mike freeman

  • No Charges Against Minnesota Police Who Killed Hip-Hop Artist

    February 10, 2020
    Richfield, MN – The police who shot and killed Brian Quinones-Rosario in September 2019 will not face charges. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, the deciding voice in many recent police shootings in Hennepin County, made the justification announcement on Monday, February 10 and released a…...
  • Killed by Police: Thurman Blevins Remembered One Year Later

    June 23, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot recently sat down with Darlynn Blevins, sister of 31-year-old father of three, Thurman “June” Blevins, who was killed by Minneapolis police after being shot in the back while running down a North Minneapolis alley on June 23, 2018. In the…...
  • No Charges Filed in Blevins’ Killing as Body Camera Footage is Released

    July 31, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – In an arduous 16 hours for Thurman Blevins’ family and friends, body camera footage showing Blevins death was published and the next morning it was announced that no charges would be filed against the officers involved in fatally shooting Blevins. Hennepin County…...
  • Reportbacks From the Scarsella Trial (Ten Part Series)

    May 1, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Hennepin County Judge Hilary Caliguiri sentenced white supremacist Allen Scarsella to 182 months for his racially motivated act of domestic terrorism, shooting five unarmed protesters in Minneapolis in November 2015. Scarsella’s trial featured over thirty witnesses and lasted through eleven days of…...
  • Scarsella Trial – Part Ten: Scarsella Guilty of 12 Felonies, Sentenced to 15 Years

    April 27, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On February 2, 2017 a jury of twelve in Hennepin County, Minnesota found white supremacist Allen Scarsella guilty on all twelve felonies levied against him for his November 2015 racially-motivated shooting. On April 26, 2017, Scarsella was sentenced to 182 months (15…...
  • Community Responds to Jamar Clark Decision

    March 30, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On the morning of March 30th, Hennepin Co. Attorney Mike Freeman announced that the evidence against officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, for their execution-style murder of Jamar Clark was insufficient to press charges. Community members who have been engaging the prosecutor’s…...
  • #FreemanFridays – New Witness Statement Released

    February 26, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – An unreleased video statement from a witness of Jamar Clark‘s murder was played for Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s colleagues today. Community members and organizers from Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar came together on Friday, February 26th, at the Hennepin…...
  • #Justice4Jamar Assailants Net Minor Charges; Camp Braces for Police Action

    November 30, 2015
    Disappointment could be heard from supporters of the #Justice4Jamar camp as the white supremacist group that shot five people last week drew relatively weak charges from Hennepin County prosecutor Mike Freeman on Monday morning. Here is the criminal complaint: The criminal complaint against one of…...