jhene

    He got his wake up call. Lol and black folks still running around today acting like the don’t know who their enemies are. You gon’ learn the hard way like God said you would.

  • ???TheRider???

    I’m surprised the toddler in chief hasn’t said anything.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Surprised it took this long. That whole situation never made any sense. Still no explaination as to why he shot her. Wish every murderous cop was charged.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I’m sorry but it’s more than bad judgement, this man seemed nuts. He reaches around/past his partner in the car, to gun this woman down. That is still so crazy to me!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So he thought he was going to kill a white woman and they’d let him get away with it? I think not.

  • UncleTom-Hilly-Billy

    You black Americans are always seeking validation and acceptance from other groups. Why is that?
    The reason why other groups like Africans and Caribbean’s don’t identify with you is because you black Americans don’t have a culture and self discipline.
    You have illegitimate babies at an alarming rate, you rank high in criminal activities, you don’t respect each other and most importantly you are always blaming the government for everything that goes wrong in your life. Look at every black American household, it is led by a self destructive baby mama raising future thugs.
    First clean up your communities before you attack others.

  • UncleTom-Hilly-Billy

    I think he always knew that. Lol

  • UncleTom-Hilly-Billy

    The officer feared for his life.

  • UncleTom-Hilly-Billy

    He pays your section 8 and EBT card.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Smh, so Ben Carson threw Candy’s ole matronly lookin a$$ ALL the way under the bus.

  • Kimberly King

    GUILTY !

  • Goddess™

    Complexion for the protection babyyyyy!

    -Paul Mooney!

    Speak on it SweetTEE?

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Body cams conveniently not turned on?
    It’s not adding up.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    White media is trying to salvage their global reputation. White colonizers getting kicked out of South Africa, white American terrorists killing their own people here in the states. Black people waking up globally…

    White supremacists is trying to clean up this “mess”. That requires more guns in the hands of white people, showcasing more black on white crime (even if accidental), and the poor whites internationally crying foul play because they are getting kicked off land they originally stole.

    This is all strategize to NEUTRALIZE the increased risks that show that their system is cracking.

    STAY WOKE

  • Lucky8

    Mark my words, he will be charged, but if the color was reversed he would not be.

  • Lucky8

    I wonder why the other cop did not stop him, he could have pushed the gun, the other dude probably did it so fast he couldn’t, sad

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes, those Christian men protecting their women./s

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    His being Muslim just made the charges more inevitable.

  • Cannelle

    I hate to agree with this, but I do.

  • Cannelle

    ^^^Uncle Tom is a good name for you. How does it feel licking colonizer boots?

  • mark1984

    Which part is b.s? Let’s dialogue

  • free

    …and he’s gonna be convicted…and sentenced to the maximum penalty allowed under the law.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That only works for white officers.

  • kimberly

    Lol but if he was a white cop this wouldn’t even be up for discussion

  • i troll it like i see it

    You’re getting blocked. Have a good one.

  • Decked Out

    This goes to SHOW US that, “White Lives Matter”
    Don’t get it twisted. It’s a daym shame.

  • Decked Out

    Thank you. All BLACKS in America don’t care about African Americans. Let’s get EDUCATED.

  • Decked Out

    So you talking about the Kardashians, USA High School Snipers, Charlottesville White protesters and MTV Baby Mommas show too. Oh, they are WHITE. #GTFOH

  • Chuck

    This dude looks weird.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I hope not………I hope he gets off just like the others…….I’m standing behind him just like they stand behind theirs even when video/pictures/testimonies/witnesses says they killed one of ours unjustly……Just like they support theirs when they do wrong, we got to do the same…….Your/mine/our families lives depends on it. Think about it. If they publicly prosecute black cops for the same injustices that are committed by white cops on us will cause a real STREET WAR…….If our black brothers in blue are taken down like this………….WE ARE ALL DOOMED…….

  • Mrz Justketta

    Right…dayum shame!!!

  • Trey

    shot for nothing

  • Waya Hedia

    It’s bullshit because ‘hundreds’ of black men are NOT killed under the same circumstances. If I recall, she was shot from his car as this dumbshit cop shot across his partner’s seated position. Black men are ALL different. Some get what they deserve and some get what they ask for. Only a very small number are shot without cause in this country and those cases are tried pretty much all the time. If you’re worried about black men being killed, look to other black men. And oh, yeah.. obey the cops when you’re in contact with them. If anyone is going to go around complaining that cops are blood thirsty killers.. Why TF would anyone fight with them instead of just doing what you’re told?

    Equating ‘black men’ with some little blonde white lady is pathetic.

  • datjerk

    Interesting

  • Lady_Elle

    So… what happened to the WALL OF BLUE???

