By: Garret Christino The issue of mistreatment of homosexuals has been around for almost as long as civilization itself. For ages, members of the LGBTQ have been treated as if they are not people at all. For a very long time, being a homosexual was a crime. Once this was lifted, it was no longer a crime, but a mental illness. Once it was no longer considered a “disorder” to be gay, the LGBTQ community faced discrimation across the board and were still not able to become legally married. Since the Stonewall Protests nearly 50 years ago, the gay community…
Our vision for a just future
1. Abolish pre-crime preventative detention laws
2. Free our friends and loved ones from dehumanizing labels
3. Realign our justice system with the values of restoration and reintegration
Just Future Project is a new initiative focused on challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws. We are a people-driven grassroots advocacy campaign dedicated to building a movement of community members demanding an end to indefinite detention regimes.
Why Is This Important?
Pre-crime preventative detention systems are a dangerous departure from the traditional values of our legal system.
We believe in justice, that persons who have caused harm may be held accountable for their actions. But justice also demands proportionality and due process, elements essential to distinguish justice from mere vengeance. The goal of any true system of justice must be restoration and re-integration, not the perpetual containment and incapacitation that have come to define the U.S. criminal legal system.