I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.
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.
What we all want is public safety. We don't want rhetoric that's framed through ideology.
The American dream belongs to all of us.
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.
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.
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.
We need to incorporate that age-old concept of redemption into the work that we do in the criminal justice system in California.
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.
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.
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.
My mother was and will always remain my greatest hero.
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.
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.
Everybody will make mistakes, and for some that mistake will rise to the level of being a crime.
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