My name is Bernice Mireku-North and I'm running for State's Attorney for Montgomery County in 2022. I'm a Wife, Mom, former Assistant State's Attorney and Managing Attorney of The North Law Group, LLC. I have the vision, leadership and experience needed for transformative change to our criminal justice system.
I'm running for State's Attorney because prosecutors have a lot of discretion as to what happens to individuals in the criminal justice system. I want to use that discretion to make our communities better and safer for all regardless of age, gender, race, or income.
This is the moment for us, to raise our voice, to say how we want to feel safe in our communities.
Families in Montgomery County are not immune from the trauma that the criminal justice system has created within our communities. The trauma has led to distrust in the system and created an urgency for leadership to restore that trust. Can we trust a system that allows the disproportionate criminalization of African Americans and Latinos in Montgomery County? Can we trust a system that fosters a 5 year old Black boy traumatized by law enforcement? The truth is, we can't.
We need a leader who can usher a fresh vision of a criminal justice system that helps bring justice to victims of crime. We need a leader who ensures that those accused of a crime are treated fairly and equitably. We need a leader who works to minimize the perpetual harm of systemic racism in our criminal justice system.
Bring transparency to our criminal justice system to hold prosecutors and police accountable to the public.
Develop appropriate alternatives to incarceration.
Assessing equity and exercising fairness.
Bring justice that restores and stabilizes communities.
I am proud to have a community of friends and supporters with me on this journey:
Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, Somerset
Ed and Joan King of Silver Spring
Rizzy Quershi, Former Takoma Park City Councilmember
Delegate Gabriel Acevero
Henriot St. Gerard
Delegate Lesley Lopez
Delegate Julie Palakovich Carr
Kerri Cook, President, Poolesville Town Commissioners
Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins
Former Gaithersburg City Councilmember Yvette Monroe
Former Rockville City Councilmember Virginia Onley
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