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"Coming up on ten s tom. Brady and apple's eddy cue launch an nfc company a robot that can teach itself to walk and fine. We'll talk about that monkey who's playing mind. This is the daily tech news for friday. April ninth two thousand twenty one in los angeles. I'm tom merritt and from studio redwood. i'm sarah lane from columbus. Ohio rob done. Would on the top tech. From cleveland ohio. I'm len peralta. And the show's producer. Roger chang we were just talking about all kinds of stuff related to how famous lennon is no we We were we. Were talking about tiktok and all kinds of good stuff on good day internet. You want to get that conversation. Become a member patriot. Dot com slash. Dpd s. let's start with a few tech things you should know. Microsoft is offering a preview of the sixty four bit version of one drive for windows microsoft and keita. Kirti wrote quotes. We we know that this has been a long awaited and highly requested feature. And we're thrilled to make it available for really access. The sixty four bit version should be useful for anybody who needs to access larger files since sixty four bit versions of windows and now one drive can access more system resources than thirty two bit version verizon. Working with the consumer product safety commission of the united states will recall two point five million hotspot devices after an investigation found the devices. Lithium ion batteries could overheat and therefore posed fire and burn hazards the models in question which differ depending on consumer prepaid or postpaid plans of the ellipse jet pack mobile hotspot models. Look for h. Nine hundred l nine hundred or nine hundred. Lp imported by franklin wireless and sold between april twenty seventeen march of this year bessemer alabama amazon warehouse. Workers voted against joining the retail wholesale and department store union of the three thousand two hundred fifteen ballots cast one thousand seven hundred ninety. Eight votes opposed the union and seven hundred. Thirty eight votes voted in favour. Roughly fifty five percent of eligible workers voted in the election. The retail wholesale and department store union is filing objections allege in intimidation and surveillance of employees which amazon denies. Us department of commerce added seven chinese supercomputing entities to the us entity list. That's the one that restricts imports for a ties to building supercomputers for the chinese military including the national supercomputing centers in she anguong show which each hold a top ten ranked supercomputer. So this is a this is going directly. At the chinese government these entities will now require a license from the commerce department to receive goods from us suppliers. Hyundai said friday. It will suspend production for two days. Started monday at its assan plant in south korea because of a shortage that includes supply conditions for semiconductor parts for powertrain control units. The assad factory makes three hundred thousand vehicles per year including sonatas and grandeur sedans hyundai. Last week also said that its main plant in olsen from april seventh through the fourteenth because of chip and components play issues there as well. All right let's talk a little more about what's going on with samsung. Let's do it a couple notes from samsung. Today i m. I empty n. e. t. news and so economic daily have all reported that samsung is close to ordering millions of lead. Tv panels from lg display. This would bridge the gap between using samsung displays. Lcd panels that it has said it will wind down and the eventual use of samsung made quantum dot lead and micro led displays. So that's possibly peak into the future of samsung. Tv's on the mobile front. Samsung new zealand launched. I test dot n. z. It contains a qr code. That iphone users can use to install a web app. That emulates what it would be like to have a samsung galaxy interface on your phone. But you're using an iphone. Most of the app just launch. Pop-ups telling you what they would do if you actually had a samsung phone but the app store plays the demo videos if you try to install. It's all very clever to be honest. Also let you change some things like the theme what it looks like simulates phone calls and messages and camera experiences. Well tom you. And i both played around with this this morning and it was it was. I was quite impressed. Yeah it's a web app so it's it's just running. You know you have to add it to your home screen but then it makes your iphone. Look like it's the samsung galaxy launcher now. Now some of the stuff like you said Doesn't really work the weird. I don't know if you used it long enough to get the phone call. Oh yeah yeah i did. Did you answer it. I did kind of club really. I was really confused because it was like a. You know the the plus science six six. So i was like. Oh this is an international thing. I don't know what's going on here. It's clever enough to wants to propagate your experience with. Oh you've got some messages. You got some phone calls. You know you kind of see what it all looks like but it was. I was fooled into thinking that some hacker was calling smart and i was like. Oh god what's happening here But but in general. I i also you know as i was sort of clicking around and the camera app had this instructional video. That knew someone who obviously samsung hired two to describe. You know how everything works. I thought was very well done it. I mean it's not necessarily going to make me want to switch to a samsung phone But if i were in the market for one and someone said oh they're really nice. I was like yeah. I don't know though maybe it's too weird and two different. I think that this is like the perfect way to get people to switch over. So i just wanted to make sure i think sarah you confirmed that it was a nice display. It was it was a nice interface. Because i actually not phone user. I am a samsung phone user. And i'll be honest as soon as i get a new samsung phone. The first thing i do is changed a lot. Because i don't like the samson interface per se saw at least it's not. It's not that it's bad. They're just some really cool entrees. You can put on android devices. And i tend to go with them so i just wanted to make sure that if they are showcasing this that they are showing you something that looks compelling because you could do a lot of harm by trying to show somebody something that they weren't planning on getting their minds they're never going to as far as what you can change. It's pretty limited again. It's a web app. But know there are a variety of themes. I played around with them for a bid. And yeah i i definitely. I was not under the impression that if i were to get a a android phone that was made by samsung. It'd be like now. I don't even know how to use my phone. That's going to be so hard. We've we've kind of gotten to the point where it's sort of like a car right. Most of the stuff works more or less the same way but But yeah it was it was. I thought it was clever marketing. If nothing else the thing about it is not so much that it will convince you. But but like you're saying rob you'll see like oh. This interface is not going to be that much different than the interface. I have on my iphone. I could get used to that right. And it's a chance to kind of show of of some of their features and get some samsung marketing at you. How many people are actually going to do this. I don't know what percentage of them will actually decide to switch no idea but it certainly got people talking and honestly what i love most about. It is a great example where you can do with a web app. This is just a web. This is not an app. They have to download install. And it's super functional. Still waiting to see. If i'm going to get a call. And i got a text message on my pretend was it from logan was. Yeah logan texting me to today. Where on you. Logan well done so cnn reports. Tom brady will launch a digital collectibles platform called autograph using enough tease for collectibles from celebrities and sports entertainment fashion and other areas of paul culture. So far not surprising. So how about this eddy. Cue apple senior vice president of internet software and services will serve as an adviser for autograph alongside lionsgate. Ceo john timer nation entertainment ceo. Michael rubino draft king co-founders jason robbins and paul lieberman and she's content advertising business offer shreds spotify don ostra. So i want to be honest with you guys. I started really paying attention to. Nfc's one that sixty nine million dollar collage You know sold You know a month ago or so but this is kind of pushing over. I just want wanna have one. Just so i can say that a have one for tom brady and q. It's good enough for me. I don't know if i'm going to buy one off. I wanna try to create my own or over. The case is but i at least want to be able to say back in twenty one i created or purchased an. Nf tea. and i'll just hold onto it forever. That's why i bought one of lens. Is i wanted to go through the experience of buying it and i knew it was going to benefit a friend of mine and i got a cool piece of art because lend makes great art Is just sort of the experiment of it. I suppose that with tom. Brady's name on this. You're going to get a lot of people curious as well right willing to like. Give it a shot. try something out. Maybe have the bragging rights. Of like. I own a tom brady pass. Because this is not about an actual thing it's not about copyright protection or anything like that as we've talked about before this is about bragging rights right being able to say something. That sounds cool. Yeah and i. I really can see this working because