Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested for Murder Cover-Up
Mazin M. Mohamedali accused of lying to police in homicide investigation
A Black Lives Matter leader has been arrested for his alleged role in a murder cover-up, according to reports.
20-year-old Mazin M. Mohamedali, a prominent BLM activist in Iowa City, was arrested Saturday after lying to police about a man who was found shot dead inside his apartment.
After leading a local wing of Black Lives Matter, Mohamedali set up a BLM-linked racial justice group called the Iowa Freedom Riders.
Mohamedali, 20, faces one count of accessory after the fact for trying to deter the homicide investigation, police said.
Police reported that Mohamedali knew that 19-year-old Quincy Russom had been killed in his Iowa apartment on Feb. 12.
He failed to call 911 immediately and later told police that Russom was killed during a robbery.
Police also said that he gave false descriptions of people involved with Russom’s death, lied during questioning, and withheld information that would have more quickly led them to the suspect behind the killing, Sammy Imaedeen Hamed.
A criminal complaint also asserted that Mohamedali deleted his call history and Snapchat from his phone, according to Washington Examiner.
Hamed, 22, was arrested by the Iowa City Police Department for the killing.
He was charged with first-degree murder.
Mohamedali had been arrested earlier this year after the killing when police executed a search warrant for his apartment and found dozens of ecstasy pills and 56.13 grams of marijuana.
He is expected to face trial on those charges on August 24.
He was also arrested last summer during a Black Lives Matter protest where rioters tore down a $5,000 fence protecting the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City.
He faced six charges from the riot but pleaded guilty to one simple misdemeanor.
Just last week, another prominent New York Black Lives Matter activist was arrested for killing a police officer.
As Neon Nettle reported, 32-year-old Jessica Beauvais filmed herself making anti-police statements while downing shots of tequila and vodka shortly before killing an NYPD cop in a hit-and-run.
Beauvais posted a 1 hour 51-minute live stream video on her Facebook page Monday evening before striking and killing 43-year-old NYPD Highway Officer Anastasios Tsakos - a human being with a wife and two young children.
In the rambling post, she boasted about carrying a knife "everywhere I go," told her social media followers that police officers deserve to be killed, and ranted about being pro-capital punishment.
While repeatedly saying "f**k the police" into the camera, she declared that "potential death" is just "part of the job" for cops.