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ACLU to host community discussion of criminal justice reform

The ACLU of Michigan invites community members to In/Justice, a discussion on criminal justice in Grand Rapids, at Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
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In/Justice: Criminal Justice in West Michigan

A community discussion about the current state of criminal justice reform in West Michigan hosted by the ACLU of MI and featuring GRPD Chief David Rahinsky, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker, and representatives from the ACLU and community.

Demonstration in St. Paul, Minnesota after Philando Castille shooting July 2016.

Demonstration in St. Paul, Minnesota after Philando Castille shooting July 2016. /Lorie Shaull

Questions about the relationship between police, prosecutors, and citizens continue to dominate the American consciousness. The United States has roughly 2.2 million people behind bars – one quarter of the world’s total prison population according to the Southern Poverty Law Center-- while racial disparities in criminal justice disproportionately affect people of color.

One in 17 while males can be expected to be incarcerated in their lifetime while the incarceration rates for Latino males are one in six and a staggering one in three for black men.

Criminal justice reform is one of the most pressing issues of our time and requires concerted action. To that end, the ACLU of Michigan invites community members to In/Justice, a discussion on criminal justice in Grand Rapids, at the Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:30pm.

Panelists will include the Grand Rapids Chief of Police David Rahinsky, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker, as well as representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union and the community. Please join us for this important discussion so that we can work together to create a system that is fair and just for all of our community members.

 

 

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