CPAC NOW The People Demand Democratic Control
When: 9am Wednesday September 14th, 2016
Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St, RM 201
Press: Chicago Monitor Emanuel Refuses to Hear Chicago’s Calls for Community Control of Police
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OPEN LETTER TO OUR ALLIES AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS
After weeks of so called community hearings on police accountability by the Progressive Caucus of the City Council, pushing the Mayor’s fake accountability proposals, the farce continues. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s deceptive policy of declaring one thing and doing another has come into play once again…
Just a few weeks ago we were told that the Mayor would present his full legislative proposals on police accountability to the full meeting of the City Council to be held on September 21, 2016. WELL IT’S NOT HAPPENING! The ONLY City Council meeting scheduled for Septmember will be held on September 14th 2016 AT 9AM IN CITY HALL, 2nd floor
WE HAVE TO BE THERE SEPT14 TO LET MAYOR EMANUEL AND THE CITY COUNCIL KNOW THAT WE THE PEOPLE WANT AND DEMAND CPAC!
UPDATE: The Mayor and his City Council cronies were planning to ram-rod their fake police accountability reforms through the City Council on September 14, However, confronted with the outrage of the people and total lack of public support Mayor Emanuel has decided once again to run and switch dates, to avoid the wrath of the people. It was announced that the new date for introduction of the Mayor’s fake accountability legislation is now September 29, 2016. Our immediate aim was to stop the Mayor from introducing his fake reform on Sept 14, we succeeded! We will also not be distracted by the bait and switch tactics of political cowards, not conceding a single inch of space or moment of time to these traitors, we will be there on Sept 14 to demand the council enact CPAC and claim our partial victory!
Enough ignoring the demands of the communities of Chicago. At every single hearing that was held throughout the city people rejected the legislative reforms proposed by the City Council and demanded that CPAC be enacted. All the people demanded community control of the police. We are not asking that the CPAC ORDINANCE be considered as one proposal among many. We are demanding that CPAC be enacted because it is the only legislative proposal that empowers the people to hold the police accountable.
We are not fooled nor surprised, even for a millisecond, by all the chicanery of City Hall and the Mayor’s flunkeys who are trying to push the same appointed tower of fake police accountability. NO to ALL new and old APPOINTED police oversight bodies, whatever fake names they are cloaked with! YES to all elected all Civilian Police Accountability Council – All Power to the People! Jusitce not appoinments
CPAC is on the Chicago City Council Agenda Record # O2016-5707
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