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Sat Oct 3, 2015, 09:35 AM Oct 2015

Our criminal justice system is out of balance. (Hillary Clinton Group)

“I will never stop working on issues of equality and opportunity, race, and justice. That is a promise. I’ve done it my entire adult life. I will always be in your corner.” Hillary Clinton July 31, 2015

Our criminal justice system is out of balance. Although the United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we have almost 25 percent of the total prison population. A significant percentage of the more than 2 million Americans incarcerated today are low-level, nonviolent offenders. African American men are far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms. There are an estimated 1.5 million black men who are missing from their families and communities because of incarceration and premature death.

In order to reform our criminal justice system, we need to recognize some hard truths about race in America. From Ferguson to Staten Island to Baltimore, Hillary has said the patterns are unmistakable and undeniable: The tragic deaths of Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray are a reminder of the need to address race in America, reform our criminal justice system, and move the nation forward.

read more: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/criminal-justice-reform/

Our criminal justice system is out of balance. (Hillary Clinton Group) (Original Post) Thinkingabout Oct 2015 OP
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