On Monday, CPAC was voted on in the Public Safety Committee. This decision will be voted on Wednesday, and thus CPAC will be up for a vote. The time for CPAC is now! FLOOD CITY HALL!
Monday’s vote was a vote to kill CPAC entirely. At the end of the meeting, the chair said that their vote will be brought back to the City Council on Wed for a vote from the larger body. They will be voting on if they agree with the decision to kill CPAC. Tell your alderman to vote NO against the public safety committee action.
For too long, our current “accountability” system has been denying justice to survivors of police crimes and their families. COPA/IPRA and the police board, in assistance with CPD, the FOP, the Mayor’s office, and the Courts, have been letting killer cops roam free to harm more Black and brown working families. The solution is community control of the police through an all-elected civilian police accountability system (CPAC). This movement has 55,000 supporters and nearly 60 endorsing organizations. Last summer, the Public Safety Committee’s community hosted community hearings on police accountability which were dominated by support for CPAC. Ald. Reboyras, chair of the committee, ignores this movement and continues to sit in the pocket of the Mayor and the FOP.
Jason Van Dyke is one of a few police officers convicted of 2nd degree murder for the killing of an unarmed Black youth. The movement for justice for Laquan put him behind bars. We are now in a moment where the system is vulnerable and the people are organized and ready. The time for real systemic change is now!
CALL YOUR ALDERMAN! Find their phone number: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/iframe/lookup_ward_and_alderman.html