Posts made in October, 2014

Killer Cop Dante Servin UPDATE Trial Starts April 9, 2015

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

UPDATE – Case was delayed again until April 9th,  2015. It is expected to last 3 to 4 days. Rekia’s trial date was moved to December 3rd (from Oct 27) due to Dante Servin firing his lawyer.   KILLER COP DANTE SERVIN ON TRIAL BE THERE ! Jan 21st , 2015             26th and South California Avenue George N. Leighton Criminal Court Bldg Court Room # (TBA) Judge Dennis Porter   JUSTICE FOR REKIA BOYD Rekia Boyd was just 22 yrs old when she was fatally gunned down by  off-duty CPD Detective Dante Servin in March 2012.  Servin is the first cop in 15 years to get charged with shooting a civilian: he is charged with involuntary manslaughter,  reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless...

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Program – CPAC Community Symposium Oct 2014

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM ON A  CIVILIAN POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY COUNCIL Called by: The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Hosted by: Trinity United Church of Christ Thursday October 16, 2014 at 11am 400 W. 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60628 PROGRAM en español    11.00a – 12.30p Introduction: A Civilian Police Accountability Council: What is it and Why Do We Need it by Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) members Followed by questions and discussion Presentations by Community/Organization members Followed by breakout groups   12.30p – 2.00p Presentations by Community/Organization members Followed by breakout groups Plenary session on action proposals LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT THE EVENT PRESENTATION DETAILS: 11.00a – 12.30p Intro by CAARPR: ·   Our community has a long history of Racial Profiling, Police Brutality, Murder, and Torture, that can only be meaningfully addressed by a Civilian Police Accountability Council. Discussion Leader: Frank Chapman, Field Organizer, CAARPR ·   The critical aspect of supporting legislation to establish an ELECTED Civilian Police Accountability Council to address all aspects of police misconduct. Discussion Leader: Attorney Larry Redmond, CAARPR member Presentations by Community/Organization members: ·  The challenge of Arab American profiling by police and the Arab Community’s call for of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council, empowering the people to hold our police accountable. Discussion Leaders: TBD Why the Committee Against FBI Repression supports the struggle to empower the people to hold the police accountable. Discussion Leader: Joe Iosbaker ·   Issues faced by predominately Spanish-speaking communities when encountering police in Chicago, including crucial aspect of having access to legal council upon detention or arrest by CPD. Organizing experience in North Lawndale reveals, urgency to push for the access to phone calls to obtain the free attorneys FDLA offers when arrested by CPD and, the importance of attending to current needs of communities subjected to police abuse in the fight to hold CPD accountable. Discussion Leader: Alma Montes, First Defense legal Aid (FDLA) 12.30p – 2.00p Presentations by Community/Organization members: ·  Votes – the vital component for legislative pressure – and the need for community based voter registration and education campaign in support of CPACs in Chicago  and Cook County. Discussion Leaders:  TBD ·  Support from the faith community on police reforms, including demilitarization, increased diversity, and civilian/community accountability, as we seek safer communities. Discussion Leaders: Trinity Representative TBD ·  Extending the fight for police accountability, and CPAC as the solution, to the international community through the United Nations, as framed as a Human Rights issued by Black People Against Torture and the Chicago  Human Rights community. Discussion Leaders: Stan Willis and Crista Noel ·   Summary: Historical importance of support for an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council: Trinity UCC representative...

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