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Why Progressives Oppose The Nomination Of Kamala Harris As President
by No To Harris
Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 8:51 PM
Senator Kamala Harris Democrat from California has announced she is running for president. Here are some reasons to oppose her nomination.
NETANYAHU
Senator Kamala Harris is running for president and has had 2 secret meetings with AIPAC (US based pro Netanyahu lobby group).
She also twice addressed an AIPAC convention. She has broken Bernie Sanders' record for contributions in 1 day. She has received
money from many supporters of Netanyahu violence. Harris' candidacy is being pushed by corporate media anchors who support Netanyahu.
Netanyahu, Sharon and other Israeli leaders have through pawns in the US sent American soldiers into harm's way in illegal
immoral wars in which the Israeli government wishes to hide its involvement, wars in which Iraqis, Afghanis were treated by the Pentagon in the way Netanyahu treats Palestine, denying water, electricity, and herding Palestinians into de facto concentration camps.
DEATH PENALTY HYPOCRISY
Despite her stated opposition to the death penalty, Harris as California's attorney general never challenged the death penalty but worked to keep it. When a federal judge as had the US Supreme Court in the past ruled California’s enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional, Harris appealed. She described the decision as flawed and in federal courts continued to support it. In doing this she was in opposition to the 2016 platform of the Democratic Party and of abolitionists around the world representing 3/4 of the world's countries and 84% of US states. As AG she told voters she acted on her promise to enforce capital punishment. In 2014, she appealed a judge’s decision that California’s death penalty was unconstitutional. deathpenaltyinfo.org amnesty.org
HARSH SENTENCING
"Kamala Harris defended California’s uniquely cruel three-strikes law, the only one in the country which imposed life sentences for a third “strike” that was any minor felony. She urged voters to reject Proposition 66, a ballot initiative that would have reformed the harsh law by making only serious or violent felonies trigger life sentences." A quote from Branko Marcetic in the article The 2 Faces of Kamala Harris
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/kamala-harris-trump-obama-california-attorney-general
CORRUPTION RE STEVE MNUCHIN
Harris did not prosecute current Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin who as head of bankster OneWest had illegally and unethically evicted tens of thousands of widows and widowers with reverse mortgages, mortages touted to be secure for life. Trump who nominated him also had tens of thousands of evictions in his real estate enterprises. The Justice Dept. had said her actions were suggestive of widespread misconduct (in a leaked memo)
In 2016, Mnuchin donated $2,000 to Harris's campaign She was the only Democratic Sena,te candidate to receive money from Mnuchin.
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/03/treasury-nominee-steve-mnuchins-bank-accused-of-widespread-misconduct-in-leaked-memo/
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/312742-senate-democrat-defends-decision-not-to-charge-trump-treasury-pick-over
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/harris-was-the-only-democrat-in-2016-to-receive-cash-from-mnuchin
MORTGAGES IN GENERAL
The Mortgage Fraud Strike Force which had a mandate to eliminate mortgage foreclosure was criticized for not filing as many foreclosure cases as in smaller states. The 2 faces of Kamala Harris
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/kamala-harris-trump-obama-california-attorney-general
OPPOSED RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS RE SEX OFFENDERS
Harris ordered parole officers to refrain from enforcing residency restrictions against sex offenders.
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/kamala-harris-trump-obama-california-attorney-general
HARRIS A NONPROGRESSIVE
https://www.vox.com/2019/1/21/18191864/kamala-harris-2020-criminal-justice
SENATE COMMITTEE QUESTIONING
In the Senate Harris has had an unnecessarily harsh style in questioning witnesses.
PROSECUTOR
Prosecutors who work to send people to jail are fundamentally different from defense attorneys. Prosecutors work to punish people.
HARRIS OPPOSED INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS OF POLICE SHOOTINGS
Kamala Harris was criticized by civil rights groups for opposing independent investigations of police shootings
https://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-pol-ca-harris-police-shootings-20160118-story.html
TRUE PROGRESSIVES HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF WINNING IN 2020.
Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, and others of the 35 touted candidates have a better chance of winning.
VIOLATION OF DEFENDANT
Harris was accused by Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo of violating defendant rights. She secreted the truth about a police crime lab technician and failed to explain her actions.
FAILURE TO REDUCE PRISON OVERCROWDING
Haris did not comply with a court's order to reduce prison overcrowding, and was told to implement a new parole programs
VIOLATION OF PRISONER RIGHTS
After California failed to fully implement the court's order to reduce crowding, and was ordered to implement new parole programs, she appealed the decision, and in court filings her office argued that if forced to release these inmates early, prisons would lose an important source of labor. In other words she advocated keeping prisoners in jail to be a cheap source of labor for the state.
Kamala Harris Was Not a 'Progressive Prosecutor' - The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion/kamala-harris-criminal-justice.html
MARIJUANA
Kamala Harris ridiculed her opponent Gold in 2014 for supporting legalization of marijuana. But in 2019 her position has changed.
https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/kamala-harris-now-supports-cannabis-legalization-and-ending-war-on-drugs
COUNTY PROSECUtORS
In 2015, Harris defended fraudulent convictions won by county prosecutors who had included a false confession into an interrogation transcript, committed perjury, and withheld evidence. Federal appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski threw out the convictions
https://observer.com/2015/03/california-prosecutor-falsifies-transcript-of-confession/
FAILED TO CONFISCATE GUNS FROM DANGEROUS CALIFORNIANS
Delays in confiscating guns from dangerous Californians
A 2013 state auditor's report criticized the state Department of Justice overseen by Harris for delays in determining whether potentially dangerous people own guns in violation of state law.
Eighteen months later, the auditor again criticized the Attorney General’s Office for failing to fully implement most of the recommendations auditors had made to reduce the backlog, posing a "continued risk to public safety."
The 2 faces of Kamala Harris
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/kamala-harris-trump-obama-california-attorney-general
Kamala Harris Was Not a 'Progressive Prosecutor' - The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion/kamala-harris-criminal-justice.html
https://observer.com/2015/03/california-prosecutor-falsifies-transcript-of-confession/
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/magazine/kamala-harris-a-top-cop-in-the-era-of-black-lives-matter.html?_r=0
https://www.vox.com/2019/1/21/18191864/kamala-harris-2020-criminal-justice
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion/kamala-harris-criminal-justice.html an op ed


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