Yesterday, Political Mayhem reported on the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk, (who also goes by the last name of Damond) a 40-year-old corporate professional from Australia who was soon to be married. Ms. Ruszczyk died due to a fatal gunshot fired by Officer Mohamed Noor, a Somali Muslim immigrant who serves on the Minneapolis Police Department in the 5th Precinct.
Some people are now claiming they are being blocked by the Minneapolis Police Department on the Department’s Facebook Page, and their comments are being deleted when referencing the shooting of Justine Ruszczyk.
Justine Ruszczyk had called police about a disturbance which she felt might have been some sort of sexual assault, and police responded at approximately 11:30pm. Once Officer Mohamed Noor and his partner arrived on scene. Justine Ruszczyk approached the squad car and was shortly thereafter shot by Officer Noor.
One very well known anti-Sharia activist, Pamela Geller, is claiming that she was in fact blocked by the Minneapolis Police Department on Facebook. In an effort to get to the truth, I sent the following message to the Minneapolis Police Department via Facebook Messenger. “I’d like to know why you are blocking users who are commenting on the Officer Noor shooting and why you are deleting comments? Are you being pressured by the Mayor’s Office?” To my surprise, I got a very prompt response and the Minneapolis Police Department responded two minutes later with, “We have only blocked one individual who was sending us very threatening/offensive messages. We have not deleted any comments. If a comment was removed, it was done automatically by Facebook’s profanity filter.” You can see the exchange below.
Now, Mayor Betsy Hodge’s office and the Minneapolis Police Department are in panic mode. Not too long ago, Mayor Hodges posted on Facebook, “I want to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Noor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department. Officer Noor has been assigned to the 5th Precinct, where his arrival has been highly celebrated, particularly by the Somali community in and around Karmel Mall.”
This is the same Mayor who opened up a hotline for Muslim residents to call and inform on Trump supporters who they feel are “harassing them” which sounds like similar tactics used by well-known dictators such as Stalin and Hitler. When Mayor Betsy Hodges set up this politically motivated hotline, she stated, “I will not compromise the public safety of the people of Minneapolis to satisfy Trump’s desire to put politics before public safety. Minneapolis is being built and strengthened by people from all over the world and I am grateful for their commitment to our city. I stand with them today and will continue to take that stand as the President-elect prepares to take office.”
It is statements like this which show the true nature of the leftist mind. Public safety, the First Amendment, and not being safe from Sharia-motivated violence does not apply to you in Minneapolis if you are a Trump supporter.
It has also been revealed that on May 25 2017, Officer Noor and two other officers allegedly assaulted Minneapolis resident Theresa Graham who had called police several times that day. Ms. Graham had requested officers to leave her home, but Officer Noor and his partners refused, grabbing Ms. Graham’s phone from her, and at some point during the exchange, Ms. Graham claims she was assaulted by the officers. As a result, Ms. Graham has filed a lawsuit against Officer Noor and the Minneapolis Police Department.
According to available records, the lawsuit was filed against the Minneapolis Police Department and Officer Noor on Friday July 14, 2017. In the lawsuit, the woman who was assaulted by Officer Noor claims she has suffered permanent damage and deals with chronic pain daily. The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk took place on the evening of July 15, 2017. It is a safe bet that Internal Affairs investigators are looking at this, but given the circumstances of this lawsuit, and the subsequent shooting of Justine Ruszczyk just one day later, it brings into question why the MPD allowed this officer to stay on the street, and why he was not reprimanded with desk duty until the lawsuit had played out in court.
The presumption that Mayor Betsy Hodges would pressure the Minneapolis Police Department to censor citizens on Facebook as part of a damage control strategy isn’t such a crazy idea. The Minneapolis Police Department has denied that any such censorship is taking place. At this point in the investigation, the MPD has not released Officer Noor’s training records, and they have stated that if any such records are released, this is a decision which will lie with the City Attorney. Presently, the investigation into this tragedy is being conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and they have yet to release any further details.