Minnesota Supreme Court Tosses Murder Conviction of Officer Mohamed Noor in Killing of Justine Damond

The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed the third-degree murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor for the 2017 killing of Justine Damond.

Damond, 40, had called 9-1-1 to report a possible assault taking place in the alley behind her home on the city’s southwest side. She had moved from Australia and was getting ready to marry her American fiancé.

When Officer Noor and his partner arrived, he fatally shot her in the abdomen as she went to approach the squad car.

“Noor testified that he and his partner heard a loud bang on their squad car that startled them, and that he fired “to stop the threat” after he saw his partner’s terrified reaction and a woman appear at his partner’s window raising her arm. His partner testified that he hadn’t yet assessed whether there was a threat himself. Prosecutors noted that Noor hadn’t even determined whether Damond had a weapon before firing,” the Associated Press reported at the time of his conviction.

The Supreme Court did not reverse the second-degree manslaughter conviction, but asserted that the prosecution did not prove he acted with a “depraved mind, without regard for human life,” a qualifier for the murder charge.

“In sum, our precedent confirms that Noor is correct in arguing that a person does not commit depraved-mind murder when the person’s actions are directed at a particular victim,” Chief Justice Lorie Gildea wrote in the case’s opinion.

Noor will likely serve between 41-57 months on the manslaughter conviction when he is resentenced, a Hennepin County Attorney’s Office spokeswoman told NBC News.

Hennepin County Attorney Michael O. Freeman said that he was disappointed in the high court’s decision in a statement.

“We are disappointed that the Minnesota Supreme Court chose to reverse the third-degree murder conviction of Mohamed Noor,” Freeman’s said. “However, we respect and acknowledge that the Minnesota Supreme Court is the final arbiter in this matter.”

Noor was a Somali refugee whose “hiring in 2015 was celebrated by Minneapolis leaders eager to diversify the police force in a city that is 64% white,” the Associated Press explained.

At the time of his conviction, the Minnesota-based Somali American Police Association issued a statement saying it believes institutional prejudice “heavily influenced” the court and that the prosecutor had “other motives” when he charged Noor. “Unfortunately it’s a system that seems to work for certain people and not for everybody. And it’s something we need to live with,” Waheid Siraach, a spokesman for the association, said in a statement.

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6 responses to “Minnesota Supreme Court Tosses Murder Conviction of Officer Mohamed Noor in Killing of Justine Damond”

  1. PolishMP731 says:

    It’s interesting to see how it works from this view, but when it’s guys of Chauvin’s race, they get the book thrown at them.
    White privilege is amazing……

  2. Rawdog says:

    Stories like this support an idea I have only started to have in the last decade or so. It is this:

    Scum from shithole countries need NOT come to this country

    Americans should NOT give even legal immigrants full rights.

    These losers who can’t even make in their own shitholes have NO IDEA what Rights are…NO IDEA what voting is for…I GUARANTEE that that SOMALI p.o.s. had NEVER touched a firearm UNTIL he was issued one. Remember Ilhan Omar? These scum from that shithole country DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS. They think it is part of Welfare (Oh boy, I get a vote; worth $200 every election, FREE MONEY, FREE MONEY)

    It is because of POS’s such as this that Pedo Joe is in the White House.

    It is because of Pieces of Shit such as this that we have a Vaccine Mandate.

    Maybe we should STOP letting losers from shithole countries come here.
    Maybe we should ALSO change our immigration policy so that those who DO come here legally ONLY get “partial citizenship”.

    They would not be allowed to get certain jobs (such as cop), not be allowed to vote (except in, perhaps, in limited, local elections).

    Perhaps we can allow them to petition for full rights after they have been here 20 or more years. The test for that could include an essay wherein they describe how they have TRULY learned the rights & responsibilities of a citizen of this country. And MOST IMPORTANTLY they have to get letters of recommendation from no less than 20 born here, 4th gen American Citizens who have known this person for at least 15 years.
    Additionally, their anchor babies do NOT get full citizenship automatically because we have to understand that those that refuse to work for full citizenship are teaching their children to be, at the very least, hostile to the US and, at the worst, traitors.

    Of course, this idea would require those of us who are born here 4th gens (& up)” to be responsible and ONLY recommend those who truly deserve citizenship.

    Damn, this will be an article itself if I keep expanding on the ramifications of this idea so I will stop here…

  3. Metl_Hd389 says:

    The bleep gets a reduced sentence for killing a white woman. Our grand justice system at work.

  4. Plaguen says:

    Ok, now let’s do Chauvin.

  5. Viewtifuljoe says:

    PSA: Get out of the cities. That is all.

  6. Devon says:

    Bet my bottom clown dollar he will get rehired