Everyone Is Held Accountable - The United States Criminal Justice system and the policing of our communities is a heated debate in our nation. It is important that our justice system reflects practices that embody the phrase in our pledge 'and justice for all’, and that means accountability in our policing and in sentencing offenders. We as a nation must support our law enforcement while still demanding justice for those who fall victim to violence and brutality
Reform United States prisons - The United States must focus on rehabilitation of offenders who commit low level crimes, not lifetime incarceration. Private prisons have encouraged our system to implement mandatory sentencing requirements as well as forced states - and in some cases the federal government - to maximize prison terms for offenders. It is my intention to co-sponsor a bill or bills that implement meaningful reforms.