Right now there is no justice in our punitive and discriminatory criminal justice system. We need a system focused on reform and connecting families and communities, not punishment and redress. We must end the school-to-prison pipeline and create a world that delivers on the dreams of our children when we tell them they can be anything they want to be. We must end the for-profit greed that fuels our current criminal justice system by banning for-profit prisons and detention centers and ending cash bail. We must legalize marijuana, expunge records, and ensure the revenue goes toward wealth creation in the communities most targeted by the War on Drugs.
We must also hold law enforcement accountable by ending military equipment transfer programs to local and state law enforcement, providing grants to cities and states that create unarmed Crisis Care Units of social workers and mental health professionals, ending qualified immunity, and ensuring that our resources are being allocated toward the root causes of crime and not perpetuating the policing of poverty.