The president has issued an EO on police reform….the Dems have introduced a bill on police reform….the GOP is lagging behind but have said it is coming….
In November we will be asked to vote (if it is allowed) for either Trump or Biden…..and Biden seems to be in an early lead…..so let’s take a look at Biden’s campaign promises and thoughts on criminal justice…..
This from his website for the campaign…..
The Biden Plan for Strengthening America’s Commitment to Justice is based on several core principles:
- We can and must reduce the number of people incarcerated in this country while also reducing crime. No one should be incarcerated for drug use alone. Instead, they should be diverted to drug courts and treatment. Reducing the number of incarcerated individuals will reduce federal spending on incarceration. These savings should be reinvested in the communities impacted by mass incarceration.
- Our criminal justice system cannot be just unless we root out the racial, gender, and income-based disparities in the system. Black mothers and fathers should feel confident that their children are safe walking the streets of America. And, when a police officer pins on that shield and walks out the door, the officer’s family should know they’ll come home at the end of the day. Additionally, women and children are uniquely impacted by the criminal justice system, and the system needs to address their unique needs.
- Our criminal justice system must be focused on redemption and rehabilitation. Making sure formerly incarcerated individuals have the opportunity to be productive members of our society is not only the right thing to do, it will also grow our economy.
No one should be profiteering off of our criminal justice system.
Just a quick look at his policy proposals….
I do think he should take some time with all that is happening today and adjust his policies to reflect the demands of the people in the streets….the people that will be voting come November.
Just a thought.
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“lego ergo scribo”