'Loud sound' preceded US police shooting Australian woman

Chicago (AFP) – Police in the US state of Minnesota were startled by a loud sound prior to shooting an Australian woman who had called them to report a possible assault, investigators revealed on Tuesday.

The state agency probing the fatal police shooting of Justine Damond, also known by her maiden name Justine Ruszczyk, interviewed one of the two officers who responded to her emergency call on Saturday night in Minneapolis.

It was the first time since the shooting that authorities offered more information about the circumstances, as community leaders and Damond’s family complained they had received few details.

Officer Matthew Harrity told investigators Tuesday that he had been “startled by a loud sound” near the squad car while responding to the call, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said in a statement.

His partner, Officer Mohamed Noor, was in the passenger seat.

“Immediately afterward Ruszczyk approached the driver’s side window of the squad (car). Harrity indicated that Officer Noor discharged his weapon, striking Ruszczyk through the open driver’s side window,” the agency said.

BCA did not identify the sound, but an unidentified officer recorded on a police radio conversation published by Minnesota PoliceClips speculated it may have been fireworks that sounded like gun shots.

The officers’ body-worn cameras were not on during the incident. After the shooting, they provided medical aid until paramedics arrived, the BCA said.

The medical examiner’s office said Damond died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the BCA.

Investigators appealed for witnesses to come forward.

– Family speaks out –

Damond, a 40-year-old meditation instructor and life coach, was an Australian national who had moved to the US to marry her fiance Don Damond, and had changed her name ahead of the marriage.

She had called Minneapolis police Saturday around 11:30 pm to report “what she believed was an active sexual assault occurring nearby,” Don Damond said on Monday.

“Sadly, her family and I have been provided with almost no additional information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived.”

Speaking in Australia, her father John Ruszczyk on Tuesday called for justice.

“Justine was a beacon to all of us. We only ask that the light of justice shine down on the circumstances of her death,” he said.

Authorities found no weapons at the scene, though they recovered Damond’s cell phone.

“I understand why so many people have so many questions at this point,” Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said late Monday.

“I have many of the same questions and it is why we immediately asked for an external and independent investigation.”

– Officer ‘a caring person’ –

Noor, who has been with the Minneapolis police force for 21 months, declined investigators’ requests for an interview, the BCA said. Officers are not required to participate in a BCA investigation.

In a statement, Noor’s attorney Tom Plunkett called the officer “a caring person with a family he loves and he empathizes with the loss others are experiencing.”

Plunkett added that the ongoing investigation prevented the officer from saying any more about the incident.

The shooting was the latest high-profile case in which police fired fatal shots.

Most of those cases involve white police officers and African American victims. In this case, Noor is Somali American, while Damond was white.

Congressman Keith Ellison, who represents Damond’s district in the US House of Representatives, tied her case with others such as that of black motorist Philando Castile, killed last year near Minneapolis during a traffic stop.

“We need to confront the reality of so many unarmed people killed by the same officers who swear an oath to protect us,” Ellison said in a statement.

“Justine’s death shows no one should assume ‘officer-involved shootings’ only happen in a certain part of town or to certain kinds of people.”

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Saudi police arrest woman who wore ‘indecent clothing’ in viral video

Home » Crimes, Immorality, Injustice, Middle East » Saudi police arrest woman who wore ‘indecent clothing’ in viral video


Remember yesterday’s story with all those Saudis enraged by a beautiful woman known only as “Model Khulood” wearing a miniskirt through the desert?

Well unfortunately, according to RT they caught her and arrested her, knowing how the Saudi police operates, she will probably end up dead, killed in jail, such a sad fate for no reason whatsoever.

She didn’t do anything wrong and those people are just savages for arresting her for wearing a skirt and for being beautiful and the saddest part is that she isn’t even one of their own, I mean yeah, she is a Saudi citizen and all but she’s so whitish, if you would see her on the streets of Europe you wouldn’t be able to distinct her from the native white Europeans and this is what is upsetting even more because so many of our people end up dead at the hand of those savages.

She should have ran away and came here to Europe. We would have gladly welcomed her, after all we welcome all those millions of ugly looking single men, we would have gladly welcomed this fine specimen of a woman.

Here’s a close up photo of her face. Yeap she definitely passes as a white woman. Damn such a sad story! Come on Saudis, send her over to Europe, she’s a shame for your country, you don’t really need her, we need her!


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WATCH: Woman Brutally Assaulted for Allegedly Selling Flowers With No Permit


Perris, CA — In the Land of the Free, if you do not pay the State before you attempt to sell a product or service to a willing customer, you can and will be extorted, kidnapped and caged, with extreme prejudice. A video published to Facebook this week shows a Perris police officer assault a woman who was selling flowers on the side of the road — because she apparently failed to pay the State for the privilege.

The video does not tell the entire story. However, it starts as the officer is grabbing a woman who is holding multiple sets of flowers, clearly arranged for sale on the roadside. So, based on the multiple instances previously covered by the Free Thought Project, we can assume that she was approached for the selling of flowers without a permit, especially considering the officers are not from ICE.

