Sen. Kamala Harris (D-NY) is attempting to reinvent herself as a progressive after spending years as a tough-on-crime prosecutor who reveled in throwing minorities in jail for non-violent offenses.
Harris wrote “Smart on Crime” in 2009 where she re-affirmed her commitment to punishing non-violent crimes, indicating that she has not learned any lessons from the many abuses that have arisen from the federal war on drugs.
“Remember, “non-violent” does not mean “unimportant.” It’s important to fight all crime. Drug crimes in particular exact a terrible toll and rob people young and old of hope,” Harris wrote in her book.
“And remember that many of these offenders are small players in the underground business of drug sales and trafficking, and therefore are closely linked with gangs, violence, and gun crimes,” she continued.
Harris then reaffirmed her support for charging and arresting all non-violent offenders.
“While we need to arrest and make all offenders accountable for their crimes, we are finding ways to transform the status quo approach that results in offense-arrest-jail-offense-arrest-jail—a pattern I sometimes call “synchronized drowning”—into a new path of accountability and reintegration that builds stronger, safer communities,” Harris added.
In the era of Black Lives Matter, Harris’ pro-police sentiments put her out of step with the mainstream of the Democratic Party.
“Virtually all law-abiding citizens feel safer when they see officers walking a beat,” Harris wrote. “This is as true in economically poor areas as in wealthy ones.”
She denied any assertion that law enforcement is racist, which is now accepted as a self-evident truth among radicalized liberals.
“There is a widely held notion that poor communities, particularly poor African-American and Latino communities, consider law enforcement the enemy and that they do not want police officers in their neighborhoods,” she wrote writes. “In fact, the opposite is true. Both my experience and scientific surveys reflect this fact again and again. … I can state categorically that economically poor people want and support law enforcement.”
Harris even boasted about how many people her tough-on-crime policies helped send to jail in San Francisco.
“We are sending three times as many offenders to state prison than we were in 2001, three years before I took office,” Harris wrote about her time as the city’s attorney general. “We also increased conviction rates for drug sellers.”
Harris is currently targeting former Vice President Joe Biden for his decades-long record as a career politician of supporting policies to eviscerate civil liberties and target racial minorities.
“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me,” Harris said, as she hammered Biden on opposing busing integration in the 1970s during a recent Democratic Party presidential debate.
But Harris has skeletons in her own closet that she must account for. Her tough-on-crime record that may ultimately prevent her from securing the Democratic Party presidential nomination, as more liberal ares demanding an extreme option than ever before.
President Donald Trump Will Move the 2020 Republican Convention Out of North Carolina
The state had interfered in the convention.
President Donald Trump confirmed that he will move the 2020 Republican Convention away from Charlotte, North Carolina in a series of tweets Tuesday night. The state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, had refused to allow the Republican Party to conduct the event at full capacity, citing supposedly necessary coronavirus social distancing restrictions.
The event was slated to be held in late August, well after the apex of the national coronavirus epidemic. Cooper still refused to allow the Republican Party to proceed with its plans to hold a full-sized major party political convention.
Had long planned to have the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place I love. Now, @NC_Governor Roy Cooper and his representatives refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena – Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020
The loss of the Republican convention is set to cost North Carolina millions of dollars in revenue for the state’s economy. Major party conventions are regularly sought by governors and mayors, but it appears that Cooper’s desire to restrict the GOP convention overrode his desire for the benefits of the event.
…then tell them they will not be able to gain entry. Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised. Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds of…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020
The President had earlier been threatening to move the convention if North Carolina failed to give the Republican Party the green light to proceed in organizing for its convention as planned.
Sources indicate that GOP officials are already scouting out potential alternative locations for the party’s convention. Early reports suggest that either Arizona or Florida could be selected as possible replacement locations for the event, with both states set to be competitive electoral battlegrounds in the fall presidential election.
Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko called for the RNC to move the convention to her Glendale-area district, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has suggested that the state would be willing to welcome the President and Republicans across the country for the crucial political event.
Unlike the NC Governor, I'm ready to welcome the RNC to AZ! @AZCardinals Stadium in my district would be the perfect place to kick off a Trump Victory in 2020. Lots of sunshine, great views, wonderful people. What do you think @GOPChairwoman,@GOP, @realDonaldTrump? #RNCinAZ https://t.co/lT6iBdu8ZK
— Debbie Lesko (@DebbieLesko) June 2, 2020
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