JOIN US IN STOPPING PRETRIAL RACISM
JOIN ESSIE JUSTICE GROUP, SILICON VALLEY DEBUG, DIGNITY AND POWER NOW, JUSTICELA, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, THE BAIL PROJECT, REFORM LA JAILS, COLOR OF CHANGE, LACAN, AND MANY OTHERS IN SAYING NO ON CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 25 ON NOVEMBER 3RD.
Prop 25 is a ballot measure that would uphold SB10 –
a backroom deal among politicians, judges, and probation departments. It replaces California’s bail system with an even worse system of MASS INCARCERATION and PRETRIAL RACISM.
HERE ARE THE FACTS.
Prop 25 would make pretrial risk assessments the foundation of our criminal justice system. These tools are automated racial profiling. They are corrupted by racial bias and hardwired to paint Black, brown, and low income people awaiting trial as dangerous criminals. They perpetuate and increase current racial inequities in the system.
Prop 25 gives judges all the power and requires no accountability. Judges are free to ignore and override a risk assessment that recommends release and jail a person at their discretion and without explanation. It allows judges to trap legally innocent people in jail with no way out.
Prop 25 guarantees massive funding increases for probation departments in every country. This gives corrupt law enforcement more power to harass Black, brown, and low income people.