CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
Outdated policies hurt those it was intended to protect and change begins with partners who serve and support.
Our criminal justice system has no justice. It is a collapsing mess, with judges swamped with cases for minor crimes or frivolous lawsuits while real criminals are stuck in the backlog. Innocent are swept under and wait months or even years awaiting trial because they cannot afford the outrageously high bail set. This cannot continue. We need to eliminate bail for lower and minor crimes while creating high bail requirements for more serious and higher crimes, to ensure no real criminal is let go onto the streets. I will work with criminal justice advocates, police and correction officers, and communities to develop actual trust and safety in this city. We need to move on from using our overworked and understaffed police as aggressive enforcers and instead have them be trusted members of our community.