PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Equitable dispensation of justice for all. Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military. Structural discrimination and unjust policing, prosecution, and incarceration practices unfairly impact Black communities. Building a just system urgently demands reform.

The challenge: When we talk about race and justice, we're talking about the ways that discrimination, policing, prosecutions, and incarceration practices impact Black communities.

Our criminal justice system is shaped by biased policing and unfair judicial precedents, rooted in anti-Blackness and racial disparity. The emotional, mental, physical, and financial impact on our communities is a tangible experience for millions of Black people in the U.S. The cost of an unjust justice system is high.

- Black people are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites.
-65 percent of Black adults have felt targeted because of their race.
-Similarly, approximately 35 percent of Latino and Asian adults have felt targeted because of race.