Carmen Perez is President/Chief Executive Officer of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte. Carmen has crossed the globe promoting peace through civil and human rights, building alternatives to incarceration and violence, and providing commentary and guidance for state and federal policy creation. Follow her on Twitter: @msladyjustice1
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Friday, June 07, 2019
Reopen Linda Fairstein’s Cases and Hold New York’s Criminal Justice System Accountable
Like many of you, I was greatly impacted by Ava Duvernay’s essential documentary When They See Us , which premiered on Netflix this week. Ava’s film excavates the truth surrounding how five Black and Latino men were wrongly convicted for an attack on a jogger in 1989, resulting in prison sentences...
Friday, May 17, 2019
Bill de Blasio Can't Run for President as a Progressive If He Doesn't Fire Daniel Pantaleo
Bill de Blasio cannot possibly run for president as a progressive. In 2014, after years of Republican mayors, de Blasio ran on a criminal justice platform, was elected, and promised to be a transformational, progressive mayor for America's largest and most diverse city. In my 25 years as a criminal...