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Welcome to  Stop Police Crimes a campaign by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression for an all elected all Civilian Police Accountability Council

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CPAC is now on the Chicago City Council Agenda. you can link directly to the legislation here on file at the City Clerk’s Office. Check here to see if your alderperson  is supporting the ordinance , call them and demand they doNo time to waste call your aldermen today! Find your alderman

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STOP POLICE CRIMES RECENT  STATEMENTS
Emanuel Refuses to Hear Chicago’s Calls for Community Control of Police
The Police Execution of Paul O’Neal August 2016 
OP ED Chicago Monitor: Mayor Emanuel’s “Community Imput” is Policing is a joke
What (else) is the mayor hiding?  
Protesting police crime is a Hate Crime? 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

CHICAGO POLICE TORTURE HEARINGS

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UPDATES

UPDATE: CPACNow The People Demand Community Control

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What: Mass Protest for CPAC
When: 9am Thursday Sept 29, 2016
Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, 2nd flr

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NO MORE LIES, DELAYS AND FAKERY – DEMAND COMMUNITY CONTROL OF THE CHICAGO POLICE, DEMAND CPAC!

Sept 29 is the day the mayor’s fake police accountability ordinance (COP-A) is supposed to be voted on by City Council. All smoke and mirrors fakery, COP-A is IPRA with a new name, an added layer of red tap that involves yet another APPOINTED attorney to the farce.

The all elected CPAC (Civilian Police Accountability Council) is NOT community oversight CPAC is community control….. The Mayor and City Hall with this COP-A ordinance want you to confuse the two, they want you support keeping a police accountability system that is designed to fail. DEMAND A SYSTEMIC CHANGE FOR JUSTICE #CPACNOW All Power to the People!

 

 

 

UPDATE: In Solidarity with Charlotte Emergency Action! 

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Bertha Escamilla of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression at speak out. Her son was a victim of police torture who spent over 20 years in prison, convicted based on a confession that was given under torture. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

 

FB In Solidarity with Charlotte
When: 5:30p Thursday Sept 22, 2016
Where: Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson

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UPDATE: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political  Repression 43rd Anniversary Human Rights Awards Dinner: CPAC – Democracy in Action 

When: Saturday September 24th, 2016
Where: Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church
600 E 35th Street
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UPDATE: CPAC NOW The People Demand Democratic Control
When: 9am Wednesday September 14th, 2016
Where: City Hall, 121 N LaSalle RM 201

PRESS RELEASE 
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Photo-album (Courtesy of Bob Simpson)

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Chicago Monitor Emanuel Refuses to Hear Chicago’s Calls for Community Control of Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE ALL OUT  for CPAC Justice not Appointments

Police accountability hearing being held by Chicago City Council members:
Come Speak out for CPAC & Community Control of the Police-/ ven y demanda CPAC- un Consejo electocivil que controla la policía

When: 6:30pm Monday August 22nd, 2016 Where: North-Grand High School, 4338 W Wabansia Ave

So far there have been five of these so-called community hearings on police accountability and the response on the part of the locals has been “We want CPAC”, that is, community control of the police. And there’s only one more to go. We must show up in force for CPAC at this last community hearing. Why? Because the message must be crystal clear that we want and demand CPAC and that we don’t want the piece meal reforms pushed by Mayor Emanuel and his flunkeys in the City Council. NO to all old & new APPOINTED police oversight bodies, no more business as usual. YES to an all elected CPAC. 

El concilio de la ciudad de Chicagoesta presentando audencias publicas sobre el tema de rendicion de cuentas policiales, el alcalde Emmanuel en conjunto con los concejales quieren reemplazar IPRA con lo mismo con otro nombre..ven este juevespara exigir que el concejal apoyeCPAC la única legislación que pone el poder afuera de la oficina del alcalde y en las manos de la comunidad.

