Justine Damond Case Sparks Debate Over #BLM's Support of an Unarmed White Woman While Blue Lives Matter Abandon a Black Cop

Justine Damond Case Sparks Debate Over #BLM's Support of an Unarmed White Woman While Blue Lives Matter Abandon a Black Cop

Some have called for the execution and deportation of the Somali-American officer.

Published July 18th

The lawyer for the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Australian native Justine Damond has identified his client as Mohamed Noor, reported Kare 11.

Tom Plunkett, Noor’s attorney, said the officer feels very bad for the family of Justine Damond. Plunkett also elaborated that Noor felt that being a police officer was a calling since he came to America.

"He joined the police force to serve the community and to protect the people he serves," the statement read.

Noor joined the Minneapolis Police Department in March of 2015 and was later celebrated as the first Somali officer for the 5th Precinct. 

After the officer was identified, people on social media noticed the difference in reaction to the case. 

  1. Black Lives Matter showed their support after the killing of the unarmed, white woman
  2. Some have commented on how they related to #BLM more after the shooting
  3. However, many have noticed the silence from typical #BlueLIvesMatter supporters
  4. Some have even called for the deportation or execution of Noor

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo from left: Minneapolis Police Department, Justine Damond Ruszczyk via Facebook)

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