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Obama makes a case for changes to the criminal justice system

Obama makes a case for changes to the criminal justice system

President Obama on Tuesday began rolling out a plan for reforming a criminal justice system he says is “skewed by race and by wealth” but is ripe for change at the hands of political leaders. Speaking at the national convention of the NAACP in Philadelphia, Obama praised Republicans including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and the moneyed Koch brothers for their work on the issue, urging the mostly black audience to “give them credit.” “Good people of all political persuasions are starting to think we need to do something about this,” he said. “The eyes of more Americans have been opened to this truth, partly because of cameras, partly because...

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