Davis Vanguard: Sunday Commentary: If Reisig Wants to Fix Racial Inequities Start with Gang Enhancements

The gang laws are a big problem. Kamlager pointed out that, right now, you do not need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt whether or not someone is in a gang.

“So instead of relying on very arcane and lazy tools, let’s ask prosecutors to prove the charges that they’ve levied against someone,” the senator added.

Studies have shown that gang charges and the processes used to show them to be true, in addition to adding more time to a sentence also bias the jury by introducing evidence that has nothing to do with an individual accused of committing the instant offense.

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