The Unethical Criminal Justice System

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

Mir Bahri, Student lead at Santa Clara County Democratic Party

As a young South Asian high school student, there are many issues that compel me to support democratic and progressive candidates and policies. However, when I listened to Bryan Stevenson speak at the Foothill-De Anza College Celebrity Forum, the issue of criminal justice has become an important reason for my support of the Democratic Party.

In the United States, individuals are treated better “if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.” This is the assertion of Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justic