May 28, 2020

"Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints."

Yahoo News 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 October 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... ...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"....
Biden will need to gently close the door on Vice President Amy.

52 comments:

Jason said...

There's no oppo like Dem oppo.

Lewis Wetzel said...

This is kind of interesting because Klobuchar is the darling of Minnesota's educated government and management class. These are the mainstream people most sympathetic to #BLM causes.

JackWayne said...

Sure. Pander. That’s one response.

mccullough said...

Kamala has same problem.

Thomas Dewey was a prosecutor. And a Republican. And he lost. Twice.

Josephbleau said...

If Harris is picked, who will they find she did not prosecute that will close the door on her? Prosecuting attys can no longer run for office.

Yancey Ward said...

Yes, the Klobuchar balloon turned into the Hindenberg.

For those following, here is the updated spreadsheet for the US COVID-19 including today's data.

For Inga, there is bad news- new cases in Wisconsin fell, and so did the positive test rate, which you can see in Sheet 2 of the state level data. I even graphed Wisconsin's 7 Day moving average of daily positive rates for those who don't like numbers.

narciso said...

Someone aimsa shotgun at you, (joe biden preferred tactic) youre well within rights to fire back,

Dave Begley said...

Amy might as well resign from the Senate tomorrow. Let's face, by liberal reasoning she was the sole proximate cause of George Floyd's death. That cop should have been fired or prosecuted years ago.

Amy must answer for her wrongs! Real or perceived.

Michael K said...

Any was dead to Joe when she admitted her husband was saved by HCQ.

Narayanan said...

Amy is Chauvinistic about Chauvin.

Bob Boyd said...

So they were combing through the records from Klovenhoof's salad days and they came up with this little crouton.

BADuBois said...

She's toast.

MayBee said...

She was/is my best hope.

Temujin said...

Biden will need to gently close the door on Vice President Amy.

This door was closed abruptly the other day when Uncle Joe told the black man that if he had to think about who to vote for, he wasn't a black man. From that point on, it came down to Stacy Abrams, Kamala Harris, Susan Rice (because she's got a real track record), or Keisha Lance Bottoms (Mayor of Atlanta).

Personally I hope Keisha gets the nod because I cannot take her welcome speech over the airport messaging system at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. "Hello.This is Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and blah, blah, blah". I never hear what she says next because I'm always thinking, Did she just say Keisha Lancebottoms? Is that a name? Did she used to get harassed at school for it? Hey...Lancebottoms. We can see your lancebottoms. heheheh.

I dunno. Maybe it's just me.

Bay Area Guy said...

Some Dems are yammering about Val Demmings (D-Fla), as the VP. She's black, but was a police officer I think which may hinder Dems now. Amy K is the one of the more sensible people in a non-sensible statist party.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Stacey it is.

Tooth, justwice and the black way!

Josephbleau said...

"This is kind of interesting because Klobuchar is the darling of Minnesota's educated government and management class. These are the mainstream people most sympathetic to #BLM causes."

When we are all burning Target stores we don't care. Afterwords we will be mad about food deserts because there are no Target stores to sell us fresh vegetables in our neighborhood.

Automatic_Wing said...

Maybe it's just me, but shooting a guy who "had stabbed other people before attacking police" sounds pretty justifiable.

DeepRunner said...

Yeah this has the feel of a setup by a rival campaigning for VP. No way Touchy-Feely, Creepy, Sleepy, Sloppy Joe can select the distinguished Karen from Minnesota.

Wince said...

The Minneapolis police chief tonight inadvertently revealed specifically why he's responsible for perpetuating the attitude in his police force that caused Floyd's death when he said he would not send officers to respond to the riots because it was too dangerous for his officers and their safety was his top priority.

That's because most questionable police-involved deaths have less to do with racial animus than with risk-aversion or what might be called Blue Superiority.

Police have become so convinced of their public-sector hero status that they believe they are entitled to do whatever is necessary to protect themselves from risk at any cost.

The cop with his knee of the guy's neck believed he was entitled to avoid risk of injury or perhaps inconvenience to the point of choking the guy out with reckless disregard as to the risk of death or serious bodily harm he had to know.

rhhardin said...

I like a bloodthirsty mob calling for due process.

Drago said...

Adios Amy.

rhhardin said...

Thomas Dewey was a prosecutor. And a Republican. And he lost. Twice.

Dewey Ballantine Bushby Palmer and Wood. Everybody used to work there, apparently.

Char Char Binks said...

I care about George Floyd's death as much as Black Lives Matters and the LSM care about the totally innocent elderly white beating victims of a racist black nursing home inmate, and the totally innocent elderly couple murdered at their son's grave by a racist black gunman -- not a bit.

Ken B said...

I think Wince has it right.

narciso said...

Demings had her gun stolen from her cars glove compartment while at home.

clint said...

@Josephbleau --

If it's Harris, it won't be who she didn't prosecute, but who she did.

Like lots of nonviolent drug offenders...

Kirk Parker said...

"Prosecuting attys can no longer run for office"

You say that like it's a bad thing.

JAORE said...

Of course it doesn't matter in the least whether Amy K's decisions in the past were reasonable.
All that matters is how it will play to an audience of voters and DNC power brokers.

Birkel said...

To be fair, it was never open.

Her Principle has Petered out.

