2. Abolishing the death penalty
According to The Movement for Black Lives, they demand:
The death penalty is morally repugnant. The death penalty in the U.S. was designed to bring lynching into the courtroom and has targeted Blacks and other people of color and poor people throughout its history. The death penalty devalues Black lives — statistically those convicted of killing white people are at least three to four times more likely to be sentenced to death than killers of anyone else. The death penalty is also geographically discriminatory (about 1 percent of U.S. counties produce more than half of the death sentences), expensive (even more costly than life in prison without parole), and has resulted in innocent people being sentenced to death (156 people and counting are confirmed to date) and some even executed. It is randomly and arbitrarily sought by prosecutors who have the sole discretion to seek or not seek death, upwards of 95 percent of whom are white. The death penalty requires a high level of counsel, skill and resources not available to most defendants. We do not believe the death penalty was designed to be fair nor can it be fairly applied.