Criminal (In)Justice

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April 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published in USA Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) responded to recent reports that the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial have reduced the appetite amongst lawmakers—in both parties—for action on police reform. In the op-ed, Rep.

April 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

“Despite today’s guilty verdict, this system can never deliver true justice for George Floyd and his family. True justice would be George Floyd, alive today, at home with his fiancé, children, and siblings.

“The truth is that we never expected justice from this trial. We demanded accountability. Today, a jury delivered accountability and Chauvin will face consequences for his actions.

April 12, 2021 Press Release

BOSTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement regarding the Boston Police’s handling of the allegations made against retired officer and former union president Patrick Rose.

“The disturbing reports about the Boston Police Department’s (BPD) handling of the allegations made against Patrick Rose, former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, are the latest example of the desperate need for greater transparency, increased oversight and a fundamental change in culture.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Video (YouTube)

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders.

The full text of her remarks, as delivered, is available below and a video is available here.

March 15, 2021 Press Release

Text of Letter (PDF)

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) joined Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-05) and 22 colleagues on a letter to President Biden’s Director of Domestic Policy, Susan Rice and Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas urging the Biden administration to issue an additional Executive Order announcing a plan to phase out contracts between ICE and state, county, and local jails and prisons.