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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Kamala Harris Hopes You'll Forget Her Record as a Drug Warrior and Draconian Prosecutor: New at Reason

By Justin Monticello - January 31, 2019 at 01:30PM

As she begins her 2020 presidential campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris is trying to position herself as a reformer who tirelessly works to correct the abuses of the criminal justice system. But the California Democrat has one big problem: her long record as a law-and-order prosecutor.

Harris's new memoir, The Truths We Hold, makes no mention of her past as an old-school drug warrior, a defender of dirty prosecutors, and a political opportunist who made life more dangerous for sex workers. Harris doesn't apologize for her previous stances, even those she now disavows; instead, she's decided to try to convince voters that she's always been a progressive prosecutor.

Here are some parts of her record that Harris is hoping you'll forget in the run-up to 2020.

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