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This is historic. A right direction towards criminal justice reform across the nation. We really hope that other states will follow suit and become a wave surpassing the shift towards three-strikes and mandatory minimum sentences after California passed its draconian three-strikes you are out bill. Congratulations to all who fought to make it happen.
http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/04/gov_charlie_baker_signs_landma.html ... See more
Advocates cheered the passage of the most extensive reform of the Bay State's criminal justice system in years.
This is the official statement from the White House: That police killings of Blacks or police brutalities are mainly local matters left up to local authorities. This is disheartening but shows a disturbing trajectory. Churches, religious leaders, civil rights advocates and individuals should not remain silent. These are strange days calling for proactive prayer and proactive engagement.
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends" Martin Luther King Jr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoB6-r0QcnQ ... See more
The White House doesn’t consider police brutality a national issue, Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, despite the shooting of Stephon Clark and absence of charges...
Civil Rights advocates, religious leaders and individuals interested in justice and the non-racialized perception of every human being have the obligation to resist the normativity of police killing Black men because they are Black without due justice. It reflects the inherent contradiction of justice in US jurisprudence. Justice is perceived and implemented through a socially constructed lens. That lens is mainly the residue of slavery-Racism. Implicitly and explicitly condoned, it has become common for some of those responsible for public security and the safety of all to kill simply for being Black and holding a cell phone, etc, etc, etc. Clark's death is a tragedy and a travesty that the justice system should not condone ... See more