i think to my youngest sister when she was five years old she she was really in love with penny hardaway from the orlando magic. So dad bought her like the rookie card set. Like the tops. Rookie set that contained. His card You know years and years ago. She has since gotten the rookie collection every year. For the last thirty some odd years You know like sometimes she gets a you know a diamond in rough sometimes. It's just a box of cards. It will sit under a bed in a storage locker somewhere but this is kind of interesting because you know you know people are going to move to the future going to start buying these things so i think tom brady might be onto something here. Yeah i'd like to love to know more about what kind of collectibles were talking about. Because sure tom brady is football. Star but Entertainment and fashion and pop culture in general especially with the other names that are attached to autograph It sounds like it's going to be a lot more film and music than necessarily sports tom. Brady's that brings in the sports. Then you got those other. We mentioned that brings in the film and music. Yeah i wanna see the roster. I'm curious let's see now. Curious touchy yet. Lots of demos of robots walking out there and they're impressive. Almost all of them though are the results of fine tuned programming which is of course still impressive that you can even do that but we got something even more impressive. A team. That includes cal. Berkeley's young you lee has taken one step well. Multiple steps further with cassie a robot that teaches itself how to walk through reinforcement learning. It's the first time reinforcement. Learning has been used to teach a robot to walk from scratch from nothing. You didn't give it any kind of programming. You didn't do any fine tuning for a long time. Simulations can train a robot to walk on. Its own but the sims couldn't perfectly replicate all the real world conditions like the exact way friction works on the ground and so when they go to the real world you'd have to tweak steph otherwise they'd fall down run into stuff and lending a robot learned from scratch in the real world is dangerous to itself and those around it so cassie. They took a different approach with trained at virtually using a database of robot movements. So things taken from the real world maybe replicating things a little better. Cassie then went through a second round of virtual training with something called the cim mechanics database that mirrors real world physics a lot better but it works slower than it does in real life so using it on its own is not a good idea but using it in combination with the other database worked after those two rounds cassie had learned enough that it could safely start walking around in real life without risk of bashing into everything and everyone around it and it did well. It could walk without slipping even on rougher slippery terrain carry unexpected. Heavy loads to kind of squat down and recover from being pushed. It even accidentally damaged two of its motors in its right leg but was able to compensate and keep walking. Well could do you see. This is another one of those stories where it's kind of like i feel like people are either you know on the side of well. This is scary now. Robots teaching themselves to walk and then the other people like me who are like this is great robot. They're teaching themselves to walk and being able to carry heavy loads that you didn't tell them that they were going to carry or recover from getting knocked over in some way type of thing. I i think that this is listen. You know the singularities is inevitable. But until then. I think i think all of this is going to end up helping humans a lot more than hurting us. So i remember watching a Sixty minutes a few weeks ago and there was a story on. Boston dynamics one of the things. The founder of the company said is like you know he. He essentially said that no. This is not the terminator these are not thinking machines you know. We instruct them to do every single thing that they do. I think this is kind of taking it to the next level. So jokingly say it's like did you not watching. A movie terminator. You just go to build it knowingly. But you know when i when i wanna get serious about it. This is really cool. Because we're i can see this kind of technology going is that we're going to start sending robots to mars and two other rockstar not earth. And if they can kind of figure out how to navigate around on their own without having you know the fifteen to twenty minute delay for us to actually give it an instruction and then it do one thing and it can kind of figure it out on his own and just report back to. You know how it's doing. I think that you know. That's this is pretty cool technology. Yeah because this is this year but someplace else. This isn't generalized intelligence. It can't think about anything can't even think about walking but it can learn to walk and that's a great example of the benefit is if spot or big dog are put in an unusual situation that it hasn't been rightfully fine tuned for. You might have to fine tune it again. Boston dynamics has done a great job of avoiding those situations that works at a lot of different situations but mars might be one of those and this is something that you can put in any situation and it's going to be able to adapted learn as it goes. I just love the idea of One day we all have robots. We're going to do you have to cassie cool. How's your cassie walk. Oh good walking berry well done. Let's go to turns into something. That's a little bit of a bragging right for you and it's just good for machine learning in general to be able to have self learning because that is something that is easier to implement and will result in better better situations in other areas as well so it's a machine learning advanced to not just a robotics advance before we move on. Let's take a break for a dan. Compos host of not technical here express our spanish language weekly daily tech headlines weekly tech headlines. Dan has a word for us hill. Free dns it is time for the brought to you by not technology experts. Wooding or using something for the first time. You know that feeling right. This spanish we have better for the action is three nada. It applies for more things and unhesitating has meaning do premiered something like a new film or launching new feeders platform or an app. If you use tiktok new automatic option is also you can say that when tiktok releases search options tiktok is not on and wave of whom you can learn more words by listening to not technology experts available every friday and now you can read the title of today's episode facebook targets ads. That's not news. Facebook targets ads based on a lot of factors including gender also. Not news for instance one a day. Vitamins might want. It's women's multivitamin adds to show up for women users in the men's multivitamin show for men. That's fine but there are some areas of advertising were. Discriminating by gender is not considered. Fine for instance only showing housing ads. Not women that would not be okay. That'd be against the law. An audit by scientists at the university of southern california found that facebook's ad system can result in ads for jobs not showing up the same for women and men beyond what would be justifiable based on qualifications. The study bought ads advertising for delivery drivers for domino's pizza and other ads for instacart. He's ads did not have any requirements that you be a man or a woman and we're roughly the same requirements for what you did need to have experience wise to get the job and the ad by itself this is important. The ad by did not specify gender targeting. They found that instacart happens to have more female drivers and domino's just happens to have more mail drivers and apparently facebook knows that because the study found that facebook targeted the instacart ads towards women. And the domino's ads towards men. A similar experiment on lincoln showed the same number of adds to both women and men so it was definitely only facebook thing. The study also tested facebook ads for a software engineer at nvidia. A car salesperson a netflix engineer and jewelry sales associate. Now you're gonna guessing you're gonna be right that the jewelry sales associate showed up more often for women and the car. Salesperson showed off more often for men. But the nvidia job also showed up more often for men while the net flicks job showed up more often for women. Facebook told the verge it is addressing. These issues and these issues are slightly more subtle because they're happening in the algorithm not in the ad by then what happened when facebook settled a lawsuit over charges of housing discrimination in two thousand nineteen at that time facebook had something called ethnic affinities that lets you target groups by ethnicity and those were allowed to be used on groups seeing house and job ads. It has since dropped that tool from being used on housing and job ads. Because if you did that would be illegal but this more subtle. Gender bias targeting. I don't know what you would call it. Sarah is is definitely happening. Yeah the the The what you said about. I'm on like where do i start here. The example that you gave about the vitamins and as a woman. You know if. I'm getting a one day. I'm i want the woman that's fine that there is nothing about that that bothers me when it comes to yes housing ads or particular job ads. That should not be affected by anyone's gender at all. Does it really affect me personally. Most of the time still no most of the time. I am not personally upset by this but in general. Yeah you get into gets grey areas and then into yeah straight