Advocates petition Cobb District Attorney Holmes to eliminate cash bond & to implement other reforms

L-R, volunteer Stephani Gray, Cobb District Attorney Joyette Holmes, and volunteer Dawn ArthanL-R, volunteer Stephani Gray, Cobb District Attorney Joyette Holmes, and volunteer Dawn Arthan (photo by Tim Boone, provided courtesy of Real Justice PAC)

Advocates for criminal justice system reform presented Cobb District Attorney Joyette Holmes with a petition to “implement reforms that will end mass incarceration and fight racial injustice.”

According to a press release from Real Justice PAC, which organized the event:

The volunteers called on Holmes to implement reforms similar to the ones outlined in Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s memo. One of the best policy memos for D.A.s to reform the justice system. Some of these reforms include stop using cash bail, reducing sentencing and probation lengths, and stop using the testimony from police officers with a history of misconduct, bias or dishonesty. 

Real Justice PAC wrote that the petition had over 200 signatures from Cobb County residents and 379 signatures total. 

Three volunteers with the organization met with DA Holmes in September to ask Holmes’ positions on marijuana, cash bail and mass incarceration.

“For too long, prosecutors have not been held accountable for the ways in which they drive mass incarceration. We want to empower volunteers to engage with their county prosecutors and demand the reforms needed to fix our criminal justice system” said Diana Davila, an organizer with the Real Justice PAC.

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2 Comments on "Advocates petition Cobb District Attorney Holmes to eliminate cash bond & to implement other reforms"

  1. …and so what was Holmes’ response to their questions??

  2. The so called “Krasner Memo” is such a dangerous and irresponsible policy document that it has led to Philadelphia being declared a public safety crisis by the United States Attorney.
    https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/william-mcswain-larry-krasner-national-police-week-20190510.html

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