President Trump Remarks On The Second Step Criminal Justice Forum Benedict College
Last year, President @realDonaldTrump signed the First Step Act into law—the most significant criminal justice reform in many generations.
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[President Trump Remarks On The Second Step Criminal Justice Forum Benedict College]
[President Donald Trump:] Source: LYBIO.net
Four years ago, twenty African-American Republicans and twenty African-American Democrats founded the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center to advance the cause of Criminal Justice Reform and I heard about it for so long, and it was going nowhere – nowhere.
But they all got together and you fought to fix a broken system – you sought to confront inequality and stop injustice and you work to restore hope and optimism where they really need it the most and where there is very little.
With your help last year we brought the whole country together to achieve a truly momentous milestone, they said it couldn’t be done. Past administrations tried and failed, some didn’t try very hard, I will say that – but they tried and they failed.
After years of waiting we assembled a historic coalition and it was indeed historic – we had them so liberal you wouldn’t believe it, and so conservative you wouldn’t believe it.
And they got together, I said, how did we do that one?
But it was a beautiful thing to watch. It really was, and we rallied activists and faith leaders and law enforcement, and law makers alike.
We worked across party lines very strongly.
After all of the work and effort, we passed the bill, and I proudly signed it into law, the most significant Criminal Justice Reform in many generations, we call it the First Step Act.
I sort of like the idea of just calling it Criminal Justice Reform. But ‘First Step’ is good because that allows a ‘Second Step’ and a ‘Third Step’ and that’s okay.
Because we can go there too.
But the First Step Act, proved that we can achieve amazing breakthroughs when we come together as a Nation and we put the interests of our citizens before the interests of any political party.
Since we past this landmark legislation, ten states have followed our lead and past legislation that takes critical steps to advance Criminal Justice Reform at the State level.
We gave it a beautiful stepping stone, and some states have come and they really have taken it to a level that you’d be very proud of. And it’s only because of what we did that they were able to do it legally and in many other ways. So I want to say Congratulations to all of the leaders here today from Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee – Congratulations! Great job! Really great job!
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