Join CAARPR on January 9th as we hear from the aldermanic candidates who are planning to fight for CPAC and lay out our plan to make community control of the police a reality.
No matter where you stand on the question of police accountability there is one thing we can all agree on: the murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the video that recorded it, ignited one of the largest and longest protest movements in Chicago history. It also created an unprecedented political crisis in Chicago. The attempted cover-up of the Laquan McDonald murder unveiled corrupt collaboration between the Mayor, the City Council, the City Law Department, and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). It exposed a conspiracy among them all to cover up a heinous murder by a racist cop. Even State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez had to call it first degree murder after a judge ordered the release of the video recording of the crime over the objections of all of them.
This movement demanded community control of the police: an all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC).
The upcoming 2019 elections can be a bold beginning of a new, progressive political realignment in this city. We’re hosting this candidates forum on the 20th in order to help make this happen. There are over 55,000 CPAC supporters city-wide and the list grows every day. The people have made it clear that they demand a real police accountability council. Now is the time to make it happen.