One would think the former Attorney General of California would know a thing or two about the U.S. Constitution.
Sen. Kamala Harris offered up another seemingly clueless take on the law when she tweeted about the “serious injustice” of bail.
It is a serious injustice that for the same offense, someone who can pay bail gets out, but someone who can’t pay sits behind bars.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 24, 2017
The California Democrat, who is being touted as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, was hammered on social media earlier this month when she took on another “injustice,” slamming Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and essentially robbing men on college campuses of due process when accused of sexual assault.
Kamala Harris doesn’t believe men deserve due process in rape cases according to ‘terrifying’ statement https://t.co/fSx30QGN2g pic.twitter.com/MC0nsLkxQr
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 10, 2017
Earlier this month, Harris also declared that health care was a “civil right.”
Health care is a civil right. #MedicareForAll
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) September 13, 2017
The 52 year-old senator may have forgotten some elements of how the legal system works but Twitter users were quick to educate the Democrat on the purpose of bail.
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— Mr. X (@stillglomar) September 25, 2017
Things you say when you don’t understand the purpose of bail … https://t.co/1ZKZD1kk5E
— Eugenic Polemic (@EugenicPolemic) September 25, 2017
So, let them ALL out? I fail to see your logic here. https://t.co/QEl5zXBmLc
— Harriet Baldwin?? (@HarrietBaldwin) September 24, 2017
I’m so old I remember when prosecutors wanted to send criminals to jail. ?#dobetter
— American Capitalist (@4Awesometweet) September 25, 2017
I’m not saying there isn’t room for systemic improvement, but the point of bail is to ensure the person shows up for court appearances.
— Mindy Clark (@MelindyLou2) September 25, 2017
Bail is an incentive to show up for court.
— Melissa Yamauchi (@txmedic37) September 25, 2017
That’s why ability to pay is a factor in setting bail, counselor. https://t.co/NC2GV2wGQf
— Mostradamus (@molratty) September 25, 2017
How an adult, let alone a lawyer, has no idea how bail works is truly baffling.
How do you remember how to breathe? https://t.co/68re0VHzfd
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) September 25, 2017
You have a law degree and you don’t how bail works? pic.twitter.com/o3fL2rK1HK
— Jeremy (@The_Smirker) September 26, 2017
Um, that’s what bail is. You put up cash/property to guarantee your appearance in court.
You were the CA AG, right?
— RoadBeer McAllister (@themanfronUNCLE) September 26, 2017
I found a really easy solution to not being in jail: Don’t commit crimes.
— StarFortress (@StarFortress) September 25, 2017
Aren’t you a lawyer? What did law school teach you? Effective lawyers can draw a reasonable bail if they know what they’re doing. https://t.co/bGnsLxs5la
— Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) September 25, 2017
Bail bondsman serve a purpose @KamalaHarris , educate yourself and will ask u again spend a day with a bail bond agent. Make the time
— Jon Handler (@ColumbusOHBail) September 24, 2017
You are welcome to pay the bail for anyone you wish to be free from your personal checking account. You can correct your perceived injustice
— Joe America Radio (@JoeAmericaRadio) September 25, 2017
So then you want to eliminate bail? Wow, that is really progressive…
— Laura O’Neill (@ONeillLaura) September 25, 2017
And you were the ATTORNEY GENERAL of California? Ye gods….
— Jerome Goolsby (@JLG1956) September 26, 2017
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