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sundin13 said:
snyps said:

Trump is obviously someone that no one should vote for. Biden is less obvious but still horrendous if you look at his record. 

As you stated in another post, America has had a racist prison system from the beginning. From Chinese (opium ban) railroad workers to crack cocaine having a higher prison sentence than powder cocaine. That last one is a more recent federal law that was written by everyone’s favorite white fella Good ole Joe. But as you know, that’s not the only federal law he authored, he wrote/co-wrote the 80s & 90s bills that became the current Federal crime laws. If you like the federal crime laws, you’re free to do that, but they are racist laws. It’s no coincidence that jails/prisons are mostly filled with African Americans and Mexican Americans. Now he picked a prosecutor as his VP. The irony is, he’ll have the black vote “locked up” now. 

Things change.

In the 80s and 90s, the prevailing school of thought was that being "tough on crime" would solve our crime problems. We have since come to understand that this is not the best way forward. As such, Biden has updated his platform to represent modern thinking, while Trump has not. The past is not the future and if you look at the difference between Biden's platform and Trump's platform regarding criminal justice and racial justice, the choice should be clear.

Crime has since skyrocketed in dem states following the initial BLM protests and subsequent police cuts. The “soft on crime” approach is equally fallible in that it creates a revolving door of people in and out of the crim justice system. Also makes it ripe for abuse.