    A minority officer thrown under the bus!
    This is ALL because the woman was from another country.

    Hmmmm $500k bail. The same amount the Fla shooter’s brother got for riding a skateboard at the school site of the mass shooting.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I was the video…….he was dead wrong. It was so heartbreaking to see

  • free

    right. any statements of outrage from the police union?

  • Kemi

    He’s going to learn that “blue lives matter” is not going to be applicable for this case. Justice can be elusive sometimes if you’re not the right color.

    I hope the black families faced with this type of mourning and predicament find justice one day.

  • Rere

    Who didn’t see this coming? ?

  • Ice

    Stop generalising. When people generalise about African Americans, people like you get mad. SMH

  • mark1984

    ok…
    but I recall myself being punched and kicked in the face for NO REASON on a traffic stop for broken tail light. The Mexican officers told me he punched me in the car and was going to say I assaulted him. For me to prepare to be in jail on a felony. Luckily the D.A dropped it as video showed I did nothing wrong but video of him punching me mysteriously was not around. Me a college graduate having worked very hard was facing losing my career over a false felony charge.
    ok you said what you said. I have learned not to try and educate or demonstrate to people who think like you think as obviously we donot matter to you as some “got what they deserved”..
    Yeah Travon Martin got what he deserved? The man shot in the front seat and killed in front of his wife and child got what he deserved? The subway rider in Oakland got what he deserved? The social worker at work with his client shot while obeying police got what he deserved? Oh the police tried the case and the officers went free.
    No talking to you as I see I do not matter

  • Waya Hedia

    Yes, Trayvon caused his own demise.
    The cop who shot the guy in the car was acquitted. He fucked up. But it’s better not to move when you’re told not to. I wasn’t there so I have no opinion on the case.
    The ‘subway’ rider in Oakland was not complying and was shot by an idiot who thought he was holding his tazer.

    Every case is different. If we assume there are bad cops among the ranks the worst thing to do is attempt to go up against them. During a stop, comply and obey and your chances of walking away from that asshole are greatly increased.

    As to whether you matter or not, I never take one side of stories as fact. You should already know that. Being a college grad or working hard isn’t considered when you’re dealing with cops. If the cop fucked up you should have pursued it as far as possible. Cases are decided every day and many are decided against cops who abuse their power. I have had my run-ins with stupid cops but I don’t assume they are even remotely related to anything else.

    I don’t matter either.

  • Karen Brady

    I’ve learned not to trust any men with shaved heads! LOL.

  • mark1984

    one last thing..even if a person is being argumentative (which I was not nor the people I just mentioned) IT DOES NOT JUSTIFY MURDER.
    And why is it that assertive black men or perceived as aggressive,

  • mark1984

    How did Travon cause his own demise? The police told the butthole to STOP Following HIM. DO NOT PROCEED. Yet he confronted him and should not Travon defend himself from some stranger following him in his own community?
    D.A told me to let it go as I could face continued harassment.
    but back to Travon, please tell me how he caused it?

  • mark1984

    So you are saying I did not comply? I made them hit and punch me?
    Historically the men hanging in tress they deserved it too?

  • Waya Hedia

    I am saying that whether or not you complied is none of my business and I can not make that call. That’s up to you. Quit changing the subject. I don’t know the details of any men hanging from trees. I do know the details of many horrific crimes committed by black males though. What’s your point?

  • Waya Hedia

    Trayvon.. blah. The jury basically said that he attacked Zimmerman and was killed in self defense. I am going with the jury. After Obama’s DOJ came in, they arrived at the same conclusion. So whatever you think about it means zero here.

  • mark1984

    ok…..an unarmed teenager is being aggressively followed by a man that was told to stop but yet he is the victim….ok. I see your logic.

  • mark1984

    no point that you will receive…carry on.
    like you said you donot no the details of my story nor the men hanging in trees but you refute the first hand knowledge of my story and the historical references of the men…
    ok…..

  • Waya Hedia

    Men hanging from trees.. totally irrelevant to the discussion. Your story is yours to deal with and has no bearing on anything being discussed here. This is about a Somali cop who shot a woman, from his car if I recall correctly.. and I think.. while she was talking to another cop. That’s the topic here. Not people hanging from trees a hundred years ago.

  • Waya Hedia

    You seem to only have half of the story. Perhaps you need to seek out a little more information or trial transcripts. In the end, not my problem. Not your problem. Maybe learn more about your heroes before you pick em.

  • SweetTEE

    Now he should have known, especially being black AND Muslim that he never stood a chance. Negro should have been left the country and went into hiding.

