(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – Kamala Harris’s criminal justice record is truly abysmal and it should be especially troubling for the left who has supposedly been calling for racial justice and the end of systemic racism in America’s judicial system. When Harris was the Attorney General of California she oversaw the mass incarceration of nonviolent, low level drug offenders leading to a grossly disproportionate number of blacks being imprisoned.
When there was an effort to clear out the overcrowded prison system Kamala Harris refused to do so, instead insisting that some low level criminals should remain behind bars for the sake of cheap labor, like fighting California forest fires for $2 a day. This, of course, is not something you’ll ever catch the mainstream lying media discuss but there are many, many Californians who remember what Harris did to them or a loved one and they want Americans to know.
The Black Socialist created a shocking mosaic comprised of the pictures of all the black men Kamala Harris kept locked up past their release date for the sake of cheap labor:
"Beautiful Mosaic of Kamala Harris made out of all the Black men she locked up and kept in prison past their release date for cheap prison labor" pic.twitter.com/jk6mEpUCSJ
— The Black Socialist 🌹 (@BlackSocialist3) October 8, 2020
A 2019 report by the Daily Beast detailed the way in which Harris mass incarcerated black men in California:
Ordered to reduce the population of California’s overcrowded prisons, lawyers from then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office made the case that some non-violent offenders needed to stay incarcerated or else the prison system would lose a source of cheap labor.
In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Plata that California’s prisons were so overcrowded that they violated the Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. Three years later, in early 2014, the state was ordered to allow non-violent, second time offenders who have served half of their sentence to be eligible for parole.
By September 2014, plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit were back in court, accusing California of slow-walking the process, which lawyers for Harris’ office denied.
According to court filings, lawyers for the state said California met benchmarks, and argued that if certain potential parolees were given a faster track out of prison, it would negatively affect the prison’s labor programs, including one that allowed certain inmates to fight California’s wildfires for about $2 a day.
“Extending 2-for-1 credits to all minimum custody inmates at this time would severely impact fire camp participation—a dangerous outcome while California is in the middle of a difficult fire season and severe drought,” lawyers for Harris wrote in the filing, noting that the fire camp program required physical fitness in addition to a level of clearance that allowed the felon to be offsite.
Not only that, they noted, draining the prisons of “minimum custody inmates” would deplete the labor force both internally and in local communities where low-level, non-violent offenders worked for pennies on the dollar collecting trash and tending to city parks. A federal three-judge panel ordered both sides to confer about the plaintiffs’ demands, and the state agreed to extend the 2-for-1 credits to all eligible minimum security prisoners.
“Once we ridiculed and flagged them for that, they changed their tune, but that was their initial response,” Donald Specter, executive director of the Prison Law Office and lead counsel on Brown v. Plata, said.
If the left truly cared about criminal justice reform they would run as fast as they could from a Biden/Harris presidency yet they have embraced it. The lying media runs constant defense on the duo who are personally responsible for some of the most systemically racist and unjust criminal justice policies America has ever seen.
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