On November 5, a 13-year veteran of the Ladue Police Department named Julia Crews met with Ashley Fountain Hall, the woman in April 2019. Shortly after, Crews had her felony charges dropped, allowing her to return to work, albeit not in the police force. It's just one of the many examples of restorative justice, a social movement that has long been popular in countries like Canada and South Africa and is now finding roots here in the USA.
For a very long time, activists and politicians have been calling for a reform of the criminal justice system. In fact, back in 2020, over the matter. On the campaign trail, Joe Biden laid out , but over 10 months into his administration, most of them are yet to see the light of day. Simply put, America's criminal justice system is broken, and there seems to be little political appetite to change that.