Self-defense? She was an unarmed woman in pajamas who approached the squad car window because she had called the police for help. This is a familiar pattern: Islamic supremacists always claim that whatever they did was someone else’s fault. Muzzammil Hassan, the Buffalo, New York moderate Muslim leader who beheaded his wife, claimed she beat him, and he was just defending himself. Turkan Lowmani, who stabbed his wife 21 times, claimed that his wife “had grabbed the knife first and he had taken it from her before a struggle ensued.” 68-old-year Komar Uddin, accused of raping a teenage girl, claimed she made all the advances upon him.
And now this. Mohamed Noor may get away with this, because in Minneapolis today, to doubt his word might be “Islamophobic.” But he still stands as a monument to the error, still uncorrected, of hiring police officers based on their race and religion rather than on their competence.
“Noor signals he’ll plead not guilty in Ruszczyk killing,” by Jon Collins, MPR News, April 25, 2018 (thanks to J.):
Attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor filed a court document Wednesday saying that the officer intends to plead not guilty on charges filed against him in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk last July.
Noor was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter last month in the killing of Ruszczyk, known professionally as Justine Damond. She’d called 911 to report what she thought was an assault in the alley behind her home in Minneapolis on July 15. Prosecutors say Noor fatally shot Ruszczyk through the open driver’s side window after she approached the squad car from behind.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said when he announced charges that there was “no evidence that Officer Noor encountered a threat, appreciated a threat, investigated a threat or confirmed a threat that justified his decision to use deadly force.”
The document filed Wednesday is called a rule nine disclosure. It states that Noor intends to rely on defenses at trial that include arguing that he’s not guilty, that it was self-defense and that it was a reasonable use of force….
Minneapolis police announced shortly after the charges that Noor was no longer with the department. He is currently free on bail….