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Press Release - GOP Candidate Chris Christie Outlining Proposals for Changes in Criminal Justice System

July 16, 2015

GOP candidate Chris Christie outlining proposals for changes in criminal justice system

Jill Colvin

Associated Press

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for changes in the criminal justice system, seeking in part to give nonviolent drug offenders a better shot at rebuilding their lives and to improve frayed relations between communities and police.

In the wake of protests across the country sparked by the deaths of young black men by police, Christie plans to point to Camden, New Jersey, as a national model for rebuilding trust between law enforcement and residents while driving down violent crime.

"Peace on our streets is more than just the absence of violence," Christie says in excerpts of a speech he plans to deliver Thursday in Camden. "Justice isn't something we can jail our way to. Justice is something we have to build in our communities."

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Chris Christie, Press Release - GOP Candidate Chris Christie Outlining Proposals for Changes in Criminal Justice System Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/311667

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