Crime Law Politics

Hillary Clinton says “We Have Allowed Our Criminal Justice System To Get Out Of Balance”

2016 Democrat Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton was in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday speaking at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. During her speech she highlighted the situations unfolding in both Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York discussing their implications with race, law enforcement and our justice system.

Clinton said:

Each of us has to grapple with some hard truths about race and justice in America. Because despite all the progress we’ve made together, African-Americans, and most particularly, African-American men, are still more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charge with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms.

The United States has less than 5% of the world’s population, yet we have almost 25% of the world’s total prison population… It is because we have allowed our criminal justice system to get out of balance. And I personally hope that these tragedies give us the opportunity to come together as a nation to find our balance again.

 

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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