FJP Releases – Fair and Just Prosecution

“Community corrections have devolved into trail em, nail em, and jail em…. This surveillance-based probation and parole is harmful, it’s ineffective, and it’s very expensive.”
–David Muhammad, National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform Executive Director and former Chief Probation Officer of Alameda County, CA

80 Criminal Justice Leaders Object to Deploying Federal Troops to American Cities

80 current and former elected local prosecutors, Attorneys General and law enforcement leaders, as well as former United States Attorneys and DOJ officials filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Protect Democracy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia objecting to federal law enforcement tactics and deployment in Portland, Oregon. The brief argues that federal law enforcement officers exceeded the limits of their authority in Portland and that their actions undermine public trust and safety. Amici stress that fortifying trust with communities is more important than ever and that local law enforcement leaders, not federal authorities, are best positioned to understand and guide the response to community unrest. Read the release[8] and brief[9].

“We have been and are committed to protecting our communities, and we do not take that responsibility lightly. To do so, however, we need to be able to heal divisions between local law enforcement and our aggrieved residents without the federal government undermining or directly combatting our efforts.”

Nearly 70 Elected Prosecutors Will Not Prosecute Abortion Decisions, Even if Roe is Overturned

As states continue to pass anti-abortion laws across the country, nearly 70 elected prosecutors issued a joint statement affirming that they will not prosecute abortion decisions, even if the protections of Roe v. Wade are eroded or overturned. The statement notes that these laws not only violate constitutional rights that have been settled for nearly 50 years, but they also undermine community trust and therefore threaten public safety. Read the statement[10] and the release[11].

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