As the video begins, the motorcycle officer is grabbing the woman by the arm. The woman, who apparently doesn’t speak English, is clearly terrified.

Not wanting to be assaulted or otherwise extorted by the Perris police department, the woman pulled her arm back and tried to move away. She was still holding onto her flowers, indicating that she was in no way a threat to the officer.

However, as the woman attempted to move backward, away from the officer, he grabbed her by her hair and attacked her.

Within seconds, the officer had tripped the woman — who was still trying to protect her flowers as they likely cost her much needed money — and was on top of her.

The video is appalling as the cop kneels down on the woman and shoves his gloved hand over her mouth. The woman begins yelling out in Spanish as another cop joins in on the arrest — allegedly over flowers.

As the officers roll her over to place the handcuffs on her, we can see just how terrified the woman is, as she urinated on herself.

The Free Thought Project reached out to the Perry Police Department to ask them for a statement about this video. However, we have yet to hear back from them.

Some of the comments on the video below, are almost as disheartening as the video itself. Multiple people attempted to justify this assault and battery by claiming the woman should’ve had a permit.

Facebook user Chuck N. wrote:

taxes, it;s called getting a permit, pay taxes, oh and dont resist when officer gives you a ticket. Is that person even in the country legally?

Another FB user, Eady T, wrote:

Selling flowers without a vendor’s license is a crime. Petty but crime non the less. So is resisting arrest. 

Sadly, Americans are being conditioned to think that in the land of the free, people are somehow morally wrong if they try to make a dollar without first being extorted by the state.

The bottom line is — in modern day police state, USA — exchanging goods and services is a crime unless the State gets their cut. We are told that this is for our safety and that we could all die if a brown woman sells flowers on the corner. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Morality does not equal reality — and the video below is more than enough evidence to prove this.

Here is the link to the Perris police department’s Facebook page, if you’d like to leave them a scathing but peaceful review.

Sadly, this is one of many incidents in which people trying to earn a few bucks have been attacked or otherwise kidnapped by police ‘protecting society.’

In May, the Alameda County Sheriff’s department posted a photo of a deputy arresting a man for selling fruits and vegetables on the roadside and attempted to justify the arrest. When people read the department’s justification, they lashed out — peacefully — to let them know what they were doing is wrong.

In June, a 38-year-old homeless man was attempting to earn some honest money by providing a much-desired service to the residents of Kennewick, Washington when he was threatened with extortion and arrest by the local police department, which effectively ended his enterprise. After the Kennewick Police Department threatened the homeless man and prevented him from making a living, they took to Facebook to shamelessly brag about it.

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VH1's Daytime Divas: Transgender Woman Claims to Be 'Just as Real as' Female Co-host

Maxine: Sorry for the interruption but sometimes our “Lunch Hour” fans simply can’t control themselves.

Kibby: Sometimes obsession is just another form of flattery.

Maxine: Well, one that we could do without. But while we’re on the topic of obsession Janet, your book is amazing.

Janet: Ah, thank you. Girl lives for a good plug.

Maxine: “Redefining Realness” is such a great title-

Heather: So, when did you know that you were a girl?

Janet: Oh, Heather, I’ve always known I was a girl.

Nina: Exactly, because like you said and—

Heather: So, do you have a lot of friends? I mean, I mean, from your, your community.

Janet: I have friends from lots of communities.

Kibby: I think it’s interesting that you talked about the misconceptions that people have—

Heather: I’m so sorry, I don’t mean to be intrusive but it’s so fascinating to me. So, when did you change uh…physically?

Janet: My goodness, Heather, judging by all the questions you have it sounds like you’re working through your own gender issues.

Heather: Oh, no, no, no, no, I’m definitely a real girl.

Janet: Just as real as you are, girl. Except you’re a real idiot.

Maxine: And we’ll be right back.

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Saudis angry because woman in miniskirt filmed through desert


Footage of a young Arab woman in a miniskirt and crop top, wandering in a village in ultra-conservative rural Saudi Arabia, has sparked heated debate on social media. Some are calling for the model to be punished, while others are demanding new rules for women’s dress.

The video, initially posted on Snapchat, shows a the woman posing at a deserted historic fort in the village of Ushaiger, 200km northwest of the capital, Riyadh, Saudi media reported on Monday.

The village is located in the region of Najd, which is known for its traditional mores.

Saudi officials immediately called for measures against the woman, saying that she violated the Muslim country’s dress code, Okaz newspaper reported.

The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) is looking into the issue.

Social media has been set abuzz by the video, with some calling for more progressive dressing rules for women.

The Saudi dress code for women is controlled by Sharia law. Women have to wear long and loose-fitting cloaks (abayas) that cover all the body. The majority wear abaya with a veil that covers the head and hair. Some women wear full-face niqabs.

Others, however, did not appear ready for such changes to Saudi society.

“Just like we call on people to respect the laws of countries they travel to, people must also respect the laws of this country,”said Ibrahim al-Munayif, a Saudi writer, as cited by AP.

Other people ‘covered’ the woman’s bare legs via Photoshop.

One person superimposed the face of Ivanka Trump on the model.

