DEMOCRATIC SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS TEAMS WITH REPUBLICAN SENATOR RAND PAUL TO REFORM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
POSTED AUGUST 1ST, 2017 | BY CSUITEMUSIC
In an extremely rare showing of bipartisanship, Democratic and Republican Senators Kamala Harris and Rand Paul, respectively, have joined forced to tackle the criminal justice system. Inspired largely by the story of Kalief Browder, who tragically committed suicide after being locked in solitary confinement at the age of 16 for stealing a backpack, the two senators who normally are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, have found common ground on this issue.
Their first step in reforming the criminal justice system is to tackle bail reform. They co-sponsored a bill called the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017, which according to CNN:
"would incentivize states to implement 'individualized, pretrial assessments with risk-based decision making' and is supported by more than 30 criminal justice organizations," according to a news release about the bill."
Senator Harris of California and Senator Paul of Kentucky sat down for a joint interview with CNN to talk about bail reform and why they decided to work together on this issue.
It's refreshing to see a Democrat and a Republican work together, especially on something that is so important particularly to Black and Brown communities here in the United States.
Let's hope we can see more of this kind of bipartisanship in the coming future; it certainly would be a good break from all of the gridlock that has stymied the folks in Washington from getting anything done for the American people in recent years.
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