Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Another fake news story hits close to home.

The case of Justine Damond murder is still under investigation.

A conspiracy theory making the rounds on Facebook concerning the shooting death of Justine Damond by a Somali policeman in Minneapolis, is a despicable conspiracy theory.  It is the second fake news story I've come across this week, which has no basis in fact.  Sad to say, perhaps adding to the pain of loved ones, the authors are exploiting an unsolved and under-reported story to promote their 'brand'.  The investigation is still ongoing, and though it is very strange that no new details have emerged, this particular report is fabricated.

According to Snopes - Yeah, yeah, I know, people discredit their research as well, however the site provides the origin of the false report and you can check it out yourself:

On 16 July 2017, alternative health blogger Erin Elizabeth reported on her web site Health Nut News that Justine Ruszczyk (who primarily used her fiance’s surname, Damond), a 40-year-old Australian woman living in the U.S. who was shot and killed in mid-July 2017 by Minneapolis police, was among a growing list of holistic doctors who had died under suspicious circumstances. That narrative was further twisted by the disreputable conspiracy site YourNewsWire with the headline, “Holistic Doctor, Working Against Big Pharma, Shot Dead By Police.” - More here.

I live in South Minneapolis not far from where Damond was killed - this is a false news story.


  1. She was a yoga teacher, not a holistic doctor.

  2. This is so wrong. There are gullible people who buy this hogwash. I taught a course last semester at a community college (in addition to my usual four-year one). A student was completely taken in by conspiracy theories about who really killed Nicole Brow Simpson and Ron Goldman. One of the theories laid the blame on...wait for it...the Illuminati!!!

  3. The illuminati. Remind me, are 5hey part of the vast right wing conspiracy?

    1. Didn't you know? The Illuminati have been behind every major event in human history. (I hope you know I'm joking.)

    2. LOL! This is a fun thread.

  4. Yes of course. It's just so difficult to remember who to blame in a given week...

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