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Raphael Warnock on Crime

 

 


You can affirm what officers do; hold them accountable

Warnock: I've been working on criminal justice reform. I've worked alongside law enforcement officers to do that work. We need somebody who knows how to bring people together rather than using these issues as a political point to be made. These issues are tragic and our law enforcement officers lay it on the line every day. They have an ally with me. I just think that you can affirm what law enforcement officers do and hold them accountable.
Source: Senate Runoff: 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate debate , Dec 6, 2020

Police accountability and bias training, against defunding

Q: Restrict police use of force and increase public oversight?

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Wants increased accountability and bias training and a uniform standard for the use of force. Does not support defunding.

Kelly Loeffler: No. Co-sponsored resolutions supporting "Back the Blue" and opposing calls to defund. Critics failing "to support law enforcement at a time when they need it most."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

We have to continue to push back against police brutality

People of color very often find themselves on the receiving end of state-sanctioned violence. And so, the response to police brutality is that there's crime in communities? There's crime in all communities. And everybody knows that people typically commit crimes against those who are in the closest proximity to them. So this is a typical red herring. It's a distraction. And it won't stand. We have to continue to push back against police brutality.
Source: Democracy Now on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Jul 29, 2020

Prison system discriminates against people of color

The prison population is fed by a system that criminalizes poverty and incarcerates people of color at disproportionate levels. Reverend Warnock also believes that it is morally wrong and economically backward to close the doors of social re-entry on the formerly incarcerated. Reverend Warnock has spoken about the dangers of mandatory minimums, the lack of effective rehabilitative programs, and the thousands of Georgians who are in jail because they can't afford bail.
Source: 2020 GA Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com , May 17, 2020

Let independent prosecutors handle police-involved shootings

Reverend Warnock believes we need to responsibly fund the police while reimagining the relationship between police departments and the communities that they serve. In order to ensure accountability and build trust, need to invest resources into the training of police officers and into building genuine bonds of community. Reverend Warnock supports appointing independent prosecutors to handle police-involved shootings.
Source: 2020 GA Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com , May 17, 2020

Mass incarceration a scar on the soul of America

He held a conference at Ebenezer on ending mass incarceration and invited the Central Park 5 (now commonly referred to as the Exonerated 5) to participate. Now adults, the then-teenagers were wrongly arrested and convicted in the 1989 beating and rape of a white female jogger in New York City's Central Park. Warnock called mass incarceration a scar on the soul of America.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Mar 2, 2020

Reform is personal, older brother sentenced to life

For Warnock, the work of helping reform the nation's criminal-justice system is deeply personal. His older brother Keith, a first-time offender, was sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug-related offense in 1997. "He is a veteran of the first Gulf War and has been a model prisoner, no easy feat amid the challenges of prison life, since his incarceration 22 years ago," said Warnock. "Yet it is the stigma of color and criminality that makes his story not as uncommon as one might think."
Source: The Harvard Gazette on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Oct 17, 2019

Mass incarceration about segregation, loss of voting rights

Warnock sees the crisis as an extension of slavery and the laws created to enforce segregation. He cited the work of author Michelle Alexander, who argues the "mass incarceration of tens of thousands of black men for nonviolent, drug-related offenses and the lifelong consequences that result are constituent parts of the new Jim Crow" that denies them their right to citizenship, their right to vote, opportunity, upward social mobility, and more. "I agree," said Warnock.
Source: The Harvard Gazette on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Oct 17, 2019

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David Perdue
Derrick Grayson
Doug Collins
Ed Tarver
Jason Carter
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