The appointment of Zahra Munye Abu to the Portland, Maine police force was a lauded police first, like the hiring in Minneapolis of police officer Mohamed Noor, who killed an unarmed pajama-clad woman, Justine Damond, for no reason that has ever been disclosed (he was, however, finally arrested, months after the shooting, after he refused to talk for an extended period).
These Muslims were put on police forces because they were Muslim, not because they were competent officers. And it is the public that pays the price. The police should be chosen on merit, not so as to pander to a pressure group. Mohamed Noor and Zahra Munye Abu never should have been police officers in the first place. All police hiring based on race or religion rather than on competence ought to be ended immediately.
“Portland police officer who was arrested in Massachusetts resigns,” by Matt Byrne, Press Herald, June 11, 2018:
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