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Amy Klobuchar declined to prosecute
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death after previous conduct complaints

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/28/2020 3:25:18 PM

George Floyd's death in police custody is renewing criticism of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's (D-Minn.) prosecutorial record. 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, including 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

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She needs to kiss goodbye her White House dreams.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cmardh 5/28/2020 3:40:19 PM (No. 424630)
She can go sit with Kamala.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley 5/28/2020 3:48:46 PM (No. 424632)
Bye bye amy-thing goes!! Then there’s Kamel A Hairass who laughed about prosecuting people for smoking pot while she was smoking pot. And of course old joe‘s bi.den - who threatened to withhold US funding unless a prosecutor looking into huncher bi.den’s dirty dealings was fired - accusing Trump of pressuring the same Ukraine to help dish dirt on the same bi.den. Lack of transparency may be a short term benefit for these clowns but maybe their chickens will come home to roost.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 5/28/2020 3:49:59 PM (No. 424633)
Her Veep aspirations just circled down the drain.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 5/28/2020 3:51:19 PM (No. 424634)
This is a stupid article. The article cites a number of complaints against this officer, but there is no detail and no context. Officers get baseless complains against them all the time from the cop hating public. I'm no fan of Klobuchar, but come on, this stretches it too far. Making something out of nothing doesn't fly if you are left or right.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starboard_side 5/28/2020 3:53:17 PM (No. 424636)
Just wondering, was there something the officers were doing, procedure-wise, due to the fact people were gathering around the police vehicle where this was happening? Did their presence trigger something? It just doesn't seem logical as to why the other officers would not be alarmed that one of their fellow officers had his knee on the suspects neck. Regardless, that officer should NOT have kept his knee on George Floyd, particularly since he was already in handcuffs.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Maggie2u 5/28/2020 3:57:03 PM (No. 424639)
And for two days the corrupt media has been trying to tie this cop to President Trump.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: coyote 5/28/2020 4:04:24 PM (No. 424644)
Even with the mayor calling the shots, Chauvin got off. Fired? No, he should be on trial.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ocho reales 5/28/2020 4:53:35 PM (No. 424661)
I am not in law enforcement but I would imagine that any cop who had 19 years on the job just didn't start to do something this extreme this one time. I strongly suspect he had a long history of pushing the envelope in detentions. From what I have read in the press cops are authorized to place a knee on the shoulders to restrain a perp but not on the neck.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone 5/28/2020 5:05:50 PM (No. 424664)
If Biden can find her on his VP list some liberal Democrat operative is bound to advise him to scratch her off. Ya think?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jimincalif 5/28/2020 5:39:49 PM (No. 424676)
Amy just got the hook. Even if those were reasonable decisions at the time, it no longer matters. Biden has dug himself a deep enough hole with his "you ain't black" comment.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mustng66 5/28/2020 5:42:20 PM (No. 424679)
Listen Amy, that whooshing sound you hear is your political career flushing down the toilet. Buh bye.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/28/2020 5:45:41 PM (No. 424680)
Supposedly, lawbreakers get 3 strikes and it's big jail time. It sounds good, but it's not practiced, as we see multiple felons with 'rap' sheets as long as their arms, and still on the streets. Why aren't cops held to the same type of standard, X number of complaints and you're out the door, with loss of benefits and pension? Anyone who believes that all cops are paragons of virtue are living in a dream world. Many (not all) are really little bullies that have been given a badge and a gun, and are in an organization that is as protective of its members as the AMA is.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 5/28/2020 5:48:02 PM (No. 424681)
Biden can fix this easily. He should just say: "George Floyd Ain't Black"
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Right Time 5/28/2020 6:12:13 PM (No. 424694)
Yeah...I'm not sure, but I may have heard that this cop may be Trump's love child. And, its possible that I heard he wears a white sheet and uses the Nazi salute. I am sure of this because I got from a NYT blogger website
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Omen55 5/28/2020 6:29:44 PM (No. 424710)
Stick a comb in Amy. She's done!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Samsquanch 5/28/2020 6:33:51 PM (No. 424714)
Klobes is cooked, even Sleepy won't risk it now.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Zarin 5/28/2020 6:54:45 PM (No. 424736)
Yeah, this is a long time coming. Sen. Amy was not prosecuting cops - why? If their behavior was bad & out of bounds - they should have been in court. Little by the little a bad cop gets worse if he is not 'nudged' by correct discipline etc. I suspect that most of the good cops in that city have long ago quit - they have been dealing with the Somali refugee mafia for 20 years - among other bad situations like homelessness fueled by alcoholism & drug addiction - all the result of stupid Leftist policies. The cop here had 10 complaints in 19 years - is that 'normal' - one every 2 years - in the big city? Two complaints were for shootings - one likely justified & the other maybe not. The 8 eight others are undisclosed. So what are we to think?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hermoine 5/28/2020 7:04:07 PM (No. 424750)
