Criminal Justice Reform
Our criminal justice system is broken and requires immediate reform. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, almost half of all federal prisoners are held for non-violent drug crimes, the majority of which are for possession of marijuana. A major reason for this is the predatory for-profit prison system, which incentivizes the disastrous war on drugs – in service of higher profits for the private prison industry. I will support efforts to fight this predatory system, starting with federal legalization of marijuana.
Additionally, there is a lack of confidence in our current system of policing because of the systemic racism and classism that has targeted vulnerable communities, through draconian policies like mandatory minimum sentencing. I will work to bring REAL reform by fighting to end the war on drugs and through the creation of civilian led review boards that create community accountability for law enforcement.
Not only that, but I am victim of the corrupt, oppressive, and abusive policing tactics this nations Law Enforcement imposes! I know first hand how unaccountable both officers and the Judicial System has become. I know what for profit prisons in our country have done to our notion of freedom and justice. It is not just a problem for drug users, but all citizens with the misfortune to come into contact with the police!
This link highlights the math behind how and why Cannabis would be the nations greatest cash crop and could single-handedly annihilate the deficit:
ICE has proven time and time again to be a greater threat to their namesake than actual purveyors of US Immigration law. What’s even worse are the horrid conditions of these Concentration Camps at the border that force immigrants to live in squalor, without regular access to food, water, clothing, or hygiene items! There are many articles and videos showing the horrors these people are subjected to on a regular basis. These activities are reminiscent of the Nazi death camps and my goal is to hold the entire Agency accountable, from Director to Agent, for Crimes Against Humanity!