Justice For Elijah McClain
What Is the Equal Justice Initiative?
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. They challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and they provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.
61% Of Police Officers
- State that they do not always report serious abuse that has been directly observed by fellow officers.
43% Of Police Officers
- Agree with this sentiment: “Always following the rules is not compatible with the need to get their job done.” (US DOJ)
Cops Are Indicted In Less Than 1% Of Killings
- The indictment rate for citizens is 90%.