County Attorney Debate Probed Volatile Issues


Mike Freeman and Mark Hasse

Photos by Sunshine Joy Hedlund

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,” said Black Votes Matter MN (BVMM) founder Anika Robbins at last week’s Hennepin County Attorney debate. BVMM is a local nonpartisan voter engagement effort to increase voter and civic participation amongst Blacks.

“Our community is the most impacted by the criminal justice system,” Robbins said about bringing a debate between incumbent Mike Freeman and challenger Mark Haase to the African American community. “We’re dealing with the disparity in incarceration. So, it was important the candidates share their vision with us.”