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Jonathan Irons, whose case was advocated for by Maya Moore, freed from prison

Plus: protesters march in Eagan over 2019 police killing; Edina requires masks in public spaces; and more.

Maya Moore’s selflessness and dedication to her cause should be applauded, celebrated.
MinnPost file photo by Bill Kelley
Maya Moore
The AP reports (via MPR):A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. … Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center. She clapped as Irons approached a group of people waiting for his release. She then dropped to her knees at one point before joining a group hug around Irons. … He had been serving a 50-year prison sentence stemming from the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner in the St. Louis area when Irons was 16. But a judge threw out his convictions in March, citing a series of problems with the case, including a fingerprint report that had not been turned over to Irons’ defense team, according to The New York Times.”

Statement from Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve:

Remembering another police killing. KSTP’s Josh Skluzacek reports: “Wednesday night, a group of people disrupted traffic along Highway 13 near Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan. … The protesters marched in the name of Isak Aden, who was killed by police in 2019. … Organizers asked for Aden’s case to be reopened and for the officers involved to be prosecuted.”

Masks needed in Edina. WCCO reports:Face masks will be mandatory inside public spaces in Edina starting next week. … The mayor of the southwest Minneapolis suburb signed an executive order Wednesday requiring residents to wear masks inside retail establishments and city buildings. The order goes into Monday.”

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