Wednesday, December 20, 2017


A prosecution story

I had a piece in yesterday's Minneapolis Star-Tribune about our local prosecutor, Mike Freeman. Last week, he expressed some real frustration with the police here relating to their investigation of an important case, and people went berserk.

The truth is that they system is built so that there is tension--or should be--between a prosecutor and the police. It is the prosecutor's job to say no to the police when things are done poorly or a case is not ready-- and no one wants to hear that.

"Justice almost always takes time, but injustice moves quickly." -- I really like that sentence.
Great insight, Prof! I think that unfortunate case should put the spotlight on the Minneapolis police academy that trains and graduates cops who shoot first and ask questions later.
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