Overhaul of criminal justice system is long overdue

Over the last year, scenes from communities like Ferguson, Staten Island, Baltimore and Inkster have gripped the nation’s attention.

These interactions between law enforcement and the communities they serve have invoked strong emotional responses for Americans, and we can no longer deny that there is a troubling and growing problem in our country.

Although our national attention has been focused on police practices, this is only one part of our complex criminal justice system that needs attention and scrutiny.  Read More