Kamala Harris’s past as pros­e­cu­tor in the spot­light after being tapped for mar­i­jua­na reform role

Kamala Harris’s past as prosecutor in the spotlight after being tapped for marijuana reform role

Vice Pres­i­dent Kamala Har­ris host­ed a con­ven­ing of crim­i­nal jus­tice reform advo­cates at the White House to dis­cuss Pres­i­dent Joe Biden‘s efforts to decrim­i­nal­ize mar­i­jua­na and expunge crim­i­nal records for sim­ple pos­ses­sion. 
Rap­per Fat Joe, Gov. Andy Beshear (D‑KY), and White House Office of Pub­lic Engage­ment Stephen Ben­jamin joined Har­ris in the dis­cus­sion, where the vice pres­i­dent firm­ly stat­ed that “nobody should have to go to jail for smok­ing weed.”
“I believe that the promise of Amer­i­ca includes equal jus­tice under the law, and, for too many, our crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem has failed to live up to that core prin­ci­ple. I say that with full knowl­edge of how the sys­tem has worked, includ­ing my expe­ri­ence as a pros­e­cu­tor,” she stat­ed at the top of her remarks on Fri­day. “What we need to do is rec­og­nize that far too many peo­ple have been sent to …