January 28, 2020 - Associated Press investigation into Klobuchar prosecution raises questions about race record

In the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses, the Associated Press publishes the results of a year-long investigation into the prosecution of Myon Burrell (a Black teen convicted of murder of a young girl struck by a stray bullet in her home), finding new evidence and inconsistencies in the police investigation that call into question a story that Klobuchar has often cited as evidence of her tough-on-crime record. The scrutiny of Klobuchar’s record as a prosecutor comes long after the criticism of Harris’s prosecutorial past, raising questions about how the intersection of gender and race shape both expectations and evaluations of candidates with professional backgrounds as prosecutors and suggesting that white privilege could be at play in this disparate treatment.