up illegal areas where this should not be happening facebook saying. Hey we're gonna figure this out. That's pretty much facebook semo. That's this is what facebook does. Facebook says Well our algorithm is doing this thing. Let's fix it and most of the time that seems to be happening behind the scenes but yeah it is. It's sort of fascinating how this ends up happening on a certain platform and again can't be replicated on other also learn platforms where people would be looking for jobs. You know in the case of these these delivery jobs. I understand how the algorithm works. So i get that. These are the kind of decisions that the algorithm algorithm although algorithm is making but This is one where for anything where ethnicity in race or gender should never be considered for You just turn this off You know just turn it off. If if linked in can get it right. Facebook definitely be able to get it right In this is something where they just need to. They need to fix this quickly. yeah. I don't think facebook was maliciously doing this. I think it's a side of a very good algorithm facebook's algorithms better than the lincoln's honestly is probably what this means but now that they're aware of it. The response isn't going to address this. The response is turn it off it off. For these categories loans. Housing jobs don't use the algorithm for those categories only allow legal targeting at the beginning. Don't use the algorithm. just turn it off. turn it off with rob facebook. Come on these fix all right. Let's move onto a new sensor. Rob what we got the. Us national institutes of health issued a grant to scientists at general electric further develops sensor capable of detecting covid. Nineteen the sensor. Would use organic solving customized with certain nucleic acids of particular virus with different sensors theoretically able to detect different viruses based on the solvent used. The scientists will spend the next two years refining the tip size sensor for us inside devices like phones watches in thermostats i I think this is great. Obviously using it for covert right now seems like a very compelling use. It's gonna take a couple years for this to get out of the lab probably another year or two to market it so by then hopefully knock on wood. Cove isn't as big of a concern as it is right. now it'll probably still be a concern But it won't be as big of a concern. And i would like to be able to use this on other viruses like the flu To be able to tell. Like something's there i. I need to clean that surface or stay away from it definitely and i don't want to say that i'm not concerned about covid but for this technology not so much. I'm concerned that this can pick up stuff ten years twelve years from now that we're not thinking about this this ultimately going to be able to stop another global pandemic so I am all four this technology and anything they can do to keep people safer key people healthier and keep people from catching stuff. The shuts down for the better part of the better for over a year. I am i'm on it for. Yeah i mean. I think there's so many instances where you know that i heard about some superspreader event you know on. How could they. And it's like people aren't trying to get sick. They just don't realize that they might get sick by doing this thing. Go into this place touching this thing and to have more information at the at the onset as you mentioned rob going forward you know for years and years this sort of issue that that we're dealing with right now. Yes well we're we're going to get passed it. It's going to take some time but there will be others and the more you now the more you know all right. It's the time of our show where we talk about monkeys okay. The brain interface startup neuralink published a video showing an macaca monkey named pager using installed brain implant to play video games such as pong neuralink monitor monitored pager playing the game with a joystick and then analyze brain activity to model how the implant should decode signals without the controller requiring. Only a few minutes of activity to calibrate the implant. And there's a video and you'll have to watch it please. it's adorable. I want to get all these things out of the way. Because i know they're going through people's minds out there. This isn't new. This isn't the first time it's ever been done. This technology that has been slowly being developed over decades and so for a lot of people. It's the first time they've seen it a lot of time. The first time they've heard of it but neuralink isn't the first to do this and this isn't the you know the the out of nowhere situation than it might appear but it is impressive. It's well done. It is one of the best examples. One of the best demonstrations of it And alone musk's very good at doing this. He didn't invent rockets in an even vet go into space but he made it really good and he made it really popular right so he does two things he makes something look better by by presenting it well and he improves on it. And i think both of those things are true in this case. I'm all for this technology It it definitely is going to be able to you know allow you know other primates to play pong with us but Finally ordinary there folks. Who have you know who have You know back. Injuries were they. You know. maybe they're paralysed or maybe a parallel bear. This ultimately helped him control Things that they physically can't do with their legs or physically can't do if their arms and hands They'll be able to control things that allow them to be more mobile Additionally on a personal no. I am a fan of all types of games that are like mech warrior type as all these games have a neural interface. You gotta put a helmet on that allows you to interface with you know your giant robot. I know i'm saying his tongue in cheek. But this is where this technology goes where you're going to ultimately be able to put a helmet dawn in control large machinery with and to me that that is just something that is very cool to do so. I'm all this as you said. It's not new but it's very impressive the way that they've done it and if you could popularize something and make it make it accessible to people. I think that's important. So i don't discount with neuralink is doing here in any way. It's still impressive advance for sure. All right let's check out the bag. Let's do it. This one comes from doug who wrote in response to our discussion of display drivers being one of the bottlenecks for the chip shortage and how they're built on older sixteen nanometer processes. Doug writes there are a lot of reasons for this and certainly cost is a big one. But another factor is heat. Most consumer grade chips are rated for eighty five degrees celsius while automotive ideally would like to use one hundred twenty five celsius or perhaps one hundred five if we must so for example. Doug says that's been sitting in the sun all day with its windows rolled up even in moderately warm and sunny climates can have a very high internal temperature so the bottom line of this is that older processes are more mature have had time to have optimizations for higher temperature. Radiance industry is working hard with silicon vendors to get newer processes to work at the higher temperatures. But it's still a bit of a transition time in the industry right now. Some vendors are capable others are not. it's getting to the point. Where complex active cooling liquid systems are even being considered for mainstream carpenter. Who doesn't wanna liquid cooled infotainment system in their in their new car. This this reminds me of how Nasa uses older chips for for similar reasons right because those are the ones they know will work in space and it takes a while for them to adopt new chips and new technologies because they have to make sure they'll handle radiation. And the stresses of space. Let little bit less of an extreme environment but still somewhat extreme environment. If anybody's gone inside a car on a hot day you know that this is the ultimate goal with which you know like like you said tom. You know there's a reason why. Nasa uses old tech space. They know that it works so if they can extend that to things cars and just give you longer life on stuff because you can't work on a car like old mechanic unity. These are all computers. These days this is just to further Technology as far as you know how we drive how we get around. And i'm all for a liquid cool infotainment system in my car that that to me would be the coolest shout out to patrons at our master and grandmaster levels including justin zeller's gmc smith and miss music teacher also special. Thanks to brad. Brad with these who is in our top lifetime supporter list for. Thank you for all the years of support. Brad all right. Let's also say thanks to len peralta. Who has been busy drawing during today's show. What have you drawn for us today. Len walter daylight today. Tom that i have to say thank you. Thank you for these stories. they're amazing. We had a self taught walking robot versus a monkey playing pong via neuralink. Who would win in this vice. Who do you have. And i gotta say personally. I'm gonna take the monkey playing pong honestly because i think Anybody any animal. They can control something with their mind is going to take out that robot so certainly will win if the game is pong about anything else and then we'll see we'll see i mean we're only we're not too far man. I'm telling you this is. This image is now available at my online store. Store dot com also at patriot patriotic com slash len and during the show. I made it into an nf t. Because we're also talking nfc's if you to open c dot i o. Search lend you'll get something different. You'll get this. Plus you'll get the original inc. File the kingpin so check it out very cool. Thank you and also thanks to rob done with for being with us today. Rob what's been going on since we saw you. Last i have been redoing. My basement so The reason i'm not in my normal spot for the show. This week is because my basement is currently under construction. There's a ton of studs and stuff like that down there so Hopefully next time you guys see me in studio nice. that's exciting. Well where can people keep up with your work that you're doing wherever you happen to be an sm. Our podcast dot com. That's that's my home. Where i do a podcast. We've been doing for about twelve years now with a couple of knuckleheads and get me at all things at rob don would. Well thank you very much for everybody on the show today. We are live. Monday to friday for thirty pm. Eastern whiny thirty. Ut seat you can find out more daily new show dot com slash live. Join us if you can. We'd love to have you and we'll be back on monday with dr. Have a great weekend talk to you then. This show is portable broadband network. Get more at frog pants. Dot com club. Was you of enjoyed this brawler.
