Democrats Are Profoundly Committed to Criminal Justice Reform — For Everyone But Their Enemies

Source: Glenn Greenwald
by Glenn Greenwald

“Why are so many Democrats simultaneously chanting radical criminal reform slogans to abolish or greatly reduce the police and the prison state while simultaneously demanding harsh prison terms for so many people under the classic law-and-order ideology they claim to oppose? The answer is clear: Democrats believe that the only real criminals, or at least the worst ones, are those who reject their political ideology and are their political adversaries. And thus, while they work with one hand to usher in radical reforms to the policing and prison state, they work with the other to concoct theories to justify the long-term imprisonment of their political opponents, even when their alleged crimes involve no violence.” (11/11/21)

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/democrats-are-profoundly-committed