CALL 205.538.3340

The Law Office of J.D. Lloyd Logo

AfterTheTrial.com... Because There’s Hope After the Trial

BLOG

After The Trial Blog

The After The Trial blog presents insights on ongoing and recent trials around the state of Alabama, including weekly criminal law round-ups.

What Are The 2016 Candidates' Thoughts on The Criminal Justice System?

J.D. Lloyd - Saturday, November 05, 2016

Voting For Leading USA Presidential Candidates on Ballot

 

With November 8th just four days away, one of the most controversial (or at least most memorable and talked about) presidential races will soon produce the newest Commander-in-Chief for the United States.

 

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be inaugurated in January. Here are a few of their views on criminal justice reform that they proposed over their campaign:

On her official campaign website, Hillary Clinton pushes for unity between local police and community members to avoid concerns such as racial profiling and incarceration of nonviolent offenders. She plans to use funds to create and implement police training programs that teach the proper measures for using violent or nonviolent measures as well as adopting mental health initiatives for the nation's police departments. She hopes to also reform mandatory minimum sentences, specifically for nonviolent offenders, in order to reduce their sentences by half, provide more rehabilitation options, and not allow these types of offenses to count as "strikes" on their records. She vows to end the privatization of prisons so they "may not contribute to over-incarceration." Secretary Clinton also promises to "ban the box" for job applicants, invest $5 billion in job re-entry programs, and restore voting right to those who were previously incarcerated. She does not always support capital punishment, but seems to make exceptions in extreme cases such as the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh.

 

In interviews and televised debates, Donald Trump also conveys his opinions on various criminal reform issues. Particularly, he has recently highlighted the use of stop-and-frisk measures as a way to "take the guns away from bad people who shouldn't have them,'' discussing how effective New York City's policies were despite the fact that the state eventually ruled the act unconstitutional. In terms of profiling, he has often said he would focus on the activities and country of origin of individuals, rather than racial or ethnically-based factors. He believes the stop-and-frisk will lead to the protection of inner-city and African American communities. In response to how he would "heal the racial divide," he plans to use law and order through the state and federal police forces. Trump says that police experience the most mistreatment and misunderstanding of any workers in America, and he feels they are often too afraid to perform their jobs properly. However, he also believes in "weeding out the problems" of incompetent officers that would further bring division between police and the communities they protect. In addition, Donald Trump supports the death penalty and has been a very vocal proponent of it in years past.

 

 

If you or someone you know has been convicted of wrongful criminal charges, there is hope after the trial. Contact us today by clicking HERE.



 


Recent Posts


Tags

brian fredick lucas legende v state netflix south carolina constitutional law, identity theft foley alabama parole homicide alabama making a murderer albertville alabama Benn v State bernard v north dakota moore v texas capital offenses felony assaults gun control edwards v arizona eugene lee jones v state limestone county alabama homicide rate Glaze v State st clair county alabama drug crimes towles v state dora alabama Mike Hubbard brookside alabama fraud Stephen Breyer hurst v florida Sardis Alabama Ingmire v State alabama supreme court OJ Simpson kenneth eugene billups West Alabama Kareem Dacar Gaymon shooting keith v state capital punishment Kay Ivey minor offenses OJ Simpson Made in America fourth amendment avondale alabama hoax destructive devices constitutional violations adnan syed, Pleasant Grove Alabama aiding and abetting npr murder narcotics investigation apprendi v new jersey state of arizona benjamin todd acton greene county alabama lethal injection negligent homicide Marengo County Alabama operation crackdown Briarwood Presbyterian Church ring v arizona talladega superspeedway robberies peyton pruitt church robberies LWOP death penalty, birmingham alabama campbell v state strickland v washington CCA update john earle redfearn IV v state habeas corpus relief sarah koenig sentencing law and policy blog summaries implied consent beylund v north dakota second amendment warrantless blood draws texas trussville alabama Alonzo Ephraim 28 U.S.C. § 2254 US Supreme Court Update aziz sayyed tarrant alabama mccalla alabama forced isolation Samuel Alito Guy Terrell Junior morris alabama brady v maryland abuse montgomery alabama drug possession, christmas shooting arson Easter drug trafficking, russell calhoun concealed carry theft of property pruitt v state birchfield v north dakota eleventh circuit ruling tuscaloosa alabama springville alabama pinson alabama Rule 32 William Pryor huntsville boaz alabama baltimore city circuit court lauderdale county alabama breaking and entering mountain brook alabama mike gilotti Jefferson County Alabama calhoun county alabama Fentanyl drug seizure the mannequin challenge stoves v state serial Tommy Arthur death penalty unlawful manufacturing stanley brent chapman christian guitierez Hillary Clinton, alabama law enforcement agency theft self defense morgan county alabama road rage hoover alabama fort payne alabama shooting death Alabaster alabama hurst mandamus domestic abuse dekalb county alabama kimberly alabama drug busts ex parte briseno 2016 election, scotus Neil Gorsuch heflin alabama social media Lucky D Arcade home repair fraud Wesley Adam Whitworth department of justice fairfield alabama, mulga alabama brendan dassey, steve avery, making a murderer, scotus, netflix alabama criminal law roundup Donald Trump, ake v oklahoma New York Times blount county alabama ferguson missouri abduction armed robbery court of criminal appeal releases hanceville alabama Joshua Reese attempted murder Dylann Roof operation bullseye criminal justice reform, dothan alabama anniston alabama, lamar county debtor prison drug smuggling editorial Thomas Hardiman smith v state domestic violence kidnapping endangerment of a child Malone v State hall v florida bessemer alabama florence alabama utah v strieff fake kidnapping, car accident abandonment capital murder court of criminal appeals prostitution sting § 13A-3-23(d) immunity hearing Eutaw Alabama betton v state clarence thomas Adamsville alabama rainbow city alabama Xavier Beasley oneonta alabama shelby county drug activity adger alabama utah supreme court sexual assault executions eric sterling shoplifting baldwin county alabama burglary Tracie Todd street racing pell city alabama illegal gambling warrior alabama battles v state nathan woods fraudulent checks huntsville alabama banville v state court systems, jerry bohannon Walker County Alabama Shonda Walker, judicial override Woods v State lethal injection drugs eighth amendment, underage drinking blountsville alabama mount olive alabama criminal mischief cullman alabama terell corey mcmullin crime of passion asia mcclain steve avery marion county maryland court of special appeals midazolam criminal justice fultondale alabama alfonso morris sixth amendment madison alabama nicholas hawkins embezzlement SCOTUS, levins v state debit card skimming scams bomb threat heritage christian university moving violations animal cruelty economic growth sheffield v state brendan dassey department of justice, cherokee county alabama Gardendale Alabama pelham alabama illegal gun carry decatur alabama mobile alabama gadsden alabama bailey v us state of alabama gun rights public assistance fraud Etowah County Alabama, § 13A-3-23 assault mcwilliams v dunn Justice Sotomayor

Archive

DISCLAIMER

These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among  other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Get Free Legal Advice  Contact us for a complimentary legal consultation

I am interested in scheduling a free legal consultation and receiving additional information.

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Thank you, your  entry has been  received.

© 2017 The Law Office of J.D. Lloyd, LLC. All Rights Reserved. |

 

As required by Rule 7.2(e), Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.