Democracy Now! 2019-07-02 Tuesday
"To in brooklyn new york this is democracy now protester storm hong kong legislative legislative council and the latest round of protests that have rocked tom com will speak with leading pro democracy activist joshua long recently were released from prison in hong kong it's time for talk to her throwing extradition who had been written on the south end to how to me an evil already joined the fight an urge her to bear a political reporter she then as senator pamela harris psoriasis and the presidential polls will look at how she's being targeted with a string of grace the conspiracy theories angle look at her record as a prosecutor in san francisco and attorney general of california when i became a prosecutor and when i was elected district attorney and also attorney general california i implemented some of the most significant reforms to date during those years that had been implemented we'll speak to university of san francisco law professor a law passed along to the new york times op ed she contends comma harris what's not a progressive prosecutor all that and more coming up welcome to democracy now democracy now dot or the warren peace report i'm amy goodman as president trump signed the four point six billion dollar our border bill approved by congress last week a delegation led by the congressional hispanic caucus visited to immigrant prisons monday amid growing outrage reports of inhumane conditions do the trump's border policies texas congressman joaquin castro described the conditions that in adult facility as being a king to a prison where women were held in seoul's without access to running water and proper medical care some had been held for over fifty days others reported they had no information on the whereabouts of they're separated children the congressional delegation also visited the clintons border patrol station that has come under fire after recent reports of overcrowding and inhumane conditions for the children being locked up there congress member alexandro cossio cortez tweeted after yesterday's visits it's not just the kids it's everyone people drinking out of toilets officers laughing in front of members of congress i brought it up to this year period as they said officers are under stress and act out some times a cossio cortez tweeted no accountability congress members held a press conference outside the children's person in clinton it's booze and racist cheers from protesters mrs massachusetts congress member i on a presley please you know she was on friday a federal judge ordered customs and border protection that cb p gillette independent health monitors into detention facilities in texas holding migrant children to insure conditions are safe unsanitary last week lawyers asked u s district judge dolly g a whole the trump administration in contempt over conditions in the facility sent a mandate immediate improvements in related news nbc news is reporting a federal watchdog warned in may that border agents arm themselves and feared possible riots due to the conditions that in el paso texas immigration detention facility be associated press has released a video showing a twelve year old girl speaking to to a lawyer about her and her six year old sisters experience at the border patrol station clint texas which is been called a child jail the two young girls were taken to the jail after being separated from their aunt when they arrived in the usa you s and may the clinton border patrol station recently came under intense scrutiny after reports of widespread neglecting inhumane living conditions including lack of food water sanitation and medical care this extra little girl from the eighteen video now don bull they gave us little food some children did not be and i didn't based dum dum they treated as badly are we where they were known to us so phone shut he's on the writing his feet or bad me our they slept on just the floor cbd blankets or not it would only give us one blanket he asked his there wasn't enough to understand the cold no no some children were sick they said they'd taken to hospitals but they wouldn't take them young girl also told the lawyer children would cry out for their parents another separated did family members customs and border protection has opened an investigation into a social media post by border agents belonging to a racist zena phobic facebook group investigation follows the publication of a new piece and propublica uncovering the secret facebook group in which current and former cbp employees post race six homophobic anti immigrant and massaging mystic content about migrants says while some lawmakers another high profile file people one post contained a photo shopped image of congress member alexandria cossio cortez being sexually assaulted by president trump in another thread members of the group made fun of a video of a man trying to carry a child file through rapid river and a plastic bag someone commented at least it's already in a trash bag asked by a reporter yesterday to respond to her depiction in a facebook post congress member a cossio cortez said it was indicative the culture she observed inside the migrant person she adjusts visited and said she did not feel safe around the officers congressman joaquin castro added that some cbp agents have quote become desensitized to the point of being dangerous drift to the migrants in their care posts were also uncovered that mocked the salvadoran father and twenty three month old young daughter who drowned last month while attempting to cross the rio grande to get to the uss border my grandfather father oscar oh belcher walking martinez ramirez and his young daughter of alaria were buried yesterday in their hometown in el salvador in a private ceremony a photo of their drowned bodies and the rio grande river calls both widespread outrage at the humanitarian mandatory in crisis at the southern border and raised questions about the ethics of exploiting such images and the press journalists were not permitted to attend the funeral el salvador's precedent naive kelly said sunday that they're tragic deaths were caused by flawed immigration policies and unsustainable situations and all the countries implicated uss mexico and el salvador in more immigrant rights news a coalition of human rights and other groups are holding closed the camps demonstrations around the country today calling on lawmakers to shutdown immigrant jails defund detention and deportation and reunite separated families meanwhile mexico's newly forum national guard officially began operations sunday deploying seventy thousand national guard across mexico the force was set up by president andres manuel lopez over door to combat violence from organized crime but critics have called doubt recent incident showing members detaining central american migrants at the border in related news mexican immigration officials said they recently deported over hate eighty haitian migrants amid mounting pressure from the usda's stem the flow of northbound migrants in hong kong riot police used teargassed forcibly remove hundreds of protesters occupying the legislature building early tuesday morning be active it's began their occupation and monday when they stormed hong kong's legislative council and smashed the glass to gain entry tearing down portraits of officials and spray painting the wall reaction took place says hundreds of thousands flooded the streets monday to markley aaniversary of hong kong's returned to chinese control twenty two years ago it's the latest in massive civil unrest that started last month one millions took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of hong kong residents and visitors to mainland china the vice chair of hong kong's pro democracy labor party fernandes chung said the protests will continue until the government completely withdraws they extradition bill i think this is going to go on for a really long time he's gotten the snow with the bill completely and brass had any actual plan to rebuild communication shouldn't reading three people in hong kong is to in unrest we much north seventy five was the the government and not allowing incomplete extradition bill and also urged him to establish an independent will have more on hong kong after headlines iran announced its surpass the limit on uranium enrichment permitted under the terms of the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal and said it would continue increase it stockpile trump responded to the news by saying iran was playing with fire the iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif