As America’s major television networks featured wall-to-wall coverage of President Donald Trump’s unhinged speech before the NRA convention in Texas on Friday, a substantive discussion on an immensely consequential issue was simultaneously taking place in Philadelphia—a discussion that received virtually no attention from the corporate media.
Denouncing a criminal justice system that “incarcerates 2.2 million people and disproportionately incarcerates people of color,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, author and professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Civil Rights Corps litigation director Premal Dharia for a roundtable conversation on possible solutions to America’s mass incarceration crisis.
“There can be no debate, whether you are a conservative or liberal or something in between, that we have a broken criminal justice system,” Sanders said during the discussion, moderated by Daniel Denvir, host of “The Dig” podcast.
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