California Senator and former Presidential Candidate, Kamala Harris sat down with Nick Cannon to discuss her upbringing growing up in Oakland, CA, and where her journey began as a prosecutor.
Kamala and Nick talked about the history of “Policing” and “Law Enforcement” and who are the laws being forced against and are they being equally applied. The California Senator goes to say, “The question before that has to be, how are the law being written, because we know that it’s been the case that the laws had been written in a way that treated black folks as less than human.” She continues, “The reality is that there is good reason for communities to distrust law enforcement based on history.
Senator Harris then talks about the importance of “having the conversation of redirecting resources where they are needed to truly support communities to be healthy and therefore safe.”
She then talks about the bill she and fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus, which is about accountability and consequence of bad policing by changing the national standard of “Use of Force”.
Check out the full interview below: