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Mary F. Moriarty

Mary F. Moriarty

Mary Moriarty has been a public defender for more than 31 years, including six years as chief public defender of Hennepin County.

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U.S Marshal’s fateful, foolish decision not to use bodycams | Opinion

By: - June 17, 2021

Members of the NorthStar Fugitive Task Force shot and killed a Black man, Winston Smith, Jr. in Minneapolis on June 3, 2021. Early media reports said that Smith was wanted for murder, but like the initial police claim that George Floyd had died after a “medical incident during police interaction,” this was false. A more […]