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“Kamala Harris Says She Was a Progressive Prosecutor. Her Record Tells Another Story
JULY 02, 2019
* Lara Bazelon professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law.
* https://www.democracynow.org/appearances/lara_bazelon LINKS
* “Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor'”
As Senator Kamala Harris rises in the early presidential polls, she is facing increasing scrutiny over her record as a prosecutor in California. In 2004, Harris became district attorney of San Francisco. She held the post until 2011, when she became the attorney general of California. We speak with Lara Bazelon, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. In January, she wrote a piece in The New York Times titled “Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor.’” In it, Bazelon writes, “Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then…
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