SHOCK REPORT: Presidential Candidate Outed as Dirty Prosecutor
Article from Reason by C.J. Ciaramella.
Likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) released a new memoir this week. In The Truths We Hold, Harris touts her record as a “progressive prosecutor,” but the book glosses over numerous instances where her office defended prosecutorial misconduct.
Harris recounts her career as a line prosecutor in San Francisco, up through her tenure as California Attorney General and her election to the U.S. Senate. The book is a rather clear attempt by Harris to preemptively defend her record on criminal justice, which has emerged as an important issue, especially on the left flank of the Democratic Party.
What her book doesn’t address, however, is the many times her own office contributed to that dark history.
In Baca, Harris’ office only withdrew its opposition after an embarrassing (and filmed) hearing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where a panel of three Ninth Circuit judges pointedly asked why such prosecutors weren’t being charged with perjury and threatened to release an opinion naming names if Harris’ office continued in its folly.
Read the entire article at Reason.