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Born: 1964-10-20
Profession: Lawyer
Nation: American
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What we all want is public safety. We don't want rhetoric that's framed through ideology.

Tags: Ideology, Public, Safety

You have to see and smell and feel the circumstances of people to really understand them.

Tags: Smell, Understand

Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That's not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That's not leadership. That's abandoning our middle class.

Tags: Hurting, Leadership, While

Every day there are homeowners in California who will either receive relief so they can stay in their home, or will be in the foreclosure process and potentially lose their home. And that always weighed heavily on my mind.

Tags: Home, Lose, Mind

I convened the first-ever national training conference for prosecutors on how to promote and deal with hate crime issues in terms of prosecutions and also protocol for defeating the gay panic defense.

Tags: Gay, Hate, Training

I remember when my mother, Shyamala Harris, bought our first home. I was thirteen. She was so proud, and my sister and I were so excited. Millions of Americans know that feeling of walking through the front door of their own home for the first time - the feeling of reaching for opportunity and finding it.

Tags: Home, Mother, Time

I think Hillary Clinton could do whatever she puts her mind to. I really do. She's incredibly dedicated to public service, she is smart as a whip, and she's effective.

Tags: Mind, Service, Smart

I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change.

Tags: Change, Help, Leadership

In California, we have some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. While it is easy to conceive of innovation and regulation as mutually exclusive, California is proof that we can do both. We can innovate responsibly.

Tags: Country, Easy, While

People who work for me know that family comes first. And I'm fortunate to have a family that is very supportive of the work I do, so I don't have to live two separate lives.

Tags: Family, Lives, Work

Running for office is similar to being a trial lawyer in a very long trial. It requires adrenaline and stamina; it requires being in shape mentally and emotionally. It's a marathon.

Tags: Lawyer, Office, Running

To be smart on crime, we should not be in a position of constantly reacting to crime after it happens. We should be looking at preventing crime before it happens.

Tags: After, Looking, Smart

To change criminal justice policy in any meaningful way means to propose changing a very longstanding system. It's not realistic to think you can do it overnight.

Tags: Change, Justice, Means

We don't have to guess what Mitt Romney would have done if he were president. Because he told us. He said we should let foreclosures - and I quote - 'hit the bottom' so the market could - I quote - 'run its course.'

Tags: Done, President, Said

We don't want to promote any system that treats the fact that an individual is LGBT as a personality disorder. And anything that perpetuates that perception is harmful - not only to that member of the community but the entire community.

Tags: Community, Fact, Individual

I have loved to cook since I was a child in my mother's kitchen. If I don't have time to cook, I'll just read a cookbook.

Tags: Child, Mother, Time

I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.

Tags: Raised, Victim, Woman

With the advent of DNA, we know that people have been convicted and sentenced to death who later proved not to be guilty of the crime.

Tags: Crime, Death, Guilty

My mother was and will always remain my greatest hero.

Tags: Greatest, Hero, Mother

What we know is smartphones are everywhere and they are rich in data. What we know is that there are apps once downloaded by the consumer that will also in turn download the consumers' contact book. Most consumers don't want that to happen and don't know it's happening.

Tags: Book, Happen, Rich

What's important for my daughter to know is that... if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.

Tags: Daughter, Duty, Sure

Everybody will make mistakes, and for some that mistake will rise to the level of being a crime.

Tags: Everybody, Mistake, Mistakes

Generally speaking, the public appetite for criminal justice policy is just tough talk.

Tags: Justice, Talk, Tough

'Getting smart on crime' does not mean reducing sentences or punishments for crimes.

Tags: Getting, Mean, Smart

I believe in that old adage that 'as goes California, so goes the country.'

Tags: Country, Goes, Old

I believe that a child going without an education is a crime.

Tags: Child, Crime, Education
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I have a difficult time sitting down for long periods.

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I love being in a courtroom.

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I strongly believe that for serious and violent criminals, we must absolutely hold them accountable for their crimes and send them to prison.

Tags: Hold, Prison, Serious

I think I have every piece of music Bob Marley ever made.

Tags: Bob, Music, Piece

I'm one of the luckiest people on earth.

Tags: Earth, Luckiest

I've had the good fortune and blessing to run for the offices for which I really wanted to do the work.

Tags: Good, Wanted, Work

Mitt Romney subscribes to the cynical logic that says the American dream belongs to some of us but not all of us.

Tags: American, Dream, Logic

My mother had a saying: 'Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you're not the last.'

Tags: May, Mother, Saying

My parents met when they were graduate students at UC Berkeley in the 1960s. They were both active in the civil-rights movement.

Tags: Both, Parents, Students

So many people trip in front of them because they're looking over there or up ahead.

Tags: Front, Looking

The American dream belongs to all of us.

Tags: American, Belongs, Dream

These days, children can text on their cell phone all night long, and no one else is seeing that phone. You don't know who is calling that child.

Tags: Children, Else, Night

We need to incorporate that age-old concept of redemption into the work that we do in the criminal justice system in California.

Tags: Justice, System, Work
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