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Should Congress act to reform the criminal justice system in light of the Alton Sterling shooting?

  • Yes, Congress should reform the criminal justice system in light of the Sterling shooting.

    Yes, I agree that Congress should act to reform the criminal justice system in light of the Alton Sterling shooting. Although cases like Sterling's are relatively rare, they are still unnecessary losses of life. These cases are avoidable and changes should be made to correct this before it happens again.

  • Yes, the system needs to change.

    Alton Sterling, and all the others are tragedies, and are symptoms of a larger problem. Police officers are too over zero us and have a shoot first, ask questions later attitude. The criminal justice system needs to be overhauled and guns need to be taken away from police officers as they do not need them.

  • It needs to be more transparent

    We need to have a clear understanding of what's required before an officer can use deadly force. I know in a life and death situation it's not always possible to slow down, but if that many folks think Sterling wasn't resisting and wasn't holding a weapon, something should be fixed. Police are heroes who risk their lives, but they're also people and should not be above the law. Reforming the system might provide a little clarity in such situations.

  • No, the problem is with the police.

    There is no problem with the criminal justice system and there is no need of congress reforming it. The problem is with some few police who are supposed to implement the law, they are selective in its application and thats why incidences such as that of Alton Sterling shooting occur.


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