CPAC Archive 2016

Dec 31, 2016



Thank you to the Woods Foundation for rewarding us with a grant last December, 2016. The grant will fund our leadership training program and field operations for CPAC
-Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression


UPDATE Boycott Black Friday for CPAC
When: 10am Friday Nov 25, 2016
Where: Water Tower Monument, 806 N Michigan Ave
Why we boycott
Rahm Emanuel’s ALL appointed Chicago police board members
Mag Mile businesses supporting Trump empire


Photo credit: Erin Lopez

Photo credit: Erin Lopez

Photo credit: Erin Lopez

Photo credit: Erin Lopez

Photo credit: Ashlee Stewack

Photo credit: Ashlee Stewack


Press Coverage
Chicagoist – Mag Mile Protesters Block Storefronts On Black Friday & Demand Police Oversight Chicago Reader Activists disrupt Black Friday shopping on Chicago’s Mag Mile
Medill Northwestern Post-election, fight for police accountability in Chicago continues
Democracy Now! more coverage here

It has been one year since the people of Chicago came calling on Black Friday to demand justice in the wake of the release of the video of the police murder of Laquan McDonald. This is the crime mayor Rahm Emanuel covered up for 400 days in order to win the last mayoral election in 2015. ….more info





UPDATE Justice for Laquan! CPACNOW Protest & March
When: 7pm Saturday oct 22nd, 2016
Where: Millennium Park, Washington & Michigan
Press Coverage
Photo album


Photo credit: Bob Simpson

Photo credit: Bob Simpson


Photo credit: Bob Simpson


Photo credit: Bob Simpson














When: Press Conference 9am, Tuesday 4th October, 2016
Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, 2nd floor


We are calling upon the people, especially the survivors of police crimes and torture to join us once again to demand that the Mayor and the City Council respect the peoples’ demand for justice and an all elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), reject Mayor Emanuel’s legislative proposals in full and ENACT CPAC NOW! More info Press Release Press coverage

UPDATE: CPACNow The People Demand Community Control
What: 9am Sept 29th, 2016 Protest and Press Conference
Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, 2nd floor


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JOIN the next mass protest for an elected 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. #CPACNOW All Power to the People!


UPDATE: In Solidarity with Charlotte Emergency Action!


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

See more info/press coverage










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
(free off street parking)












UPDATE: CPAC NOW The People Demand Democratic Control
When: 9am Wednesday September 14th, 2016
Where: City Hall, 121 N LaSalle RM 201

More info
Photo-album (Courtesy of Bob Simpson)


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.

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

CPAC in the ParkMusic 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











UPDATE: Protest 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

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