Roving Camera 11-21-19: What changes do you think would make the U.S. criminal justice system more fair?
I would like to see reduced sentencing and early release for nonviolent crimes. I would like a panel to review the disparity in sentencing between criminal defendants of different races. — Garry Miller, Project Manager, Quincy
We need fewer guns on the streets. People are being killed every day. — Versie Matthews, Unemployed, Roxbury
I think the whole system needs to be reformed. There’s a lot of injustice with the way black and brown people are sentenced and the way white people are. — Tiffany Adams, Community Organizer, Quincy
People need to be tried by a jury of their peers. There should be more consideration for what the offense is and less of who the person is. We should have equal sentencing for people of all races. — Karen Parker, Civic Engagement, Boston
How policing is done in our community needs to change. We need more checks and balances on the police and more racial equity. There’s too much bias in the criminal justice system. — Dwaign Tyndal, Executive Director, Brookline
As a person who got 20 years in prison on a first offense at age 17, I would say they need to change the way they sentence people for drugs. — Anthony Howard, Unemployed, Roxbury