(CNN)In her first run for office in 1998, Amy Klobuchar embraced tough-on-crime measures that included harsher penalties for juvenile offenders, increasing conviction rates and expanding jails. Klobuchar, running under the motto of "safe streets, real consequences," made these issues the cornerstone of her campaign for Hennepin County Attorney. At the time, both Democrats and Republicans at the local and national level endorsed harsh punishments in the theory that it would deter future criminals. Today, […]