As California prosecutor and attorney general, Harris was tough on crime, because you gotta maintain law and order ... and also those sweet, sweet for-profit prisons. She actively fought to keep more prisoners locked up, despite the Supreme Court ruling that overcrowded California prisons veered into cruel and unusual punishment. Her office even made the horrifying argument that releasing them would decrease the supply of cheap labor.
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And this wasn't Harris' only support for truly abysmal policies while in office. She wanted to make truancy a criminal offense, and sought to uphold wrongful convictions. She consistently tried to keep innocent people imprisoned on technicalities, like not presenting legal arguments in a timely manner. Yeah, it's extremely important to always get your dates right, Ms. "Snoop Dogg And Tupac Owned In The Early '80s."
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Peter Buttigieg Displaced Poor Minorities From Their Homes
It's somewhat difficult to criticize Mayor Pete on policy grounds, because he essentially has none, but we can look at what he's done while in charge of South Bend, Indiana. As mayor, he sought to fix the city's rampant homelessness and dereliction with a "1,000 homes in 1,000 days" project. It was fairly simple: Tear down vacant houses, and relentlessly fine any blighted ones that still had residents until they moved out or foreclosed. Wanna guess who lived in these homes?