In Solidarity with Charlotte Emergency Action
When: 5:30p Thursday Sept 22, 2016
Where: Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson
Fight Back News Chicago stands with Charlotte uprising Demands community control of the police
New York Times The Latest: Protesters Criticize Chicago Mayor’s Plan
Fox 32 Chicago Chicago protesters call for more police accountability, not more cops
CBS Chicago Demonstrators Skeptical Of Chicago Mayor’s Public Safety Plan
Join the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression in a vigil in solidarity with the people of Charlotte, North Carolina. Keith Scott was killed September 20th as he waited for his son after school. The people of Charlotte have risen up in protest for two nights now. This came a few days later after the police in Tulsa, Oklahoma released a video of a white police officer shooting Terence Crutcher who had his hands in the air.
We will gather outside Malcolm X College, where tonight, Mayor Rahm Emanuel might present his fake police accountability plan to an invitation only audience. Our message will continue to be that any plan to hold the police accountable can’t include appointments by the mayor. The community has made it clear: we want an elected, civilian police accountability council.
Right now the idea of community control of the police is like a specter haunting Chicago. The major news outlets are talking about it, peoples’ advocates are talking about it and even members of the City Council are talking about it.
But what is not being talked about is the fact that our movement has a pending Ordinance entitled Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) that will empower our communities to hold the police accountable for their crimes. We need to talk louder about CPAC because we are being ignored. We cannot allow the idea of community control of the police to be divorced from our campaign to have CPAC ENACTED. Anyone who says community control of the police in on breadth should say CPAC in the next.