During the press conference where the Mayor announced that police chief, Janee Harteau, would be stepping down, angry protesters disrupted the presser, demanding the Mayor and her staff also resign.
Blue Lives Matter Chief Janee Harteau’s forced resignation comes after she has been heavily criticized after the shooting of Justine Damond by Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor on Saturday night.
Chief Hareau was heavily criticized for her failure to respond quickly after the shooting. In a defensive press conference on Thursday, the chief said that she had been backpacking in the mountains and there was no way for her to get back sooner. In that same press conference, she also claimed that the officers involved violated policy by not having their body cameras on. Her statement appears to be a failed attempt to deflect attention away from herself.
Harteau seemed more concerned (video below) about a backlash on the Somali Muslim community than she did for the victim and her family.
Protesters disrupt press conference.
Killer cop Mohamed Noor was a “diversity” hire, encouraged by Democrat Mayor Betsey Hodges shown below, wearing an Islamic headbag, at a meeting with Somali Muslims in April 2014.
WND Minneapolis police have been “intensely committed” to finding diverse candidates, police spokesman John Elder told the Star-Tribune in August 2014. Noor was one of five Somalis on the entire force and that the city makes a special effort to recruit Somalis as part of its affirmative-action plan.
So, a few months later when the department hired Mohamed Noor in March 2015, it was a big deal. The mayor herself, Betsy Hodges, issued a public statement commending the hire. Given that he was not only black but a Muslim refugee, he instantly gave credibility to the mayor’s promises of a more diverse police force.
The Somali Muslim community itself represents about 50,000 residents within the city, most of them imported by the United Nations refugee resettlement program.
What’s ironic is that while the city was recruiting Somali Muslims to become police officers, al-Shabab and the Islamic State were recruiting them just as heavily to become terrorists. Andrew Luger, the Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, admitted during a press conference that “Minnesota has a terror recruitment problem.
Next door neighbor of Mohamed Noor gives shocking new insight into his behavior, says he “wasn’t surprised to hear that he had shot and killed a white woman.”
Daily Telegraph Forklift driver Chris Miller (above), 49, has lived next door for the past two years and said he wasn’t surprised to learn Noor was the policeman making international headlines for firing on Ms Damond after she called 911 about what she thought was a sexual assault in the alley behind her house.
“He is extremely nervous … he is a little jumpy … he doesn’t really respect women, the least thing you say to him can set him off,” said Miller.
“When they say a policeman shot an Australian lady I thought uh oh, but then when they said who it was I was like, ‘okay’.” Miller recalled a time when Noor started yelling at local children playing at a park next to his apartment block. “He has little respect for women he has little respect for blacks and kids,” he said. “He has an air like you just couldn’t really be around him.”
He said Noor was a strict and ill-tempered presence in the townhouse block, where children play together in a playground in a small park between the units. “He got into it with the kids, they were outside playing and something got stuck in a tree and he came out and he just started yelling at the kids because they were out here playing,” Mr Miller said.