by People Power Monday, August 1, 2016

I wrote this piece on Criminal Justice Reform a couple of  weeks ago.

Delighted to see this from The Marshall Project just published today ...

The Overlooked Promise in Hillary Clinton’s Speech - A call for criminal justice reform.

In a single brief sentence, Clinton broke one of America’s oldest political taboos, pledging to “reform our criminal justice system from end-to-end, and rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.” 
This might seem like an offhand mention, or just another Democratic candidate embracing the latest civil rights issue. 
But past candidates, when they talked about criminal justice at all, were quick to declare a “war on crime,” and slow to acknowledge any real problems in the system.Clinton’s speech represents a real break with that legacy — and voters are entitled to demand real solutions to match her call to action.