People were disgusted and outraged when it was revealed that the Department of Justice was considering NOT charging all of the attackers that stormed the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. However, this neglect isn’t exactly surprising under this “criminal justice” system.
This problem won’t simply be reformed away, because what we know as the “criminal justice system” functions according to white supremacist design. It’s not a mistake that white people are charged less – that’s how the system is supposed to work!
Prison industrial complex abolitionists want to dismantle the racist system piece by piece and reprioritize. It’s not just about punishment, it’s about changing our society as a whole. Since we know this system doesn’t serve us, we need to take it apart and create something new.