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Kamala Harris Was Not a 'Progressive Prosecutor'By Lara Bazelon Ms. Bazelon is a law professor and

the former director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent in Los Angele

"Consider her record as San Francisco’s district attorney from 2004 to 2011. Ms. Harris was criticized in 2010 for withholding information about a policboratory technician who had been accused of “intentionally sabotaging” her work and stealing drugs from the lab. After a memo surfaced showing that Ms. Harris’s deputies knew about the technician’s wrongdoing and recent conviction, but failed to alert defense lawyers, a judge condemned Ms. Harris’s indifference to the systemic violation of the defendants’ constitutional rights...

...Ms. Harris contested the ruling by arguing that the judge, whose husband was a defense attorney and had spoken publicly about the importance of disclosing evidence, had a conflict of interest. Ms. Harris lost. More than 600 cases handled by the corrupt technician were dismissed...Ms. Harris also championed state legislation under which parents whose children were found to be habitually truant in elementary school could be prosecuted..." In 2014, she declined to take a position on Proposition 47, a ballot initiative approved by voters, that reduced certain low-level felonies to misdemeanors. She laughed that year when a reporter asked if she would support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Ms. Harris finally reversed course in 2018, long after public opinion had shifted on the topic.

In 2015, she opposed a bill requiring her office to investigate shootings involving officers. And she refused to support statewide standards regulating the use of body-worn cameras by police officers. For this, she incurred criticism from an array of left-leaning reformers, including Democratic state senators, the A.C.L.U. and San Francisco’s elected public defender. The activist Phelicia Jones, who had supported Ms. Harris for years, asked, “How many more people need to die before she steps in?” ...
The article has more about such issues as the death penalty... reducing penalties for non-violent offenders and wrongful incarceration and closes with a demand for Sen. Harris o break with her past...and apologize. I was quite surprised to read this and although not new is worth reading. I never saw it before.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion/kamala-harris-criminal-justice.html


Attacks on Biden have no affect according to latest Morning Consult Poll

https://morningconsult.com/2020-democratic-primary/#section-4


I didn't think it would work...reeks of desperation.

The Hyde amendment is meaningless now with the ACA and the Medicaid expansion.

This is especially true if there is a public option. Insurance wraps will cover abortion. Why risk Pennsylvania which is very conservative in terms of abortion? This will also allow pro-life indies and pubs to vote for us...I was lectured about Hugh Mello by Sanders supporters. He had sponsored anti-choice legislation...yet was supported by progressives.
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