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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 Youth Protest Police Militarization and Anti-Muslim Training

Yesterday Arab, Black, Latino, Asian, and Muslim youth protested the Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA) training conference and weapons expo being held from October 9-13 at the Stonegate Banquet and Conference Centre in Hoffman...

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...

Emanuel Refuses to Hear Chicago’s Calls for Community Control of Police

Mayor's proposed Civilian Office on Police Accountability will bring neither accountability nor community control.

Chicagoans Rally on World Rohingya Day Against “Slow Motion Genocide”

On Friday, Chicagoans rallied in Federal Plaza for the first World Rohingya Day to bring attention to the Rohingya Muslim minority of Burma who have been targeted by a government and Buddhist extremist campaign...

Chicago Arab and Black Youth Campaign Against Racial Profiling by the FBI

With 50 supporters from multiple activist groups, members of the Arab American Action Network's (AAAN's) Youth Organizing Program delivered a letter to Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division of...

The Politics of SEIU Local 73 Being Placed Under Trusteeship

Henry cited the “dysfunctional” relationship between Boardman and Brandon as the main reason for her action. But the conflictual politics of the Local including support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, endorsing community control over the police, and ongoing tension with the International's leadership also played a major role.

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...

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