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Cory Booker Explains How The Drug War Hurts Law Enforcement

In a Tuesday interview with HuffPost Live, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) discussed how the high cost of the war on drugs prevents law enforcement agencies from getting the funds they need to fight other crimes. Booker sat down with HuffPost's Ryan Gr...

In a Tuesday interview with HuffPost Live, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) discussed how the high cost of the war on drugs prevents law enforcement agencies from getting the funds they need to fight other crimes.

Booker sat down with HuffPost’s Ryan Grim to discuss criminal justice reform and his push for supporters to read Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Pointing to politicians like Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R), who has worked to reduce his state’s prison population by changing the way nonviolent offenders are sentenced, Booker said criminal justice reform “is an issue that we all can agree on.”

Watch the clip from HuffPost Live above.

Source: The Huffington Post (8282 Articles)
Written by Mollie Reilly