Let’s Talk About America’s Criminal Justice System


– One person’s poverty is
another person’s paycheck and that’s the American way, that’s as American as apple pie and high fructose corn syrup. – Kamala’s plan to transform
the criminal justice system and re-envision public safety in America. – That’s right.
– That is a hell of a job. (laughter) (heavy beat music) – I think the biggest thing that I fear, or the thing that bothers me
the most is not just the amount of close friends and
family members that I have who are currently incarcerated right now, but what’s waiting for
them when they come home. – There are a number of
things we need to do. First of all, we need to just start with how we think about it. And I think about it mostly in the context of an age-old principle, you know, the Bible teaches us, about redemption. Right, the point being that
we will all make mistakes, and for some, that mistake will rise to the level of being a crime. A civil society, a just
society, a fair society allows people a way to earn their way back and give them the support to do that. We’re not doing that. – Yeah, I mean I started, I’m originally from Philadelphia, and I come from a community
that for many people is very hopeless because mass
incarceration and gun violence is a normal occurrence and
for a long time growing up I just assumed this was the norm, right? Seeing relatives go to prison, both of my parents are repeat
ex-offenders and almost half of my brothers have spent
time in incarceration. And I think for me, my struggle with over the last 15 years in doing
activism is understanding that the system is broken
at every single angle, and I think most folks,
particularly community members at best believe the system
is broken, at worst believe that the system is doing exactly
what it is designed to do, which is to oppress and
criminalize black and brown folks. So I guess for me, beyond the policy and potential culture change that needs to happen with our
criminal justice system, how do we restore or build
trust with the public to look at our justice system as something that they feel comfortable
calling the police, right? They don’t see the police as the enemy, rather as someone who’s there to help and alleviate the trauma. – Well, I mean at the core as you said, the issue is trust and there is a history
and empirical evidence that supports that feeling
of distrust, right? So part of it has to be one that leaders acknowledge the history, right,
people aren’t delusional, people aren’t making it up, people aren’t hypersensitive,
this is a fact. You can look at the history in America of law enforcement enforcing Jim Crow, I mean we could just go on and on. But then there is a piece
that is about restructuring the system in a way that we
actually create accountability. So that’s about creating
accountability for law enforcement. And creating standards
that are for prosecutors and police officers, that are
about requiring accountability and consequence for bad
behaviors because part of the distrust is that the
community also sees that when there is a violation of trust
there is no consequence. There are the issues that are
about whose responsibility is it to build those
relationships of trust, and I think that for too long we have put the onus on the community to build– – [Jamira] To be trustworthy enough. – And or to work on how the relationship, the reciprocal relationship
of trust should occur instead of putting the responsibility
equally, if not more, on those who have actusally
created the distrust in terms of how the system works. – Agreed.
– Right? And so that relates to a
number of things, you know? When I was Attorney General of California we created the first implicit bias and procedural justice
training for police officers. But that needs to happen
around the country. – You know, I think it’s
interesting that, you know, we started this conversation
and people are talking about the re-entry and
we’re talking about policing but the way the shorthand we talk about for criminal justice reform
is mass incarceration. I am frustrated by the fact
that the national conversation has been so very little
about the full ways in which the community feels
the effects of these systems, talk about how this plan
that you have and the way in which you’re planning to campaign, and then eventually to lead,
can recenter the community in the proportion that the community is feeling the weights of these systems. – You know, a lot of it
comes down to accountability. And I say this as a former prosecutor. When we talk about accountability in the criminal justice system, that word is always as applied to the person who is arrested. If we talk about consequence, it is always applied to that person. It is rarely applied to the system. Trust at its core is about
a reciprocal relationship. You give and receive trust. You don’t just get trust
without giving, right? And so if we’re going to talk then about equal responsibility, there has to be equal responsibility around consequence and accountability. When I was Attorney General California, I created the first in a
nation open data system for any Department of Justice and I ran again the second
largest Department of Justice. Why would I do that? Because I knew too often
folks are talking anecdotally about what’s wrong with the
system and have not been given the data or tried to
claw it out of the system with public records requests. Journalists try, advocates try, and I said, “Nope, we’re
gonna open this up.” Because when people start
looking at the numbers they will see that the
numbers speak for themselves around disparities around arrest rates, disparities around incarceration. It’s gonna be about
shifting the responsibility from community to prove it to the government to prove it. – Do you mind if I have
to follow up on it, ’cause you’re talking about accountability and shifting it over and I know that, you know, I’m from Philly
