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Home Front: Politix
Kamala Harris says she now backs independent probes in police shootings
[Politico] Kamala Harris said police shootings and cases of alleged brutality by law enforcement officials should be handed off to independent investigators, breaking with her long-held resistance to taking prosecutorial discretion away from locally elected district attorneys.

Harris, a former career prosecutor and California attorney general, had long advocated in favor of preserving prosecutorial discretion, taking heat from civil rights activists and African American leaders in her state. While running for Senate in 2016, she was criticized for withholding her support for state legislation requiring the Attorney General’s office to independently probe fatal police shootings. Now, campaigning for president, Harris was asked about her stance amid calls for more scrutiny over the investigative process.

"I believe the best approach is to have independent investigations," Harris said in a Monday interview on MSNBC.

When Harris addressed the question head-on in 2014, she took the opposite approach. Harris said she didn’t think it good public policy to take the discretion from elected district attorneys. "I don’t think there’s an inherent conflict. ... Where there are abuses, we have designed the system to address them," she told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2019 04:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6519 views] Top|| File under:

#1  a former career prosecutor and California attorney general

Gee, innovative concept.
Wait! How about investigating the criminals?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/21/2019 9:22 Comments || Top||

#2  "I believe the best approach is to have independent investigations about how I rose in the Democratic Party," Harris said in a Monday interview on MSNBC.

Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/21/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  She didn't rise in the party by independent probes. They were very calculated probes.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/21/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#4  She didn't rise in the party by independent probes. They were very calculated probes.

You mean she slept her way to the top?
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/21/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Just how prevalent are these instances of 'police brutality' (a semi-subjective term in itself)? They're likely low by two objective criteria (historical averages and compared to other Western countries), so I doubt it's something that's warranted unless the goal is to score cheap political points.
Posted by: Raj || 05/21/2019 16:52 Comments || Top||

Mitt Romney: Justin Amash's Statement on Impeachment Is ‘Courageous'
[Breitbart] Sunday on CNN’s "State of the Union," Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was "courageous" for concluding President Donald Trump committed "impeachable conduct."

Romney said, "I think every individual has to make their own judgment. I think it helps to actually have read the entire document. It’s a long document. It took me two full days to get through it. The second volume is more difficult to get through than the first. Hopefully, more people read it. I think a lot of people want to reserve judgment until this is played out. My own view is that Justin Amash has reached a different conclusion than I have. I respect him. I think it’s a courageous statement. But I believe to make a case for obstruction of justice, you just don’t have the elements that are evidenced in this document. And I also believe that an impeachment call is something that not just relates to the law but considers practicality and politics. I think those considering impeachment, you have to look at the jury, which is the Senate. The Senate is certainly not there either."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You know what else was 'courageous', Mittens? Putting your fucking dog on the roof of your car and aping the Griswolds in 'Family Vacation'...
Posted by: Raj || 05/21/2019 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Yet YOU are Worthless.
Just another democrat with no vision.
Posted by: newc || 05/21/2019 0:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Of course that raises the immediate question of just what Mittens would know about courage. Graffitti? A rumor? Maybe something he saw on tv.
Posted by: Cesare || 05/21/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#4  eGOP gotta stick together!

Seriously, both of you cock gobblers are fucking worthless. I recommend both of you take up the hobby of un-aided human flight off the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Do the world a favor.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/21/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Romney is so stupid he things Democrat starts with an R.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/21/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Courageous to protect his Chinese investments in face of an increasing trade war?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/21/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Those silly Amash.
I thought Mitt was MOMO.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/21/2019 15:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Romney! Is your Bain Capital still shaking down Western Digital? Shame on your anti-American shake-down company either way.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/21/2019 15:57 Comments || Top||

US presidential candidate wants to fine companies for gender pay gap
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris
Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, now a senatrix from California and 2020 Dem presidential hopeful...
is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women.

Harris’ plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a mandatory "Equal Pay Certification" from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Companies that fail to achieve certification would be fined 1% of their profits for every 1% wage gap they allow to persist for work of equal value.

The US senator from Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, says $180 billion would be generated over 10 years, with fines decreasing over time as companies strengthen their equal pay practices.

"Kamala Harris has a simple message for corporations: Pay women fairly or pay the price," her campaign said in announcing the plan Monday, noting that the burden has been on workers to hold corporations accountable for pay discrimination.

Posted by: Fred || 05/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ms. Harris - was it equal pay when you got on top of Willie Brown as many times as he got on top of you? Asking for a friend...
Posted by: Raj || 05/21/2019 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Passed in 1963, the Equal Pay Act prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions.

tl;dr: Equal Pay is already the law, Kamala. Complete with legal penalties.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/21/2019 1:13 Comments || Top||

#3  steves: have you ever known of any of the dems too know the law?
Posted by: chris || 05/21/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#4  $180 billion would be generated over 10 years, with fines decreasing over time as companies strengthen their equal pay practices.

There is the graft.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/21/2019 7:47 Comments || Top||

#5  $180 billion would be generated over 10 years, with fines decreasing over time as companies strengthen their equal pay practices.

Many more lawyers needed, possibly hundreds, thousands.... tens of thousands more.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||

#6  ...and CPA's to do all the audits - don't forget that angle!
Posted by: Raj || 05/21/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#7  I thought it was verboten to use the word 'Gap' when discussing women at work.
Posted by: Beau || 05/21/2019 11:35 Comments || Top||

#8  I thought it was verboten to use the word 'Gap' when discussing women at work.

Discussing pay gap is OK.
Suggesting gap pay is soliciting.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/21/2019 15:48 Comments || Top||

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