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President of the United States
Joseph Biden
Donald J. Trump
Howie Hawkins
Jo Jorgensen

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Biden supports an end to mandatory minimums. As president, he will work for the passage of legislation to repeal mandatory minimums at the federal level. And, he will give states incentives to repeal their mandatory minimums.

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Expand and use the power of the U.S. Justice Department to address systemic misconduct in police departments and prosecutors’ offices. Under the Biden Administration, the Justice Department will again use its authority to root out unconstitutional or unlawful policing.

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We can and must reduce the number of people incarcerated in this country while also reducing crime. No one should be incarcerated for drug use alone. Instead, they should be diverted to drug courts and treatment. Reducing the number of incarcerated individuals will reduce federal spending on incarceration. These savings should be reinvested in the communities impacted by mass incarceration. Biden will take bold action to reduce our prison population, create a more just society, and make our communities safer, by: Preventing crime and providing opportunities for all. Eliminating racial disparities and ensuring fair sentences. Offering second chances. Reducing violence in our communities and supporting survivors of violence.

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Reduce violence against women. As the original author of the Violence Against Women Act, Biden will work to reauthorize and continue to strengthen the Act, accelerating progress in decreasing violence against women and girls and providing survivors with support.

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Biden believes no one should be in jail because of cannabis use. As president, he will decriminalize cannabis use and automatically expunge prior convictions. And, he will support the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes, leave decisions regarding legalization for recreational use up to the states, and reschedule cannabis as a schedule II drug so researchers can study its positive and negative impacts.

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Because we cannot ensure we get death penalty cases right every time, Biden will work to pass legislation to eliminate the death penalty at the federal level, and incentivize states to follow the federal government’s example. These individuals should instead serve life sentences without probation or parole.

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Cash bail is the modern-day debtors’ prison. The cash bail system incarcerates people who are presumed innocent. And, it disproportionately harms low-income individuals. Biden will lead a national effort to end cash bail and reform our pretrial system by putting in place, instead, a system that is fair and does not inject further discrimination or bias into the process.

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Biden will end the federal government’s use of private prisons, building off an Obama-Biden Administration’s policy rescinded by the Trump Administration. And, he will make clear that the federal government should not use private facilities for any detention, including detention of undocumented immigrants.

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Incentivize states to stop incarcerating kids. We can cut the population of incarcerated youth by supporting community-based alternatives to incarceration like mentorship, counseling, and jobs. This doesn’t mean ankle bracelets, it means in-person support for our kids. Toward this end, President Biden will create a new grant program to encourage states to (1) place non-violent youth in community-based alternatives to prison, and (2) repurpose empty prisons for the community’s benefit so they cannot be used in the future for detention.

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Biden will reinvigorate the Community Oriented Policing Services program with a $300 million investment. As a condition of the grant, hiring of police officers must mirror the racial diversity of the community they serve. Additionally, as president, Biden will establish a panel to scrutinize what equipment is used by law enforcement in our communities.

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The Department of Justice announced more than $98 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Hiring Program to allow 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers. President Trump signed Executive Order 13809 to restore state and local law enforcement’s access to surplus equipment from the Defense Department, such as armored vehicles. Fully Fund and Hire More Police and Law Enforcement Officers. Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers.

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As a result of the FIRST STEP Act, more than 3,000 Americans have been released from prison and 90% of those who have had their sentences reduced are black Americans.

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End Cashless Bail and Keep Dangerous Criminals Locked Up until Trial.

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Department of Justice Announces Reinvigoration of Project Safe Neighborhoods to Provide a Framework for Violent Crime Reduction

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Prosecute Drive-By Shootings as Acts of Domestic Terrorism

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Defunding the police means to stop paying police to harass, exploit, and control poor communities of color over non-criminal behavior and low-level offenses like homelessness, drug possession, and mental health crises. It means scaling back policing to dealing with serious crimes of violence and theft. It means investing the savings in real solutions, like homes for the homeless, legalizing marijuana, and medical treatment for the addicted and mentally ill.

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We’ve got to treat drug abuse as a health problem. You should legalize marijuana and decriminalize the hard drugs like Portugal.

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It should be up to the people in the affected communities, [police officers be required to wear body cameras] and it’s important to protect the privacy rights of victims and bystanders.

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Ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles.

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No organization should stand to gain from higher rates of incarceration.

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Opposes drug traffickers [receiving] the death penalty.

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Opposes mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession.

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Fully support ending qualified immunity.

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