too, everybody in– – [Jamira] Hey. (laughter) – I won’t say it’s the greatest city in the history of the world. – It definitely– (drowned out by voices clamoring) – I shouldn’t say that, I
shouldn’t declare it openly– (all chattering and laughing) I’m not asserting it, I’m
just, it’s on the record. It’s not that I’m a scientist,
I’m just saying it’s proven. (clears throat) That’s right, no, every
community will appreciate that. (all laughing) This is not CNN. – Ooh!
(laughter) – But I will say, you know I work inside a
police department, right, and we work between
police and communities, and oftentime that conversations
feel hopeless not just from the community side but from
a law enforcement side. We’re a tool, we’re a political tool, and we’re a tool of community, and you’re asking us to solve
problems that we can’t solve. And there have been consequences in these communities for generations. – [Jamira] Because we’re
asking them to solve poverty. – Exactly!
– We’re asking them to solve mental health, and
there’s no differentiation of how we’re actually
utilizing the services within the system to actually
meet the needs of the public. Instead we’re just calling the police for every single occurrence. – And that’s the
accountability that law… So I was telling Angela earlier today, I got a call from a chief yesterday saying what if I was going to start
talking about the trauma and mental health illness that’s going on within law enforcement who
are witnessing the same thing the community is, that
communities were feeling. – We shouldn’t have to hang
on as that trauma because, like they’re paid to be there,
we live in these places. Like, police officers have historically not been held accountable because they protect and serve the rich and then they just harass and take up space in poor communities. I don’t see any type
of big shift happening with the one term ’cause
it’s like a cultural thing. – Right. – So how do we change that, I think that’s too much of
a job for one person to, you know, to sit there and say, “Well, if I win, I’m
gonna switch culture.” But how do we start to build
towards changing that culture and what does that conversation look like on a national scale? – I think part of the issue stepping back is the responsibility of law enforcement to make sure there’s consequence and accountability for crime, or is the responsibility
of law enforcement to ensure public safety. – Well then, that makes
me ask you the question of how do you define justice? – Well but then there’s,
and there is that point, but the reason I go to public
safety versus consequence and accountability for
crime is that if the goal is public safety, then we
have to necessarily get into, well what creates safe communities? And what creates safe
communities is recognizing that undiagnosed and untreated
trauma among children who are growing up in high violence
communities or in poverty, ’cause by the way poverty
is trauma-inducing– – Poverty is violence, right. – I think part of the issue
is that in some people’s mind, the only way you achieve safe communities is to have a law enforcement presence. – [Jamira] For white communities. – It’s crazy (laughs).
– Right? But the point being that it’s, we have to reorder how people
understand safe happens. Safe happens by having, you
know, resources in a community. Safe happens by addressing
undiagnosed and untreated trauma. Safe happens by having, like literally economic opportunities. Safe happens when we’re
addressing undiagnosed and untreated trauma and
understanding that can lead to self-medication which is
gonna lead to drug addiction. Right, and then drug
addiction is gonna lead to other acts of desperation,
right, that will, you know, eventually
lead to incarceration. So, I just think that there is that part of it which is also
about us agreeing that, that among what we should
think about as civil rights is the right to everybody
to live in a safe community. And so then how do we achieve that? And if we think about it that way, then we understand, well that’s not going to be about reacting to
crime after it happens, that’s going to be about
preventing it before it does, and then you don’t have
to be really creative to figure out how, what
prevention looks like. It looks like putting those kinds of resources into a community. – But it’s not like we
haven’t been doing that. We’ve been doing that in the
suburbs for generations, right? It’s not like we don’t know how to have a public safety system where people feel comfortable
playing in the streets, we have that all across America. There’s some–
– That’s why people feel it’s intentional, right, yeah. I think one of the things I
appreciate about your plan is like, the reinvestment
of community programs. We know we spend more in this
country per prisoner than we do per student, and so it
talks about our priorities. – And there’s a connection
between those two facts. – Exactly, so how do you see education as a deterrent or other additional social services programs
as deterrents to violence. – It’s huge. Elementary school truant
is three to four times likely to be a high school dropout. 70% of the prisoners in the United States are high school dropouts. A black man who is between
the age of 30 and 34 and a high school dropout
is two thirds likely to be in jail, have been in jail, or dead. It’s not complex math. Then let’s connect that to another issue. If a black child has a
black teacher before the end of third grade, they’re 13%
more likely to go to college. If that child has had two
black teachers by the end of third grade, they’re 32%
more likely to go to college. ‘Kay now, add another point. Black students come out of college with the highest amount by
far of student loan debt. I could go backward and talk about how home ownership rates
actually have a big impact on that because how do
you get student loan debt? ‘Cause you have to take
out those big loans instead of your parent being able to say, “Honey, I’ll just refinance
the house to give you some “of the money out of the house.” We need more black teachers. We need to reinforce the public
