Tag: criminal justice system
"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."
Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, CVS and Walmart are among the retailers that have tried to derail state-level criminal justice reforms.
The Democratic platform fails in some respects to meet the demands of the moment and misses the opportunity to provide a home for the millions of Americans looking for transformational change of a criminal legal system rooted in white supremacy and racism.
“The sentences handed down in this case show that law enforcement officers who break the law, violate their oaths, and deprive inmates of their civil rights will be held accountable for their actions.”
"The need for reform is urgent. Because putting people in dehumanizing situations pushes them to do dehumanizing things."
“The intersection of criminal justice and employment became very real in that moment – criminal justice being a barrier to employment.”
“Driving while poor” can be a harrowing experience, as minor offenses can lead to fines that low-income drivers cannot afford.