As Chief Prosecutor, Klobuchar Declined to Bring Charges Against Cop that Killed George Floyd
May 28, 2020 at 5:47 AM - Views: 85 #319748PADemDParticipant
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While serving as Minnesota’s chief prosecutor between 1999 and 2007, Klobuchar declined to bring charges against more than two dozen officers who had killed citizens while on duty – including against the cop that killed George Floyd.
The latest example of America’s racist police brutality problem was caught on camera in Minneapolis Monday, as Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on 46-year-old African-American George Floyd’s neck for over seven minutes until he passed out and died. In its headline on its website, Minneapolis police described the event as “man dies after medical incident during police interaction,” laundering themselves of any responsibility. Chauvin continued his assault even as Floyd desperately pleaded that he could not breathe, while bystanders protested his brutality. “You’re fucking stopping his breathing there, bro,” warned one concerned passer-by. Even after passing out, Chauvin did not release pressure on his neck. Chauvin has killed multiple times before while in uniform, has shot and wounded others and is well-known to local activist groups.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, who Joe Biden recently asked to undergo vetting to be his running mate for November, issued a very tepid statement about the incident, describing the police killing of an unarmed black man over an alleged forged check as merely an “officer involved shooting,” – a copaganda word often used by police as a euphemism for “murder.”
Klobuchar also called for a “complete and thorough outside investigation into what occurred, and those involved in this incident must be held accountable.” However, this is unlikely to occur, in no small part because of Klobuchar herself and the precedent she set while serving as the state’s chief prosecutor between 1999 and 2007. In that time, she declined to bring charges against more than two dozen officers who had killed citizens while on duty – including against Chauvin himself, who shot and killed Wayne Reyes in 2006 and would later go on to shoot more civilians while in uniform.
May 28, 2020 at 5:51 AM #319752Ohio BarbarianModerator
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May 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM #319856EarthartistParticipant
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Yep riots in LA and Minneapolis because of the system that Joe and Krobar is a big part of. I don’t know but I am feeling like this is going to get worse.
May 28, 2020 at 6:08 AM #319760NJCherParticipant
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next prosecutor up? Kamala Harris.
She [Harris]pushed for programs that helped people find jobs instead of putting them in prison, but also fought to keep people in prison even after they were proved innocent. She refused to pursue the death penalty against a man who killed a police officer, but also defended California’s death penalty system in court. She implemented training programs to address police officers’ racial biases, but also resisted calls to get her office to investigate certain police shootings.
In 2004, as district attorney of San Francisco, she refused to seek the death penalty against a man convicted of shooting police officer Isaac Espinoza. She faced opposition from fellow Democrats; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called for the death penalty at the officer’s funeral. But Harris didn’t budge — an act of principle that cost her key political allies (as she received almost no support from police groups during her first run for attorney general in 2010).
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May 28, 2020 at 7:17 AM #319787jbnwParticipant
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That ought to eliminate her – unless, like his crime bill, he wants to show strong support for strong law enforcement.
May 28, 2020 at 9:31 AM #319837SatanParticipant
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All the things that would make somebody the shittiest of all shitty candidates in a sane world, are now considered “good” qualities to run against an Orange circus clown.
So watch for Biden to pick Saladcomber as his running mate. They will use this to show how “strong on crime” she is (except when the pigs are committing the crimes, but never mind about that) and if they some how win, this fucking criminal genocidal pig will probably be named the director of the FBI.
Think I’m kidding? Is this scenario really any more far fetched than the idea of Biden being “electable” itself??
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
May 28, 2020 at 1:40 PM #319872
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May 28, 2020 at 8:50 AM #319826Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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small incestuous little world, eh?
May 28, 2020 at 9:05 AM #319831
May 28, 2020 at 9:32 AM #3198383fingerbrownParticipant
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Along with her already dismal polling numbers among African Americans, her record as prosecutor being put in the limelight will put a fork in her VP asperations because this story isn’t going away anytime soon in Minnesota. Hope she gets the Rahm treatment by the locals!
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
May 28, 2020 at 12:51 PM #319866
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