The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has typically been supportive of marijuana law reform efforts. After all, there is no denying the way that cannabis prohibition has negatively affected minorities and their families. Well, the ACLU of Oregon launched a new district attorney (DA) accountability campaign to teach people about the role of elected prosecutors, and some of the same DAs that were outspokenly opposed to legalizing marijuana in Oregon are upset again.
To explain, just recently the ACLU of Oregon began a major new campaign to make Oregon’s criminal justice system more effective, fair, and accountable. Over 100 supporters gathered in Beaverton City Park to hear about the new campaign and participate in door to door voter canvassing.
They Report to You aims to redefine the role of district attorneys, who are the most powerful people in the criminal justice system and have the ability to make the system more fair, equitable and accountable.
“At a time when President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are trying to turn our criminal justice system back to the 1990s, we are moving forward for…