Patt Morrison for October 15, 2009

DA Kamala Harris: Smart on Crime

Mercer 5717

Chronicle Books

Kamala Harris

As San Francisco’s first female district attorney, and the first African American woman in California to hold the DA office, Kamala Harris is used to being a trailblazer. By opposing the death penalty and taking a more lenient stance on illegal immigration, she is also no stranger to controversy. Her book “Smart on Crime” argues to reverse many traditional crime-fighting tools that have failed to keep more people out of jail, and to keep record high recidivism rates down. As a candidate for California’s Attorney General, can Kamala Harris carry the “smart on crime” philosophy to Sacramento?

Guest:

Kamala Harris, San Francisco District Attorney; author of “Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make us Safer”


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