UPDATE: CPAC in the Park Music Fest
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CPAC in the Park– Music  for Community Control of the Police
hosted by Elephant Rebellion

When: 1pm – 5pm, Saturday August 13th, 2016
Where: Washington Park, Garfield Blvd 55th St/MLK entrance

Banned from the Bud Billiken Parade! The movement for an all elected CPAC will not be silenced… more details

 

 

UPDATE : CPAC NOW! Community Control: Justice not Appointments

When: 6:00pm Thursday July 21, 2016
Where: Malcolm X College 1900 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus,
Town Hall Meeting on Police Reform & Accountability

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UPDATEProtest DOJ you are complicit in murder
When: 4:30pm Monday July 11th, 2016
Where: Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams, Chicago
More details & press coverage 


UPDATE CPAC NOW! The Battle Continues Protest City Hall


Where: City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, 2nd floor lobby outside council chamber
When: WED JULY 6, 2016 – DAY 1 THURS JULY 7, 2016 – DAY 2
9am – 11:30 am
More details and press coverage 

UPDATE  CPAC NOW! Protest City Hall 

When: 8:30am Wednesday June 22, 2016
Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N LaSalle Street
Stop Police Crimes – June 22
Press Release 

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 

More info              en español
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UPDATE PROTEST: DEPT OF JUSTICE STOP YOUR COMPLICITY  IN POLICE CRIMES 

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WHEN: Thursday Dec 10th, 2015
WHERE: Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams
Department of Justice STOP your complicity in police crimes prosecute the torturous killer cops!s
FB PROTEST Dept of Justice Complicity in Police Crimes
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Press Coverage: 
FOX32 Chicago families share stories of their loved ones being gunned down by police
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GN More demonstrations Thursday calling for change in Chicago
ABC7 PROTESTERS GATHERED THURSDAY EVENING AT FEDERAL PLAZA AFTER MEETING WITH FEDERAL PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

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UPDATE: 
WOODLAWN MARCH FOR JUSTICE & COMMUNITY CONTROL OF POLICE

Photo credit Shaz Rasul

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When: 3pm Saturday, November 28th
Where: 63rd & Cottage Grove

DEMAND JUSTICE FOR LAQUAN MCDONALD
DEMAND COMMUNITY CONTROL OF THE CHICAGO POLICE
Press coverage:
WGNTV Laquan McDonald protests, demonstrations continue Saturday  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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UPDATE: AUG 29 MASS MARCH FOR COMMUNITY CONTROL OF THE CHICAGO POLICE

This is what united action for community control of the police looks like. We’ve initiated a new stage in the struggle with a clear political objective demanding systemic change. CPAC is about power to the people! 

SEE MORE COVERAGE OF THE MARCH HERE

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UPDATE Stop Police Crimes Float 2015 Bud Billiken Parade

This was our float in the Bud Billiken parade this year. Young and older artist people along with Elephant Rebellion created this, over a hundred people joined our contingent. With our youth and our older comrades we are building for the August 29 march on City Hall a powerful united democratic front of young people, neighborhoods and Labor . More here

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The Stop Police Crimes Float with over 100 supporters made up of community members, groups and organizations including AnakBayan Chicago, Fight for 15 Chicago, Elephant Rebellion, InPDUM Chicago, Chicago Anonymous

 

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What is CPAC and what will it do? See the CPAC video:
Systems of Power & The Chicago Police Department -Before & After CPAC

 

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MAPPING POLICE MURDERS IN THE UNITED STATES

CITIZENS POLICE DATA PROJECT

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*Since 1986 more than 1,600 people have been shot by Chicago cops—an average of more than one person a week. In the 208 cases closed over the two year period, 2013 and 2014, not a single shooting has been found to be unjustified.

Source: Chicago Reader June 2015 

*Between September, 2007 and December 31st 2015,  132 people have been killed by Chicago Police Department officers.

Source: Sept 2007 – Dec 2014   www.iprachicago.org
Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015 www.fatalencounters.org and The Counted – people killed in US by police

* Since Oct 1 2007 – Dec 31, 2015  
411 Total Shootings by Chicago Police, IPRA has found all but 2 “justified” 
Source:  Chicago Tribune Dec 4th 2015 (409) 
Dec 4, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015 www.fatalencounters.org and The Counted – people killed in US by police (2) 

*African Americans are 10 times more likely to be shot by a Chicago police officer than a white person.
source: Chicago Reporter

*From 2009 – 2011  92% of taser uses involved Black or Latino targets including 49 youth ages 8 to 16
Source: We Charge Genocide Shadow Report to United Nations Committee Against Torture 2014

How do stop the Chicago police from terrorizing our neighborhoods, from racial profiling, torturing and murdering our communities? …By demanding a systemic change, by demanding community control of the police where cops are held accountable for their crimes, and communities decide and control how they are policed. How do we get their? … By fighting for an all elected all Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC).

 

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