Rt1Rebel said...

Amy wasn't gonna work here anyway after Joe's last race gaffe because she's white. Non-story IMO.

Skip said...

Biden-Bottoms? That's a keeper of a bumper sticker.

William said...

It will be a black woman and not Kamala Harris. Biden looks kind of fragile. He's got a shot at winning the election, and there's a good chance his VP pick will end up in the White House. I'm not a 100% on board with President Stacy Abrams, but it could happen here.

Big Mike said...

One year before the Twin Towers came down in New York, almost to the day, a young black man named Prince Jones who was a student at Howard University in downtown DC, was gunned down by a black police officer, The black police officer was in an unmarked car, wore his hair in dreadlocks, and was not in uniform. He spotted young Mr. Jones driving a large, black SUV and decided that he must be a drug dealer. The black police officer then aggressively pursued Mr. Jones all the way across the DC metropolitan area, eventually cornering Jones in a cul de sac three jurisdictions away from his own. Then the police officer drew his handgun and put 16 rounds into the SUV, killing Prince Jones a couple times over. The Fairfax County prosecutor declined to prosecute the police officer, even though the officer had never called for backup, never informed the Fairfax County police that he was pursuing a suspect into their jurisdiction, never even had any reasonable cause to begin following Prince Jones in the first place. That prosecutor told the Washington Post that “Fairfax County juries never convict police officers.”

The prosecutor lost his job in the next election, and deservedly so.

David in Cal said...

In today's world, negative campaigning reigns. That favors a candidate who has attempted nothing of significance. Elizabeth Warren, who did nothing but teach classes, would be ideal, if it weren't for her Native American fakery. Even so, when considering that Biden's VP might well have to step into the Presidency, Warren looks better than Kamala Harris to me.

Charlie Currie said...

I guess Amy just isn't quite boring enough to be veep, after all.

AllenS said...

Oh, don't worry about Minneapolis, even though the police building is on fire, and the riots are spreading, because --

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, left, and his son met with faith leaders to send a message of solidarity and demand justice in the death of George Floyd at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.

Rob said...

Put a comb in her. She's done.

Martha said...

Bye, Felicia.....

(previously posted in error at the Hit-the-Wall Café)

madAsHell said...

Any was dead to Joe when she admitted her husband was saved by HCQ.

Hey, Doc...Any ain't the same as Amy, but I appreciate the humor!!

BUMBLE BEE said...

I see a lot of failure in dem prosecutors in higher level governance positions. What makes them suitable for their roles, besides ambition? Voters need better info on this.

Achilles said...

Biden wont be the nominee.

Now Klobuchar will not be the nominee either.

Chris N said...

I remember thinking specifically as Obama was elected President, that using the highest office as a gesture to bridge the history of the country, and many hard racial realities, was risky at best. There would be a lower probability of institution enhancing outcomes. Obama’s soft activist politics outside many historical norms and the incentives they create didn’t help.

Since then, I’ll point to many examples, (Michael Brown, Travon Martin, Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Activism while in the top legal job, populist revolts and this) which I think have divided as much as united many Americans, disrupting many civil norms, laws and basic institutional trusts without necessarily replacing them with something stronger. More broadly, there’s been a lot of change, very quickly, relative to the social trust our institutions and ideals require.

In fact one model I use (Plato’s Republic, boy, I hope that’s not so strongly predictive) has this as part of a deeper process of making freedom the highest good), so much so that our institutions don’t recover without a sad return to some from of potential tyranny and then after a tyrant, rule by the virtues of military leadership.

We become so sensitive to any threats to freedom, and extending freedom to all people and circumstances, that any authority becomes seen as oppressive, just as worse and worse men ascend to lead.

If such a model be true, we’d be very lucky indeed to produce another group like the founders and GW.

Here’s to hoping and working for other possible futures but not ignoring them either.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints."

Because nobody sees anything until there's a dead black guy somewhere.

stevew said...

"The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, left, and his son met with faith leaders to send a message of solidarity and demand justice in the death of George Floyd at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN."

This will not help, will most likely embolden the protesters, rioters, and looters. When this was mentioned on the news mrs. stevew looked at me and said, "Jesse Jackson is still alive?".

This news about Amy probably explains the recent resurgence in talk of Liz Warren as a candidate for VP. Note also the decline in Stacey Abrams tire pumping.

rhhardin said...

I don't see anything wrong from what's in the description. I take it that mob rule has taken over.

Kevin said...

The criteria for Biden’s VP have come clearly into focus:

It must be a woman.

Who’s ready to be President in day one.

And has done nothing of note at this point in her life.

Kevin said...

Because nobody sees anything until there's a dead black guy somewhere.

As long as the community isn’t in complete uproar, there’s always the police union endorsement that’s up for grabs.

Clyde said...

Amy Cooper, Amy Klobuchar... Is Amy the new Karen?

Ralph L said...

If it went to a grand jury after she went to the Senate, doesn't that let her off the hook?

William50 said...

Amy is out. I think it will be Susan Rice. He needs someone he's worked with before to help him rebuild Barry's legacy and I think she ticks all the right boxes.

Nichevo said...

The Crack Emcee said...
"Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints."

Because nobody sees anything until there's a dead black guy somewhere.


Isn't that progress? I thought fifty years ago if a black man fell, ZFG.