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Marquette 4 – Chicago Police Crime Victims Finally Released

In a statement released to the press today, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) praised the release three weeks ago of the "Marquette 4" - Lashawn Ezell, Larod Styles, Charles Johnson, and Troshawn...

Chicagoans Speak Out on Department of Justice Report – We Don’t Need the Feds!

Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) held a press conference and community strategy meeting to discuss the Trump's threat to "send the feds" and the Department of Justice report on the Chicago...

Chicago Activists Respond to Department of Justice Report

Statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) What we have in the Department of Justice (DOJ) Report on the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is evidence of Chicago police officers routinely engaging...

Department of Justice Report on Chicago Police Abuse Too Late for Victims

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will be releasing its long awaited report today on the Chicago Police Department (CPD). So here are some things you should know about our movement and the DOJ. We will...

Chicago City Council Passes Emanuel Control of the Police Ordinance

The Chicago City Council has voted to pass the legislation proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). COPA is a fake police accountability bill. It replaces the Independent...

Chicago Alderman Carlos Rosa to Introduce Community Control of Police Resolution

At a press conference at City Hall yesterday morning, Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) announced that he plans to introduce a resolution to provide elected community control of the police at today's City Council...

The Solution Still Ignored: Community Control of the Police

Over 40 years ago, Black and Latino activists in Chicago, raised the demand for community control of policing practices and justice for police crimes. The Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Party both...

Palestinian Community Leader Rasmea Odeh Moves Closer to a New Trial

On Monday morning, over 100 of Rasmea Odeh's supporters gathered from five states at the Federal Courthouse in Detroit to hear the results of her hearing on whether she would be allowed to present...

We Don’t Need Another Mayor Controlled Chicago Police Review Board

Last week Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his proposal to abolish the current Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) and "restore trust": “Today I can announce that in the coming weeks, we will have the final details...

Chicago Police Reform or Community Control of the Police?

By Aislinn Pulley and Frank Chapman Early on in the Police Accountability Task Force Report a democratic principle is set forth, namely, that “The police need to know who they work for — the community....

The Way to End Police Crime is Community Control

The only thing new in the office of Police Monitor, proposed Tuesday by Alderperson Leslie Hairston to replace the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), is that the Mayor would not appoint the Monitor. Instead...

Community Control of the Police is the Answer to Mayor Emanuel’s Selection Process

By Frank Chapman and Aislinn Pulley Recently ten members of the Black Caucus of the Chicago City Council challenged Mayor Emanuel on his nomination/selection process for appointing a Superintendent of Police. Here is our response...



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