Minneapolis Police Involved In Killing Terrance Franklin, Ivan Romero Have Disturbing Histories

OP-NAT EYE
May 18, 2013 (**updated May 22, 2013)


Mr. Ivan Romero (L), his girlfriend Ms. Jocelin Torrejon and Mr. Terrance Franklin (R).

It was last Friday, May 10 when Minneapolis Police killed two people in two different locations in less than 30 minutes; and today we’ve learned more about the killers.

It started when Minneapolis Police say they pulled over Mr. Terrance Franklin “during a routine traffic stop” near the 2700 block of Lyndale Avenue South around 3 p.m. Police say Mr. Franklin got out of the car and ran. They apparently chased Mr. Franklin, 22, to a house at 2717 Bryant Avenue South police say he “broke into.” Citypages.com reported that the home belongs to a Minnesota Public Radio employee. All the public knows for certain as to what happened inside the home is that Mr. Franklin first had to try and fight off a dog police ordered to attack him, then was shot dead.

**UPDATED MAY 22, 2013: IS THAT TERRANCE FRANKLIN SCREAMING FOR HIS LIFE AT :18 and :26 SECONDS? We can’t say for sure, but thanks to OP-NAT EYE readers, we have found video seconds after shots were fired, right in front of the home Mr. Franklin was murdered, according to the video description. If the shots happened, than the screams happened (if that is in fact Mr. Franklin), than its clear he was simply trying his best to fight for his life, while only semi-conscious, against five cops who shot themselves, and an attacking dog.

The two cops involved, Michael Meath and Ricardo Muro – the only two people inside who had guns – were both shot as well. Police say Mr. Franklin “struggled” with them and “tried to grab their guns” which is why they were shot in their legs, according to KSTP 5 Eyewitness News. But the more likely, common-sense explanation (since the only thing the public will ever hear is the tale police will ultimately tell) is that the cops recklessly shot each other as they competed for the kill shot on Mr. Franklin.

What also makes the aforementioned more plausible than the cops’ story is that Mr. Franklin family still has not been allowed to see his body; more than a week after he was murdered. There is no telling what the police actually did to him; possible scenarios include they let the dog maul him to death, than shot him; they tortured him, etc. Mr. Franklin’s body, once the family does see it, will be decomposed and manipulated beyond the point that any truth can ever possibly be known.

*UPDATED May 19, 2013: Mr. Don Allen of IBNN News in Minneapolis has uncovered even more information as to the murder of Terrance Franklin by Minneapolis Police. There were at least three more cops in the house when Mr. Franklin was murdered: Andrew Stender, Luke Peterson and Mark Durand, according to Mr. Allen. Stender is the K9 handler, thus had to be at the scene. All three of them are members of the SWAT team. Mr. Allen’s sources told him that Mr. Franklin was unconscious when he was shot dead, with the fatal shot going to his head. Further, there was evidence of Mr. Franklin being tortured as well, with a ring indentation being above his eye…indicating he was punched very hard, which is likely what knocked him unconscious. In other words, Mr. Franklin was beaten mercilessly by five cops after being attacked by a dog, than shot to death. We will update the story further once we run backgrounds on these three cops.

The Pioneer Press, a state-run media outlet owned by MediaNews Group in Denver, has falsely and deliberately misquoted Mr. Franklin’s girlfriend, Anquanette Hollman. It reported that Hollman, who was with Mr. Franklin when he was pulled over, said her boyfriend was carrying a gun. Several other media outlets have repeated the false quote, which is standard protocol to attempt justifying the murder. Several Facebook posts from local residents and friends of the family confirm that the Pioneer Press is lying for the police. Mr. Franklin’s uncle, Willie Walton, told KARE 11 in Minneapolis, that his nephew did not carry guns (and even if he was, Americans have the right to do so).

