Some liberals — including black liberals — have a problem with Sen. Kamala Harris, who’s considering a presidential run, because she prosecuted crimes as the California attorney general.
Attorneys general, also known as “top cops,” are part of the executive branch and serve as lawyers for the government. Among other things, they prosecute cases and enforce the law.
They must enforce laws on the books, and “law enforcement” has a negative connotation for some liberals, who believe the criminal justice system is biased against blacks.
Okay I’m a little late on this, but didn’t you contribute significantly to the mass incarceration of Black & Brown people? Asking for a friend
— Chris (@TainoChris) January 27, 2019
The senator might want to rethink her ambitions for 2020.
You played a major part in putting Black men and women in jail, you must really think we’re stupid.
The old benign and neglect policy out parents and grandparents accepted in Black America is dead.
— Lacy McMullen Jr (@mcmullenforus) January 28, 2019
A nice way to respond to the backlash you received for your history of supporting mass incarceration… how about an apology instead?
— SG (@sanaaaaaag) January 28, 2019
In a video from 2010 making the social media rounds, Harris talked about prosecuting parents for truancy.
Kamala Harris loves to put desperate people in jail. Here, she giddily recalls the time a father said his wife had to sit down the kids and tell them to obey the police and go to school or everyone’s going to jail. Is this a healthy learning environment?pic.twitter.com/pc1OlKqJ7l
— Jermane Lee Willis (@WillisJermane) January 29, 2019
Imagine being proud of spreading terror through families. There are so many reasons why kids miss school and it is de facto counted towards “truancy”: chronic illness, lack of adequate accommodations for special needs, economic crises out of parents’ control, eviction… Wow. https://t.co/agsmjPdRII
— Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) January 29, 2019
Pro-lifers should be familiar with Harris in her role as AG. She prosecuted the California case against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who exposed Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting body parts of aborted babies to sell to tissue companies. Daleiden accused the government of illegally removing videos during the raid.
Additionally, pro-lifers saw a conflict of interest in the case, because Harris asked constituents to donate money to her U.S. Senate campaign to help stop Congress from defunding the abortion mill.