People’s Lobby Speak Out About Sheriff Dart’s EM Policies
Terrific intervention here by a leader with The People’s Lobby, one of our partners in The Coalition to End Money Bond:
“…Dart assumes that the best way to deal with violence is to lock people up. As a pastor who has been standing up against gun violence in Englewood and throughout Cook County for years, I can attest to the fact that he is badly mistaken. I have seen that a criminal justice system that destroys people’s lives just makes them more desperate. And desperate people do desperate things.
We need to address the root causes of crime and violence, which are injustice and inequality, rather than lock up poor people. We need to fully fund the schools and public services that are so starved for resources in low-income communities. We need to create jobs that pay a living wage for people of color in low-income communities. And Dart needs to respect the principle that people are innocent until proven guilty.”