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Today, @CAARPRNow & @ChicagoGapa held a joint press conference to announce a historic ordinance for police accountability in Chicago: Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS).

They call on City Council to pass & @chicagosmayor to sign. THREAD…
Tamer Abouzeid @TamerLikeHammer opens ECPS press conference, citing numerous alders & orgs that played a role in creating "the people's ordinance for fixing policing in Chicago." @CAARPRNow @ChicagoGapa & supporters call on City Council to pass ordinance & @chicagosmayor to sign Image
.@aldsophiaking (4th ward), Chair of @ProgressiveChi, played a key role bringing together orgs that had originally proposed CPAC or GAPA to work out "the people's bill" to do "the people's will" for police accountability: Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) ordinance Image
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As we celebrate the end of this difficult year and welcome 2021, I’d like to take an opportunity to review the past year in our 35th Ward. Thread🧵👇🏽
We started this year by passing our 606 demolition moratorium, which has helped preserve our built environment, promote environmentally sustainable building practices, and protect affordable two- and three-flat apartment buildings near the 606 trail.…
In January, we also amended Chicago’s sanctuary city ordinance to require our police department to report any requests they receive from ICE. This was a major step forward for accountability, transparency, and immigrant protections.…
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1/ Throwback to early 2019: Mayor Emanuel’s tenure was winding down, plans for the $95 million cop academy rammed thru City Council & officials promised to put Peach’s & @culvers in the parking lot. Update on that last thing + lots more happening in public meetings this week 🍔
2/ City Council’s Committee on Workforce Development had a brief, 13 min meeting to update the collective bargaining agreement the Teamsters Local Union No. 700 / Mon, Oct 19, 10am 🐤 @ecullnan 📝 @KailCohen…
3/ Eleven months later... the county board’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee has signed off on a new Cook County Health CEO: Israel J. Rocha, current VP of NYC Health + Hospitals / Mon, Oct 19, 2pm 🐤 @MikeTish4 📝 Isabella Eliopulos
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Alright, I know I’ve said this is important, but folks don’t seem to understand how truly significant this grand juror case is for accountability in policing...THREAD. 1/
Grand juries, though not used in all cases, are where a prosecutor presents the evidence they have regarding a crime, then asks a panel of jurors whether the evidence is sufficient to pursue a formal case against the defendant. 2/
Neither the defendant, nor their counsel, generally have the right to object or even be present at most of these, and most often they’re sealed, so the conduct and activities of the prosecutor and the evidence they present is not in view of the public or the defendant. 3/
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The list of speakers for tomorrow's United Wards for #CPACNow rally is 🔥🔥🔥 ImageImageImageImage
Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your neighbors to come see all these amazing people tomorrow! ImageImageImageImage
Find a livestream if you can't be there! ImageImage
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What is #CPACNow?
How will it enable us to #DefundThePolice?
What else will CPAC empower us to do?
A thread on how exactly CPAC will overturn the power dynamic between police and our communities. Image
The #CPACNow ordinance was first written in 2012 after the police murder of Rekia Boyd. It would establish community control of the police, a goal first fought for by the Black Panther Party, by putting elected community members in charge of decisions around policing. Image
The word "community" is important here. The communities who need to be empowered are the ones most harmed by police violence, so #CPACNow council members will need at least 2 years of experience organizing in oppressed and marginalized communities. Image
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❗️Action Calendar❗️

Join the phone zap this week and next week.

We are keeping the pressure and demanding #CPACnow until we have community control of the police and the community can control how we #DefundThePolice. Join us. Image
Sign up for the phone zap to pressure your alderperson…
Even if you don't live in a ward with a alderperson who sits on the Public Safety Committee of City Council you can still pressure your alderperson.

Don't know your ward/alderperson? Check it here:…
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“This isn’t the time to slow down, this is the time to pick shit up.. let’s get started. Friday. 4pm. Homan Square. Be there.”
- Frank Chapman, Co-chair @CAARPRNow and Executive Director of @NAARPR

See full video of Frank Chapman speaking here:

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Join us, @BLMChi, @Chi_Nations, @byp100, #BlackAbolitionistNetwork and others to demand the closure of Homan square. Join us and bring friends!
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“Logan Square Lockdown” Yet another protest nearby Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home. #ChicagoProtests #ChicagoScanner
Large crowd. Members of @GKMC18 are speaking about their #PeaceBook ordinance and demands. #ChicagoProtests #LoganSquareLockdown #DefundCPD
They asked for volunteers to help transport items down the route, and pretty much the entire crowd stepped up. #ChicagoProtests #LoganSquareLockdown #DefundCPD
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"In Chicago, for every Laquan McDonald and Rekia Boyd there's a long list of names that will never be a hashtags." - Troi from the Chicago Alliance Image
“CPAC is not bullshit police reform, its not a review board, with CPAC we ARE The decision makers. #CPACnow - Troi, Chicago Alliance
When CPAC is in action We wouldn’t have to ask city council to defund the police.... with WE will defund the police!! #CPACNow
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Tomorrow at 9:30 we're demanding #CPACNow outside of City Hall. You can help from wherever you are using our at home toolkit: and taking part in our social media blast starting at 8am.
Let's get #GoodMorningLori trending again! Image
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A few hundred people have gathered at Washington Park demanding the defending of the Chicago Police Deparement and the establishment of CPAC. #Chicago #BlackLivesMatter Image
Defending should be defunding Google autocorrect at it's finest.
Hundreds about take to the streets now on King Dr. And 53rd. #Chicago #BlackLivesMatter Image
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On Saturday, June 13th we are supporting 3 actions in the Chicagoland area! Police violence cannot stop us from taking the streets all over the city and nationally. We will continue to demand #CPACNow and the defunding of the carceral system.
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Correction: the 11am Innocent Demand Justice action is at 6100 W Fullerton!
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On Friday we're meeting at 53rd and King Drive, where police murdered RonnieMan Johnson in 2014.
We demand:
-justice for those who had their lives or freedom stolen by police!
-#CPACNow so we can #StopPoliceCrimes and #DefundCPD on our own terms!
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En español! Image
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I wanna explain a couple things about the principles behind #CPACNow cause a lot of people are finding out about it for the first time and I've seen a few misconceptions on here.
The main one is that #CPACNow is an alternative to abolishing or defunding the police. It's not in opposition to those demands, which is why pretty much every abolitionist org in Chicago supports CPAC. It's a strategy on the road to a world without police.
What we don't want is for the city to cut the police budget only to raise it again when there's an ebb in the movement, or to dismantle the police department and then pay some private company to do what cops currently do. That's why we need community control over the police.
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We'll be in @chicagosmayor's neighborhood (2200 N Kedzie) bright and early tomorrow to demand #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd, #CPACNow, & #MassReleaseNow!
We're also putting together a social media toolkit so you can join us from wherever you are. See you in the morning!
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We saw @chicagosmayor's lil statement last night and we are not impressed. Lightfoot has ignored Chicagoans for over a year and she cannot ignore us any longer.
Check this document for sample posts:
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White supremacy kills Black people in the streets, in their homes, at work, and in prisons. Lynchings by police and vigilantes must stop. Death by infection due to incarceration must stop. On this #DayOfProtest we are fighting to stop them.
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This #DayOfProtest is for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Sean Reed, and everyone whose life was stolen by racist murderers. We demand justice for the families and community control of the police.
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This #DayOfProtest is for Gerald Reed, Clayborn Smith, Tamon Russell, and countless others who were kidnapped by police and tortured over many years of incarceration. We demand freedom and reparations for all torture survivors and the wrongfully convicted.
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From Frank Chapman: "Listening to some of our people who call themselves leaders admonishing us about violence and going along with reactionaries and public officials calling the people in Minneapolis rioters fills me with anger and disgust."
"Whenever the oppressed rise up they are always told you are hurting no one but yourself. "I understand your anger but this is your neighborhood you are burning down," they say. Really?!
You mean these are my slums, my roach infested houses, that I am forced to live in. "
"You mean these are my police stations that function like military outposts where daily racist assaults are staged against us. Protesting against these oppressive conditions and killer cops is a democratic right."
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Here is the text of the letter that Armanda Shackleford, Gerald Reed's mother, delivered to Chief Judge Timothy Evans office on Tuesday to ask the judge to review #HorribleHennelly 's ruling on Gerald Reed's Case: ImageImageImage
@AldermanLaSpata @SigchoFor25 @rodriguezfor22 @CDRosa @J1Ramann @Andrefor40th @BLMChi @aaanmarkaz If you don't see your alderperson on that list make sure you let them know that you support #CPACNow and #FreeGeraldReed! This is especially true if your alderperson is on the Public Safety Committee: Image
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TOMORROW: Stand with Gerald Reed and all CPD Torture Survivors. #FreeGeraldReed #FreeThemAll #CPACNOW Image
We are meeting at Daley Plaza to draw attention to the recent ruling by Judge Hennelly in Gerald Reed's case. #FreeGeraldReed #FreeThemAll #CPACNOW Image
Why is the ruling so important? Judge Hennelly's ruling has the potential to influence the way the Circuit Court of Cook County rules on future police torture cases still working their way through the legal system especially two current police torture cases on his docket. Image
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NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY- Press conference by the #CAARPR to demand the City Council enact the ordinance for an elected (#CPACnow). Wed. Sept. 18th at 9 AM, Chicago City Hall, 2nd Floor. @ChipMitchell1 @natalieymoore @ABC7Chicago @wttw @cbschicago
Why- Mayor Lightfoot has spoken on police accountability: she refuses to undertake the systemic change Chicago needs to address police crimes and impunity. Her police "reform" bill proposes that the broken accountability system remain intact and ...completely
in her hands. Yet, since 2012, communities across Chicago have been demanding democratic control of the police. We call on the 13 alderpersons sponsors, 60k who endorse CPAC. Demand City Council to enact the people's inalienable democratic right to determine who polices us + how
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We have six #CPACNow supporting alderman who didn't sign onto the GAPA bill. Thank you for siding with the movement and standing for real police accountability: @taylorfor20th @CDRosa @RossanaFor33 @Andrefor40th @SigchoFor25 @MaldonadoR26
Our supporters have been calling the 13 CPAC aldermen for nearly a week. We've been flooding the phones and our efforts are working.
Mayor Lightfoot is using GAPA to stop our movement for #CPACNow and that's not happening without a fight.

Let's be clear: she isn't supporting GAPA as a pathway to CPAC, she's supporting GAPA as the solution to policy tyranny.
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A thread: In my four years on the Chicago City Council I’ve faced anti-immigrant, anti-Latinx, and homophobic harassment from some of my colleagues.
Until now I’ve remained quiet about the harassment I’ve received because it’s not about me, it’s about us, and I've felt there are much bigger systemic issues that require our energy and attention.
I also know that much of the ire I’ve received is a direct result of my progressive stances & my siding with our grassroots social movements, whether it be #NoCopAcademy, #CPACNow, #EraseTheDatabase, & that the youth at the frontlines of these movements have received much worse.
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