The US president’s daughter, along with Donald Trump’s wife Melania, did not wear traditional attire during their recent visit to the country. They did not only escape punishment, but were feted, and social media users drew attention to what they saw as double standards, with stricter criteria applied to Saudi women.



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Aussie woman killed by police in US after dialing 911 to report disturbance


Police officer in South Minneapolis, Minnesota, shot dead a 40-year-old woman from Sydney shortly after she dialed 911 to alert of a possible alley assault. The woman’s family now demands answers for what they say was unprovoked violence.

In the wake of the shooting, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a statement confirming that two officers were responding to a 911 call implying that an assault could have been taking place in in the alley off West 51st Street, between Washburn and Xerxes Avenues, around midnight on Saturday.

“At one point one officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman,” it said in a statement, without revealing any further details on what provoked the police to use a deadly force against the woman.

The officers were wearing bodycams at the time the altercation unfolded, but they were not turned on, according to the statement.

The vehicle dashcam also “did not capture the incident,” the police said. They noted that an investigation has been launched into the incident, which is currently “in its early stages.”

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges released a statement on Facebook, saying that she “heartsick and deeply disturbed” by the incident, vowing to share as more information concerning the circumstances of the incident as soon it will be available.

Hodges in particular promised to press the investigators to answer why the bodycams were disabled at the time of the incident in a press conference she hold together with police on Sunday, as cited by the Start Tribune.

Meanwhile, the death of the woman, identified as Justine Ruszczyk, originally from Sydney, Australia, sparked a wave of indignation among the local community, with residents gathering at the scene of the suspected crime to demand police accountability.

The woman was due to marry her fiancé, Don Damond, 50, in August. While the pair was not legally husband and wife just yet, Ruszczyk was preferred to be referred to by her would-be husband’s surname, Damond.

Justine Damond’s stepson Zach Damond said in a Facebook video he released on Monday morning, that he “demands answers” from the police for what he described as unprovoked violence.

“Basically my mom was shot for reasons I don’t know,” he said, adding that woman called the police after she allegedly heard “a sound in the alley.”

“She probably thought something bad was happening and then next thing I know they take my best friend’s life,” the young man said, urging those who want to help him to shed light on the death of his stepmother to “just call the police and demand answers.”

“I’m so done with all this violence. It’s so much bulls**t. America sucks,” he said.


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Surgeons Find 27 Contact Lenses Lodged In Woman’s Eye

A large “bluish mass” of 17 contact lenses was initially detected by surgeons in November last year before ten more lenses were discovered during further examination at Solihull Hospital in the west midlands, reported Optometry Today.

Details of the incident, the first of its kind of reported anywhere in the world, have been published in the British Medical Journal.

Specialist trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria said the team were startled by the discovery.

“None of us have ever seen this before,” she said. “It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. We were really surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.”

The patient told her medical team that she was unaware the lenses were missing and thought her discomfort was the result of dry eyes and old age. She also admitted to not attending regular optometrist appointments.

It’s not known how long the contact lenses were stuck in her eyes but the woman has been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for the past 35 years.

Morjaria said they took the decision to publish the case as the clinicians previously believed it was not possible to retain so many contact lenses without presenting symptoms. They also wanted to raise awareness of the importance of regular eye check ups.

“In this day and age, when it is so easy to purchase contact lenses online, people become lax about having regular check ups,” Morjaria added.

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Court Gives Probation to Chicago Woman of Crime


Apparently in Chicago, a woman was given you the right to murder her own baby by throwing it out of an 8th story window without even having to go to jail. A 19 year old Chicago woman was sentenced to 4 years probation after she was found guilty of ‘involuntary manslaughter’, despite the fact that she purposely chucked her newborn baby head first out of the 8th story of an apartment building.

You pray to the right God? Then you have the right to murder whoever you want, apparently. From ABC13:

A woman who dropped her infant daughter to her death from an eighth-floor window in Uptown so her parents would not know she was pregnant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years’ probation.

Mubashra Uddin, who was 19 when she was charged with first-degree murder in 2015, pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter, according to Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.

Judge Carol Howard sentenced Uddin to 48 months’ probation and ordered her to pay a $579 fine.

Here’s the grizzly details of the murder, and the motive for why she did it — “pressure of raising a baby as an unwed mother in a pious immigrant family”:

The naked, bloody, but still-breathing girl was found in a grassy area by a neighbor, who wrapped her in his shirt and blankets, then called paramedics. She was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where she died about 90 minutes later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Turnock said the infant had suffered skull fractures, a spinal fracture, broken left shoulder, fractured left and right ribs, and a lacerated aorta, as well as damage to other internal organs, prosecutors have said.

An autopsy found she died of multiple blunt force injuries and ruled her death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

At subsequent court hearings, Uddin’s lawyers and friends said she was overwhelmed by the pressure of raising a baby as an unwed mother in a pious immigrant family.

Is this the country America was meant to be — where if your parents pray to the right God, it gives the children a right to murder? We’re headed towards lawlessness and increasingly under the threat of having a defacto Sharia law in the US, which one set of laws for certain people, and a different set of laws for the rest of us. Cases like this just prove it.



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