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Families of victims outraged over last-minute
plea deals by Hennepin County Attorney

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Posted By: AltaD, 10/2/2023 11:18:57 PM

Sherrice Barnett listened in disbelief as Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty explained that a teenager charged in her son's murder would be spared prison. "I couldn't breathe," Barnett recalled. "I said, 'I just got to get up out of here.' I never would have imagined in a million years that it would have went that way." She assumed the only reasonable outcome for the killing of her son Derrell Freeman, 27, was significant time behind bars — as suggested by state guidelines. (Snip) a pattern with Moriarty's administration. The families are told that instead of seeking prison, prosecutors want probation.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Californian 10/2/2023 11:26:57 PM (No. 1568029)
This is normally when the Feds would step in and file civil rights violation charges. But they won't. No need to explain why.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Proud Texan 10/2/2023 11:33:20 PM (No. 1568030)
It's almost as if they want their criminals out in the streets for another 2020 summer next year.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: voxpopuli 10/2/2023 11:42:40 PM (No. 1568034)
Bloody Mary PROMISED the voters this is what she'd do.. and these idiot snowflakes voted her in.. get what they deserve.. Also known as Mary Murderarty
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Reply 4 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 10/2/2023 11:51:17 PM (No. 1568036)
The Minnesota voters elected her. Evidently they got what they voted for, a weak on crime Democrat. Too late for tears now.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Maggie2u 10/3/2023 2:10:33 AM (No. 1568064)
Posters #3 and 4, here's the problem. When running for office these people actually do say what they plan on doing, releasing prisoners, no cash bail, giving them light sentences, parole even for the most heinous crimes etc. but the people have been conditioned to NOT believe what the politicians promise so they think no politician will do what they say when campaigning.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mifla 10/3/2023 4:10:27 AM (No. 1568094)
And people wonder why the driver of the car who deliberately ran over and killed a cyclist told reporters that he would be free in a month. If this kid kills again, the blood is on MM's hands.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: valinva 10/3/2023 4:59:11 AM (No. 1568115)
They voted for the leftist lesbian. Now they can live with their decision.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 10/3/2023 5:44:42 AM (No. 1568130)
I hate living in this state and Hennepin county soooo much!!! Can’t wait till We can move back to Iowa! Downtown Mpls is so dangerous that nobody goes there any more! Done with big city idiots!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 5 handicap 10/3/2023 7:20:09 AM (No. 1568178)
That's job retention for you...Letting all criminals go in a Democrat city.... Lifelong tenure!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Venturer 10/3/2023 9:23:48 AM (No. 1568285)
Many years ago my cousin was murdered in a lovers lane near Forestville Md. 20 years later they caught the killer. At the trial the Judge said the killer had lived such a decent life after the killing that he should be set free, He walked out of the court room and smiled at the cousin's father . I have great sympathy for the mother of this victim ,not sure I wouldn't become a killer myself and take out this so-called judge. Not sure that isn't what is needed. Sounds crazy, but the alternative is to live the rest of your life without justice.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 10/3/2023 10:52:32 AM (No. 1568347)
The solution for these dedicated liberals is self or “loved one” becoming the subject of one of these incidents. It happens now and then, but not enough to turn the tide. Liberalism is such a strange illness.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 10/3/2023 12:33:03 PM (No. 1568436)
Everyone here always likes to say, "they voted for her/him..." Easy to conclude, but did Ms. Barnett vote for her?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/5/2023 9:22:21 AM (No. 1569895)
Plea bargaining, probation, parole, suspended sentences, conditional discharges, time off for "good behavior" - all need to go away. Prosecutors and judges who do not charge & convict the most serious crime consistent with the facsts need to go to prison. Any predator that commits a crime after relase, the judge that released them and the parole officer need to go to prison. They need to have some skin in the game.
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Sherrice Barnett listened in disbelief as Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty explained that a teenager charged in her son's murder would be spared prison. "I couldn't breathe," Barnett recalled. "I said, 'I just got to get up out of here.' I never would have imagined in a million years that it would have went that way." She assumed the only reasonable outcome for the killing of her son Derrell Freeman, 27, was significant time behind bars — as suggested by state guidelines. (Snip) a pattern with Moriarty's administration. The families are told that instead of seeking prison, prosecutors want probation.
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