Unfortunately for the people of the Twin Cities, the story does not end here. More than 30 minutes after the cops killed Mr. Franklin (thus no “emergency” remained) and shot themselves in the process, a third cop, Joshua Young, raced through a red light at the intersection of West 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue. Mr. Ivan Romero Olivares had a green light and was riding his motorcycle with his girlfriend, Jocelin Torrejon, as a passenger. The cop recklessly ran through a red light rushing to get to the scene where Mr. Franklin was killed, when there was no need for him to be speeding. He crashed into the motorcycle, killing Mr. Romero and injuring Ms. Torrejon. The Star Tribune in Minneapolis not only falsely reported that the cop car Young was driving was an SUV, but had the audacity to phrase its headline as if Mr. Romero was at fault: “Minneapolis Police identify officer who was driving vehicle that motorcyclist struck.” Minneapolis Police chief Janee Harteau told the Star Tribune that Mr. Romero’s motorcycle “struck the squad car’s rear wheel well.” Obviously the vehicle pictured at the scene is a car, not an SUV, and obviously the cop car struck the motorcycle with its front bumper.

Photo via KSTP

Here is a report from the day after all the police recklessness from the aforementioned KSTP Eyewitness News (ABC 5) in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Cop Michael Meath

The Star Tribune had no problem publishing a report about a supposed “criminal record” of Mr. Franklin, but failed to report anything about the two cops who shot themselves. The OP-NAT EYE did extensive public and otherwise records searches on both Meath and Muro.

Meath was one of the cops named in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on June 11, 2010. The case, Max S. Graves Jr. vs. Minneapolis Police Dept. (case #10-cv-02349-RHK-JJK) details an incident from October 4, 2008. Mr. Graves and his brother left the restaurant Pizza Luce on 1st Avenue North at about 2 a.m. after a night out in downtown Minneapolis. A fight broke out at a nearby bar (not involving Mr. Graves), so mounted police and others were already there. Minneapolis cop Mark Lanasa, along with Meath, approached Mr. Graves and said, “I saw what you guys were doing over there, come here,” according to court documents. Lanasa would then put rubber gloves on before he savagely attacked Mr. Graves, beating and kicking him. Lanasa then put Mr. Graves in a chokehold until he lost consciousness, according to court documents. When Mr. Graves woke up, he was hogtied. As he was hogtied (completely defenseless), Meath tasered him “three to six times,” according to court documents. Mr. Graves suffered two black eyes, “subconjuctival hematomas (blood accumulating) in both eyes,” soft-tissue swelling in his face and head trauma, according to court documents.

The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Graves was attacked based solely on his race. Mr. Graves is “African American,” according to the lawsuit. The case was settled out of court on October 19, 2011, according to court records.

Meath was named in yet another lawsuit in which he terrorized more Minnesota residents. A “racial and reprisal discrimination” complaint was filed with the Minnesota Commission on Civil Rights after an incident that occurred at a towing company called Wreckers Services, Inc. on September 5, 2006. Mr. James F. Cannon, a former judge with the Minnesota State Office of Administrative Hearings, arrived at Wreckers at 9:45 a.m. to retrieve his car that was impounded. He paid the fees, but was then told he would have to wait for his car. Four more individuals arrived in the meantime, paid their fees and were also told they would have to wait. All the people who came into Wreckers were “African American,” including Mr. Cannon, according to court documents. One of the men waiting for his car got frustrated and slapped the window that separated people in the lobby from the employees of Wreckers, and demanded his car, according to court documents. The Wreckers employee called 911 and Meath, along with female cop Julie Hagen showed up. Hagen barged in and yelled at all the individuals, “I want you to shut up and behave yourselves…you need to act like adults.” When Cannon’s wife Lois asked Hagen not to use that tone, Hagen replied, “I’ll use any tone I damn well please.” The Cannon’s decided to simply leave after finally getting their car, but not before telling the cops they will be filing a complaint. Hagen responded “you can’t do anything to me.” Meath would then follow the couple outside and “stare them down” while standing in front of their car and writing their license plate number on his hand.

The complaint was filed and the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed $15,000 in compensation for the Cannons on June 1, 2010 along with $22,283 in attorney fees. The Minneapolis Police Department was also fined $7,500 for the incident, according to court documents.

