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Kamala Harris Proposes Massive Criminal Justice Reform; Here’s What It Includes

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A really big, important issue that we as Americans really don’t seem to be discussing enough right now is that of criminal justice reform. Our current justice system is a wreck and that’s putting it mildly.

Many of the things folks go to prison for are first offenses and of such a minor nature that the punishment almost seems to border on cruel and unusual. Those who should be tossed in the clink for their crimes — or receive the death penalty — seem to get off with a slap on the wrist.

Things are backwards and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris seems to think she has the answers. Harris has proposed a rather sweeping criminal justice reform platform that includes legalization of marijuana.

You’ll have to see for yourself if this is the right course of action or not.

via TheBlaze:

Harris said that she would strive to “End Mass Incarceration and Invest Resources into Evidence and Community-Based Programs that Reduce Crime and Help Build Safe and Healthy Communities.”

She said she would do this by legalizing marijuana, initiating sentencing reforms, ending money bail (which she said unfairly allows wealthy people to post bail while keeping poorer prisoners locked up), clearing the rape kit backlog (more than 100,000 rape kits are sitting untested across the country), and ending private prisons.

She also proposed placing a sales tax on marijuana and using the money to provide “services to individuals most adversely impacted by the War on Drugs.” In addition to prosecuting cases of marijuana use as California’s attorney general, Harris opposed marijuana legalisation when she was a district attorney in San Francisco.

In a tweet thread on Monday, Harris said her “plan will transform our country’s broken criminal justice system by ending mass incarceration, holding law enforcement accountable, ensuring those in the system are given dignity, and getting profit out of the equation.”

It’s not that much of a stretch to say that the war on drugs has been a huge failure. There’s more drug use than ever and prisons are overflowing with individuals who aren’t violent offenders, but individuals with drug addiction problems.

This might sound incredibly libertarian-ish, but the truth is, a lot of these folks shouldn’t be in prison. That should be reserved for violent offenders and those who absolutely need to be removed from society for the safety of others all around them.

What the exact solution to this problem is, I have no idea. I don’t think it’s a wise idea to legalize all drugs. However, something needs to be done differently and sentencing changes are definitely part of that.

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Gerald Ladd
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Trump has addressed this already. Different angle, is all.
If this broad can’t do it on her back, she just can’t do it.

Brb
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Karmella worked in law enforcement and did nothing about it …… she’s a bald faced liar

Roy
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Trump already took care of this, just another brainless democrat trying to steal his thunder.

jim hunt
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Making everything that is illegal now, by declaring it legal is not criminal reform,its insanity,but the democrats are good at crazy sense most of them are already nuts to start with,the problem is as it always has been,we elevate mans laws above the laws of our creator and think we have the authority to over rule him,but mans laws unless they line up with the Torah are irrelevant as far as righteousness is concerned and are of little value,false religion and false Government claims the constitution is based upon Yahweh’s Moral laws and is the supreme law of the land,why… Read more »

Laqueesha Reid
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Laqueesha Reid

Please stop the charade…. ! that has to be the fugliest He-She bearded Horilla on the planet…!

Laqueesha Reid
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Laqueesha Reid

Kamala The Man Harris sure is a Ugly dude….! liberal democrat loon party is a circus side-show fool of freaks….!

StreetSweeper
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How many people are sitting in prison for a 1st time marijuana offense? Probably not many. What about cocaine? Does she want to legalize that? How about heroin? That’s practically legal in some US cities from what I gather. How about my blood pressure medicine? Can I buy that over the counter? Bet you get a bunch of pushback from the AMA on that one. Legalizing pot won’t do much except garner her the pot-head vote; just dumb.

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