education system in America. We need to put resources into
black and brown communities around public education
because we’re seeing the highest rates of high school dropouts as compared to those white
suburban neighborhoods and it has nothing to do with the
capacity of those children. It has everything to do with the fact that we are not putting the resources into those schools and
into those neighborhoods. One of the biggest areas of focus is to infuse resources
into public schools. ‘Cause it’s just a fact
that the larger proportion of students graduate high school, the less crime you’re
gonna have in a community. It’s actually just a fact. But there is also what we
need to do around community mental health, and putting
resources back into that. You know, I want to put
a nurse in every school as part of my proposal
because, you know, it is, you know, often the first
time that a child will have access to somebody other than that child’s family as
when they start school. And so that’s gonna be the
first time objective eyes are set on that child that
might be able to detect, “Oh, he actually just
can’t hear some stuff, “we need to test his hearing.” Or, “He needs glasses,” as
opposed to, “He’s a bad child.” – So what’s the first step. – Well, I mean there’s the
issue of mass incarceration, so that’s gonna be about what we need to do around sentencing reform, getting rid of mandatory minimums. I believe that we need
to legalize marijuana, we need to, you know, decriminalize other aspects of what we’re looking
at in terms of drug addiction. There is what we need to do to take profit out of the criminal justice system, so that’s part of my plan also, which is about shutting
down private prisons. It’s also about dealing with the issues like asset forfeiture that
can impact the entire family. There’s also what we need to do around bail reform and taking the… Because it’s an economic justice issue as much as it is anything. There is the work that we
need to do which my plan calls for that is about law enforcement
accountability because when there is that kind of
accountability and consequence, I think we are going to see that there is a real deterrent then. A real deterrent around
bad police behaviors, around bad law enforcement behaviors, that includes prosecutors by the way. – Every single one of
those are huge, right and know that in some instances
it will even take a shift, a paradigm shift of the
way folks think about– – The way people think.
– Yeah! Like, it takes that too. I mean, you think about some of the things that had to take place for civil rights after 1964 to pass so which of those, knowing they’re all
huge, all need to happen, but if you had to pick one
like, “I’m starting here,” what would it be? – But I, Angela,
(all chuckling) I can tell you I’ve never been that person to say there’s only one way– – No, no, no–
– Well, you know I mean– – I meant saying that–
– But meaning that I do believe, I do believe
that we have the capacity, I mean, you’re totally right, listen. There is so much that, as a
prosecutor, I wanted to take on and I knew I couldn’t get it all done and I had to start somewhere
so I agree with that point. – Just the starting point. – Yeah, no I agree with that point. I think the law enforcement
accountability piece in terms of creating a national standard for that is a major step that is a real necessary next step and that would be one
of my areas of priority. That has to happen ’cause it’s back to the first point about trust. It is about accountability. – I think most of us agree with the pillars that are in this plan, the fact that these things
need to be addressed, though we think should be a first step, not the only step, the first step. Jamira, what do you think? – I would say the first
thing that comes to mind is to re-evaluate how the war on drugs has impacted communities of color, particularly looking at marijuana, and the generational implications of that. So that would be my number one,
how do we re-evaluate that? – Yeah. – [Angela] How about you, Phil? – Yeah, I mean, I think
you know, (all laughing) the entirety of my adult
life has been about everybody who cares about something
measures it, right? So businesses measure profit, right? Students keep track of their grades, families keep track of
the height of their kids with pencil markings on doorframes,
we all gotta measure it. And we have not measured justice in the criminal justice system and if we haven’t measured it, can you imagine the neglect
that communities feel from that. But measurement isn’t just about the data, it’s about the analysis. – Yes!
– Right? – That’s right.
– I know you know. – Yes. – So, you know, I’m excited about a national policing systems review board and I’m excited about
block grants that would go to the states to make
sure that it’s not just, “Oh we’re gonna make our data public, but, “We’re gonna figure
out the right ways “to hold ourselves accountable.” ‘Cause it seems easy to just, say, make the data public, right? But the harder part is, what part of this outcome belongs to us, what part of this can we do first to fix? – I think about the money, where you talk about allocating funds to
these different schools just to be able to attack these issues, how does the money make it into spaces that are really having an
impact in a community versus the money making it to
some organization ran by, you know, some person who
is just gonna take all of the money and put it in their pocket and use the leftovers
to buy little Lunchables for kids in the projects. So how do you make sure, we’re making sure the money’s going in the right place and then how do we invest
more into things that work. So I know in Baltimore,
the Aim to B’More program is the model based on Back on Track. And I know a success story, one of my good friends
Bruce was facing 20 years, first time offender, and he
was able to get job training, he’s home, he’s trying to go to college, he has a girlfriend, he’s living his life, he’s a great kid.