  • mark1984

    I enjoyed our dialogue. Thank you.
    not your problem? but it is mine as I am the one with the colored skin who is often mistaken for ill will.
    My heroes? What are you talking about? More bias or assumptions about me or men who look like me?

  • mark1984

    one last thing>

    “So they can take a school shooter alive who just killed 17 people who they knew was armed, but someone suspected of breaking car windows with just a cellphone gets shot at 20 times? Who the hell would get into a shootout with cops over vandalism?”

  • Waya Hedia

    Are you expecting every incident to turn out the same? There is no relation between the two incidents you mentioned. As to who would get into a shoot out with cops over vandalism, darwin awards, I guess. It isn’t new.

  • Waya Hedia

    The problem I see here is that you are an individual and are not responsible for the actions of others solely because of your skin color or race.

    “What are you talking about?”

    Bad people come in all colors. There is no requirement for you to relate to them in your own personal life. Sometimes, when you only hear one side of a story it isn’t enough to make a call. That’s what we have judges and juries for. That’s what I meant. No offense.

    Thank you as well!

  • mark1984

    No offensive taken. I like our concersation.
    That’s what we have judges for? So you donot acknowledge the systematic oppression of blacks in America? Jim crow laws? Thousands of blacks killed legally for no reason without hope of justice as law enforcement and judges refused to try there white killers? You donot acknowledge the probability of those system still affecting people today?
    Yes I am an individual who thought I was different until I was shown otherwise.
    But ok. I hear you but can not relate to your inability to sympathize

  • mark1984

    But I agree and understand we are individuals and there are two sides to a story. Because im black not all are like me. 3x I saw your prepective but you have yet to feel me lol?

  • Quitedeliteful

    He should have known that he wouldn’t be able to get away with this…

  • Maxima

    Bad judgment to shoot a woman in her night gown??? It is dummies and suck ups on juries that get these killer cops off.

  • Maxima

    Africans and many Jamaicans are always abandoning their children. Y’all have pretense and showcase, but inside those households are turmoil and rancor. As far as crime and self-destruction, you ever heard of the Hutu-Tutsi genocide, or Trenchtown or Tivoli Gardens?

  • Maxima

    Assignment for your head in the azz argument:
    Watch the movie “Fruitvale Station”.

  • Maxima

    The guy shot in the car was asked for his drivers license and he was getting it out. He respectfully and lawfully told the officer he was carrying a licensed firearm. He also had been stopped by the police 36 times in a year. Police increase county revenue that way.

    You are an inveterate racist who refuses to see what is clear as day. Hopefully a tragedy like a heroin overdose of your children/grandchildren/siblings will make you less smug.

  • sunni_daze

    Who didn’t see this coming.

  • Hope Ushery

    WOW BACKWARDS ASS JUDICIAL SYSTEM..SMH

  • Waya Hedia

    so cute. thanks for the first hand report there.. why weren’t you on the jury ir in the witness box? You could have made sure justice was done!

  • Waya Hedia

    Sorry.. old enough to know that movies aren’t history. Watch the movie ‘Wallace and Grommit’.

  • Waya Hedia

    Whoever convinced you that you’re not an individual did you an extreme disservice. That’s a form of brainwashing, actually. Stand up and stand out.

  • mark1984

    that was beautiful thank you. Also thanks for not getting on me with my errors in spelling
    highfives

  • UncleTom-Hilly-Billy

    The reason why you black Americans are the least ranking group in society is because you don’t believe in personal accountability. Which is the characteristics you are displaying right now.
    If you accept and acknowledge the issue with your community then you can take steps in addressing the matter, but the problem is you neegros are in denial and rebel against personal responsibility.

    The reason you will never see African or Caribbean kids being shot or questioned by police is because their parents keep them disciplined and at home.
    Africans and Caribbean’s come to America to work hard and their children succeed unlike you black American breeding illegitimate kids, destroying each other and terrorizing your own communities.

  • UncleTom-Hilly-Billy

    Maybe if you stayed in school then you would be able to comprehend.

    Ha!

  • UncleTom-Hilly-Billy

    I have never been colonized unlike you modern slaves.

  • Trace da Ace

    wow!!!! but all of them white cops who murdered black men are roaming free???? I hate this fucking system!! If they are going to charge him…charge all of the other cops as well!!!

  • Decked Out

    You should take heed to this, “Uncle-TOM” but it may go Over your UNeducated Azz:
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.
    BTW – please stop insulting because you HATE YOURSELF. Go to a “Caucasian Page” and kiss your “Masters Azz’s”. Have a great “Suppressed Day”

  • UncleTom-Hilly-Billy

    I’m not sure what this has to do with white people.
    But here you are bringing up other groups while you fail to debunk my points.
    That’s why you can’t comprehend.

    HA!