Republicans Afraid Of Confronting Black Lives Matter On The Campaign Trail
Republicans afraid of confronting Black Lives Matter on the campaign trail
Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian
There are few areas of bipartisan consensus in the 2016 presidential election. Criminal justice has emerged as one. Republicans and Democrats are agreed: reform needs to happen.
Related: Black Lives Matter protest interrupts Clinton speech on criminal justice
A landmark US Senate deal on criminal justice , which seeks to overhaul federal sentencing laws, could soon get a vote.
However, as the Black Lives Matter movement seeks a greater role in shaping the conversation around a justice system that disproportionately affects African Americans, candidates are reacting in decidedly different ways on the campaign trail.
How each party responds …