PACK THE GALLERY AT CITY HALL, TESTIFY FOR CPAC!
Oct 5 Press Statement Shame on City Hall as CopA Passes – Movement for CPAC Grows as Justice is Denied
When: 9am, Tuesday 4th October, 2016
Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, 2nd floor
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#CPACNow – NO more lies, NO more delays of justice NO more fake police accountability. We demand community control of the Chicago police!
The mayor and his puppets are continuing to dodge the people. The Public Safety Subcommittee meeting, after three previously canceled dates, is now rescheduled for Tuesday October 4th. These aldermen are hoping to slip Rahm’s phony COPa ordinance through the committee to an empty gallery. But they cannot hide from the wrath of the people.
We are calling upon the people, especially the survivors of police crimes and torture, to join us Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to again demand that the Mayor and the City Council respect the people’s demand for justice and an all elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). We call on the City Council to reject Mayor Emanuel’s legislative proposals in full and to ENACT CPAC NOW!
The Progressive Caucus of the City Council called a series of hearings on police accountability that started on July 21 2016 at Malcolm X College. The hearings, called by those complicit in the murder of Laquan McDonald and the subsequent cover-up, were a farce designed to fail. The Council convened these hearings to try to hoodwink the people into thinking they would have a voice in shaping the piece meal reform legislation proposed by the Mayor and his Task Force on Police Accountability. To ensure these hearings would not just be about the Mayor’s fake accountability proposals, Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, in response to his constituents, introduced the CPAC Ordinance (#02016-5707) into the City Council on July 20, 2016.
We attended these hearings to turn them into an arena of struggle for CPAC. At every single hearing, throughout the city, people overwhelmingly rejected the legislative reforms proposed by the City Council and demanded that CPAC be enacted. All the people, black, brown and white, citizens and immigrants, demanded community control of the police. Now the Mayor and his puppet aldermen are hoping to slip Rahm’s phony COPa ordinance through committee while no one is watching. They keep rescheduling to dodge the people. But they cannot hide from the wrath of the people. We will be there to demand CPAC.
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.
THE PEOPLE SAY, “NO MORE LIES! NO MORE APPOINTMENTS! ENACT CPAC NOW!!!”
SEE YOU AT CITY HALL THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, AT 9AM, PACK THE GALLERY AND TESTIFY FOR CPAC