In the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police officers who had sworn to protect and serve him, “to protect with courage, to serve with compassion,” our communities are rising to action for more equitable systems and against racism. The systems of oppression we are up against are entrenched, long-standing, and very much alive. It is of the utmost importance that we hold the systems of justice accountable to equitable practices in the execution of their duties. Those in these positions include law enforcement, courts, prisons, and lawmakers who will need to meet the urgent cries of a society demanding practices of restorative justice.
Understanding the positions of our local leaders, what reforms they might have already been enacting, and how they are responding to these fresh calls for transformation will be essential to our reformation of the criminal justice system.
On June 16th at 10:30am, we will sit down with our panelists to understand how the local facets of our criminal justice system are reacting and what we can expect from them.