said they would not about to west pressure but would engage in dialogue with any parties the demonstrate respect last week france germany and united kingdom said that in stacks and alternative financial mechanism that would circumvent you us sanctions what's operational iran said the system which a positive development but that europe was not buying iranian oil i needed to do more to uphold its commitment to keeping the landmark two thousand fifteen agreement alive in the face of precedent trump withdrawing last year and crippling sanctions japan has resumed commercial whaling after more than thirty years of hearing to global ban on the practice japan which has argued wailing as part of its culture continued hot wells during the band for what claimed was scientific research the critics say that was merely avail us at continued selling whale meat for profit last december japan announced it was leaving the international whaling commission greenpeace japan cold that decision out of step with the international community adding quote japan must urgently actor conserve marine ecosystems back in the united states the department of agriculture is in turmoil as he agency prepares to move hundreds of jobs from the capitol to kansas city last month agriculture secretary sonny perdue announced the relocation of two key research agencies prompting a dramatic silent 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tanks and fighter jets upcoming fourth of july parade and has addressed the nation officials have raised concerns about the ballooning cost of the event as well as the potential for physical damage to the mall all due to the massive military hardware a plan military parade for last year proposed by president trump was scuttled after it was revealed it would cost up to ninety two million dollars including fifty million dollars in pentagon koss on monday the dc council expressed its opposition tapping tanks drive down and washington dc streets tweeting we have said it before and will say it again tanks but no tanks and those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot or the warren peace report i'm amy goodman and i'm wondering solace welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world we begin today's show with massive so civil unrest in hong kong where riot police used tear gas to forcibly removed hundreds of protesters occupying the legislature building early tuesday morning they activists began their occupation on monday when they stormed hong kong's legislative council and smashed the glass doors to gain entry tearing down portraits of officials and spray painting the walls some demonstrators held a sign reading there are no violent riot is only a violent regime they action to places hundreds of thousands flooded the streets mundane mark the anniversary of the city's return the chinese control twenty two years ago it was just the latest mass demonstrations since millions took to the streets in series marches last month to protest a contested bill that would allow for extra additions of hong kong residents and visitors to mainland china activists say the law and infringement on their legal rights and i'll be independence of hong kong protesters are calling for hong kong chief executive kerry lamb just step down over the legislation she postponed the bill under public pressure but if not yet fully withdrawn it this is keri lamb speaking at a news conference earlier today we have not responded to every dean martin house because of reasons first of all if a close off the social tensions that we have seen is the bills bills to amend the fugitive offenders ordinance on the fifteenth of june i have announced the suspension and subsequently we have explained elaborated by suspending the bill at this point time with no timetable and no plans to resume the fate of the bill in the legislature comes so that was hong kong chief executive kerry len walter more we go to hong kong were joined by pro democracy lawmaker claudia mo she's a member of the hong kong legislative council welcome to democracy now it's great to have you with us cardia mobile can you talk about what took place yesterday now the pitch is you see all actually radha shopping a the the they were devastating and the the possibly unexpected but then behind all this i hope the whole world will try to understand stunned and sympathize with hong kong young people they go and they let me send me the frustration that's been parents hang up ortiz he is the sort of environment the growing up and so a of the they might have the become a the probably unnecessarily militant but they they're trying to get their voice says it's not just in hong kong but hopefully across the world can you talk about where you were yesterday cardio i said the milling around the basically the the sometime in the afternoon i tried i eat too much to apparent leaders of their more militant protesters to reach think about the plan to stall and the legislative building but the reply i got were so we knew you were very concerned but then don't worry about us we are okay with puffing knew what we're doing the sad thing is that seems to be a tiny bit of a this mob mentality among our young that they would die they don't mind dying for this a democracy fight in hong kong watch their voice basically it's democracy now and a home a quarter mile like the more i like to ask you in terms of v of the existing so called democratic structure in hong kong obviously under china's one country two systems policy how is the legislature chosen a in hong kong and what is the impact of v o v people's republic of china government off over hong kong yes exactly that's a quick question to be on foot young center a particular anger at their the legislature it's mainly mainly stems from the the fact that it listen ferry legislature that would go into a pause dot com perverse show a china extradition bell why because they've got enough beijing votes in and it's all because of our very twisted and convoluted kind of election system they make sure that the pro beijing votes will occupy at least top off off of our seats that's a total number of seventy they make sure that they would have enough votes to pass just anything any policy any bill any funding application from the government and democrats are always out numbers we nominate not because we were were popular but because the way we just don't get the seats we have more votes but fewer seats and that sums up and they hong kong legislative elections and the young new wit's end from the last election back in twenty sixteen right off to that because also says some old taking ceremony a it's a political stunt said on the part of a field they the hong kong government men aged to twist and ben rules and laws without breaking them of course and successfully totally cake out altogether six of our elected democratic lawmakers and the young grew up with threats to this news they knew perfectly and what's going on in hong kong that anger is justified may not be that action that anger and needs to be understood i wanna ask you though about a hunt congress relatively prosperous as as i mentioned to you in the world is got but it's rated with the highest level of economic freedom from business in the world very low taxes it's got the seventh highest human development index of any country in the world and its gdp is per capita gdp is almost as high as united states at fifty six thousand so it has prospered economically or under chinese rule but could you talk about the impact of economic prosperity versus the lack of political democracy now that you have to but a hong kong's genie conversations and it's also among the highest in the world and they said well divide and the sunsets hey if it's just incredible at the end of the it's preposterous really and that's very free to businesses right a business problem a problem spot businessmen and make money but then they will provide is getting worse and worse and i just hope that this afternoon from all over the driver but of course we need to come in billions in hong kong we're all very mundane minded in hong kong because political protest where do they take us the government's simply pay attention to you beijing tells you to just restore order so we try to an f much money as we can so that we can leave hong kong mcrae's great are you calling for kerry lamb to resign end be specific bill that she put forward if you could briefly explain it a carry lem has been saying that she would suspend it is a particular confer show bill no suspension is always temporary hadn't come back anytime why couldn't share you just use the word west troll scrap right i so that's a it's a face problem as face issue in chinese politics that she has done a climb down she has agreed to suspended and she's not going to make any further climbed down so let's take great answer but but i'm quite to the convinced that shooting back to the bring back that issue but the thing is it boils down to trust among the people people which she has completely lost by today can you explain what happened inside the hong kong legislature yesterday a livia the the militant a more mostly young protests to the store and the legislative complex and a bite it would they they are they would genuine students said they're not the interview prices so protocol to sign that said of the other things and they were so angry they did everything they could to a more damage the chamber obviously but one julia saying this but just before they storming the police which who have been at the station inside to guard the building something they sort of what's tune treated police chief subsequently said they had to me they claudia of the other teams at the police teams for a