NEW ORLEANS — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Customer advocates delivered what she called “the tough truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean side-to-side.”
While speaking in a historically black college, the Bay State’s senior senator identified most of the system’s failures: disproportionate arrests of blacks for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting despite if their sentences are complete.
Warren was involved in a Q&A session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at Dillard University in New Orleans included in the Netroots Nation annual conference for progressives.
She was among several possible Democratic White House contenders who spoke Friday along at the conference. She was the one leading Democrat to look at Dillard.
The stop would be the latest manifestation of Warren’s effort to forge ties beyond her largely white political base in Massachusetts and steer clear of the fate of fellow progressive icon Bernie Sanders, who struggled to conquer black Americans throughout his failed bid to your 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Facing re-election towards Senate in 2010, Warren could not directly address her 2020 plans. In case Richmond asked her what could possibly have changed since she do not run in 2016, the senator was ready.
“Two words: Mr . trump,” Warren said, before shifting to warn the viewers that your November midterm vote may be the immediate fight as Democrats try to break GOP charge of Congress.
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