California Scrubs Arrest Reports from Kamala Harris Years
ON EDIT: I’ve just read that the Washington Free Beacon is a very conservative website, so this article may be grossly slanted. Has anyone else seen anything about this?
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is redesigning its website and has conscientiously removed some of former state Attorney General Kamala Harris’s more controversial arrest records during her term in office.
The department removed public access to a number of reports on incarceration in the state, including when presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D.) was California’s attorney general. Twice a year, the CDCR releases information about the number of new individuals incarcerated in the California prison system as part of its “Offender Data Points” series. These reports provide important information on demographics, sentence length, offense type, and other figures relevant to criminal justice and incarceration.
Until recently, these reports were publicly available at the CDCR’s website. A search using archive.org’s Wayback Machine reveals that as of April 25, 2019—the most recent indexed date—ODP reports were available dating back to the spring of 2009. As of August 2019, the same web page now serves only a single ODP report, the one for Spring 2019. The pre-2019 reports have been removed.
The changes matter in part because the reports contain information about Harris’s entire time as state A.G., 2011 to 2017. Harris has taken fire from multiple opponents for her “tough on crime” record as California’s top cop, an image that she has tried to shed as a far-left senator and presidential candidate.
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August 3, 2019 at 4:27 PM #97238davidpdxParticipant
My guess is even if they have been scrubbed, someone somewhere has downloaded copies of them and saved them for research. All it takes is reposting them somewhere to get them back out in the open.
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August 3, 2019 at 4:50 PM #97249Ohio BarbarianModerator
Well, I knew it was a right wing website when it described Kamala Harris as “far left,” which is a contemptible lie. There’s nothing “left” about her, and identity politics does not count.
That does not mean, however, that right wing sites are incapable of good journalism, and this piece does appear to be that. And @davidpdx is correct, this pitiful effort to obscure the facts about Cop Harris is doomed to failure. Once something is on the Internet, it’s there somewhere until the Internet is no more.
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August 3, 2019 at 8:39 PM #975223fingerbrownParticipant
It’s got to be the same Russian bots that forced Colin Kaepernick to take a knee.
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