Author: Matilda Doherty

Amy Klobuchar: Locking Up Black People While Killer Cops Go Free

During her tenure as a District Attorney in Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar has consistently criminalized Blackness and poverty. Her “tough on crime” political branding landed people in jail over small infractions like graffiti and truancy. She has also been consistent in allowing cops to get away with murder: she failed to press charges against Derek Chauvin, George Floyd’s killer. 

Amy Klobuchar: Locking Up Black People While Killer Cops Go Free

During her tenure as a District Attorney in Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar has consistently criminalized Blackness and poverty. Her “tough on crime” political branding landed people in jail over small infractions like graffiti and truancy. She has also been consistent in allowing cops to get away with murder: she failed to press charges against Derek Chauvin, George Floyd’s killer.