A piece of criminal justice reform legislation is percolating in Congress. Here’s a deeper dive into what might change (and what the media isn’t accurately reporting).
Rick is dealing drugs, sure, but he’s a goofy kid in a bad neighborhood who likes girls and oversized gold jewelry. He’s hardly painted as a bad guy.
Maybe Colin Kaepernick should hold off on the whole ‘sacrificing everything’ line, especially since he’s getting schooled by another entertainer on actually producing results.
In the case of Matthew Charles and others where the criminal justice system has failed, decisive action from a courageous president may be the only hope.
Improvements like body cameras and independent police auditors are steps in the right direction, but none of those reforms gets at the source of the problem, which is our criminal traffic laws.
Our efforts to diagnose and ‘rehabilitate’ prisoners do not bring about greater justice and reform. In practice, they achieve the opposite.
Amid national political and cultural divides, on at least criminal justice reform the Left and Right often eschews partisanship.
The past two decades have seen ramped-up sentences for drug criminals, which have cost us billions in taxpayer money, while yielding few benefits. Let’s take this opportunity to do better.
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