Matt- Lawyer/Filmmaker/Organizer (cont’d)

“We have a very violent culture, so it’s not that we don’t condemn all violence. We are a country that commits violence all over the world and I think there is correlation there with how violent our culture is and how many guns we have and that we think guns can solve problems. And then we want to throw someone in jail for the rest of their lives because they shot someone. If you look at other industrial democracies in the world that similar to ours people don’t stay in prison for life. Sometimes it’s like a 7 year maximum. And they do a better job of making sure it doesn’t happen again through therapy. What can we to do build you up so that when you return to society you can be a productive member of society?”

Matt Pillischer- Documentary Filmmaker “Broken on All Sides”/Lawyer/Organizer

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