When Kamala Harris was the district attorney of San Francisco, she used the power of her office to threaten parents with jail if their kids didn’t go to school. She was apparently very proud of this because she bragged about it in 2010.
Inside Sources reports:
Video of Kamala Harris Threatening Parents With Jail Over Truant Children Sparks Backlash
While Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was talking to CNN’s Jake Tapper Monday night about her 2020 POTUS bid, hundreds of thousands of people were on Twitter watching a speech the former California D.A. and attorney general gave back in 2010. In the speech, Harris brags about threatening parents with prosecution–and possible jail time–over their children’s skipping school.
“I believe a child growing without an education is tantamount to a crime,” Harris told the crowd at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. “So I decided i was going to start prosecuting parents for truancy.”
“As a prosecutor in law enforcement, I have huge stick. The school district as a carrot. Let’s work together in tandem…to get those kids in school,” Harris said. She also bragged about the power of her D.A. office letterhead–with a large police badge logo at the top– to frighten parents and families when they received her letter outlining the possible legal consequences of truancy.
Watch the video:
Is this someone you would want running the country? No thanks.