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Mayor Lightfoot, Help pass this ordince or get out of the way!
Action/Event
Chicago Aldermen and community organizers
 Dale Lehman/WZRD  Contact Contributor
The CPAC and GAPA coalitions hold a joint press conference on Friday, March 19 at 9:30 a.m. before the Public Safety Committee meeting, to announce their compromise ordinance for police accountability: Empowering Communities for Public Safety.

Following the murder of Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke, Chicago became a national focal point for community control over policing. The Mayor has played both the two primary coalitions pushing for change to the broken, corrupt and murderous system of policing in Chicago.

This announcement after years of competing ideas on how to end police impunity unites people across class and color lines in their demand for fundamental change in how Chicago is policed but more than that makes the cops merely a part of what makes a community safe and opens for community input other policies that effect the safety and well being of the City.
Organizations supporting the JOINT ORDINANCE WITH ALDERMANIC ALLIES AND THE GAPA COALITION are mentioned in the Presser.
The Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance will give communities a decisive role in shaping public safety in their neighborhoods and determining the authority they have over the CPD, and create a pathway for community control of the police.

Download Ordinance here: https://www.caarpr.org/

Call your alderperson and tell them to support this joint ordinance as the way forward for community-based police accountability in Chicago.

Call the head of the Public Safety Committee Chris Taliaferro at 773-417-3302 or 312-744-8895. Tell him to give this bill a vote now!

It’s time for communities to put Chicago on the path to real police accountability.




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00:36:19 1 March 19, 2021
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