deal to very flynn say race and so he couldn't help thinking that it's possible they were trying to be a protester protesters into their at the compound the building and do their evangelism expected and so that the whole world well see those shocking photos and pictures and footage is and the young will get the blame for and vandalism in hong kong and the the course they're trying to fight for will be forgotten a so far it's been be hong kong police have basically been dealing with the demonstrators do you have any fears that if this of the protests continues with the possibility of actually military from china coming into hong kong were not of the gifts so that's the fundamental or a scare about a home calling the security situation last night i had a the other young says a talking about them needing to stay on outside of their legislative building because they need to our number the police force as long as we have enough people they come possibly arrest us all and we we have to protect those who have already gone ten now i have i've had similar lying's from young protesters two years ago on ten on square a in beijing and they were saying just the same things that so many of us they just cannot a gripe all of us that kind of mentality and under hong kong so many constitution toossion the government s as the as the allowed to be class hong kong to be under some emergency state and the people's liberation army with beer ascend to the streets of hong calling to retain a social order what have you that that was a very scary told but then it didn't happen and i hope it will never get to the good for situation again again are you asking for a carry lamb to resign calls of coast basin numbers as far as i could see in many of us in hong kong i mean the the beijing has tried to distance itself from carry lyme suggesting that she's the one who started oldest consultancy unsal go in hong kong and is assuming that's the case kevin nealon sucked that has proved herself to be completely inefficient and she's been accountable almost to hong kong people you saw the footage of her speaking at some press conference in the middle of the night yesterday and she was put him on this bureaucratic face on a complete with a bureaucratic voice attending hong kong people yes i will only listen to you again wednesday humidity he never got tickets and the thing if the shoe will be sticking around a bit stu because i understand well many of us who understand that there's no replacement that's acceptable to beijing jim yet at the moment and it would be also unlawful face to beijing if they would have to let her go now is too soon right it's like vowing to the people vowing to public pressure so i wouldn't be surprised if she would meet to go off to rule a say this time next year connie mo we wanna thank you for being with us democratic lawmaker in hong kong attended the protests on sunday this is democracy see now we were speaking to her in hong kong state what do you hear the some a bang rain in the meuse they probably will not be chilly again when we they know we'll take goes the be hanging around there at the i talked to win tomorrow calm and you joy in a row saying oh well strongman nine win may be on the well so i like that you'll go right to be a man of the overwhelmed brain that just don't know by saying well no one thought they say no no no that is not by by sunday low here the people things in the soundtrack of lame is around la protesters and how kind of adopted the broadway show tune as their anthem this is democracy now i'm amy goodman with one and solace california's senator and presidential candidate comma harris is writing a new wave of momentum following her debate performance last week when she challenge joe biden's past history of working with segregation is lawmakers in his proposition to bussing to integrate schools in nineteen seventies well harris's jumped in several opinion polls there's been also i right wing backlash online on thursday the president's son donald trump junior tweeted a message from unauthorized personality analogy that read quote comma harris is not an american black she's have indian and have jamaican i'm so sick of people robbing american blacks like myself or history it's disgusting harris's family were actually slave owners so the tweet said donald trump junior riposted the tweet adding is this true while trump junior then deleted the tweet later that night after coming under fire from several other twenty twenty presidential candidates states including joe biden who tweeted quote the same forces of hatred rooted in birtherism that question brock obama's american citizenship and even as racial identity are now being used against senator kamla harris unquote twenty twenty democratic presidential hopeful julian castro trump told cnn donald trump junior behave like a coward this is a game with these folks play they put something out there you noticed what he did he tweeted it out and then he deleted it like a coward so he could say oh that was just a mistake steak but he knows what he's doing he's giving voice to these racist 'em a you know utterances about senator harris a you know we needed dispelled immediately and condemn them and then given any more life because they're just goes through so that's presidential candidate who leon castro from more we go to washington dc where we're joined by shrink metro founder of the group stop online violence against women tree mitchell welcome to democracy now can you respond to this tweet and delete of donald trump junior and talk about this in the tradition of the trump family really president trump himself a justice a private new york developer leading v a birth there are certain movement against precedent brock obama questioning where he was born yes this is not just a pattern of of this this family the trump family please remember trump is so the one that tried to get five brown and black boys executed in central park so let's not forget that this is a history but then this family of racism other parts of this is that we also need to remind ourselves and also they they they participated it in in housing discrimination there were there were all kinds of legal ramifications about them targeting black and brown communities so this isn't new so this is not a surprise to me or any should not be a surprise to anyone else the ways in which they used are identity as a weapon to rally their their base is very problematic in very consistent phil comma love being a woman of color is it in running for office and running against a who's go you donald trump's tone going maybe going forward a this is not a surprise that they would start this this early but also be clear that on this online harassment of black and brown and limit has been going on a as a part of the election election process and it's been going on since twenty thirteen as we tracked many of these behaviors of pretending to be black women trying to defame or just a discredit black women and and this this example is exactly that to say that comma mullah is not in american black when she was born in oakland is ridiculous but this hearkens back to what what's happening with obama as well that his father was kenyan so somehow that made him not black enough not born here well he had to prove that he was and that's the part of the birtherism that was being expanded upon win on when donald trump himself started on on promoting promoting that campaign that brock obama had explained his existence in this country i would say there is no other group but it's constantly ask to identify as american because we have the term african american and that somehow we're choosing african first and that example is in the example that happens in our community but also it's a very much a used as a weapon against us ensuring a mature a water we know bob three person who actually posted the tweet this ali alexander so what we've found what i found out or as some of us were still dig in a little bit deeper this this gentleman happens to be connected to some of the other right wing groups and the all right groups a un associations with lori little or 'em jacob wall hall a these are so he is associated with it so it wasn't surprised that the on donald trump tweeted him because he's he's been a part of that community and finally year response to well this one fee for the tweet and delete of donald trump junior in february senator kamla harris spoke to the breakfast club this is radio host charlemagne the gods questioning harris about means circulating online about her so another mean says or kamala harris is not african american her parents were immigrants from india in jamaica issues raised in canada not united states and it's a it's a solid born in oakland yeah and raised in the united states except for the years that i was in high school in montreal canada an look this is the same thing they did to brock yeah this is this is not new the us and so i think that we know what they're trying to they're trying to do what has been happening over the last two years which is powerful voices china so hate and division among some and so we need to recognize more band played i'm glad you're miserable rocket a lot of black people question if brock who's black enough i see them doing the same thing you said what do you say to people questioning the legitimacy of blackness i think they don't understand why people are because if you do if you watch on hamptons students campus or howard's campus or morehouse or spelman are fisk you would have a much better appreciation for the diaspora for these diversity for the beauty in the diversity city of who we are as black people so i'm not gonna spend my time trying to educate people about who black people that was