DC Trawler

Why Did Minneapolis Police Search Justine Damond’s Home After They Killed Her?

It’s been 11 days since Mohamed Noor shot and killed Justine Damond, and he still hasn’t explained why he did it. Now we have another question the Minneapolis Police Department needs to answer.

KSTP, Minneapolis/St. Paul:

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators were granted permission to search Justine Damond’s home hours after she was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer, according to court records…

“I don’t understand why they’re looking for bodily fluids inside her home,” said Joseph Daly, an emeritus professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, referring to one of two recently-released search warrant applications.

“Whose bodily fluids are they looking for? Is she a suspect? I don’t understand why they’re looking for controlled substances inside her home. I don’t understand why they’re looking for writings inside her home. The warrant does not explain that to me.”

A cynical mind might assume that the police, having just killed an unarmed, pajama-clad woman right outside her home after she called 911 to report a possible rape, were searching her house to find something they could use to claim it was justified. Presumably they didn’t find anything, or we would’ve heard about it by now.

Prof. Daly says this development could cause “an international incident.” I think it probably should. A lot of Australians want to know why this woman is dead. They want to know what the authorities are doing about it. So far, the answer is: worse than nothing.

And now they’re saying that Damond “slapped” the police car just before Noor shot her. Well, that explains it, right?

Here’s another question: Why is Mohamed Noor still getting a paycheck? The chief of police has already been ousted over this, but Noor is still on “paid leave,” AKA taxpayer-funded vacation. Good work if you can get it.

Oh wait, nevermind. I’m just being silly. The “explanatory journalists” at Vox have this whole thing all figured out:

People are only sympathetic toward her because she was white. Never mind that she wasn’t grabbing for the cop’s gun or beating his head into the sidewalk when he shot her. Never mind that there’s no evidence whatsoever that she did anything wrong. It’s about skin color. End of story.

This is how you get Trump.