Kamala Kind to Killers
But callous to victims of the “tragedy” that “occurred” in Wisconsin.
“The violence that occurred last night in Waukesha, Wisconsin is heartbreaking,” tweeted Kamala Harris. “To the families who lost a loved one and the entire Waukesha community, please know that we are praying for you—and stand with you.”
Harris also lamented “the tragedy that occurred last night in Wisconsin. The president and I are monitoring the situation closely. We do not yet have all the details. But we do know that there are five families who have lost loved ones. We know that least 40 people have been injured. And we do know that entire community is grieving. The horrific act of violence that occurred last night is heartbreaking. To those families who lost a loved one, to the first responders, to the community, please know that we are praying for you and that we stand with you.” That brief statement left grieving families with plenty to ponder.
The situation was “heartbreaking” yet Harris spoke in a flat monotone, without the slightest emotion. Harris addressed a “tragedy,” which allowed the possibility of an accident instead of a crime. The tragedy had only “occurred,” implying that no person had caused it.
Five families had “lost loved ones,” again implying the possibility of a natural or accidental process. Harris did not say that five people been “killed” or “murdered,” and that the police had a suspect in custody. If Harris and Biden were monitoring the situation “closely,” they had to know that police had a suspect, Darrell E. Brooks, with a long criminal history and once jailed for running over a woman with his car.
Though “all” details were not in, Harris had to know the identities of some victims, and that many of the wounded were children. At 8:55 p.m. eastern time on Monday, National Public Radio reported, “suspect Darrell E. Brook Jr., 39, intentionally drove his maroon SUV through barricades into a crowd of people.” The five people killed in the crash were Tamara Durand, 52, Wilhelm Hospel, 81, Jane Kulich, 52, LeAnna Owen, 71, and Virginia Sorensen, 79.
The allegedly heartbroken Harris did not proclaim that crimes of this type would not be tolerated in America, or anything to that effect. The violence and the tragedy had only “occurred,” and Harris quickly moved on.
Friday night, following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges, Harris tweeted, “Today’s verdict speaks for itself. I’ve spent a majority of my career working to make our criminal justice system more equitable. It’s clear, there’s still a lot more work to do.”
Kamala Harris’ career began with lucrative sinecures courtesy of steady boyfriend Willie Brown, a powerful California Democrat 30 years her senior. The former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco mayor backed Harris for district attorney and in 2003 Harris unseated Terence Hallinan.
The next year, gang member David Hill deployed an AK-47 to gun down San Francisco police officer Isaac Espinoza. Under a California law passed in 1973, criminals who murder police officers are eligible for the death penalty. At a memorial service for the slain officer, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, said “This is not only the definition of tragedy, it’s the special circumstance called for by the death penalty law.”
The San Francisco Police Officers Association wanted Harris to seek the death penalty for Hill, but the district attorney declined and instead pursued a life sentence. Harris never spoke to Espinoza’s widow Renata about that decision, and according to Renata, Harris “never came over and said ‘I’m sorry for your loss.’ Never. Nothing.”
In 2010, Harris was so lightly regarded that the reliably pro-Democrat Sacramento Bee endorsed Republican Steve Cooley. He was cruising to victory on election night but three weeks later ballot harvesting put Harris over the line by less than a percentage point. If anybody attributed the victory to ballot fraud it would be hard to blame them.
Attorney general Harris targeted for-profit colleges, supported gun control, and looked the other way at government corruption. In 2014, California’s attorney general kept quiet when Mexican national Luis Bracamontes gunned down police officers Danny Oliver and Michael Davis in Sacramento. In 2015, repeatedly deported Mexican felon Jose Inez Garcia Zarate shot and killed Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier. Attorney general Harris defended the city’s sanctuary policy and failed even to decry “gun violence” in the case.
That same year, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 unarmed innocents and wounded 22 at an office party in San Bernardino. A year later Harris issued a statement on the “devastating and tragic terrorist attack,” but failed to name a single victim or the Islamic terrorists who shot them dead.
In her first response to the Waukesha Christmas parade attack, Harris failed to name the suspect or any of the victims. The Willie Brown protégé has always shown more kindness to violent criminals and terrorists than their innocent victims. That may be acceptable on the far reaches of the left, but not with the American people.