The first State's Attorney reappointments under new law are a chance for the Criminal Justice Commission to choose new leadership and send the message that prosecution in Connecticut needs to change.
Divestment from policing is close to reality for a lot of people in our state. It should be reality for everyone.
It’s about bigger towns and cities, especially those where policing most harms Black and Latinx people, getting the same chance to do what other Connecticut towns have long done: investing hard-earned resources into schools, healthcare, food security, housing security, and jobs instead of policing.
This movement has been around since the early days of policing and has always been led by activists and organizers from communities that have been harmed by the police. It’s time people in power listen.