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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:19 AM

 

The harm in the 'Kamala is a cop' canard is good policy gets obscured, and not just at her expense

...but I guess that's the point in the attack. It's designed to not only draw a wedge between Kamala and the black community, her most reliable allies, but it's also used by people who never believed in criminal justice reform to discredit progressive criminal justice initiatives and programs, preventing this perfect advocate from making any impact, politically, or with Sen. Harris' myriad policies that seek to undo decades of injustice and abuses.

A blogger who goes by the name of 'BlackWomanViews has taken the time to compile a list of 50 things Kamala Harris did as prosecutor, DA, AG, and Senator to advance the issue of reform of our legal and criminal system of justice.




This list was mostly ignored here, even though the issue of her service as the senior law enforcement official in California was used extensively here to claim that Kamala Harris isn't a 'progressive prosecutor.' As most know, those charges were almost exclusively taken from one dubious article, and pretty much all the rest refer back to that false trope.

No one can credibly look at this amazing list of accomplishments and initiatives and conclude anything other that Kamala Harris has been focusing like a laser on reforming the criminal system that she oversaw and regulated. Indeed, NO OTHER CANDIDATE HAS A RECORD OF SUCCESS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM THAT COMES CLOSE TO KAMALA HARRIS.

By no means were her efforts perfect or inviolable, startup programs come with all sorts of stops and starts, and setbacks, but Kamala Harris stepped up to try and make a difference and be counted.

So, what I want to do is bring the receipts to DU (brilliantly provided by BlackWomanViews) which show an unflagging dedication to criminal justice, as well as reform of a system in which black Americans and other people of color disproportionately find themselves targeted by police and dealt with more severely by courts.


Issue #1:


Deputy DA, opposed proposition 21 (passed with 62%) which increased a variety of criminal penalties for crimes committed by youth offenders and incorporated many of them into the adult criminal justice system.




#2. Deputy Da- Cofounded the Coalition to end the exploitation of kids, to provide legal and health services to sexually exploited children, including 'teenage prostitutes."




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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:21 AM

1. I am willing to bet that started in St. Petersburg.

 

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:12 PM

3. +1

 

You'd win that wager easily.
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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:26 AM

5. That could be true

 

The person on Twitter most associated with Kamala Is A Cop is from the state of Florida. She is one of my favorite Twitter follows.
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:15 AM

2. Kick

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:15 PM

4. It's also another coded racist B.S.

 

The idea that African American are inherently criminal. So they wouldn't support a candidate that worked within the law enforcement system.
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:10 AM

6. Anti-Democratic propaganda: Democrats are the real racists.

 

Same as last time.
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:16 AM

7. It also suggests POCs wanting to go into public service should be discouraged from being prosecutors

 

to avoid accusations of being sellouts or turncoats when we actually need MORE, not fewer, black and brown people in these positions.
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