Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during the National Action Network Convention on April 3, 2019, in New York (Shutterstock.com).
Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro unveiled a new progressive plan for policing reform on June 3 that focuses on addressing police violence, increasing transparency, and repairing the relationship between local law enforcement and communities of color.
Castro’s “People First Policing Plan” is a three-pronged approach to fix policing in the United States.
“In the United States, according to a Washington Post analysis, nearly one thousand people are shot and killed by police each year. When you break down that number, you see clearly that Black men make up a disproportionate number of the victims of excessive police force,” Castro wrote in the plan’s unveiling. “This is not a case of a few bad apples. The system is broken.”
The former San Antonio mayor continued: “We have on our hands a…
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