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Post #1 by ARMCX1 » 1 week ago

For the moment, the paragraph below is the crux of the matter in the suspicious fatal shooting of a white woman in Minneapolis by police. Two officers responded to the incident but had turned off their body cameras before arriving on the scene and before one of them fatally shot the woman while she was talking to the other officer. Both officers were in the squad car at the time of the shooting.

Minneapolis police officer fatally shoots Australian bride-to-be under mysterious circumstances - The Washington Post

Minneapolis police officer fatally shoots Australian bride-to-be under mysterious circumstances - The Washington Post


Three people “with knowledge of the incident” told the Star Tribune that the responding officers pulled into the alley behind Damond’s home. The woman, wearing pajamas, approached the driver’s side door and was talking to the driver, reported the Star Tribune. The officer in the passenger seat shot Damond through the driver’s side door, the three people told the newspaper.



Minneapolis police officer fatally shoots Australian bride-to-be under mysterious circumstances - The Washington Post
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Post #2 by Paris » 1 week ago

From an Australian point of view, moving to the USA sounds pretty suicidal for starters.

Suicide by cop?
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Post #3 by ARMCX1 » 1 week ago

Paris wrote:From an Australian point of view, moving to the USA sounds pretty suicidal for starters.

Suicide by cop?


It does not seem that way but there are a few details. What surprises me is the cop in the passenger seat shot the woman standing at the driver side window through the cabin of the squad roll with his partner in between. The woman had called because she heard a noise in the alleyway.

Like most police shootings, this one requires that we wait for more detail from officials, witnesses and family.
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Post #4 by NightSwimmer » 1 week ago

Paris wrote:From an Australian point of view, moving to the USA sounds pretty suicidal for starters.

Suicide by cop?

This one looks more like homicide by cop.
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Post #5 by Paris » 1 week ago

Sarcasm aside.

"Suicide by cop" seems to be a recurring phenomenon in the US, as if shooting dead someone behaving erratically was standard procedure.

Perhaps it's safe to say that the US may have a gun control issue.
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Post #6 by ARMCX1 » 1 week ago

Paris wrote:Sarcasm aside.

"Suicide by cop" seems to be a recurring phenomenon in the US, as if shooting dead someone behaving erratically was standard procedure.

Perhaps it's safe to say that the US may have a gun control issue.


It's safe to say the US has a gun control issue.

Suicide by cop is a pretty common occurrence in some police shootings -- especially if there was a manhunt on or if a police officer has been killed.
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Post #7 by tnbskts » 1 week ago

Well, since she was white, "I felt threatened" might not cut it this time. Then again, we're so far down the "the police are always right" road that it'll be interesting to see what the excuse is this time and whether the other cop supports it.

Apparently their bodycams are off by default and have to be turned on when the officers think the situation warrants it. Maybe this incident will force a rethink.
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Post #8 by ARMCX1 » 1 week ago

tnbskts wrote:Well, since she was white, "I felt threatened" might not cut it this time. Then again, we're so far down the "the police are always right" road that it'll be interesting to see what the excuse is this time and whether the other cop supports it.

Apparently their bodycams are off by default and have to be turned on when the officers think the situation warrants it. Maybe this incident will force a rethink.


There should be audio and almost certainly a recording of the conversation between the woman and the police.

This business about body cams not being on happens at times when they should be on. I guess I'm not sure why they aren't always on since it just records over the routine stuff like security cams do?
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Post #9 by ARMCX1 » 1 week ago

No new additional info to report other than this statement by the Chief of Minneapolis Police.
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Post #10 by BDBoop » 6 days ago

Her fiance' is the vice president and general manager of Little Six Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota. I get the distinct impression the police won't be able to sweep this one under the rug.
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