She's a Democrat so it won't matter. Democrat = No Accountability.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Winstonian 5/28/2020 7:30:19 PM (No. 424784)
No more VP for you,
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Readaholic 5/28/2020 11:01:20 PM (No. 424896)
The more I think about this, the way the cop was so cocky with his "I'm going to kill this guy right in your face" attitude, the more it seems like a Deep State maneuver on the order of Jussie Smollet.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/29/2020 4:36:19 AM (No. 424994)
Published by The Week, which I never heard of. Guaranteed the drive-by propaganda media will whitewash it and refuse to spend even half a second on it. Amy will still be golden.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DCGIRL 5/29/2020 5:23:37 AM (No. 425008)
Out of all of them, she is probably the sanest one. Although you may have to admit it's a little weird that she eats her salads with her hair comb.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ARKfamily 5/29/2020 7:30:35 AM (No. 425075)
So why is anyone surprised? In the book Ecclesiastes, it states that wisdom comes only from God. So if you are placing a party base (like the Democrats) in positions of authority and have no means of accountability, it is no wonder that a few police officers become rogue. We have a police officer that lives in our neighborhood and since I have met him, he has doubled in size. I can only imagine if he is involved in a foot chase. And that is how I view government people - they have doubled in size (not necessarily a reference to weight here) but their is no accountability and irresponsibility ensues.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Strike3 5/29/2020 8:58:52 AM (No. 425156)
Many police brutality complaints turn out to have circumstances that justify the force but never forget, there is such a thing as a bad cop. Ten complaints is a lot and this guy had better be sent to a prison where he is not known or his days are numbered.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Zigrid 5/29/2020 9:52:56 AM (No. 425223)
Bad people come in all colors.......this was an outrage....but looting and rioting is not the answer....Dr. Martin Luther King accomplished a lot with non-violence...he was well respected by most people....
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Reply 26 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/29/2020 10:01:12 AM (No. 425236)
Good grief! Biden's best choice for VP may really be Stacy Abrams. Lolololol! Good help is hard to find. Especially in government.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: planetgeo 5/29/2020 10:14:28 AM (No. 425258)
Looks like the only possible remaining VP candidate for Slo-Jo is Dr. Jill. Makes sense. She already not only makes his Cream of Wheat for him every morning, but she's also the wind beneath wings and the tennis ball beneath his walker. Perfect.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: bpl40 5/29/2020 10:25:55 AM (No. 425273)
Live by the sword. Perish by the sword.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: mc squared 5/29/2020 10:26:48 AM (No. 425275)
The choice won't be Biden's to make, and for good reason.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Arby 5/29/2020 11:04:53 AM (No. 425309)
Bye-bye, Amy. You see all of those forks sticking out of you? That means you're done. Fauxcahontas is going to get the gig and that will not help the dims. It may, however, increase the Donald's landslide.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: winmag 5/29/2020 12:06:56 PM (No. 425382)
Another pompous liberal jerk (whose husband was saved by hydroxichloroquine) is about to go down big time. Couldn't have happened to a more despicable idiot.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: little guy 5/29/2020 1:22:54 PM (No. 425460)
Amy is white so she was never in the real running --- it's all for show and just to give the media something to talk about. The Veep selection is usually someone who has no past that can cause a problem, of any kind. Think Dan Quayle, John Edwards, Joe Lieberman, Tim Kaine or even Mike Pence. Look for Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois to come from behind. Only 52 and a woman of color (born in Thailand, from a Chinese mom while her white Army dad could trace his heritage back to the American Revolution), a badly wounded vet (lost part of both legs flying Black Hawks) and banged out as a Lt. Colonel before winning every election she ran in from primary to general for first the House then to the Senate. Or look to New Mexico's governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Only 60 and a "Latina" who is a widow and is anti-gun and pro-abortion! Perfect too.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 5/29/2020 1:24:16 PM (No. 425463)
The asshat mayor there in Minne-Somalia said it was due to “400 years of anger”... Did you get that? 400 years of anger! Then why not safari your asses back to the “homeland” and take your feral violent sickness with ya??
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Are You Serious 5/29/2020 1:37:28 PM (No. 425485)
Dems are now feverishly looking for some Republican to blame...and there are none in sight.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Moritz55 5/29/2020 8:23:41 PM (No. 425801)
This may be a blessing in disguise for Amy Klonuchar. Biden is going to lose anyway, so there’s not much point in being his running mate. If anything, she could be blamed for his loss. As for the future, she will be 64 in 2024. A lot can happen and be forgotten between then and now. Her Senate term will be up, so she could run again for a pretty safe seat, or she could run again for President, or she could take a cushy job and wait out retirement. I doubt this bit of old news will have much effect.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: virbots 5/29/2020 9:56:37 PM (No. 425853)
So what's the control group in this sample of 1? Is 10 complaints in 19 years a lot? Or a little? What is the median number of complains for an officer in a big city? When the press wrote articles about suicides at the Foxx Conn plant in China that makes iPhones, they left out the part that the rate was less than the national average.
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