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Kamala Harris Being Taken To Task For Her Role In The Drug War

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Kamala Harris Being Taken To Task

For Her Role In The Drug War

August 1, 2019

 

"Sen. Tulsi Gabbard took aim at Sen. Kamala Harris, a former California attorney general who is also widely considered one of the leading candidates in the race, attacking Harris for her prosecutorial record and accusing her of blocking evidence that could have potentially freed a man from death row. Gabbard particularly zeroed in on Harris’s record on drug-related offenses: “She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” Gabbard said, referring to an interview Harris gave to The Breakfast Club in which she joked about smoking pot in college.

 

The moment highlighted an uncomfortable truth about Harris’s record on drug reform, one that she is desperately trying to atone for by adopting a more relaxed stance than she’s adopted historically. In a crowded field of candidates, most of whom support marijuana legalization in some form, Harris has tried to position herself as an advocate for drug law reform. Just last week, she cosponsored the MORE Act, a sweeping piece of federal legislation that calls for not just nationwide legalization, but also the allocation of federal funds for cannabis entrepreneurs of color and the expungement of marijuana possession charges from offenders’ records.

 

But as Gabbard’s remarks reveal, Harris has historically adopted a much more rigorous stance against legalization, to the degree that as recently as five years ago, she laughed when an interviewer brought up the subject. As NORML executive director Erik Altieri puts it to Rolling Stone, her history on drug reform has been “problematic,” and her “record is not one anyone would qualify as progressive, particularly when it comes to marijuana.”

 

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

 

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1 hour ago, Phoenix68 said:

 

 

the blocking of dna evidence is bad all by itself.

 

to me her chances of winning the democratic nomination do not look good.

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Kamala Harris is not BLACK. Her Mother is from INDIA, her father is from Jamaica.  She has no Slave Blood in her, but the Enemy of the State media will call her "BLACK".

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