Our nation’s criminal justice is fundamentally broken and disproportionally affects and targets African Americans, Hispanics, and lower-income Whites, reflecting our nation’s healing history of discrimination, prejudice, classism, and crusade against low-income people. Frangell believes that we, as a people, as a nation, need to move to abolishing our criminal justice system and reconstruct how it addresses all of our people from the ground up. Frangell pledges to end mass incarceration and the war on drugs and the war on poverty. He will also address the school-to-prison pipeline that unfortunately exists in predominantly lower-income neighborhoods.
Frangell will work to reduce the number of people who are incarcerated by at least 50%. The war on drugs is certainly no over and our people who are struggling with substance abuse will eb diverted to drug courts, rehabilitation and preventive treatment, Furthermore, the money that will be saved by reducing the number of incarcerated individuals will be brought back into our communities and be invested in preventing measures and in our people’s futures.
Frangell is determined to end the fear that African American and Hispanic families feel toward our justice system. We will address our nation’s police brutality crisis and honor the officers who are honorably and fairly serving in and with our communities.
Frangell and New York – 15 will end private prisons. No one is to profit off of our nation’s compromised criminal justice system. The existence of private prisons is a moral issue in our country.
Frangell and New York – 15 will decriminalize poverty in our nation’s lower-income neighborhoods and reconstruct our justice system to protect and serve our nation’s most vulnerable against real dangers, not target them. We will take pride in our people’s protection and upliftment.
Mass incarceration is the modern realizing of decades-long policies that have disproportionally affected African Americans and lower-income Whites; not only will Frangell and New York – 15 address it, but, as a nation, we will heal, we will come together, and realize that we all have more in common than in difference.
We will address crime and keep New York – 15 and the Bronx safe. Junior’s death was certainly one of the reasons why Frangell decided to run for Congress in his home borough of the Bronx. Junior’s death was preventable and should not have happened. We run in his memory and in the memories of all of the people that we have lost to criminal activity and ruthlessness. Our campaign’s justice reform will include addressing and preventing the injustices that occur against our people in our district. We thank and we love all of our brave families who continue to lead the way to continue to stay strong against the odds. Frangell holds them dearly in his heart and thanks them for holding onto faith and staying strong for all of us.
In New York City, Frangell greatly opposes the building of new jails in our most vulnerably communities. Although he is in favor of closing or remodeling Rikers to reflect our need to end mass incarceration, he believes that building jails in low-income districts that have been historically targeted by our governments is not the correct approach.