Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Racial disparities exist in the criminal justice system throughout Massachusetts, including the Cape. To improve the administration of justice for everyone in our communities, we must engage in courageous, frank, and open conversations about race. As District Attorney, I will work to ensure the fundamental fairness of our criminal justice system through education, collaboration, and action.
To enable our communities to grow village by village, neighborhood by neighborhood, and street by street we must unite to share our knowledge of how justice is being administered and how each of us is impacted by our decisions.
We must be willing to examine our own implicit biases. We must seek and use data to better understand the problem and create solutions. And we must all work together – the District Attorney’s office, our talented law enforcement officials, dedicated community leaders, and social justice activists - to narrow the gap and pursue equal treatment under the law.