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Dec 4 - Andrew Yang on Safe-Use Sites, Drug Treatment & Decriminalizing Opioids
 

 
Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang describes his drug policy and what inspired his approach.


Andrew Yang's Criminal Justice Reform Policy

Decriminalize Opioids
*Drastically increase funding to treatment programs for opioid users, through fines levied against the companies that marketed these drugs.
*Decriminalize, at the federal level, small quantities of opioid use and possession (anything under 5-10 days of personal use).
*Make treatment programs much more available and affordable to anyone found with small quantities of these drugs.
*Provide grants for their own treatment programs to states that decriminalize small quantities of opioid use/possession.
Reduce Mass Incarceration
*Shift drug policy away from punishment and towards treatment.
*Invest money to fund innovative prison programs that decrease recidivism and increase reintegration.
*Invest money to support businesses that hire felons who have served their prison term.
*Push to reconsider harsh felony laws that prevent those who have served their prison term from reintegrating into society.
Identify non-violent drug offenders for probation and potential early release.
Police Reform
*Authorize federal funding to pay for a body camera for every officer in every police department in the country.
*Have the DOJ compile accurate composite measurements, including from private sources, of police-related incidents and deaths to establish baseline rates.
*Provide federal funding for training of local police officers in the latest techniques.
*Encourage community-based policing and reward departments for a combination of low complaints and continued efficacy.
*Re-establish the ban on distributing surplus unnecessary military-level artillery gear to police departments.
*Invest in new non-lethal weaponry that can be used to de-escalate conflicts at range and handprint signature guns so that weapons can only be used by their officers (‘he reached for my gun’ will no longer apply).
Legalize Marijuana
*Support the full legalization of marijuana at the federal level and remove it from the controlled substances list.
*Expunge the federal convictions of all marijuana-related use or possession offenses.
*Identify non-violent drug offenders for probation and potential early release.
Decrease Pre-Trial Cash Bail

*Work with states to decrease their reliance on cash bail, providing a*sistance and grants for various programs to increase trial attendance without the need to incarcerate people ahead of conviction.
*Implement a federal program of pre-trial services that would be made available to states, such as a text message system to remind individuals of their upcoming court dates.
Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable

*Direct the FDA and DOJ to work together to bring more criminal cases against pharmaceutical executives who use misleading marketing techniques or take shortcuts through the testing and approval process.
*Direct the DOJ to strictly enforce all laws regarding fraudulently presenting clinical research data during the FDA approval process.
It's time to get on board --- #BlacksForYang #AfricanAmericansForYang #HumanityFirst
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Decrease Pre-Trial Cash Bail

*Work with states to decrease their reliance on cash bail, providing a*sistance and grants for various programs to increase trial attendance without the need to incarcerate people ahead of conviction.
*Implement a federal program of pre-trial services that would be made available to states, such as a text message system to remind individuals of their upcoming court dates.
Why not get rid of the system like Sanders has proposed?

He even introduced legislation last year.

Sanders Introduces Bill to End Money Bail


Crime rates continue to fall and local jurisdictions that relied on money from criminals are losing out. They keep propping up an antiquated system. Get paid on the backend after people actually get convicted of a crime. Charging people for freedom while their case is still being litigated is extortion.

If Yang added that little tweak, his criminal justice platform would be all gravy to me.
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 Bandito said
Why not get rid of the system like Sanders has proposed?

He even introduced legislation last year.

Sanders Introduces Bill to End Money Bail


Crime rates continue to fall and local jurisdictions that relied on money from criminals are losing out. They keep propping up an antiquated system. Get paid on the backend after people actually get convicted of a crime. Charging people for freedom while their case is still being litigated is extortion.

If Yang added that little tweak, his criminal justice platform would be all gravy to me.
Bloomberg even wants to eliminate bail



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 Sin said
Bloomberg even wants to eliminate bail

...reduce or eliminate cash bail
Quit talking about Bloomberg already.
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 x Tha Arkitek x said
Quit talking about Bloomberg already.
I thought this a forum to discuss the differences in the candidates campaign promises
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 1 week ago '04        #6
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 Bandito said
Why not get rid of the system like Sanders has proposed?

He even introduced legislation last year.

Sanders Introduces Bill to End Money Bail


Crime rates continue to fall and local jurisdictions that relied on money from criminals are losing out. They keep propping up an antiquated system. Get paid on the backend after people actually get convicted of a crime. Charging people for freedom while their case is still being litigated is extortion.

If Yang added that little tweak, his criminal justice platform would be all gravy to me.
Can't argue that...regardless, the other policies would be a HUGE step in the right direction for us. I especially like the fact that he's looking into effective ways to correct what's wrong in America's police system & reducing the mass incarceration numbers.


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 1 week ago '15        #7
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Yang seems like a good dude, hope he gets a VP nod, definitely will get a cabinet position
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