“Our country has spent the past few weeks trying to come to grips with the tragic shootings in Louisiana, Dallas and Minnesota. We have seen how these horrific events can easily deepen divisions among Americans from all walks of life. But even in the midst of heightened political rhetoric, there are some issues where the parties can still work together.
“This week, the delegates at the Democratic National Convention will approve this year’s platform and much of it will contrast with the platform approved by the Republican National Convention last week. While there are very divergent views on health care, foreign policy, and much more, there is one area where they both agree: it’s time to reform our criminal justice system.”