All the Democrats are apparently being put on call to release their grand plans to restructure American society in its new, more woke format. And that rule apparently isn’t limited to only the several dozen who are (or were) running for President. Ayanna Pressley has now released her social justice platform designed to “overhaul America’s criminal justice system.” This isn’t even a piece of legislation. It’s just a framework for the federal government and the states to “fix” our society and how we uphold the law. Buckle up, campers. This may be a bumpy ride. (Free Beacon)
The plan, according to Pressley’s office, is designed to fix a “racist, xenophobic, rogue, and fundamentally flawed criminal legal system,” replacing it with a system that is “smaller, safer, less punitive, and more humane.” The result is not a legislative proposal, but a resolution that outlines broad goals and lacks concrete details for implementation.
Pressley’s proposal goes beyond the criminal justice reform platforms floated by 2020 Democrats—including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), whom Pressley has endorsed and campaigned with. The Pressley plan is perhaps best read as a laundry list of what the left wing of the Democratic Party would implement at the national level, and what local and state-level progressives are already implementing.
So our criminal justice system is… what was that again? Oh, yes. Racist, xenophobic, rogue, and fundamentally flawed Alrighty, then. Let’s see what we need to get to work on, shall we?