Non-Profit: We’re All Law Breakers
ST. CLOUD - About 25 percent of Americans have a criminal record. But, a non profit organization says every one of us has actually broken the law.
Emily Baxter is the director of "We Are All Criminals". She says most of us have just been lucky enough never to have been caught.
I interview people who have gotten away with crimes, and we look at how their lives would have been different had they been caught. So doctors, lawyers, police officers, politicians...
Baxter talks with people about how their lives would be vastly different had they been caught and convicted of their crime.
One is forever saddled with a criminal record, countless opportunities are closed upon. And the other is able to continue to live life, perhaps learn from their mistake...
Baxter says the organization "We Are All Criminals" advocates for giving people second chances, and lessen the stigma of having a criminal record.
Baxter will be speaking Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Tuscan Center in Midtown Square.