Minneapolis Cop Ricardo Muro

Ricardo Muro was one of nine Minneapolis cops involved in a raid of a home on October 4, 2007 which police held three Asian children at gun point while shouting at them to not move or they’d be shot dead. The home belonged to Anna and Leng Hurr and police say it was the target of a “drug investigation.” Police handcuffed the three children – ages 17, 14 and 12 – and forced them all onto the ground. Mrs. Herr heard the commotion from upstairs, where she was with her 8-year-old child. She walked out of her room to see what was going on, only to be tackled, kicked twice in her ribs while another cop had his foot on her throat; and was ultimately handcuffed and dragged down a hallway, according to court documents. She suffered several contusions, along with a sprained neck and left shoulder, according to court documents. No drugs were found in the house. Though a federal lawsuit was filed, it was dismissed, with the order saying “the facts of this case do not establish a constitutional violation.”

 What’s Next For Franklin and Romero Families

It appears Minneapolis Police will simply drag this thing out, and rely on their media (Star Tribune and Pioneer Press) to simply stop covering the story so it will go away. Meath and Muro are already looked at as “heroes” by Minnesota residents and Mr. Franklin is simply a “black thug” who deserved to die, based on comments left on state-run media website. Mr. Franklin’s 4-year-old son, Nehemiah Martin, will now grow up without a father. It is unclear as of publishing if Mr. Romero had children. We will continue to update this story as we learn more about the killer cops.

Our thoughts are with the Franklin and Romero-Olivares families.

50 comments for “Minneapolis Police Involved In Killing Terrance Franklin, Ivan Romero Have Disturbing Histories

  1. oobie
    June 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Thank you for publishing the truth about what happened to Terrance aka Mookie
    I think that we should all get together and protest for these two young men, just
    As people did for Trayvon Martin to get national attention about the MINNESOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT and how dirty a lot of their officers are!! I say this because until we expose them and let others see how they are they will continue to commit these crimes
    And get away with it!!!

  2. May 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    they killed my father in October saying he was using his vehicle as a weapon we need justice for all

  3. sh
    May 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    people just need to stand up show them we aint going for all of this crazy stuff like in the city yu do here bout police killing peole people needa stop being scared these police bitches and scared they would get ate alive in the city

  4. May 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    So many children are being murdered and some law enforcers thinks that it is OK, but it is not OK, Terrence was a young man with a life and people who loved him. It is not right nor just that his family has to go through the agony that they are going through.May the Lord have mercy on those that murder without conscience.Those that have the burden of burying their children, have faith that justice will prevail and remember that no one, I mean no one gets away with anything in this world!! Everyone pays for their wrong doing!! Those police officers will pay one way the other!

    • august
      December 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      that’s so fucked up to say. like, everything in the world someone fixes itself thru divine retribution? the cops will be brought to “justice” only by people rising up to take back what was taken from them. that means the lives of those officers and all the other cops in the world will be taken by force, no mercy for the police and their supporters! scum of the capitalist empire die!

  5. Sam Johnson
    May 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I can’t believe that Minnesota has become so violent.Minneapolis cops think they are untouchable,but fact is now there are so many families very angry and their time will come.Them Damn Pigs are taking our tax money to kill our own people.I am sick of it and something needs be done and for Star Tribune and Pioneer Press they should never called themselves a new paper company.They are considered gum under my shoe. I would never read a lick of their bull shit.For Terrance and Romero my prayers go out to them and their loved ones.We need to find a away to get these off the force, I don’t feel safe calling a cop for anything seriously speaking.

    • Aryckaa
      May 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      you aint never lyin’!!

