Joe Biden vs. Cory Booker on criminal justice reform and decriminalization of marijuana
Why is decriminalization of marijuana an important issue in criminal reform? How do Biden and Booker’s different platforms address this issue?
BOOKER: Argues Joe Biden was ‘architect’ of criminal justice system
Politico: “Sen. Cory Booker on Tuesday blamed Joe Biden for what he called a “failed” criminal justice system, dismissing the former vice president’s new plan to combat mass incarceration and escalating a weeks-long dispute between the pair.” Booker argues that his plan is more “comprehensive” and capable of creating “transformative change.”
BIDEN: Scrutinized for Crime Bill, Unveils Plan to Reduce Mass Incarceration
New York Times: “Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose long record on criminal justice matters has cast a shadow over the early months of his presidential campaign, has unveiled a comprehensive plan aimed at combating mass incarceration and reducing “racial, gender and income-based disparities in the system.”
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