Spending the day with Community Coalition offering services for Prop 47.
People who break the law deserve to be punished. And they are (Lord knows i sent my fair share away.) We lead the world in throwing people behind bars. But how about when they get out?
The system profits the more repeat offenders there are. In the past 30 years, California has built 22 prisons and 1 state university. Is that the California you believe in? Do you know there is a suicide in California prisons every 12 days? Do you really think those are just the bad guys killing themselves?
I am here helping those who committed non-serious and non-violent Felonies to have another chance to be productive.
Our system brands a human being (almost all Black and Hispanic of course) with a lifetime stigma for committing an offense. This is wrong. Without a chance, there can be no Hope. I care about those who need help. It is why I am in Compton, it is why I fight for San Pedro and what brought me to the Law to begin with.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
These were some of the concerns that were addressed yesterday.How can we make a difference in someone’s life that may be homeless? Community Reflections will be hosting a “A DAY OF SHARING AND CARING” at Southwest College. We will be offering different services that will assist and help reintegrate our people back into a productive society.
We need our government officials our congressman, Mark Ridley Thomas our churches and all of our organizations to help make this day successful.