  6. wes hall
    May 21, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Truth is their killing us off, bad enough us blacks killing eachother daily…As bad as I want Justice for my niggga Terrence,racism It’ll never be over, But I pray da man above have mercy on his killers who had so much hate for him in thoes slight seconds of torture…Us family and friends just gotta believe and know that GOD WILL SEE FAVOR AND MAKE JUSTICE! stay blesses my black people…#justicformookie #Bros4Life

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:43 am

      I, WE ARE ALWAYS ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS FROM GOD TO THOSE WHO CONTINUALLY TAKE OUR LIVES FOR GRANTED. I PRAY FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE. BUT MOST OF ALL FOR US BLACK PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY US BROWN TO DARK SKINNED BLACKS WHO ARE FROM THE GENERATION OF SLAVE TRADE. LORD HELP US AS YOU ALWAYS HAVE WHEN WE ARE OBEDIENT AND ASK YOU TO.GUIDE OUR CHILDREN TO LOVE DEEP, BUT UNDERSTAND THA THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HATE THEM FOR NO REASON THEY COULD EVERY IMAGINE. POWER POWER POWER REIGN IN OUR HEARTS AND MNDS ONCE AGAIN FROM THE FATHER WHO AITS HIGH AND HAS ALL POWER.

  7. May 20, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I want to just say I am praying for real justice for this young man and his family. Heartbreaking how men and women are treated. It needs to stop.

    • May 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      i would like to express my condolences to the family of Terrence Franklin. It seems to be an all out war against young men period, especially young men of color. My son has been harassed, tazzed and masted by the police and had not done anything unlawful. All he does is go to school and work and just trying to be the teenager he is. It does not matter if they are law abiding or not, these two cops have a history of racism and should be fully investigated.

  8. May 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

    This story it totally “ON POINT!”

    • christina
      May 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      what we need are people to patrol the police they do just as much wrong as everybody else if not more because they thank they can get away with it little do they no KARMA’S A BITCH so lets not feel bad when some nut goes and stars popping they ass off because when it comes to us they laugh

      • May 23, 2013 at 1:51 am

        I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW MOST OF THEM COULD BE SO INSENTIVE? YOU ARE RIGHT THEY LAUGH. MY BROTHER WAS DEAD BEING TAKEN OUT OF HIS HOUSE AND THE POLICE WERE LAUGHING AND TALKING LIKE IT WAS NOTHING THAT A LIFE HAD BEEN TAKEN OR LOST. BUT THAT NEXT MONTH WHEN ONE OF THERE OFFICIERS GOT SHOT AND KILLED IT WAS TOTALLY DIFFERENT AND THEY WANTED TO KILL ANYBODY THAT LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD A GUN OR A SMURK ON THERE FACE. I DON’T WANT TO SAY THAT ALL THE POLICE ARE LIKE THIS. BUT IF THEY WORK TOGETHER THEY NEED TO HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE.

  9. Katherine
    May 20, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Minneapolis is a GANG with a legal license to KILL! May the WRATH of GOD destroy them!

  10. lee
    May 20, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Anyone thet trusts a cop anymore needs their head examined….ESPECIALLY IN MINNEAPOLIS! the cops there are worse than the gestapo in cali….it just never gets reported….the cops there have the press cowed….the press won’t release ANYTHING til the pigs ok it……messed up country….

  11. godhavemercy
    May 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Wow, here we go again. Seems like it never stops; more and more hate. Why, because those people in blue don’t know JESUS. They think they are little gods; I will declare and decree that GOD will not let wrong doing go unpunished. History proves it and GOD has the final and last say so.

    Prayers are with both families who lost love ones in such unjust act of hates. Also, I do pray for the people in blue, MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THEIR SOULS. Forgive them LORD for they know not what they do.

    • theo
      May 20, 2013 at 6:51 am

      Look i know there is a lot of so called confusion amoungst all stories…these are what we call lies, deceit, and malicious mistreatment of what “public protection” does for America…period… That was my lil homies cousin, my friend because my friends are FAM….. For you out there reading this and know what I am referring too..GOD WILL WIN!!!!!!!!!!!! ATTENTION 5 EYE WITNESS… YOU WANT A GOOD REPORTER WHO IS FOR THE PEOPLE MY PEOPLES……. WE ALL NEED TODD WILSON TO BE THE COVERING REPORTER IF WE WANT REAL NEWS…. I believe he would do my friends family (terrance rip), the greatest dedication and deliverence of TRUE STORY…….. HELP US TODD WILSON…….. PLEASE DO OUR COMMUNITY JUSTICE… GOD BE WITH YOU AND ALL OF THE VICTIMS…POLICE ARE NOT VICTIMS IN THIS TWISTED REALITY OUR WORLDS FOREFATHERS OF PEACEKEEPING WERE REFERRING TOO IN THE LEAST..