– Okay, Bruce! (all chuckling) – Yeah, you know, he’s doing… Shout out to Bruce.
(all laughing) He’s doing his thing, and that works so how can something
like that be mandatory or how can we take stories
like that and elevate ’em so high that all of these
different systems see, you know, “Look, this person got
caught up in a bad situation, “we’re gonna make sure they
get the resources they need,” ’cause I know everything that
happened to me in my life, a huge element of it forced
me into the wrong direction so I know why I’ve done
the things I’ve done but I was lucky enough to
be able to overcome that. He was lucky enough to
be able to overcome that because of that system
so how do highlight that and take these models and
make other places use them? – Back on Track was the
model for the program that you’ve described
and I’m gonna tell you, when I started Back on Track,
I would say to the graduates, and I attended every graduation, and I’m talking about young people who were picked up for drug
sales, young adults who, if the system had had their
way would be felons for life. And I saw who they are. I got graduation robes for each
one of them for graduation, ’cause you know, many of them
had not graduated high school, I also knew that I was
looking at young people who a lot of them had never had another human being stand
up and applaud them. And it’s an extraordinary thing what that does for you and your
ego and sense of self, to have had someone at some
stage in your life applaud you. And I would say to each
of the participants at the graduation ceremony, “Your success is gonna benefit
some young man or woman “around this country
who you will never meet “and they will never know your name, “but because we have proved
this is a success here, “it’s gonna happen around the country.” And so I have to thank you for
sharing the Baltimore story based on the Back on
Track story ’cause I told these young people that that
would happen and Bruce– – Bruce is the man!
– Is a testament– (all laughing)
Is a testament– – [Jamira] Bruce is living his best life. – Is a testament, is a
testament to all of that and so part of it is when we
talk about changing the system, we need to keep showing people that when you do this kind
of thing it really works. So we’ve gotta keep telling Bruce’s story because there are still
so many places in America that have not figured out the Bruce story. So that’s part of my
intention as President ’cause I’ve actually seen
it, I know how it works, I know Bruce’s story. We’re still in the midst
of trying to help people see a system that
they’ve never seen before and imagine something
they’ve never seen before. But thankfully because of those of us who have chartered new territory, we don’t have to ask them to imagine, we can actually show them how it works. I am with you on that data thing. When I, listen, that
was one of the reasons that I became Attorney General, I said, “This is the second largest
Department of Justice, “we got all this data,
I’m opening this up.” And I’m gonna tell you, there was incredible resistance to that. But we did it and exactly to your point ’cause I knew within government, and within the government
I was working in, there was not the capacity much less the interest in analyzing it, so I threw it all out there for all the smart people to analyze it. Like good, “Here you go,
there you go, do it!” Right, and so that’s part
of what’s behind my plan around creating a national database is so that there’s gonna
have to be that partnership where all the smart
people at universities, all the activists, will
then have the information to challenge and to put the checks and balances on government
to check themselves around their theories and
around their practices. I do believe that at its core, that the failure of the war on drugs and how we’ve been
approaching drugs in America is an indictment on the fact that one of the biggest public policy failures of our country has been to
not address mental health. And we’re paying an
extreme price for that. And so that’s why a large part of my plan actually is about what we need to do to put resources into federal grants, into federal funding, around mental health and the resources that are
necessary in communities to actually address the
issues of what we need to have in terms of meaningful programs
around substance abuse. I hear what you’re saying about, you know, people who will set up in communities saying they’re helping everybody but they’re not really doing
much and we need to have audits and accountability for that,
I’m with you, I know, I know. – How you gonna (laughs)– Including a lot of, I mean
we’re getting into the detail, including a lot of substance
abuse treatment programs for which there is no real standard. You know, in many communities there are no substance abuse programs. So we’re arresting people
for a drug addiction issue, there are no treatment facilities, and there is nowhere for them to go except they’re being sent
to prisons and jails, and we’re treating jails and prisons as just major substance
abuse treatment programs, and by the way, they’re not
getting treated there either… – Or if they do, it doesn’t
reciprocate when they leave. – Right.
– Yeah. – There’s no continuum of service, and so that’s why a big part of my plan is about dealing with
the piece that has to be about meaningful federal
resources being put into mental health and treatment which includes the
substance abuse treatment, and meaningful substance abuse treatment. ‘Cause we know, you
know, rich people get it. Rich people get it, right? They go to Betty Ford,
they go to all this, and then they’re fine, right? We recognize that
somebody in the community has a substance abuse challenge,
issue, it’s a health issue, and there is literally
nowhere for them to go. And then we expect that
they’re gonna just be fine, and of course they’re
not because they have a health issue that
has not been addressed. – We haven’t spent that much
time on private prisons, I know that’s a, you know, big issue of concern for a number of
