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The US flag drapes the casket of Ruth Bater Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87 on Friday, September 18, 2020. Members of Congress, top military officials, friends and family pay respect to Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg.
The US flag drapes the casket of Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87 on Friday, September 18, 2020. Members of Congress, top military officials, friends and family pay respect to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state in, The Statuary Hall, of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Friday, September 25, 2020.
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lays in state at the U.S. Capitol, on Friday, September 25, 2020. She is the first woman in American history to do so. It is a commemoration of her extraordinary life.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was “With profound sorrow”, that she welcomed Ginsburg as she opened the private service.
Opera singer, Denyce Graves, performs during the ceremony for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in state in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, of the, Adas Israel Congregation, in Washington, gives a praising commemoration to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, pay their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in state in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Senate Kamala Harris,pay respects to, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as she lies in state in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his wife, Jill Biden, pay their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in state in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Bryant Johnson, the justice’s beloved trainer for her popular RBG workouts did three quick pushups as he pays respect to, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will be buried next week in Arlington National Cemetery beside her husband, Martin, who died in 2010.
I love butterflies
They are beautiful and benefit the world
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is beautiful
She contributed her life for humanity
She made our world a better place
She is as beautiful as my butterflies
She gives us peace
And the happiness of a better future
For all the children of our planet
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fulfilled her life
As a guardian of human rights
Rest in peace my beautiful butterfly
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Monday, September 28, 2020
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As a child, Harris lived briefly on Milvia Street in central Berkeley, and then her family moved to the upper floor of a duplex on Bancroft Way in West Berkeley, an area often called “the flatlands”,which had a significant Black population. When she began kindergarten, she was bused as part of school desegregation efforts to Thousand Oaks School, a public primary school in a more prosperous neighborhood in northern Berkeley. The school bus drove her to a school which, two years prior, had been 95 percent white. By 1969, 40 percent of the students were Black.
In 1990, Harris was hired as a deputy district attorneyin Alameda County, California, where she was noted as being “an able prosecutor on the way up”. In 1994, California Assembly speaker Willie Brown (with whom Harris was in a relationship) appointed Harris to the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and later the California Medical Assistance Commission. Harris took a leave of absence from her prosecutor job to serve in the positions.
In February 1998, San Francisco district attorneyTerence Hallinan recruited Harris as an assistant district attorney. There, she became the chief of the Career Criminal Division, supervising five other attorneys, where she prosecuted homicide, burglary, robbery, and sexual assault cases – particularly Three-Strikes cases. Harris reportedly clashed with Hallinan’s assistant, Darrell Salomon over Proposition 21, which would have granted prosecutors the option of trying juvenile defendants in Superior Court rather than juvenile courts. Harris campaigned against the measure and Salomon opposed directing media inquiries about Proposition 21 to Harris and reassigned her, a de facto Harris filed a complaint against Salomon and quit.
Harris inherited a 50% felony conviction rate from Hallinan when she took over in 2004. During her tenure, the felony conviction rate rose to 53% in 2005, to 66% in 2006, the highest in a decade.The felony conviction rate continued to rise, reaching 76% in 2009. Convictions of drug dealers increased from 56% in 2003, to 74% in 2006.
Harris was re-elected in 2007 when she ran unopposed.
In summer 2005, Harris created a unit to tackle environmental crimes.Harris filed charges against the Alameda Publishing Corporation, and two men hired by the company’s previous owner, for dumping hazardous printing ink in San Francisco’s Bayview Fifty-gallon buckets of hazardous ink were left overturned and leaking. The corporation and its publishers were charged with unlawful disposal and transportation of hazardous waste and with depositing of hazardous substances on a road. The two men subsequently pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to probation.
In the early 2000s, the City and County of San Franciscomurder rate per capita drastically outpaced the national average. Within the first six months of taking office, Harris cleared 27 of 74 backlogged homicide cases by settling 14 by plea bargain and taking 11 to trial; with 9 convictions and 2 hung juries, she attained an 81% success rate. She took 49 violent crime cases to trial and secured 36 convictions, for an 84% success rate. From 2004 to 2006, Harris achieved an 87% conviction rate for homicides and a 90% conviction rate for all felony gun violations.
Kamala Harris created a special Hate Crimes Unit, focusing on hate crimesagainst LGBT children and teens in schools. In early 2006, Gwen Araujo, a 17-year-old American Latina transgender teenager, was murdered by two men who later used the “gay panic defense” before being convicted of second-degree murder. Harris, alongside Araujo’s mother Sylvia Guerrero, convened a two-day conference of at least 200 prosecutors and law enforcement officials nationwide to discuss strategies to counter such legal defenses. Harris subsequently supported A.B. 1160, the Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act, advocating that California’s penal code include jury instructions to ignore bias, sympathy, prejudice, or public opinion in making their decision, also making mandatory for district attorney’s offices in California to educate prosecutors about panic strategies and how to prevent bias from affecting trial outcomes. In September 2006, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed A.B. 1160 into law; the law put California on record as declaring it contrary to public policy for defendants to be acquitted or convicted of a lesser included offense on the basis of appeals to “societal bias”.
