Criminal Justice Reform

Ann believes every Minnesotan deserves to be safe in their community and every law enforcement officer deserves respect. Unfortunately, our criminal justice system has been stained by systemic racism, resulting in incidents of biased policing, race-based police violence, unfair bail policies, and the mass incarceration of Black Americans.

 

Ann supports:

  • passage of comprehensive police reform. These bills have been blocked for far too long!

  • legalization of marijuana for recreational use and the expungement of criminal records for those with non-violent marijuana possession convictions.

  • bail reform, so that those who can't afford bail are able to keep working while awaiting trial.
     

  • expanding educational programs for incarcerated Minnesotans.

  • banning the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and other "non-lethal" but dangerous crowd control measures during peaceful protests.​

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  • passage of strong, sensible gun laws to reduce gun violence.

  • increased state investment in community violence prevention programs.