people in our community. And you speak in your plan about trying to take that
private profit incentive out of the criminal justice system. – An associated issue is that
you have previous members of this president’s administration who have left the administration to go and be on boards of private
detention facilities. – Yes. – And this is the point, people, the business model by its
very nature is as follows. Certain human beings are
making a lot of money off the incarceration
of other human beings. There should never be profit
associated with incarceration. Period. Period. How can we call ourselves a civil society, how can we call ourselves a society that values justice if
we have systems in place where people literally make money, profit, off the incarceration
of other human beings? – My hope is that, that’s also, I mean that sounds like a
principle, what you’ve just said. – Yes, it is. – So my hope is that comes
out in immigration as well. – Yes!
– ‘Cause as bad as it is in–
– And that’s why I brought that up, that’s why I–
– Yeah, exactly. – And this is also a moment for, you know, real significant coalition
building, which is so important as applied–
– Yeah ’cause as bad as it is within, sort of the traditional
criminal justice system, private prisons are
even a larger percentage of our immigration
detentions facilities, right? And so you see a reciprocal relationship between the folks who are
lobbying for particular kinds of immigration detention
laws and the people who are building those private
incarceration facilities. – I’m glad you said that,
that’s the biggest part of the conversation that
ties everything together. One person’s poverty is
another person’s paycheck and that’s the American way, that’s as American as apple pie and high fructose corn
syrup, like you know, (laughter)
but people, they’re not gonna, people aren’t gonna,
they’re not gonna say it, like people aren’t gonna
thank you for saying it but people aren’t really gonna say it and I think sometimes I struggle and just, you know this, you know this, we know this and us knowing this is
like the different type of trauma that people who look like us are gonna have to pay extra to be able to experience success in this country. I don’t know, I think
therapy should be mandatory for young black people,
I think if you’re a kid– – For old ones too.
– I think you should– – I talk to my therapist every Sunday. (laughter) – I think it should be incentivized, I think, like in these public schools, I think therapy should be incentivized, like if you go to therapy,
like once or twice a week, it’s set up inside of your
school you get like tickets to go to, like the
amusement park, I dunno– – I agree with you.
– I dunno, but– – I was part of setting
up one of the first in the country that was called
the Child Wellness Center but here’s the thing that
we have to deal with too, to your point, there’s a stigma. – What we’re talking about
is a fundamental mistrust of institutions that have historically failed vulnerable communities. – That is true.
– Right? So it’s the same way that
I’ve got cousins and uncles and aunties who are like, “I
ain’t going to the doctor. “They give folks syphilis.”
– “I don’t keep my money “in the bank,” right, my
grandmother still keeps her money in her wallet.
– Right, “I’ll put it in the wallet or the mattress.” – Or the bra.
– The bra. (all laughing) – I don’t wear one so I wasn’t gonna say, but I–
– We wouldn’t judge you! – Fair enough, fair enough. – [Jamira] This is a safe space. (voices clamoring) My grandmother still does that. – My point is that folks have
lost faith in certain kinds of government institutions so
can you talk about, you know, I’m thinking about the
conversation I had with my mother, who does not know that I’m here yet, but we talk about politics
all the time, and she says, “I want someone to tell me why I can trust “that this will be different.” Right, “I want someone to
tell me why the plans that are coming together are gonna
look different for black,” and she grew up in segregated
North Carolina, right? And you have at least as much, if not more experience on this issue than anybody else who’s going
to be in the race, right? Can’t ever predict what’s going to happen, but can you say something
to my mom on that, ’cause I know she going to be mad if I was here and I didn’t ask. – I know first hand how the
system works from the inside out and with that comes a level of authority to dictate how the reform needs to look and to know the levers within the system that need to be pushed to get
it to where it needs to go. I can walk in a room and
no one can ever question my background and my
commitment to public safety. When I talk about all the
reforms that are in my plan, and why they are necessary, no
one can question whether that is somehow gonna be subversive of a system that has as its goal public safety. No one can ever question
my credibility on that. So this is not about trying to reform a system for the sake of reform, it’s about understanding that this is actually a much smarter
way to do the business of creating healthy communities and everybody benefits from that. You can also share with your mother that my plan is the only one
that is very specific about what needs to happen around
law enforcement accountability. And I say that having served
a career in law enforcement. I know that there needs to
be greater accountability. Nobody can ever say, “Oh you’re trying to
be subversive or to…” No, I know, I know what needs to happen. And then the last point I’d make is this, look, one of the most
powerful tools in the hands of the president of the
United States is when she holds that microphone in terms of her ability
to then inform perspective about a variety of issues. When I hold that microphone on this issue, there will be an ability along with the background and credibility, to influence perspective
about how this system actually needs to function
to do the work of justice. Period.

