Episode 79 – About YOUR Mayor and Justice Reform

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Let’s talk about your mayor. And my mayor too.

Listen — the American legal system is amazingly complex. It took hundreds of years and millions of laws to build it. It’s fundamentally racist. It criminalizes poverty and mental illness. And over 10 million people per year are caught up in it. That’s more than any country in the history of the world.

And those of us committed to dismantling it have found that the local District Attorney has a HUGE hand in changing it. And so we’ve helped elect District Attorneys all over the country to do great work. But today, I want to talk to you about your Mayor and just how much power and how much sway your local Mayor often has over your local legal system. Remember, we’re not calling it a justice system because it doesn’t produce a lot of justice. And we…

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