In August 2007, state assemblyman Mark Lenointroduced legislation to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace, joined by Harris, Police Chief Heather Fong, and Mayor Gavin Newsom. City leaders contended the shows were directly contributing to the proliferation of illegal guns and spiking homicide rates in San Francisco: Mayor Newsom earlier that month signed into law local legislation banning gun shows on city and county property. Leno alleged that merchants drove through the public housing developments nearby and illegally sold weapons to residents. While the bill would stall, local opposition to the shows continued until the Cow Palace Board of Directors in 2019 voted to approve a statement banning all future gun shows.
In 2011, Harris urged criminal penalties for parents of truant children as she did as District Attorney of San Francisco, allowing the court to defer judgment if the parent agreed to a mediation period to get their child back in school. Critics charged that local prosecutors implementing her directives were overzealous in their enforcement and that Harris’s policy adversely affected some families. In 2013, Harris issued a report titled “In School + On Track”, which found that more than 250,000 elementary school students in the state were “chronically absent” and that the statewide truancy rate for elementary students in the 2012–2013 school year was nearly 30 percent, at a cost of nearly $1.4 billion to school districts, since funding is based on attendance rates.
Visiting Peterson Middle School in 2010
Law enforcement accountability
Criminal justice reform
Launch of Division of Recidivism Reduction and Re-Entry
Attorney General Kamala Harris tours oil spill cleanup efforts.
AG Harris touring the Fresno Regional DNA Laboratory
In 2011, Harris obtained a guilty plea and a four-year prison sentence from a stalker who used Facebook and social engineering techniques to illegally access the private photographs of women whose social media accounts he hijacked.
Transnational criminal organizations
AG Harris announces the arrest of 101 gang members in Los Banos, California.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University on September 12, 2019 in Houston.
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Back in March, Joe Biden pledged that should he get the Democratic nomination, a woman would be his running mate. When asked during the debate in D.C., “How will your cabinet ensure the best advice on issues that affect women’s physical and financial health?” Biden committed to putting a woman on his ticket.
“If I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, pick a woman to be vice president,” Biden says in the video above. “There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”
Today, we finally have an answer. This afternoon, the Biden camp confirmed that he has selected California senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate.
“I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021,” Biden said Tuesday.
Harris, one of Biden’s former sparring partners, has been on a short list of VP contenders for weeks now. She made a name for herself during the debates, and while she doesn’t directly help Biden flip a swing state, having a person of color on the ticket is a key issue for many Democratic voters.
Last August, Biden said he was open to choosing a person of color as his running mate, suggesting it might be his preference. “Whomever I pick, preferably it will be someone who was of color and/or a different gender, but I’m not making that commitment until I know that the person I’m dealing with I can completely and thoroughly trust as authentic and on the same page [as me],” he said.
Below, a few of the other women who were thought to have been in the running for Biden’s VP.
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Kamala Harris: Some throwback photos from her childhood
Updated: August 12, 2020 10:31:26 pm
In a major breakthrough for Indian-Americans in US politics, Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate to woo the Black voters and the influential Indian diaspora who could play a key role in his bid to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. In pic: Iris Finegan holds her great granddaughter, Kamala Harris, in Jamaica. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
This December 25, 1968 photo shows Kamala Harris with her sister, Maya, on Christmas. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
Kamala Harris as a child at her mother’s lab in Berkeley, California. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
This September 1966 photo provided by the Kamala Harris campaign shows her during a family visit to the Harlem neighborhood of New York. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
This November 1982 photo shows Kamala Harris, right, with Gwen Whitfield at an anti-apartheid protest during her freshman year at Howard University in Washington. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
In this April 1965 photo provided by the Kamala Harris campaign, Donald Harris holds his daughter, Kamala. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
In this undated photo provided by the Kamala Harris campaign in April 2019, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, 25, holds her baby, Kamala. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
Born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, she often speaks of her deep bond with her late mother, whom she has called her single biggest influence. In pic: Kamala Harris with her mother, Shyamala, at a Chinese New Year parade in 2007. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
On Tuesday, Biden tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate, making her the first Black woman to serve on a major party presidential ticket. The Biden campaign has said it plans a rollout that blends the historic nature of Harris’ selection with the realities of the 2020 campaign and the gravity of the nation’s circumstances. (AP
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California senator Kamala Harris has been with her husband Douglas Emhoff since 2013.
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Though he was born in Brooklyn, New York, California has arguably had the biggest impact on Emhoff’s life. Hhe graduated from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, and met and married his wife on the left coast, and it’s where he now works as a partner at DLA Piper Law Firm.
According to the company’s profile of him, Emhoff, “Represents large domestic and international corporations and some of today’s highest profile individuals and influencers in complex business, real estate and intellectual property litigation disputes.”
One such dispute, according to The Hollywood Reporter, had Emhoff representing the ad agency TBWA in an early 2000s lawsuit over the rights to the chihuahua featured in Taco Bell’s “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” ads.
The 54-year-old now reportedly splits his time between California and D.C., as well as traveling with his wife to help with her campaign. “With all this other stuff that’s happening in my life right now, it’s great to have [my practice,] because it’s something that I love and I’m good at,” he told THR.
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