      • mrferrly
        May 20, 2013 at 8:16 am

        I’m sorry bro. They murder him! They are doing it here in Portland Oregon too!

        • theo
          May 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

          the shit is bannanas cause we as a people stands for what now adage right? I just gotta speak on it even if they tried to make me sleep on it..cause ima expose them like Onus and slam them with legalities

  12. Antoinette Frye
    May 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I am appalled and did not believe the police version from the second that I heard it! Smelled like a damn lie! It’s sad and they are clearly murderers this story needs national attention! !!

  13. May 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I knew and watch terrance grow up from a little boy and he were a happy going kid.I watch him go off to college and become a well respected man and had a lot of zeal for life.The way the MPD killed terrance were senceless and very hateful and we depend on them to protect and serve us but then they leave us feeling like we have no rights is it because of the hood jackets we wear or is because we sagg our pants is it because we live in neighhoods with abandom buildings or is it just because the color of our skin.I pray and hope that there will be justice for terrance because we has his family need to know why this injuctice had to take place and we are left we a big black hold in our hearts. maybe we will get answers and maybe we won’t but MPD needs to know that are not above the law and they need to really look into this sinuation that it will not happen to anyone else. May the lord have mercy on you souls. we <3 you terrance

  14. Gretchen Houle
    May 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Minneapolis police are out of control. I was a victim of police brutality also. I called them twice in the same night. The first time was because I was attacked by a crazy woman. They came , 45 Minutes later and did nothing. I got attacked again, so I called again’ they came 5 squad cars deep, then arrested me, keep me in the car for an hour, while they talked to her. I have no arrest record ,no criminal record. She has numerous assaults on hers. I could not believe how this female cop yanked my arms backward, after I keep telling them I have neck and back injuries, and that I need surgeries for. Also two dislocated shoulders. My night gown was covered in blood from her hitting me in the head with a liquor bottle. When they
    Let me go, the female officer told me it was all my fault. I went in the house to hear the cop inside telling the attacker, to leave the fat bitch alone. When he saw me he said if you call again your going to jail. I was the manager in a boarding house and she was a resident, who was fighting with another resident. I was trying to break the fight up, when she turned and attacked me. After the cops left the first time, she came and kicked in my door and attacked me with some broke glass. I’m going to be seeking legal counsel.

    • A concerned citizen
      May 19, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      If I were you. Call CUapb (citizens united against police brutality). they stand up against this kind of stuff and provide support. You don’t need to go thru this alone. They meet on Sat. at 130 pm at 4200 Cedar Av S Mpls and you can call them too, 612 874 stop or 612 874 7867

    • mS kAYSTYLZ
      May 20, 2013 at 12:08 am

      I have grown up in MN, born and raised. The SPPD and MPD both are in it together. Especially the female cops their such bitches. Nothing you say would be right for them hoes. A lot of this stuff happens because the cops are taking the law into their on hands, then they can’t figure out why their not respected in certain communities. The messed up part about it all is that it’s never put out there the way it truly is because these bastards are protected by a law that will never let them be held accountable for their actions. They should be held accountable just like they held these people. And to make matters even worse I think their testing their new guns out on our black people, but will roll up their windows and lock their doors in regular clothes. hahaha too funny even the black ones don’t stick up for their own here their team buddy buddy with the racist that are taking us out silently on another toll record breaking. My heart goes out to all families involved I hope you find justice in this fucked up state they call AMERICA

    • kim
      May 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Wow Gretchen…. That’s bs. These cops think this will NEVER happen to them. Ugh, bastards! I truly hope they end up in the penitentiary with some brothas that will welcome them in the same fashion. I mean after all, fair exchange is no robbery.
      #Eye4AnEye

  15. May 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    these cops are anything but a hero anyone who believes the bullshit story from the cops should really have their heads examined I did not know those young men but it is clearly defiantly police brutality beyond extremes. It is so sad that our protect and serve ( what a joke to call them that ) hide behind their badges and think they can do whatever the hell they want to do, just once I wish that when they start acting more almighty than god they would take off their badge and gun and fight fair because I can almost guarantee that they would get an ass kicking. my heart and thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the two young men who lost their life in a senseless act…may god give you the strength to be strong.

