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Cory Booker’s claim that 17,000 people are ‘unjustly incarcerated,’ explained

PolitiFact Friday, 13 September 2019 ()
During the third Democratic primary debate, Sen. Cory Booker challenged other candidates to join him in promising clemency for people who have been "unjustly incarcerated." Booker took aim at what he described as racial inequalities in the criminal justice system, noting that the war on drugs has unfairly targeted minority populations. "We can specifically and demonstrably now show that there are 17,000 people unjustly incarcerated in America," Booker said. "All of us should come forward and say when we are president of the United States, when I am president of the United States, we will release them." See Figure 1 ... >>More
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News video: Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker

Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker 00:52

Senator Cory Booker urged the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. to push for action on gun control because he says more Americans die in gun violence than in war. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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