VP Harris Jailing Almost 2,000 for Weed Comes Back to Haunt Her After She Praises New Marijuana Policy
Harris had no problem charging and jailing people for simple marijuana offenses when she served as San Francisco district attorney.
Vice President Kamala Harris bragged about President Joe Biden’s new marijuana policy, pardoning those who have “federal charges of simple possession of marijuana.”
Key word: FEDERAL. I’ll get to that in a minute.
HARRIS: “And speaking of the system of justice, we are also changing — you all might have heard that this week — the federal government’s approach to marijuana. (Cheering and Applause) Because the bottom line there is: Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.” (Applause)
.@VP Harris on simple possession of marijuana pardons: "Speaking of the system of justice, we are also changing […] the federal government's approach to marijuana, because the bottom line there is nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed." https://t.co/4XdaGZJ0M8 pic.twitter.com/xMYU9ydpcM
— The Hill (@thehill) October 9, 2022
I guess people can change, but I don’t trust a politician who changes his or her mind. Guess I could have stopped after politician.
But when Harris served as San Francisco district attorney, she had no problem arresting and jailing people for drug offenses, including marijuana.
— Defiant L’s (@DefiantLs) October 10, 2022
GABBARD: I want to bring the conversation back to the broken criminal justice system that is disproportionately negatively impacting black and brown people all across this country today. Now Senator Harris says she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and that she’ll be a prosecutor president.
But I’m deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.
She blocked evidence — she blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.
And she fought to keep …
TAPPER: Thank you, Congresswoman.
GABBARD: Bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.
So those who Harris charged with state charges will not receive a pardon because Biden’s change only applies to federal charges.
Biden urged governors to follow his lead, though. Hopefully, they do.DONATE
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