Kamala Harris is a COP. An educational thread regarding her vicious truancy laws

Objective material facts: Kamala Harris, as San Francisco District Attorney, PROSECUTED and obtained numerous CONVICTIONS under the then existing truancy laws.

During her tenure as California Attorney General, Kamala Harris personally championed SB-1317 which enhanced truancy penalties. District Attorneys in other cities used the law Harris pushed to lock many hapless parents up — for up to 180 days!

Liberals dismissing this are callous and cruel because they overlook how these misdemeanor criminal convictions Top Cop Kamala Harris encouraged will now haunt these luckless parents in terms of employment, housing, student loans, obtaining social services, etc.

On top of sadling parents with misdemeanors, the truancy law Kamala Harris championed “has no provision for children who have medical problems, or special education children with emotional or behavioral issues.” — Daniel R. Perlman, Esq.

Others have explored The Human Costs Of Kamala Harris’ War On Truancy. The stories are heartbreaking and revealing of how right-wing “tough on crime” advocacy is targeted primarily towards marginalized peoples including those that are black, indigenous, brown, and the poor.

Postscript:

Liberals both frame truancy from a right-wing perspective, and insist on imposing punitive “solutions” (e.g. convictions, fines, prison, etc.).

Here’s the humane way to frame the truancy issue:

Moreover, Liberals really need to consider restorative justice in lieu of incarceration:

As to every Liberal saying “whatabout” the services and interventions Senator Kamala Harris’ policy provided for before pursuing criminal convictions? We should respond services and interventions are great, but the last resort should be restorative justice, NOT criminalization!

Senator Harris’ entire career consisted of expanding the carceral state at the expense of the most marginalized in our communities. Her vicious truancy policies were indicative of a mindset that saw her boasting of substantially raising conviction rates overall.

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Social liberation writer, attorney, public education advocate, immigrant rights activist, and law professor. USN ESWS ‘85, UCLA BA ’14, PCL JD ’18 💛🐻💙ゆるゆり 友

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Robert D Skeels rdsathene

Social liberation writer, attorney, public education advocate, immigrant rights activist, and law professor. USN ESWS ‘85, UCLA BA ’14, PCL JD ’18 💛🐻💙ゆるゆり 友