Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

A Letter To The Criminal Justice System

September 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Andre Dayani

To the Criminal Justice System,

You are failing at your job.

You were supposed to deter harm in our communities. You were supposed to enforce our societal rules in a uniform and objective manner. You were tasked with helping people overcome their afflictions, to give people a chance to be better. You were supposed to protect the vulnerable ones in our society.

You have — spectacularly — failed. And in the wake of your failure, you have created so much harm.

The numbers tell us all we need to know:

That the United States is composed of less than five percent of the...

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