“Putting White Men in Charge of Stuff Is Never a Good Idea…” Reflective Democracy Data Featured on Full Frontal
During last Wednesday’s episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee sounded off about how elected prosecutors run their offices with nearly zero oversight. She used our data showing that 95% of prosecutors are white men, who often serve as judge and jury for the people of color disproportionately swept up in the criminal justice system.
The Reflective Democracy Campaign (a project of WDN) published the first comprehensive set of data on elected prosecutors in 2015. This data has been used in the growing movement to hold elected prosecutors accountable, which has also been an area of work supported by the Hardisty Fund.