A Candidate's Record Comes Under The Spotlight

Amy Klobuchar
William Anderson
February 5, 2020

The Associated Press reported something about Sen. Amy Klobuchar that she probably wishes had stayed in the dark. The presidential hopeful has a shadow over her candidacy now after her prosecutorial political past has come up concerning a particularly disturbing case.…

As a district attorney, Klobuchar once prosecuted a teen named Myron Burrell - with little evidence against him - for a murder his co-defendant confessed to. Now, several civil rights groups are calling for her to suspend her campaign over what’s likely a wrongful conviction.

As a teen, he was interrogated by police for HOURS - even when he begged for his mother 13 times. He maintained his innocence, but it didn’t help. He’s now 33 and serving a life sentence.

A lot has been lost in that time - like the life of his mother, who tragically died in a car crash after a prison visit. MPR News reports that, when Myron requested to attend her funeral, Klobuchar denied it, saying he was “a threat to society.” 

Klobuchar is under immense pressure since Myron’s case has made headlines, but she’s claiming ignorance. That won’t do!

Jurors say they regret convicting him and even the police admit his rights were violated. If Klobuchar can’t admit that lives have been ruined by her actions, then she probably shouldn't be elected to a position where she has the ability to ruin lives on a much larger scale.

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