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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.

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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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WATCH: Biden Details Harrowing Incident From His Youth With Gang Leader Named ‘Corn Pop’

Isn’t that one of those ‘Rice Krispies’ guys?

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If a man as ridiculous as Joe Biden can ascend to vice president of the United States then anything is possible, kids. On Saturday, Biden told a story of the time he ran into a gang leader named “Corn Pop.” Check this out… This is BIZARRE! Here’s Joe Biden telling the story of his face-off with a gang of razor-wielding ne’er-do-wells led by a guy named ‘Corn Pop.’ https://twitter.com/EddieZipperer/status/1173196985085677569?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173196985085677569&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsamj-3930%2F2019%2F09%2F15%2Fwaaaaaat-just-happened-joe-biden-spins-a-yarn-about-fighting-off-gang-led-by-a-guy-named-corn-pop-and-rofl-watch%2F From Washington Examiner: Biden said he prepared himself by wrapping a metal chain around his arm. Corn Pop was waiting by Biden’s car “with three guys and straight razors. Not a joke.” “And I looked at him, but I was smart then, I said first of all, I said when I tell you to get off the board you get off the board, and I’ll kick you out again, but I shouldn’t have called you Esther Williams, I apologize for that,” Biden said, revealing Corn Pop was stunned by the apology and decided to not attack him. Reactions: This is the weirdest story I’ve ever heard a politician tell. Not to mention it’s completely made up. Also, those kids look bored to death and ready to take a nap. https://twitter.com/MarkRipollone/status/1173200868646313984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173200868646313984&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsamj-3930%2F2019%2F09%2F15%2Fwaaaaaat-just-happened-joe-biden-spins-a-yarn-about-fighting-off-gang-led-by-a-guy-named-corn-pop-and-rofl-watch%2F The Biden campaign is now considering hiring someone to pretend to be Corn Pop, the notorious gangsta Biden confronted. https://twitter.com/danieltobin/status/1173226658364571649?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173226658364571649&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsamj-3930%2F2019%2F09%2F15%2Fwaaaaaat-just-happened-joe-biden-spins-a-yarn-about-fighting-off-gang-led-by-a-guy-named-corn-pop-and-rofl-watch%2F https://twitter.com/EddieZipperer/status/1173197420915769344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173197420915769344&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsamj-3930%2F2019%2F09%2F15%2Fwaaaaaat-just-happened-joe-biden-spins-a-yarn-about-fighting-off-gang-led-by-a-guy-named-corn-pop-and-rofl-watch%2F Good news! I tracked down the actual footage of Biden’s run-in with Corn Pop’s gang [Not For Sensitive Viewers] https://twitter.com/EddieZipperer/status/1173206411154771968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173206411154771968&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsamj-3930%2F2019%2F09%2F15%2Fwaaaaaat-just-happened-joe-biden-spins-a-yarn-about-fighting-off-gang-led-by-a-guy-named-corn-pop-and-rofl-watch%2F Right, I think he’s actually remembering one of those Gidget and Moondoggie Beach Movies https://twitter.com/EddieZipperer/status/1173205278902378496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173205278902378496&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsamj-3930%2F2019%2F09%2F15%2Fwaaaaaat-just-happened-joe-biden-spins-a-yarn-about-fighting-off-gang-led-by-a-guy-named-corn-pop-and-rofl-watch%2F This never happened. This guy shouldn’t even be President of AARP. https://twitter.com/MD3399465957/status/1173211005679259653?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173211005679259653&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsamj-3930%2F2019%2F09%2F15%2Fwaaaaaat-just-happened-joe-biden-spins-a-yarn-about-fighting-off-gang-led-by-a-guy-named-corn-pop-and-rofl-watch%2F H/T: Twitchy

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Omar Just Compared Migrant Detention Centers to ‘Slave Camps In Africa During the Slave Trade’

And she’ll get away with it…

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Ilhan Omar probably thinks Ilhan Omar might just be the kindest, most intelligent member of Congress. She’d be wrong. Not only is Omar a radical anti-Semite who has shown that she doesn’t love America nor Israel, but she’s also kind of a [redacted]. Check this out… WATCH: Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar compares migrant detention centers to slave camps in Africa during the slave trade. https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1173023974235746304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173023974235746304&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F432519-ilhan-omar-compares-illegal-alien-detention-centers-to-slave-camps-during-slave-trade%2F Omar will continue to say silly things so long as liberals control the mainstream media. And that doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon. From RealClear Politics: Rep. Ilhan Omar addressed controversial comments about slavery, U.S. border patrol, and 9/11, and decried the “implied intent” that critics impose on her statements. “I’m only controversial because people seem to want the controversy,” Omar said. She also responded to Nicholas Haros, the son of a 9/11 victim who spoke out against Omar at the 18th-anniversary event in New York while wearing a “some people did something” T-shirt. “9/11 was an attack on all Americans. It was an attack on all of us, and I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the families of the victims of 9/11 must feel,” Omar said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVrrM2wenhk

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