Thread: Setting the record straight on the narratives around #Kamala's anti-truancy initiatives. #KamalaHarris did NOT lock parents up. Also, truancy has been a prosecutable offense in California since **1977**. This thread will focus on the HuffPo editorial on Kamala's record.
It is FALSE that Cheree People's case is a result of Kamala's efforts. GRIP was an initiative in OC that had been in place since 2008 (3 yrs b4 the new truancy bill) and arrested 11 parents in 5 yrs (08-13). The arrests were ALREADY happening for years under the old truancy law.
A trend with anti-Kamala hit pieces is to cherrypick horror stories that don't involve Kamala yet blame her. The GRIP program that swept up People's had 10,000 people involved to provide resources long b4 making arrests. Kamala had zero connection to it.…
I find it interesting (biased) that People's is presented as a "human cost" of #Kamala's "war" despite her arrest being perpetrated by OC DA Tony Rackauckus. Molly # 3 notably declines to declare his motives yet she has no problem assigning culpability to the uninvolved Kamala.
Despite the characterization of #Kamala's efforts as overzealous and punitive, buried in the article it's clear that LESS people were charged under the new truancy bill vs the old one. Tulare County "successfully submitted 3 cases" under the new law vs 500 under the old one.
To recap: #KamalaHarris did NOT send parents to jail. While truancy had been prosecutable since 1977, #Kamala focused heavily on getting parents help to get kids in school. #KamalasRecord
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