Restructuring New York's Criminal Justice System
For too long, the mismatch between the good intentions of many cops and New York State’s incredibly broken criminal justice system has allowed for a culture of police brutality and racial discrimination to flourish in the Empire State. Bad cops and crooked politicians take advantage, while well intentioned cops face the unenviable choice of either going to war with their own departments or staying silent and becoming part of the problem. All the while, marginalized communities, especially those of color, continue to be victimized to the point of death.
This cycle must be stopped. The recent attention on police brutality is a sign that the country is fed up and demands change. To that effect, Tom proposes the following: