Bring That Week Back: Stars Urge Criminal Justice Reform From Obama

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Stars Ask President Obama to Tackle Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Russell Simmons, Will Smith and other artists and elected officials urge President Obama to reform criminal justice policy; Chicago must pay $55,000 to woman tased by police; and ex-FAMU band members have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.  Natelege Whaley 

Russell Simmons, Will Smith and Sean “Diddy” Combs are among a coalition of 175 artists, athletes and elected officials who have penned an open letter to President Obama about the U.S. criminal justice policy. They are urging him to reform a system that leaves 500,000 of the 2.3 million people behind bars incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses


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