United States. Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Spoke to reporters after an event at De Moine College, Ankey, Iowa. (Associated Press)
As speculation increases over the presidential aspirations of US Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat's record as a prosecutor and prosecutor at State attracts new research.
The perception that 54-year-old Harris acted as a "Progressive Prosecutor" during the mandate of the San Francisco County Prosecutor, and then the California Prosecutor General, is in contradiction with her actions, a professor of law at the University of California, San Francisco.
"From time to time, when Progressives urged her to adopt reforms in criminal justice as a district prosecutor and then a state attorney, Mrs Harris opposed them or remained silent," Lara Bazelon wrote in The New York Times. "It is most worrying that Mrs Harris has fought for teeth and nails to support unlawful beliefs that have been secured through an offense of their own, which includes evidence, forgery, false testimony and suppression of important information "
Baselon lists a few cases when the Democratic senator failed to embrace reforms in criminal justice ̵
1; either to oppose or refuse to give an opinion.
She cited Harris' reluctance to take up the position in 2014, with regard to opposing a proposal 47, a voter-approved electoral measure that limits some low-level crimes to crimes. Bazelon also has a problem with Harris for not supporting standards for body-worn cameras for police officers.
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also opposed a bill of 2015, which requires her cabinet to investigate the shooting by police. The Basel Times criticizes Harris' decision to continue prosecution of death sentences, as the state prosecutor even claims to be opposed to the death penalty. The author cites the case of George Gage, who is serving a 70-year prison sentence for the sexual abuse of his step-daughter. The case is largely based on the testimony of the daughter, which some of them questioned.
Harris's persecution of Daniel Larsen – a 28-year prisoner of custody – also raised questions. She also defends the murder case of Johnny Bacha, in which the judges found a prosecutor who was ripped off during the trial, and backed off after a video of oral argument that had received national attention, Bazelon wrote.
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"It is true that politicians have to make concessions to get the support of key interest groups. The cruel, collective opposition of the law enforcement and local associations of district prosecutors can be difficult to overcome in the ballot box. But in his career Harris did not barter or trade to get the support of more conservative types of law and order;
Harris also advocates forfeiture of civilian property, according to the National Review, much for the bitterness of the defendants of criminal justice. from this story, "wrote Bazelon in The Times.
But even with the criminal justice protocol, under a microscope, some see Harris as the main contender for winning the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020.
THE CROSS READ chose Harris as his early favorite to stun what is expected to become an increasingly packed field, but his biggest vulnerability is in her professional record, he said. ] "Harris will be forced to explain the past positions that are anathema to the liberals, such as the defense of the death penalty, the laugh of the idea of legalizing marijuana and the threat to parents with prison time for escape," wrote Reid in Fox Ne ws opinion piece . "In politics, when you explain, you lose."