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Former 'Top Cop' Kamala Harris And America's Reckoning With Police

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Democratic presidential nominee and former US Vice President Joe Biden listen to his vice presidential running mate, US Senator Kamala Harris, speak during their first press conference together in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 12, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

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No major political party has ever put a woman of color on a presidential ticket. Until now, when Senator Kamala Harris — a former district attorney and state attorney general — is meeting a moment of national reckoning with the role of law enforcement in American life.

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