Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are dead, joining a long roll call of black people killed by officials acting in the name of public safety. And so the nation now begins a process so familiar as to have become rote. Read the full article here.
Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, Inc. (PfCJR) is a group of physicians advocating to eliminate the damaging health consequences that can result from negative interactions with the criminal justice system. Alton and Philando have suffered the ultimate of damaging health consequences — death. Our website has been inundated with visits. Our membership has nearly doubled in the last two days. Physicians are ready to speak out, and we are ready to lead change.
Please know that even if you are not a physician, we need your voice as an allied supporter. It is our duty to use our expertise and our passion to effect true, meaningful, lasting criminal justice reform in this country.
You will be hearing from us soon with specific steps for how to get involved. Go to www.pfcjreform.org/join to stay informed.