The ACLU of Florida seeks an end to policies within the criminal justice system that cause widespread violation of constitutional and human rights and also lead to unprecedented levels of incarceration. Broward County currently incarcerates over 5,000 people in the County’s jails.
Join our Broward County Chapter and the League of Women Voters of Broward County on Monday, July 13, for our virtual Broward County Sherrif Candidate Forum. The forum will be moderated by Melissa Minsk Donoho of the Broward Chapter of the ACLU and Monica Elliott of the Broward Chapter of the LWV.
The violence against Black people at the hands of law enforcement has existed long before they were captured on camera. Sheriff's have tremendous power to take officer-involved shootings seriously by investigating them and holding police accountable, or they can turn a blind eye to officers who shoot and kill members of our community.
Between the failed death penalty system, overly-harsh mandatory minimum sentencing, lengthy prison terms for drug possession, over-incarceration of non-violent offenders and zero-tolerance school policies, our criminal justice system is in need of reform. The Broward chapters of the ACLU and LWV’s Forum will give us an opportunity to hear how the candidates answer questions relative to our concerns.
We hope you can join us for this forum to learn where the candidates stand on key civil liberties issues.