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CPAC NOW! Protest Chicago City Hall June 22 2016

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CPAC NOW! Protest Chicago City Hall Part 1   READ the CPAC ordinance #CPACNOW   Join and share on FB When: 8:30am Wednesday June 22, 2016 Where: City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St See Protest City Hall Part 2 The Battle Continues PRESS COVERAGE: CBS Channel 2 IPRA Critics Insist On Elected Watchdogs For Police Misconduct Chicagoist  Activists Demand Elected Civilian Police Accountability Board Chicago Monitor Chicago Activists and Teachers Occupy City Hall for Community Control of Police  Chicago Suntimes Advocates Demand Civilian Control of the Chicago Police  Chicago Tribune Chicago Teachers Union, police reform group rally for tax hike, elected oversight Fightback News Chicago Protest Demands Community Control of Police      On May 13, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, after announcing his intentions to abolish IPRA, made the following statement to the press: “Today I can announce that in the coming weeks, we will have the final details worked out on a comprehensive plan to fundamentally reshape our system of police accountability and it will be introduced at the following meeting of the full City Council on June 22, 2016”. This announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel is intended to drown out the call for his resignation in the wake of the 16 shots and a cover up in the Laquan McDonald case, it is intended to quell the mass protests of thousands of people in the streets demanding community control of the police #CPACNOW. It mocks the demands for justice for Rekia Boyd, Laquan McDonald, Flint Farmer, Darius Pinex, Ronald Johnson, Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones, Pedro Rios Jr, Roshad McIntosh, Desean Pittman, Angelique Styles…ALL those by murdered by Chicago police. It is intended to ignore the cry for justice of hundreds of survivors of police crimes and torture. In brief the Mayor’s proposals’ to “reshape” the system adds insult to injury WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE, FROM THE NEIGHBORHOODS, CHURCHES, THE YOUTH LED MOVEMENTS, LABOR AND EVERY MOVEMENT AGAINST RACISM AND FOR JUSTICE TO JOIN US JUNE 22, 2016 8:30AM AT CITY HALL TO SAY IN ONE UNIFIED VOICE WE WANT, WE DEMAND AN ALL ELECTED CIVILIAN POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY COUNCIL #CPACNOW. Endorsed by:  Black Lives Matter; Chicago Teachers Union Black Caucus; Jobs With Justice; Pilsen Alliance; Rev. Catherine Brown, Kingdom Life Center; Stan Willis, Vickie Casanova Willis, National Conference of Black Lawyers; Trinity United Church of Christ; U.S. Palestinian Community Network  (USPCN); National Alliance for Filipino Concerns; Student and Graduate Activists (UIC); AnakBayan (Patriotic Filipino Youth Organization); Chicago Area Peace Action; Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; Freedom Road Socialist Organization; US Palestinian Community Network, Tree of Life Justice League of America;  American Party of Labor, Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comite; United Working Families; Progressive Labor Party; Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comite; United Working Families, St Margaret’s Episcopalian; Church of the Living God; Workers Organizing Committee/ Chicago FightFor15!; Rosemary Vega of #RahmResign; Comite Exigimos Justicia (We Demand Justice Committee); Coalition of Labor Union Women; Council of Artists Rights (CAR), Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Project; AFSCME Local 1216; Blessed Dorothy Day Mission, American Friends Service Committee-Chicago;  Open Letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel  To add the endorsement of your group or organization contact: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression 312 939 2750...

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