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George Floyd's death returns spotlight to Sen. Amy Klobuchar prosecutor past


Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Protesters chanting "Free Myon" and "Black Lives Matter" took over the stage in the gym at St. Louis Park High school before Sen. Amy Klobuchar was to speak at a rally in March.

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody this week has renewed concerns about Sen. Amy Klobuchar's time as a Hennepin County prosecutor as she is being vetted as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The selection of Biden's No. 2 is unfolding as many blacks - a key voting bloc for the party - are looking for Biden to show he is not taking black voters for granted and that his ticket can excite those who sat out the 2016 election.

Klobuchar's presidential bid was marked by an inability to gain inroads with black primary voters while at the same time facing criticism from civil rights activists attacking her decisions not to prosecute any of the officers in a string of police-involved fatalities when she was Hennepin County attorney.


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