  16. jake
    May 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    If these cops get off it would be almost as bad as OJ Simpson murder trial. Where was the gun shots on Franklin s body?? Answer that? U beat someone without a gun who surrender an who was probably handcuffed this don’t make no since.

    • mS kAYSTYLZ
      May 20, 2013 at 12:18 am

      He had nowhere else to run. WE both know they came in there with extreme force already with guns drawn that’s when he surrendered but they let their dogs devour him to death then shot him in the head to make sure he would never tell his story a dead man can’t speak (no disrespect)that’s what I think happened then they wouldn’t release his body to the family you know there’s foul play written all over this and watch how they cover it all up with a little hush money it saddens me.

  17. Brandon
    May 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    First off, my prayers go out to the family & friends of Terrance Franklin. My hopes is that the real truth and the whole truth comes out about how Terrance life was lost. Second, in the last 6-7 years. The Minneapolis Police/Swat has been abusing, beating, torturing, & killing our black people. The Governor, Senator’s, Congressman, and top law enforcement officials know this as well. THE ABUSING, TORTURING,& KILLING OF OUR BLACK PEOPLE NEEDS TO STOP!!! AND MORE Police Brutality Cases needs to be investigated. We as a community need to take sore activity position in watching how the wopreform their duties in our neighborhoods. Get your cameras EVERYTIME and record their EVERY MOVE.

  18. rock
    May 19, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    are you kidding me? EVERYTHING said on this page is straight up conjecture… it would take me 3 minutes to find a picture of a police car, or SUV with damage on the rear panel (notice you can’t even tell where that squad car is from?)I would love to get an ACTUAL editor to read through this thing… ZERO credibility

    • hardplace
      May 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      The photo came from the news station. Watch the video and pay attention.

    • kim
      May 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      POW!!!!!!!!

  19. Cate
    May 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    This article makes me laugh! You can almost twist any incident to involve police brutality if you want to. And you can also find a picture of a squad car with a scrape of yellow paint on the front anywhere on google. I like the yellow paint by the way, so similar to cement piling paint. Also, when cops have their sirens and lights going, lights are supposed to react, change, and traffic should pull over. Since he was only going 17 mph, it’s seems far-fetched that Oliveres didn’t see him coming. Oh and cops shoot themselves in the leg all the time by the way. It’s a part of the initiation rites!! The body hasn’t been released yet because it’s an ongoing investigation. In any investigation that has not been closed, the remains will stay at the coroner’s until a certain period of time has lapsed…this is nothing special.

    • really
      May 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      oh you know what you are saying is wrong frist off there are dirty cops that are very much so raceist and kill black men and women die everyday behind the you got the kkk out here recuriting more people which is so much bs but we say one thing about the black panthers we goning to jail dont be one of those people who are blind to the fact that you refuse to belive in any case murder or not the body would have been snice in most cases except these because the police need time to cover up what they have done so they can get off and do it again im praying for all three of the familys of the horrible actions that have taken place

    • donnie
      May 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Wow r u flipen kidding me cops shoot themselfs all the time Its part of the initiation rites!!!!!! U r dumb as hell

      • Micheal
        May 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

        Because of shit like this, I love when a white, honkey, piece of shit pig gets killed. Just as these crackers hate us, fuck them too u fuckin pussies

        • zack
          May 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm

          dead pigs are good

      • Nessa
        May 21, 2013 at 6:21 am

        I think the “part of initiation rites” is sarcasm- my take

    • hardplace
      May 20, 2013 at 12:59 am

      No need to look on google. Before you jump to conclusions, actually read. The picture clearly comes from the news station, as it is labeled. If that is not enough for you, check the video yourself. The author was kind enough to post that with the exact same picture. You want to talk far-fetched? Try a officer driving 17mph to get to an emergency with the sirens on. That is far-fetched. Your comment about cops shooting themselves makes no sense. If you are trying to dispute what the author is saying, you are doing it wrong. I believe that is exactly what the author is implying.

