Marianne Williamson on Crime



I oppose the death penalty

Q: Do you support or oppose the death penalty?

A: "I oppose the death penalty."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) , Jun 18, 2019

New Department for domestic violence prevention efforts

As president, I would support the establishment of a US Department of Domestic Peace-Building in order to coordinate domestic violence prevention efforts in conjunction with the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies. Throughout America there are extraordinary and extraordinarily successful peace-building efforts, whose efficacy would be exponentially increased through a higher level of coordination and government support.

While some would argue that such programs would "cost too much," the reality is that they decrease the losses caused by violence in the US economy. Diversion and mentoring programs produced $3.36 of benefits for every dollar spent, aggression replacement training produced $10 of benefits for every dollar spent, and multi-systemic therapy produced $13 of benefits for every dollar spent--in terms of reduced violence, crime and the cost to taxpayers.

Source: 2020 presidential campaign website Marianne2020.com , Apr 8, 2019

Tougher sentencing laws led to mass incarceration

Mass incarceration now constitutes the single largest urban industry in America, as tougher sentencing laws instituted in the 1990s have led to an explosion of our prison population. Unfortunately, while African Americans make up 12 to 13 percent of the U. S. population, they make up 35 percent of jail inmates and are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites. Add to that the clear instances of police brutality against blacks that have occurred over the last few years in cities such as Ferguson, MO, and Baltimore, MD, coupled with the with the extraordinary failure of our criminal justice system to convict those whom we saw in video after video, with our own eyes, proactively assault unarmed blacks, and I don't know how any white American can say, "I don't understand what they're complaining about."
Source: Healing the Soul of America, by Marianne Williamson, p. 98 , Jul 24, 2018

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