Anyone relying on the mainstream media for information could be excused for believing that only Persons of Politically Preferred Pigmentation are killed by rogue police officers. Actually, this is not true; as Heather Mac Donald notes, “if there is a bias in police shootings after crime rates are taken into account, it is against white civilians,” probably because police are aware of the political consequences of shooting blacks, whose Lives Matter. Regarding rogue police officers in Minneapolis, here’s a story that ran here 3 years ago:
Somali Police Officer Unaccountably Shoots Minneapolis Woman
Congratulations to Mohamed Noor, the first Somali police officer in his Minneapolis precinct. Due to P.C. preferences, a stellar career is sure to unfold before him — unless he derailed it when he blew away a woman for no apparent reasonSaturday night:
The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in mysterious circumstances after she called 911 to report a disturbance behind her upscale Minneapolis home has been identified.
Mohamed Noor, who joined the department in March 2015, reached over and shot Justine Damond, 40, multiple times from the passenger seat of his squad car while she spoke to his colleague on the drivers side in a back alley.
Both officer’s bodycams were off and the squad car camera not recording when Damond – who was in her pyjamas – was killed at around 11.30pm on Saturday, just a month before she was due to marry.
At last word, the police had put forth no explanation for this homicide.
In his short career, Noor already had three complaints against him, two of which are still under investigation.
Damond had called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault. Ironically, she was a militant opponent of anyone but the authorities being allowed to own firearms.
Somehow, I doubt this story will generate as much outrage as when white police officers are forced to shoot black criminals.
That prediction was accurate. The Washington Post actually sided with Noor after he shot a woman in the face for no particular reason, rejoicing that his Affirmative Action presence on the police force “brought Somali activists some pride and reassurance at a time of Islamophobia in America.” Wept WaPo, “Now that same Somali community is bracing for a backlash against Noor that has already begun.”
Noor was found guilty of murder. See? No reason to riot.
Likewise, Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder. Those rioting ostensibly in the name of George Floyd have no justification whatsoever. But of course, Floyd is only a pretext; if he hadn’t come along, the mob that has been burning down Minneapolis would have found another one.