(NationalSentinel) The Democrat Party really hasn’t changed at all from the old days when party bosses ran districts in New York City, Chicago, and other organized crime-infested enclaves.
In fact, the party today operates much like it has always operated: Using its power for political opportunism while pointing fingers at others for doing the same thing.
Take the one-party state of California, for example.
Following Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-Hawaii) criticism of Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) record as California attorney general, in which she cited the number of times Harris jailed pot users (while laughing off the fact that she smoked as well when she was younger), lied to keep an innocent man on death row, and kept inmates in jail past their sentences for “cheap labor.”
As NewsTarget reports:
Senator Harris said she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and that she’ll be a prosecutor president, but I’m deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite, but 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. She blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so, she kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California, and she fought to keep the cash bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) August 1, 2019
Well, we can’t have the Truth Police exposing the record of a favored Democrat Party machine apparatchik like Harris, now that she’s running as a ‘woman of color’ who seeks to ‘reform the broken criminal justice system.’
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is redesigning its website and has conscientiously removed some of Harris’ more controversial arrest records.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon:
The department removed public access to a number of reports on incarceration in the state, including when presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D.) was California’s attorney general. Twice a year, the CDCR releases information about the number of new individuals incarcerated in the California prison system as part of its “Offender Data Points” series. These reports provide important information on demographics, sentence length, offense type, and other figures relevant to criminal justice and incarceration.
Until recently, these reports were publicly available at the CDCR’s website. A search using archive.org’s Wayback Machine reveals that as of April 25, 2019—the most recent indexed date—ODP reports were available dating back to the spring of 2009. As of August 2019, the same web page now serves only a single ODP report, the one for Spring 2019. The pre-2019 reports have been removed.
The changes matter in part because the reports contain information about Harris’s entire time as state A.G., 2011 to 2017. Harris has taken fire from multiple opponents for her “tough on crime” record as California’s top cop, an image that she has tried to shed as a far-left senator and presidential candidate.
As for Gabbard, there is a lot wrong with her suppositions and conclusions — such as the claim that our justice system must be ‘reformed’ simply because more “black and brown people” are going to jail, as a percentage of their population in the U.S., and that cash bail is unfair because it ‘impacts poor people.’ The most obvious solution to issue of crime in these communities is for those who are committing them in the first place…to stop — regardless of their race or socioeconomic status.
But the part about keeping people in jail beyond their sentences so they can continue to work as slave labor, essentially, struck a chord because this has happened in other states as well, NewsTarget noted.
In any event, the Free Beacon also reported that more than 120,000 black and Latino Californians were sent to prison while Harris was in the State A.G.’s office.
- By Jon Dougherty, The National Sentinel
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