74 Responses

  1. nneoma says:

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  3. Armando says:

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  4. Denzil Francis says:

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  5. SRS1428 says:

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  6. Ed P says:

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  7. Javier Ruiz says:

    Spelling isn’t grammar ? and I am the dum one

  8. Javier Ruiz says:

    O.K. a crimminal history "convict " is not a result of race but chouse

  9. Meech Meech says:

    What a corrupt cunt! So fake and will never get my vote!

  10. Shawn O'Brien says:

    PERIODT!

  11. deborah evans says:

    She's not honest, just caught lying the other day,

  12. Climate C. Heretic says:

    This little race-baiting black girl won't be getting my vote.

  13. making sense out of nonsense says:

    Lets talk about how you losing…

  14. making sense out of nonsense says:

    Corporate haag

  15. making sense out of nonsense says:

    Corporate toady

  16. making sense out of nonsense says:

    Faker…excuse "i didnt hear the question properly"

  17. making sense out of nonsense says:

    10 years to implement med for all? Bull shit

  18. making sense out of nonsense says:

    Faker namaste Indian

  19. making sense out of nonsense says:

    Why you refused to prosecute forecloser king munichin Trumps Treasury Secretary now? Becouse he gave you lots of money to run for CA AG right? But you had no problem putting poor black marijuana users in prison….wow Namaste Indian…wow

  20. K Matt says:

    CUMELLA β€œthe swallower” Harris

  21. JT says:

    I love this woman. I can't wait to vote for her.