senator comma harris speaking on breakfast club the radio show on sri metro your response yeah i mean she's absolutely right in one thing's for sure i'm also a graduate of hp cu an is once you have that experience you would never questioned why black identity is they only people who make those who who who's question us like that those are from outside of the community and other parts of that is within are commuting we yes we do have people coming from different walks of life but that's the same of any other community there is nothing different about our community than others but somehow it's it's it's a it's being used as a weapon it's being is that as a way to discredit us it's it's it's a use case in a black identity being used as a weapon for not only to polarize the black vote but also to to try to get other people to quote unquote on hey you know i i hate you hate but to make it look like we're the ones who were the threats versus the threats that are upon us so the so the ignorance of what's actually happening to us and how were being targeted how how how the example of what donald junior did a is an example of hate the example of what trump did to those boys in central park a i you know from when when they see us was a documentary about that those a prime example of ways in which we're not only 'em question about who we are but question about i loyalty to this country and we were born here so there's no question about that that's ensuring mitchell the president trump is also ridiculed and a of senator elizabeth warren and accused of not being truly a native american now his son junior raises questions students about kamala harris the whole issue of a online attacks on women in your organization stop online violence against women and you talk about that and be impact that is happening on the national discourse yes i mean again we we have a report that we have a second report this coming out but i first report revealed that on the russian interference that was in the muller report that has been documented by seventeen agencies were literally a an intense in unfocused target get on black identity used as a weapon for voter suppression and that example is what we're seeing right now and you have to understand even with elizabeth warren on aspect that was a target to us so discord within the native american community so if you if you look at this pattern there is eight ice targeted pattern of going after a brown and black voters to interfere in the ways in which they decide to choose who they want to vote for and that's the oath that in itself is is one of the focus problems that we need to be paying attention to fireworks show the black women were being targeted as early as twenty thirteen this what's well before before everyone understood what was happening i in twenty sixteen and yet and yet we still are having this conversation as if it's this is new this is not new it's been going on for years what we're learning is there's a different way we needs approach digital voter suppression and we need to pay attention to what's happening to women of color because they are the targets black women are trusted voters in an arch immunity and if and if we're not paying attention to what's happening to them or how they're being targeted i we will have a problem though and showing is when he's when sharing the children a thank you for being with us founder of the group stop on line violence against women joining us from washington dc this is democracy now when we come back we look at senator kamala harris is record's as a san francisco dna and then california's attorney general stay with that's why men lamb you don't know me news blind the dow jumped one i wonder or by brittany howard and were they say this is democracy now democracy now dot or the warren peace report i'm amy goodman with one gonzales well a sudden nicole harris rises in nearly presidential polls he's facing increased scrutiny over her rickard as a prosecutor in california in two thousand four harris became district attorney of san francisco she held the post until two thousand eleven whereupon she became de attorney general of california we're joined now by allowed by they professor at the university of san francisco school of law in january she wrote a widely read article in the new york times titled kamla harris was not eight progressive prosecutor faslane wrote quote time after time when progressive russia's urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state's attorney general miss harris oppose them or states silent most troubling miss harris fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions pictures that have been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering false testimony and the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors are investigating joins us now from san francisco thank you for joining us professor by salon can you start off by going through on senator harris says record's starting with her being dna of san francisco sure so she was elected in two thousand and four and she took a pretty creative stance initially in that she didn't seek the death penalty against a man who had been accused of murdering a police officer and she did get a lot of blowback from that subsequently she moved much more towards the center and many of her positions on two things happened in her tenure as did i think are worth mentioning one is that there was a big crime lab scandal whereby there was a lot technician who is using the drugs rather than testing them and as a result many many convictions became tainted and it turned out that her office had known for months top attorneys had i did not disclose that information to the defense and win a judge found out she became quite incensed inward and opinion castigating harris for allowing this to happen harris's reaction to that was to try to get the judge disqualified but by saying that she had a conflict of interest because her husband was a defense lawyer that failed and six hundred cases were thrown out the second piece of her tenure that i think is important but not a lot of people know about it's a case involving a man named jim all true love that case was tried by linda allen who is one of harris's deputies ends the case against true love turned against a single witness turned on one is it was a one eyewitness identification case he was convicted and sentenced to fifty years to life in court of appeals throughout that conviction castigating forgetting what allen had done as gross and agree just prosecutorial misconduct they said that her closing argument with the yarn made out of whole cloth recently true love sued the city account of california excuse me city of san francisco in one eight thirteen point one million dollar judgment now you've also written about another patient george gauge could you talk about that as well yes this is what prompted being really to write this piece it's harris this record on wrongful convictions so after true love there was gauge age and there were johnny bhakta on daniel larson anna men in whole jose luis d as in these cases what happened was that harris was at that point they aj they top official in the state of california the top prosecutor and when these convictions came up they had been handled by lower deejays and it was her job to decide whether or not defend them in george gauges case he had been convicted again based on a single witness what's his stepdaughter marian who accused her accused him of sexually abusing her on the case turned on marion's testimony it turned out after the verdict but the prosecutor had suppressed a lot of material about marian including medical records and a note from her own mother saying my daughter is a pathological liar who lives her life and rather than acknowledge that this really terrible thing had happened and at this prosecutor held back information that might have swayed the verdict what harris's attorneys went into court and did was say look george gauge would have been forced to his own lawyer didn't raise his claim in exactly the right way and suffer this technical reason you should a firm conviction it went to oral argument and the judges were very concerned about that position told the deputy go back and talk to a supervisor is to try to resolve the case which was a signal to really get rid of it and do the right thing and instead harris his office doubled down and george gauge is a currently eighty years old his surveying eight affective death in prison sentence i wanna go to interview a comma harris did last month on face the nation with correspondent at o'keefe you take care prosecutorial recurring against the pushing you're part of a criminal justice reform there's a lot of concern among especially more liberal and younger parts of the party you might not be the best person do that given the he were implementing those tough on crime initiative which prosecutors they trust you do that well here's the thing when i became a prosecutor and when i was elected district attorney and also attorney general california i implemented some of the most significant reforms forms to date during those years that had been implemented like i said i created one of the first reentry initiatives it became a model it was designated as a model in the united states for what law enforcement should do to be as i call it smart on crime i was the first in the nation leading the state department of justice in california which by the way is the second largest department of justice in the united states to require my agents to wear body cameras i created as attorney general the first in the nation implicit bias and procedural justice training for law enforcement knowing that had to be addressed which is they implicit