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