October 23, 2017
Politics

Damond: Police Searching Police

August 12, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    In Update 7.2: All Fished Out, I explained, in some detail, the substantial problems with one of the two search warrants served the morning after Justine Damond’s death. Particularly, the warrant to search her home had no basis in probable cause, as absolutely required by the [Read More]

Politics

Justine Damond: Rights And Responsibilities

August 8, 2017 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel    It is easy, when one has extensive experience in a given profession, to take some things for granted. Particularly in police work, it’s easy to forget that virtually anyone without extensive police experience has little idea of the attitudes, expectations, policies, procedures, and of course, the [Read More]

Nominations

Justine Damond: A Fishing Expedition II

August 4, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   In Update 7: The BCA–Gone Fishin’, I wrote of the apparent problems in two search warrants served by the BCA the morning after Justine Damond’s shooting by Minneapolis PD Officer Mohamed Noor, a Somali immigrant much lauded by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the local Democrat political establishment. [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: A Fishing Expedition

August 1, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel There are no new, definitive developments in the Justine Damond shooting, though a number of news reports suggest the current police narrative is something like this: When Officers Harrity (driver) and Noor (passenger) reached the end of the alley, they heard a loud noise, perhaps a woman [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Political Allegiance

July 25, 2017 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel   I’m only upset because I didn’t think of it. Several of these signs were posted, professionally, around the Twin Cities. I suspect they’ve been taken down already by embarrassed authorities, and will almost certainly be, ever after, valuable collector’s items. They’re clever, hilarious, and tragic, not only [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Transformation

July 23, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   As I’ve previously noted, establishing an accurate time frame is absolutely essential to any police involved shooting investigation. The Minneapolis local CBS affiliate, using all resources available to them, has assembled this time frame: 11:27 p.m. — Justine Damond calls 911 to report hearing sounds of distress [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Deadly Error

July 20, 2017 1willford 2

For the time being, the initial deluge of new information in this case seems to have slowed, which is generally the way of such things. In this article, I’ll take advantage of that relative lull to explain an issue that will largely determine whether any charges are filed–or should be [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Panic

July 19, 2017 1willford 0

As expected, additional information in the Justine Damond case is rapidly coming to light. Let me, however, caution you yet again, gentle readers. We are still far from certainty about much of what happened in Minneapolis on July 15. When a definitive version of the incident is released by the [Read More]