NYT Ed Board: Time For New Dem Leadership

Yamiche Alcindor:

Well, this could be the most important criminal justice overhaul of a generation. And that's a good thing for President Trump if it passes.

It could show that not only is he someone who could be tough on crime while also reforming the system, but it also could show that he could sign bipartisan bills. The bill itself would do some — several things, including working on recidivism, also doing something, a small on sentencing.

And President Trump, of course, talked about this law and order presidency. He talked about the fact that our country needs more police officers.

His Department of Justice said that federal — that federal oversight of local police departments shouldn't be happening. So, if President Trump can actually sign a bill that does something to help people get back into society after they have paid their debt to society, that shows that he's at least kind of going that extra step in allowing to — and allowing people to really move on after being in the criminal justice system.

And it's not — it's also important to note that a lot of these laws that President Trump wants to change date back to the '90s, and they disproportionately affected African-American people. That would also be helpful for President Trump, if he could overhaul the system in that way.

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NYT Ed Board: Time For New Dem Leadership

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NYT Ed Board: Time For New Dem Leadership