bias that exists in law enforcement and the potentially lethal outcomes becomes that occur from that so the concerns were blown the concerns are overblown yeah no question so that is senator kamla harris on face the nation speaking correspondent eto kief if you could respond to this a a learn about salon short so you couldn't hear her struggling to come up with a list and she starts with her back on track program that she implemented his dna this is a program that did help certain very select non violent offenders rancher society it affected a very small group of people she then talks about body worn cameras she was asked by the california state legislature to support built a mandate all police officers wearing body worn cameras and she declined to do that with respect to implicit bias training that is important what's also important and i would say more important is investigating officer involved shootings she was called upon by the legislature to do that and once again she declined and then when you go down the list of the issues that we think about when we think about a progressive prosecutor on every single one of those issues she was on the wrong side and in some cases her opponents ran shut her left the for example with marijuana legalization in her run for reelection as attorney general her opponent ran to legalize she was against it she's since changed her position now that the vast majority of the democratic party has moved in that direction there are other examples it well her failure to support legislation that will reduce certain felonies to misdemeanors going after parents criminally for having sure when children so there's a lengthy list of policy positions where there were the progressive pass and there was the center right path and she did not take the progressive path i wanna know specifically about this whole issue of of parents were true in children in her power a policy of trying to prosecute them i wanna go to come comma harris is two thousand eleven inaugural speech as california attorney general as she touted the insurance policy during her tenure as district attorney of san francisco this is what she said we know chronic truancy leads to dropping out which dramatically increases the odds that young person will either become perpetrator or is a victim of crime folks it's it's time to get serious about the problem of chronic truancy in california last year alone we had six hundred thousand true in students in elementary schools which roughly matches the number of inmates in are state prison system and is it a coincidence of course not an does unacceptable as this problem is i know we can fix six in san francisco we threatened the parents of trolling with prosecution insurance they dropped thirty two percent so we are footing parents on notice if you fail to take responsibility for your kids we are going and make sure that you face the full force and consequences of the law so that was comma harris in two thousand eleven what exactly did she do is be prosecuted parents so what ended up happening that and this actually took effect after she left and became attorney general prosecutors then had the power under this law to prosecute parents for a misdemeanor for being essentially responsible for their children missing numerous days of school the idea of being the bay would be scared in making sure that their kids actually did attend school and some parents were in fact prosecuted and the pushback about this i think what's on two fronts one proportionally impacted communities of color and parents of color who were basically more often and targeted by the law than people who are white and to this idea that removing apparent from the home or subject to criminal prosecution would be a tool to really sort of rena family which i think is is very questionable there a lot of things going on when they're true and children including poverty drug use different issues with kids and it's just not cleared and many people who work in the juvenile face the right answer to that is to criminalize the parents conduct and she responded sense i mean that was a clip in two thousand eleven now that she is running for president antar rickard is being questioned on a number of these issues well i mean that to me has been what's been frustrating is that i don't find her responses to be responsive to the questions but she's being asked and i don't feel oftentimes it she's being ask the hard questions so the face the nation clip is kind of the perfect example where she's throwing what i think is sort of a softball and then responds by kicking off a couple of accomplishments and so when you look at them and the bigger context actually aren't that progressive and so part of it is that she hasn't been pushed directly the answer for truancy for george gauge for jamal true love for marijuana for opposing testing in kevin cooper case i mean she's not getting those questions i think directly in forcefully enough but then also disappointingly i think she hasn't reckoned with and said look i am responsible for those decisions she had said more broadly the buck stops with me i had in my office but she needs to take that next step at acknowledged these specific things that she did i'm rocking without record's i wanna go senator kamla harris speaking to reporters in january as she announced her candidacy for president senator harris was asked about her role in defending the california department of corrections efforts to prevent transgender prisoners from getting gender reassignment surgery i was says usages your rightly pointing out be attorney general california for two terms and i had host of clients that i was obligated to defend and represent and i couldn't find my clients and there were unfortunately situations that occurred where my clients took positions that more contrary my beliefs and on end there it was in office of a lot of people who would do the work on a daily basis and do i wish that sometimes they would have personally consulted made before they wrote the things that they wrote yes i do but the bottom line is the buck stops with me and i take full responsibility for what my office of dead but on that issue i will tell you i vehemently disagree and in fact works behind the scenes to ensure that the the department of corrections would allow transitioning inmates to receive the medical attention that they required they needed undeserved so that was senator harris when she was announcing sinker president's speaking at howard university professor ler above salon your response well i think what is important to do it's a backup and talk about what the job of the prosecutor is so many people think that it is about convicting people and it is not it's actually about doing justice and that means that if you see something that is wrong not just against you're core principles but violates for example the equal protection clause the due process clause you are required as the top prosecutor in your state just stand up and so i won't enforce this law and in fact that's what she did in proposition eight so say i had these clients and i had no choice but to take these positions is not correct so i'll give you this example proposition eight was passed by california voters banning same sex marriage when she was is basically told that she needed to defend the sla she refused to defend it because it violates the equal protection law in her opinion actually as a supreme court later decided so she had that option when it came to this transgender surgery she had that option when it came to the death penalty when that came up and a judge found it was unconstitutional she defended it and her response has always been well these are my clients but in fact no you're job is to uphold the constitution and if you think these laws violate the constitution then you should not defend them i wanna ask you in you're op ed piece you you say that's a term progressive prosecutor has become a trendy a subject these days what do you see as what marks a will be some of the hallmarks of a truly progressive prosecutor in america in twenty nineteen so you're right it has become this real buzzword and we just saw last week with this insurgent campaign of tiffany combined in queens this is someone who's thirty one a queer latino tina lifelong public defender never prosecuted a case and she ran on a platform of dismantling are system of mass incarceration decriminalizing certain crimes not prosecuting certain crimes ending cash money bail which is essentially criminalization of poverty because it says two people people whether you can get outer not doesn't really depend on anything other than your ability to pay which means a wealthy person can be free and a poor person has to stay in languish in jail other case goes forward so perhaps the prosecutors they run on those platforms and they also run most importantly portland me on a platform of we're going to correct wrongful convictions and when people are suffering and dying in prison and they're innocent there wrongfully convicted because of corrupt official misconduct we're gonna uncovered that we're gonna go to court and we're gonna do the right thing and do those convictions so it's a laundry list of policy positions and they are brave and they are new and are system because we've had for so many decades people running on who can be the toughest on crime but a lot of americans are getting really fed up with that because it's expensive it's ineffective and it's unjust and racist and so these new prosecutors are embracing reforming they're running and they're winning on that platform learn bacelona thank you for being with us professor at university of san francisco school of law director the schools criminal and juvenile