Right now, in South Carolina, African Americans comprise less than a third of the U.S. population, but represent a staggering 60% of our prison population. And, across the nation, African Americans and Hispanics are roughly three times more likely to be searched during a traffic stop—and twice as likely to be arrested than their white counterparts.
That’s not justice. That’s racism.
Annabelle Robertson believes that no parent should have to teach their children how to survive a traffic stop. That’s why she is dedicated to a comprehensive overhaul of our criminal justice system, including major reforms that will:
- Abolish mandatory minimums
- Close the “School-to-Prison Pipeline”
- Institute a national “Ban the Box” initiative
- Broaden outreach to at-risk youth
- Promote diversity within law enforcement
- Improve police oversight and accountability