  22. Atticus Finch says:

    Stormy knee pad harris, shoveling shit to Americans.

  23. Dre Hardin says:

    Harris…
    "Lock up mothers of truant students"

    ….why do you think their truant? Lack of parental oversight? Fine. But locking them up should help. A kid pissed off that his parent is in jail, isn't suddenly more motivated to go to school.πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

  24. Dre Hardin says:

    @2:31 The is a trust issue between the public and police. Yet, she wasn't demanding full scale Body Cams and was willing to allow the PD to chose their own methods πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

  25. hypnosquirrel says:

    inauthentic

  26. BigBlack81 says:

    Kamala, you smoked pot when you put people in JAIL, FOR SMOKING POT. The cannabis culture doesn't forget and we're going to continue to tell the world that you're a shill, a fraud, and not fit for purpose. Go back to your personal boule and stay there, turncoat.

  27. Life is Good says:

    Great conversation!!!!

  28. leona king says:

    Honesty to the lest of thee, when no one is looking, is the most important quality in ANY person. So when you wrong someone in the dark, the light brings the TRUTH everytime!

  29. Paul Love says:

    TULSI GABBARD ALREADY EXPOSED KAMELON HARRIS AND HER RECORD AS A STATE PROSECUTOR IN CALIFORNIA IS DISGUSTING!!!!!!! FUCK HER!!!! TALKING ABOUT "YEAH I LISTENED TO TUPAC AND SNOOP IN COLLEGE WHILE SMOKING WEED" FYI THEY WASN'T EVEN OUT YET WHEN SHE WAS IN COLLEGE WITH HER LOST RETARDED ASS!!!!!!

  30. kipdr says:

    No questions about Kamala's horrible record as top cop in California? She went after homeless, working single mothers but defended criminal cops, prosecutors and corporate tycoons.

  31. Shamari McBean says:

    Am I the only one feeling like she’s not elaborating in what she plans to do. She’s just reiterating what she’s being asked.

  32. Rock Lee says:

    Why is a crooked cop here??

  33. Joy Jenkins says:

    She has my vote for the primaries

  34. bryanna williams says:

    Why not hire professional people in the fields of Social work, Therapy etc.. to make it specific for all communities instead of the police having to only deal with it. I mean by if there’s a call to 911 police officers can have a therapist tag along.

  35. Roland Specht says:

    Americans you don't have a Justice system….You have a Legal system…You have more people in Prison than any country in the WORLD!!!!…and 1 out of 36 Americans is on some sort of probation ….Your not a country, You are a POLICE STATE …FUCK THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA….you stand for nothing but a low life POLICE STATE…Hitler would be so jealous of you…

  36. kunta 4life says:

    5 people talking specificly about black issues in America , but not one word about REPARATIONS, what are u afraid of????

  37. Daughter of the King of Kings says:

    SHE IS A FRAUD. Both her and Angela are boule gate-keepers. Look at Kamalas record and RUN.

  38. John Nastrom says:

    Thank God she will never be President!

  39. stogler says:

    At the 13:57 mark l’ve had enough. This woman thinks Black folk (ADOS) are stupid. Apparently, Kamala thinks her past is nonexistent, how else could she make a video like this????

    Kamala Harris do yourself a favor and drop out…please!

  40. Free Bird says:

    Adulterous lying corrupt globalist puppet. Only a fool would support this trash.

  41. julio pagan says:

    one person poverty is another person paycheck Lol and that's how "this video" starts can you believe that????

  42. Rhonda Braxton says:

    She has my vote because she sincerely cares. She's positioned herself to really make a difference.
    Good luck Pamela Harris!!!

  43. My Views says:

    She locked up the parents of truant children and laughed about it! Shes a horrible person and a fraud just like Angela!