    • dreazo
      May 20, 2013 at 2:04 am

      Some of yall prolly the police themselves tryna defend this
      Alls is said is if police don’t cool it the streets gonna cool them down.
      Nobody wants to die but It’s a dog eat dog world … So they git guns we can getem too.
      I’m not sayin this is popin off but its been done before police just Chillin at a stop light at night and get aired out. Same thing as them beating my bro unconcious then putting a bullet in him
      God bless me cuz my thoughts on gettin street justice boiled up us on hot.
      I would like to see it police to scared to be out that they gonna have to call the army. BITCHES in badges buncha faggots imma spit on one just for bro.

  20. darrion
    May 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    It does not take a rocket scientist to figure this out. They killed Terrance, I do not know him but it just obvious what the officers did. Oops! Did I say officers, they’re the exact opposite. Something needs to be done, the cops history tells it all, they need to be behind bars on death row…..

  21. Nita Bigham
    May 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I hear the video also an you can hear this young man pleading for his life. The police are nothing but killers!!!

  22. Anthony
    May 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    This is what makes America whack just sad the really fucked up part is that, this is a north state all that racist shit take it somewhere else. O I don’t like black people why,? You have no answer all black people aren’t the same justlike any other person from another country. I fucking hate it fuck cops and the mpls, any cop should have cameras on the badges. They don’t protect and serve they neglect and abuse and waste money and why are you racist and your a cop that’s dumb. Every racist should be killed and you can call that racist fuck cops they say fuck us. They feel like they got power when there is another that have more power then them. Someone should bully them Bitch as bastards

  23. janeane barron
    May 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    i have been tryin to tell my story for a few yrs now… i got my ass kicked and dragged a good four feet b4 i was thrown n a cell w/o any shoes on… i sat in that cell for hours cold as hell resultin in me gettin really sick… not oly that wen i was released i wasn’t givin my half of carat diamond nose ring… im still mad about it… this was in St. Paul though… i tried to call lawyers and news crew from jail… im sure i sent letters and everything bc i was in there for 10 days waitin to be sent to wisconsin…. the reason for my beating is bc i was crying too loud… when they picked me up i was at an appt. w/my armhs worker and my kids were in daycare…. i was scared there would be no one there to pick them up… i had a lotta questions around that time, i mainly wanted to know how i could get a hold of the video from the police…

  24. May 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    You should call Meshbesher for help with whatever you decide to do. He represents the man who was assaulted by a SWAT officer at a restaurant in Annandale last summer.

  25. May 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I am so sorry fr your loss!! My heart aches for you and your family. I am a victim of police brutality, and so are some of my family members. I have suffered for years because of their abuse. I started the first support group in Minnesota called, VOP Victims of Police Brutality. I had to stop because of all the harassment I and my family were getting, the pain is unbearable t times, I cannot imagine what you are going thru, I am stilll here thank God, they sicked 2 dogs on my son and beat the hell out of him. They were probably some of the same SWAT officers. I want to try and help see any and all police charged as criminals that have hurt our friends and families. I have never been in trouble a day in my life, and I did not deserve the being hog tied, and kicked and punched in my ribs and up and down the sides of my body, one of the cops picked my head up and slammed it into the curb and rubbed my face back and forth, its like they tried killing me. Any ways, you are in my prayers, I and please remember to be proud that you are not like them, and that there is a God, I am soooo sorry for what happened, we know it was all WRONG!!!!!!! Please try to stay strong, please be kind to your self and remember they are in the wrong and thats why they also have to say he had a record, thats some thing they always do,and they did it to me, but even if I did have a record, that wouldnt have a damn thing to do with their viciousness, and their law breaking!!!!!

  26. shantika Bailey
    May 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you for exposing the truth about what happened . Terrance was wrongfully murdered and the police are trying to cover there ass’s. There are video’s where you can hear Terrance yelling “Im Down” pleading for his life! Justice needs to be served.

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