Criminal Justice Reform: The Four-Pronged Strategy
There is no way George Floyd could have known he would change history in May 2020 but nevertheless his death set a firestorm loose in our society. The kindling for that firestorm had been laid most rapidly over the last 60 years or so. His death was the spark that set the whole thing ablaze in a way unlike few other events in history. After months of being quarantined and socially distanced seemingly all of America was on the same page, he was wrongfully killed by the police, of whom we should all expect better. Things have been predictably politicized, and the purity of that moment has been largely lost in the noise. Those of us who have long recognized the need for real reform know exactly what has led to this point. Ever increasing government involvement in our lives with law after law full of good intention but falling far short in results. We must undo this tangled web in order to begin setting things right again. I propose a four-pronged approach that would go a long way towards righting these wrongs.