Category Archives: shooting

Minneapolis may phase out psych testing for cops after too many minorities screened out

Mohamed Noor has not faced any charges.


The city of Minneapolis may fire its police psychology evaluator because his tests screened out too many minority candidates, despite already lowering psych evaluations far below the national standard.

The July police shooting of Justine Damond triggered the city to scrutinize its psychological standards for police, with many claiming they’d become lax.

Psychiatrist Thomas Gratzer has run psych testing for the Minneapolis police for the past five years, and in that time, he has eliminated four of the five tests used to determine whether a candidate is fit to be an officer, APM reported Thursday. Now, Gratzer may get the axe not for gutting his standard, but for screening out too many minorities.

Mohamed Noor, the officer who shot Damond, is Somali and was one of 200 cops approved by Gratzer’s standards over the past five years, which were already far below the national standard.


Three Killed in California Shooting

More to come:

At least three people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday and the shooter was killed by law enforcement, Sacramento television station KCRA reported.

A number of students were airlifted for medical care as a result of the shooting at Rancho Tehama School near the community of Corning, the station reported, citing a sheriff’s official.

“I know of at least three deaths,” Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told KCRA.

Johnston added that the shooter was shot to death by law enforcement and that officers had been sent to multiple scenes in the area. He could not say how many people in total had been killed or wounded.


BREAKING: Shooting in Swedish town – several injured

Police said multiple people were injured in the heart of Trelleborg, Sweden.

Twitter: #Trelleborg

Sweden: Police say terror not suspected in town shootings

Police in southern Sweden say several people have been injured in a small town known for past gang violence and that the incident is not being investigated as terrorism.

You know what “gang violence” means.


Gunman opens fire at country music festival near Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas, 50+ Dead, 400 taken to hospitals

Upperdate: Fox is reporting that the shooter killed himself. Marylou Danley, no longer person of interest.

Update: NBC News has identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock formerly of Mesquite Nevada. Las Vegas Police say dead now number over 50+. Twitter is saying shooter is named as “Steven Paddock” not Stephen…

UPDATE: Live: Las Vegas shooting leaves 20 dead and over 100 injured after gunman opens fire at concernt at Mandalay Bay casino

Police in Las Vegas have confirmed more than 20 are dead, more than 100 are injured.

Officers said the gunman is a local resident and was shot dead. His name has not been released.

Police said they are hunting the suspect’s female companion Marylou Danley, who was travelling with the shooter.

She’s reported to be “Asian”.

Las Vegas shooting: Gunman ‘identified as 64-year-old white male’

Police earlier announced the suspect had been identified as a “local man” but stopped short of naming him.

Gunfire reported to have rained down on crowds from the hotel’s top floors.

Twitter: #MandalayBay   Las Vegas

LA Times: At least 2 dead and 24 others injured in shooting on Las Vegas Strip

Gunfire erupts at concert

At least TWENTY dead and 100 injured after gunman opens fire with hundreds of rounds on music festival from 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel: Suspect killed as police hunt female Asian ‘companion’

Twitter – Mandalay BayLas Vegas


Tennessee Church Shooter Suspect Identified As 25-Year-Old From Sudan

Nashville Police have identified the suspect of a mass shooting at a church Sunday morning as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson.

Samson is being charged with murder and multiple counts of attempted murder in the attack that killed one and left at least seven other people injured at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a town just south of Nashville, Tenn.


Why Sweden has more fatal shootings per capita than Norway and Germany

“We don’t really know why yet, but what we can see is that the increase comes as we also see a rise in gang-related crimes and a growing number of criminal networks,” Manne Gerell, a criminologist at Malmö University, told The Local, after Swedish public radio first wrote about new research he is involved in.

They would literally rather die than be called racist.