Kiss Amy Klobuchar’s VP chances goodbye after revelation she once failed to prosecute cop involved in George Floyd killing
Fair or not, Klobuchar’s inaction could make her toxic to Democrats
Sen. Amy Klobuchar can kiss her VP chances good-bye.
During her time as Hennepin County attorney, Klobuchar failed to prosecute Derick Chauvin, the cop at the center of George Floyd’s death. Chauvin, the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck, had multiple complaints of excessive use of force. Complaints that received no reprimand under Klobuchar’s watch.
From The Week:
Before she became a senator and a top contender for former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential spot, Klobuchar spent eight years as the Hennepin County attorney, in charge of prosecution for Minneapolis. And while in that position, Klobuchar declined to prosecute multiple police officers cited for excessive force, and did not prosecute the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck as he protested, The Guardian reports.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derick Chauvin saw at least 10 conduct complaints during his 19-year tenure before he was fired Tuesday, according to a database that documents complaints against police. In particular, he was involved in the shooting death of a man who had stabbed other people before attacking police, as well as some other undisclosed complaints. Klobuchar did not prosecute Chauvin and other officers involved for the first death, which occurred in Oct. 2006 while she was running for Senate. The case was under investigation when Klobuchar took office in the Senate in Jan. 2007, and later went to a grand jury, which declined to charge the officers. Chauvin was later placed on leave when he and other officers shot and wounded a Native American man in 2011.
As The Washington Post noted in March, Klobuchar “declined to bring charges in more than two dozen cases in which people were killed in encounters with police” as Hennepin County attorney. Instead, she “aggressively prosecuted smaller offenses” that “have been criticized for their disproportionate effect on poor and minority communities,” the Post continues. And as Klobuchar undergoes vetting to become a possible vice presidential candidate, that track record is being scrutinized and criticized once again.
Klobuchar has been vying for Biden’s VP spot since dropping out of the Democrat presidential primary.
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Oops. So Kamala another failed Prosecutrix is looking better.
Especially to Gropy Joe. #HeelsUpHarris
Memo for Klobuchar: Karma is a Grade AAA bitch.
When Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” boomerangs … Schadenfreude!
People are “combing” Klobuchar’s record and finding a lot of gnats both in her salads and in her career.
Those aren’t gnats, they’re crabs
Might we call them Queen crabs?
Interesting how this metaphorical combing is finding this kind of stuff *months* after she’s no longer a viable candidate for president, where if she were a Republican running, the press would have been scrutinizing her record with a microscope the minute she announced.
If the Republicans have a spark of common sense, they’re looking through Kamala’s history right now instead of waiting on the media, because that’s going to be a long, long wait.
That is going to leave a mark.
Lucy, looks like someone has some splaining to do.
OI guess in this case it’s Demsplaining.
A lot of people assume prosecutors are conservatives because they’re law and order types, but in my experience lawyers who become prosecutors are as liberal as they come. Being a prosecutor is being a public employee: guaranteed job and income, cushy benefit package, regular hours for the most part. These are attractive things to liberals. Law students I knew who were conservatives went into business one way or another.
Amy is a vicious woman. If she failed to prosecute anyone it will only have been because she was already feasting on the hardships she was inflicting on someone else.
Better that she would be removed from the Senate and used to replace Ilhan, a Harlot of Faith Tradition.
Great find, Kemberlee!
After Dementia Joe’s “you ain’t black” goof up, Amy’s complexion isn’t dark enough to be of help.
It’s hard to find enough Popeyes and Blutos who like bowlegged women that vote D, without losing more of the black vote, for her to be in real contention. Though on the plus side, Joe just might have forgotten she isn’t a person of color.
I disagree with Kemberlee’s conclusion. Klobuchar’s chances to become the VP nominee depend solely on whether Democrats believe she helps the ticket.
And if the Smartest and Most Compassionate Persons in the History of This Or Any Other Universe (TM) decide that she does, all of this will be swept away, or (worst case scenario) somehow blamed on Republicans. Any anti-Klobuchar demonstrations will not be covered by the MSM/DNC axis. Protestors who fail to get the message will find themselves totally alone with no free bail money, no free legal representation, no free publicity, and the absolute condemnation of their fellow Communists. They will come to obey their masters.
She was just being Minnesota Nice.
Minnesota Amy fell a couple of steps on the Dem/Prog pander scale. This late in the “process”, as dishonest as it is, recovery will be near impossible. Too bad.
I think she made the right decision in not prosecuting the PO then. The perp was stabbing numerous people, but Balck is thicker than blood
Whatever VP Biden selects will be scapegoated like Sarah was when Rino McCain lost. Ain’t no shade of lipstick could make pigs like Biden or McCain look good. So Amy will be fortunate to miss the nom.
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Klobuchar is a nasty piece of work for sure, but these accusations are pretty weak beer. A grand jury failed to indict an officer for shooting a mad stabber, and that’s somehow a problem for Klobuchar? If they want to torpedo her they’re going to have to find something a bit more substantial than that. But no need to bother; she has the wrong melanin allotment to be the chosen Veep contender this year.
I’m relatively sure Amy Klobuchar investigated and made the correct decisions on previous cases.
But given this case, the media playing up the officers record without context, and she has in the past been accused of being police friendly and her VP chances are rapidly sinking.
It’s not fair to her but that’s what is going to happen. The Biden team is going to run away from her.
And this case might actually hurt Biden too. A lot of people are saying he should pick a black person as VP and were miffed that Amy seems to be getting press. If he picks some other white person he might make trouble for his campaign.
Again not fair to him either but that’s what would probably happen.
Especially when Trump starts laying into whoever he picks.
I think the DNC is taking a break on this Presidential Election and is running a couple guaranteed losers.
Their focus is 2024.
As the GOP did with Dole, McCain.
Stacy Abrams is now poised for a comeback.
Waiting at the IHOP, and having another tall stack.
She “failed” to prosecute a cop who shot someone who was stabbing other people and attacked the cops. Um…what jurisdiction would have prosecuted him for that…that’s not a place I want to visit. If that’s the standard why bother with having cops at all? Well, I guess we need people to direct traffic and fill out the reports after a car crash. Oh…and arrest people for not wearing a mask in public or getting within 6 feet of each other, there’s that.
But protecting the public from a lunatic with a knife? That’s beyond the pale.
I’m starting to wonder what people have been smoking lately because this whole thing has taken a turn for the surreal.
I think Quid chooses Susan Rice.
I doubt Biden could find a more direct line to Obama, Inc. And let’s face it, Obama, Inc. is the only chance Quid has to win this thing. Even with support from The One, those chances are still razor thin.
It’s too early to focus on VP. We don’t yet know who the real Presidential candidate will be after Placeholder Joe gets put into assisted living.
So, you think that the police should not have shot a man who had stabbed multiple people and was attack responding police? REALLY? What should they have done? Taken him out for a Happy Meal? Cops are not Dr. Phil. And, what do you think Grand Juries are for, to sit around playing canasta for 6 months to a year? They hear important and sensitive cases and decide whether a person should be indicted and stand trial on the charges.