Posts made in May, 2015

Weekly Community Outreach – Stop Police Crimes in the Neighborhoods

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Weekly Community Outreach –  Stop Police Crimes in the Neighborhood When:   EVERY Saturday 12p – 3p Where:  Various locations across Chicago (see below)           COME JOIN US, WE NEED YOU  ! as we meet community members out in the neighborhoods. Every Saturday we are out on the corners listening and talking with folks about police crimes in their neighborhood and the urgent need for community control of the police. Education about CPAC provided. Each Saturday noon till 3pm Stop Police Crimes has organizing tables at the following locations (weather permitting)  53rd & Harper, 63rd & King Drive, 63rd & Cottage Grove, Madison & Pulaski, Logan Square (Thursday evenings only) Call Frank Chapman 312.513-3795 or email: contact@naarpr.org  for more information and to let us which table location you can help with OR  if you would like to table at a new location near you–we can help you with all the necessary set-up: provide a table, CPAC banner and literature etc.   Neighborhood CPAC committee meetings often take place on Saturdays too so check our Stop Police Crimes events page to see whats happening.  If you would like to start your own local CPAC committee and/or host a CPAC workshop on your block, in your group or church etc, let us...

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Community Forum on Police Accountability June 13, 2015

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

UPDATE: FORUM ON POLICE  ACCOUNTABILITY JUNE 13, 2015                  en español  Forum Program Press A BIG THANK YOU  to all the people that attended the  powerful Community Forum on Police Accountability  held this Saturday June 13, 2015 at Teamster City in Chicago It brought together over 150 community activists and veteran organizers from all the various strands of the peoples movement. It was a gathering of Black, Brown, White, and Asian community members united in the fight back for CPAC–for community control of the Chicago Police. It was a teach -in involving organizers, survivors of police crimes and militant, Fight (4) 15 workers. Also members of BYP100, Black Lives Matter, Arab American Action Network, Church of the Living God, SEIU Local 73, the National Filipino Alliance, and survivors like Rekia Boyd’s brother Martinez Sutton, Flint Farmer’s father Emmet Farmer and Howard Morgan, and many others who we will be sure to name when we give a full credentials report.  Watch this space for the report and CPAC video that was part of the event.  ...

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Press Conference: Chicago labor and community leaders urge an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

May 7th Press Conference, Statements of Support for CPAC: Fight for 15 US Palestinian Community Network                     CPAC in the News Push for An Elected Police Accountability Board Continues in Chicago                                            PRESS PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY 7TH MAY, 2015  @ 11AM 5th Floor, Mayor’s Office, Chicago City Hall, 21 N. LaSalle St Activists to Mayor: Elected Civilian Police Accountability Council now! Chicago labor and community leaders urge an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council in the wake of unmitigated police crimes   CHICAGO 5/7 – The Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (CAARPR), activist groups and labor union representatives demand that Mayor Rahm Emanuel support the call for the establishment of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) to end the deadly cycle of police violence that’s being disproportionately perpetrated against Black and Latino people in Chicago. CPAC will abolish and replace the highly biased and ineffective Police Board and the handpicked Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA). As it stands, IPRA investigates police misconduct, like shootings, and IPRA management is made of six former cops. “The community demands real control over the police who terrorize the south and west sides, murdering our young people without any repercussions. CPAC is a chance to stop these racist police murders in their tracks and stand up for the youth,” said Mike Elliot, Chair of the Labor Committee of the Alliance. The astonishingly unjust acquittal of Chicago Police detective, Dante Servin, for the cold blooded killing of 22 year old Rekia Boyd, and protests in Baltimore that  were sparked by the police killing of Freddie Gray, a 25 year old Black man who died in police custody after being brutally beaten, have intensified a burgeoning national call for police accountability. “We commend every person who has struggled alongside us in this long, hard journey for justice for police violence victims and survivors. The Reparations Ordinance is an amazing step but the road to ending police violence is far from over. We demand Mayor Emanuel support civilian police accountability and put an end to these racist murders,” Elliot said. ### CPAC press conference attendees: Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression; BYP 100; US Palestinian Community Network; SEIU Local 73; Fight for 15; Graduate Employees Organization at UIC and more … Endorsers include: Angela Davis; Author; Black Caucus – American Federation of Teachers; Campaign to End the Death Penalty; Chicago Torture Justice Memorials; United Electrical; Radio and Machine Workers – Western Region; UIC Graduate Employees Organization; Project NIA; Emma Lozano; Pueblo Sin Fronteras; Black People Against Police Torture; National Conference of Black Lawyers; South Side Chapter – NAACP; St. Margaret Episcopal Church; Kevin Tyson; Trinity United Church of Christ; Howard Morgan, Mark Clements, and over 50 victims of the Chicago Police Department...

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