Mike Johnston on Crime
Reduce sentencing disparities; ban police chokeholds
If you talk to criminal-justice reform advocates in our neighborhood--I've actually carried more legislation on criminal-justice reform over the last five years than on education: from a ban on the use of the chokehold by law enforcement; to the
CLEAR Act, about reducing disparities in the criminal-justice pipeline; to lots of work on protection of kids from child molesters and felony-DUI legislation.
The more people dig, the more they'll find I have a consistent record of these kinds of big ideas with unusual coalitions in all parts of legislation. Even here in the daily activity of our community office--it's not a bill that you have to
pass, but we've brought together folks for real transformation, to help work toward a solution that works for this neighborhood. Most people don't build coalitions like this or, I think, get results like this.
Source: Westword interview on 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial race
, Jan 25, 2017
Additional reporting transparency about police incidents
Sen. Mike Johnston joined dozens of community members to discuss constructive ways of bridging the divide between our community and law enforcement. Together with community activists, leadership from the Denver Police Department, and state legislators,
we discussed new legislation that will foster trust, respect, and transparency.
[Mike has] drafted a bill, which will require additional reporting transparency about police incidents while providing additional funding for community policing efforts.
Source: 2017 CO Gubernatorial campaign website MikeJohnston.org
, Jan 17, 2017
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