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To: Governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison
Demand Removal of Racist Mike Freeman from the Conviction Review Unit
Please sign our petition to remove the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman from the Conviction Review Unit. His troubling past of racist prosecution should prohibit him from any justice reform group until he can correct the injustices in his own office.
Why is this important?
The Conviction Review Unit is tasked to reduce wrongful conviction and create a judicial process which is fair, equitable, community-centered, and justice-oriented.
They are unable to do this with one of the most egregious perpetrators of our broken criminal justice system, Mike Freeman, on the committee. He has stood in the way of releasing innocent people from prison, like Myon Burell. The impact of his overzealous prosecutions in black and brown communities can be felt all over Hennepin County. Furthermore, he has refused to prosecute white suspects who murdered or seriously injured Black people. We saw this happen recently when Freeman announced that he would not be charging John Rieple with the murder of Calvin Horton. Mike Freeman should not be allowed to review or participate on any justice reform board.