Mott Haven Herald: Mayoral Hopeful Donovan Talks Criminal Reform with Bronx Defenders

Calls to defund the police, best approaches to gun violence and whether police should be in city schools headed the discussion Wednesday at a roundtable on criminal justice reform hosted by Democratic mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan.

The discussion was moderated by Karume James of the Bronx Defenders, a nonprofit public defender’s office centered in Melrose, and featured Donovan, former state Assembly candidate Shanequa Charles, Dyjuan Tatro of Bard College’s Prison Initiative and Stephanie Pacheco of Teens Take Charge, a student-led group that advocates for educational equity throughout the city.

One of the major topics of discussion was defunding the police.

Donovan – one of 22 mayoral candidates — has proposed cutting the city’s criminal justice system by roughly $3 billion over four years and putting those funds toward community-focused public safety and racial justice initiatives.

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