Klobuchar’s Prosecutor Past Could Haunt Her Presidential Bid
The Daily Beast
She touted her prosecutorial credentials when she announced her candidacy on Sunday, but how will her tough-on-crime history square with progressives?
Klobuchar, an ardent Drug Warrior, also brought felony charges for quality-of-life offenses and child support nonpayment and helped lead a drive to make drunk driving a felony. Minnesota's prison population soared.
Former tough-on-crime prosecutor
joins the race. Belatedly acknowledging that the system is racist is not enough to satisfy me or satisfy anybody that believes in true criminal justice reform. And there are a lot of us.
Likely to receive more scrutiny: 2020 candidate Amy Klobuchar’s choice, as a local prosecutor, to charge *minors* with felonies for “livability” crimes like graffiti:
2004. Keith Ellison pushes to reserve prison cells for “the truly dangerous.” Amy Klobuchar responds: “We must keep a focus on drug dealers.”