The Jets are continuing to try and impact the community, as Jets CEO Christopher Johnson, along with QB Josh McCown, LT Kelvin Beachum and former Jets LB Demario Davis, sent a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling for bail reform.
The letter was not only addressed to Cuomo, but also to the speaker of the house and the senate president. It brings up several points that the Jets hope lawmakers will take into account.
Some of those points raised are:
- Eliminate money bail and pretrial detention for the vast majority of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies
- Strictly limit the use of detention without bail or the possibility of release
- Guarantee individiualized justice and robust due process, and impose only the least restrictive conditions on liberty necessary to ensure a person's return to court.
- Reject calls to require judges to consider a person's future "dangerousness" or general risk of re-arrest, "which would invite implicit bias and negative racial stereotypes."
McCown, Beachum and Davis represent the Players Coalition, which is a social-justic advocacy group.
Johnson has also been extremely supportive of his players when it comes to other social justice issues. He recently said that he wouldn't fine his players if they were to kneel during the national anthem this season following the NFL's new anthem policy, and he would pay any fine the NFL dished out to the team.