GUILTY MN - Justine Damond, 40, fatally shot by Minneapolis LE, 15 July 2017 #3

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  1. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    I'm just not sure how helpful the kid's video and testimony is.
     
  2. ilovewings

    ilovewings Well-Known Member

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    my firxt thought was that the video was not harmful to the defense and didnt
    help the prosecution
     
  3. Rocco

    Rocco Well-Known Member

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    Kind of a wash.
    It might help the prosecution in that he said he noticed a woman with a cellphone up to her ear and her other hand in the air. So it sounds like she didn't quietly sneak up on them unexpectedly--she was making herself known and waving them down.
    It might help the defense in that Noor was the one who told him he could keep recording as long as he stepped to the side. So it appears Noor wasn't trying to hide anything.
    Smoking pot and having several shots of whiskey before coming to the scene might make the jurors wonder how reliable any of his testimony is.
     
  4. ilovewings

    ilovewings Well-Known Member

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    Good points!!!!
     
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  5. lonetraveler

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    Jax49, Bohemian and they'll get you like this.
  6. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it just astounding how the body cams can just be on and off again without any reason????
     
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  7. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Well-Known Member

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    This is such BS here. Why should LE be allowed to ever shut off a body cam or dash cam, ever, ever, ever!!!!
     
  8. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    Where I work, I am constantly on camera. I have no choice. The police officers shouldn't be able to turn on and off the cameras at will. The only difference is that I don't wear a body cam. I am only off during lunch and my bathroom breaks.
     
  9. kittycat3

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    I read he only got 29 seconds of video
     
  10. they'll get you

    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    1/2 a minute could be enough to show what’s necessary.

    Count 29 seconds. It’s surprisingly long.
     
  11. PrairieWind

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    It is kind of a wash. My guess is that the prosecution just put him on the stand to get his info out there, so that the defense couldn't call him later to try to claim something was covered up.
     
  12. Rocco

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  13. PrairieWind

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    We will see what else Harrity testifies to. However, so far, I don't think it helps Noor. I don't care how scared you are or if you are a police officer. You can't just shoot someone that walks up to your car or surprises you. That IS manslaughter.
     
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  14. ilovewings

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    I think Harrity is going to do everything he can with his testimony to get Noor acquitted
     
  15. lonetraveler

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    If he did not think that the possibility of threat was high enough to required him to turn cam on, then he must be lying about having his weapon out, IMO
     
  16. lonetraveler

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    Yep, including perjury, IMO.
     
  17. PrairieWind

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    Yep, the two statement are clearly in conflict.
     
  18. ilovewings

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    i agree--- i think the jury will give his testimony a lot of weight
     
  19. lonetraveler

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    Yes, one statement trying to justify why Noor had his weapon drawn and said that he also had his drawn but then they didn't feel the need to turn on cams.......JMO
     
  20. PrairieWind

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    I think Harrity is trying to walk a very fine line. I think that personally he doesn't give a crap about Noor. But he is trying to be loyal to the union which is telling him to keep quiet.
     

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