  44. My Views says:

    Cut the check! ADOS

  45. 3 says:

    Let’s also talk about how her career was exposed by Tulsi Gabbard

  46. Mikey B says:

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    Never seen a fake person like this before watch out

  47. Asaad Dennis says:

    Kamala = Brown Hilary / Hilary 2.0

  48. Alexandra Wilburn says:

    Love this video, boost this post for sure!

  49. Jair Trail says:

    She’s a smug neoliberal. Condescending b!tch

  50. polyverse1 says:

    To late Kamala, you should of done this in June. We know your not black let alone African American not to mention you said you weren’t gonna do anything for black people.

  51. maximus2357 says:

    What impresses me about Kamala is that she considers the entire problem space instead of jumping to the extreme like some other candidates. She takes into account all the complexities of every issue. She understands that public safety isn't just tied to crime, it's also tied to job inequity, home ownership, education, and so on. It says so much about her intelligence and judgment.

  52. Bob leroy says:

    kick trumps ass and then kick it some more.Β  America needs Kamala.. SAFTΒ  SAVE AMERICA FIRE TRUMP

  53. Two Mrs LGBTQ Edition says:

    You have my vote

  54. mcclain family says:

    I believe her. I just want to know were she get her stats from 11:30 mark.

  55. snow owl says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9Edp5e5Mx8

  56. snow owl says:

    roll back
    blacoc

  57. snow owl says:

    miss 14

  58. combomelt says:

    LETS TALK ABOUT ALL YOUR SHITTY HYPOCRITICAL IDEAS UGANDAN NIGHTMARE
    VOTE THIS JAMAICAN INDIAN SKANK OUT OF OFFICE NE T TIME AROUND
    btw, hows willie browns dick doing?

  59. Aussie Gypsy says:

    You WAS a part of the corrupt justice system Kamala. Trump is disassembling it & correcting it. Your corruption is known.

  60. CyberPunkHowl says:

    Look at her views and comments and likes/dislikes. She will never win the nomination much less the presidency. Dishonest, desperate, delusional and biased. She clearly is smart enough to know she won’t win so running must be about making money or gaining more political power or name recognition/spotlight. I really wish she would win the nomination just to see her run for President. She’s one of the most entertaining people in politics but democrat voters are not giving her the support to stay in the game much longer…

  61. A M says:

    No substance. No integrity. Vapid and pandering. Says whatever she thinks you want to hear. Chronic flip-flopper on issues. Phony cackle just like Hillary. Time to pack up and go home Kamala. Stop wasting everybody’s time and get out the way.

  62. Dein Vater says:

    Just came here to dislike after you turned off the comments on your newest video. There is no democracy without free speech.

  63. Just Me says:

    Kamala is a snake and her record is indefensible. No bueno ,"Top Tier".

  64. Bill Mcfags says:

    It’s over Harris

  65. Saul Hernandez says:

    #yang2020

  66. BRoderick Arthurian says:

    You get an F at life, but an A+ for being an evil two faced prosecutor. Congrats everyone hates you.

  67. Jared Putman says:

    Let's be clear on this: this dumb bitch will NEVER be President of the United States! ! Kamala, take a hint…NO BODY LIKES YOU!

  68. Jared Putman says:

    Trump 2020 Bitch!!

  69. esmokems says:

    Her handlers will be turning off comments on all her videos soon. You want polls then YouTube is a good indication of how people feel about Kamala Harris.

  70. DamnAmp says:

    Kamala will NOT win IOWA with kids and Des Moines. Go walk 200 yards in a field in seven districts that don't like you. Talk to farmers a lot. Better get busy in open country girl. Hustle. Follow the smell of pig shit.

  71. Anon says:

    Endorse Andrew Yang and get on his cabinet. πŸ˜‰

  72. # 63G774298 says:

    Having a dad is white privilege.

  73. trepplee says:

    Yes,lets talk about how you locked lots of people up for petty crimes. Lets talk about how you smoke the samething you lock others up for! Kamala is just another corrupt hypocrite. She is a disgrace and one HORRIBLE PERSON!

  74. mister8765 says:

    Wow! 6k subscribers – looks like your YouTube channel is going as well as your candidacy

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