Sen. Kamala Harris seems to be getting an early start on her 2020 presidential campaign. From her tweets, it would be tempting to assume she’s not that bright, but as former Attorney General of California, she must know more about the law and the Constitution than she lets on.
She’s at the point in her campaign where broad, sweeping promises and platitudes are more than enough: for example, health care isn’t just a right, it’s a civil right. Women should be heard and believed, even at the expense of due process. It’s irresponsible to suggest that DREAMers here illegally are anything but lawful. Medicare for all!
What’s next on the list of injustices to check off? How about bail?
It is a serious injustice that for the same offense, someone who can pay bail gets out, but someone who can’t pay sits behind bars.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 24, 2017
— Mr. X (@stillglomar) September 25, 2017
So, let them ALL out? I fail to see your logic here. https://t.co/QEl5zXBmLc
— Harriet Baldwin?? (@HarrietBaldwin) September 24, 2017
Things you say when you don't understand the purpose of bail … https://t.co/1ZKZD1kk5E
— Eugenic Polemic (@EugenicPolemic) September 25, 2017
Bail is an incentive to show up for court.
— Melissa Yamauchi (@txmedic37) September 25, 2017
I'm not saying there isn't room for systemic improvement, but the point of bail is to ensure the person shows up for court appearances.
— Mindy Clark (@MelindyLou2) September 25, 2017
How an adult, let alone a lawyer, has no idea how bail works is truly baffling.
How do you remember how to breathe? https://t.co/68re0VHzfd
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) September 25, 2017
That's why ability to pay is a factor in setting bail, counselor. https://t.co/NC2GV2wGQf
— Mostradamus (@molratty) September 25, 2017
Aren't you a lawyer? What did law school teach you? Effective lawyers can draw a reasonable bail if they know what they're doing. https://t.co/bGnsLxs5la
— Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) September 25, 2017
Says the prosecutor.
— Noah M. Johnson (@nmjohnson89) September 25, 2017
Is this tweet for real? Criminal justice is your biggest weakness. Maybe let other people talk about it. https://t.co/VULblw4lbn
— That Progressive ? (@platypus1221) September 25, 2017
Bail bondsman serve a purpose @KamalaHarris , educate yourself and will ask u again spend a day with a bail bond agent. Make the time
— Jon Handler (@ColumbusOHBail) September 24, 2017
You are welcome to pay the bail for anyone you wish to be free from your personal checking account. You can correct your perceived injustice
— Joe America Radio (@JoeAmericaRadio) September 25, 2017
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‘Pull your head OUTTA yer arse!’ Kamala Harris gets OWNED for calling health care a ‘civil right’ https://t.co/srEPj78otB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 14, 2017