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Bloomberg addresses criminal justice reform in Jackson

Credit: WAPT
Published on December 3, 2019 - Duration: 01:35s

Bloomberg addresses criminal justice reform in Jackson

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg stopped in Jackson today to discuss criminal justice reform with city leaders.

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Bloomberg addresses criminal justice reform in Jackson

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MIKEBLOOMBERG PARTICIPATED IN AROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT CRIMINALJUSTICEREFORM WITH JACKSON LEADERS.

HESAYS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMNEEDSTO BE FAIR TO EVERYONE."WE ARE STILL TOO FAR FROMGUARANTEEING ALL AMERICANS EQUALRIGHTS UNDER THE LAW." DURINGHIS 12 YEARS AS MAYOR OF NEWYORK CITY... BLOOMBERG SAYS HECUT INCARCERATIONBY 35%."WE DOUBLED THE EDUCATIONALBUDGET AND CREATEDHUNDREDS OF NEW SCHOOLS TOREPLACE THE FAILING SCHOOLSTHAT WERE CONCENTRATED IN BLACKAND LATINO NEIGHBORHOODS."THE JACKSON MAYOR SAYS HE PLANSONTAKING ON PROGRAMS BLOOMBERGIMPLEMENTED... INCLUDING ONETHATFOCUSES ON CREDIBLE MESSENGERS.-"LOOKS AT NOT ONLY THE WHY, IMEAN THE WHAT OF CRIME, BUTFOCUSING ON THE WHY AND MAKINGCERTAIN THAT WE INTERRUPT THECYCLE OF VIOLENCE THAT WE OFTENSEE IN OUR COMMUNITIES."A FEW TRUMP SUPPORTERS DISAGREEWITH BLOOMBERG'S PRESIDENTIALCANDIDACY."THE WORST OF A CANDIDATE IBELIEVE.

HE IS FOR GUN CONTROL.HE'S TRYING TO TELL ME HOW MUCHSODA POP I CAN DRINK.

ANDLIKE MOST LIBERALS HE WANTS TOCONTROL EVERYASPECT OF EVERYONE'S LIFE." IFELECTED... BLOOMBERG SAYS HE ISGOING TO ELIMINATE JUVENILEINCARCERATION FOR ALL NONVIOLENTOFFENDERSTHROUGHOUT THE U"THERE ARE CURRENTLY ABOUT53,000 YOUNG PEOPLE BEING HELDIN DETENTION CENTERS, JAILS ORPRISONS.

ABOUT 1/3 OF THEM AREBEING HELD FOR LOW LEVELNONVIOLENT CRIMES AND MANY OFTHEM ARE BEING HELDBEFORE EVEN BEING CONVICTED." INJACKSON SHALEEKA POWELL 16 WAPTNEWS.

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