1. Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor shoots and kills Australian woman
An Australian woman who was living in Minnesota and engaged to be married next month was shot dead by police — after she called 911 to report a disturbance behind her house.
Justine Damond, 40, of Minneapolis, was killed Saturday night by an officer who was responding to her call, according to the Star Tribune.
He and another cop had arrived at her home around 11:30 p.m. — looking for a possible assault — after she claimed to have heard “a sound” in the alley behind the residence, the newspaper reports.
Three sources with knowledge of the incident said that when they arrived, the officers pulled around back and were immediately confronted by Damond, who was in her pajamas.
As she attempted to speak to the cop in the driver’s seat, the other officer apparently unholstered his gun and started blasting — striking her through the driver’s-side door, the sources said.
Noor has been sued once in his short career with the police department, stemming from a May 25, 2017 incident, in which he and two other officers came to a woman's home and took her to the hospital, which the woman alleges constituted false imprisonment, assault and battery.
According to the recently filed and ongoing lawsuit, the officers claimed they had reason to believe the woman was suffering a mental health crisis — which she denied — and Noor "grabbed her right wrist and upper arm," exacerbating a previous shoulder injury in the process.”
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3. UK: Controversial Muslim school taken over by the government
A controversial Muslim school which has been monitored since a child died there and books condoning domestic violence and forced sex were found in its library is to be taken over by the state.
The Al-Hijrah School in Birmingham is to become an Academy and the Department of Education confirmed to the MailOnline that an interim board has been appointed to oversee that multiple problems identified in a damning Ofsted report are addressed.
The education watchdog issued a highly critical report earlier this year which listed bullying, weak teaching, a chaotic playground, pupils who were not 'sufficiently' safe and staff who did not know what to do in medical emergencies as being serious problems at the school and gave the school the lowest ranking possible.
Below, a video from another Birmingham school investigated for teaching hatred of unbelievers.
4. Girl, 17, sexually assaulted by “three Afghan asylum seekers,” youths riot at German music festival
A German folk festival descended into violence after Iraqi and Afghan asylum seekers were accused of sexually harassing local women, it has been reported.
Several cases of sexual harassment and aggression were reported at Volksfest in the town of Schorndorf, Baden-Wuerttemberg state, police said.
No arrests have been made but police are treating a 20-year-old Iraqi man as a suspect - and three Afghan asylum seekers in a separate incident in which a 17-year-old girl was groped.
A crowd of more than 1,000 are reported to have hurled bottles at police officers who moved in to detain one of the suspects on charges of dangerous physical assault.
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