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May 6, 2020 13 tweets 8 min read Read on X
Some updates from Monday's #StopPoliceCrimes meeting. Please read to stay updated on our day to day activities and to see how you can get involved.
Gerald Reed is still in NRC at Stateville. His health has improved but we are still pushing for prisons to test everyone inside & not just those who are seriously ill.
This article outlines the importance of mass testing in addition to #MassReleaseNow:…
@GovPritzker is moving very slowly on depopulating prisons and jails. We suspect this is partly due to pressure from right wingers who obviously don't want anyone to be let out of prison, so we need to build more pressure to counterbalance them. Keep calling! Image
The #FreeThemAll Forum is happening in less than 2 weeks!
Don't forget to RSVP on the event page:…
We unfortunately won't be able to translate the live event, but we will be putting out a recording with Spanish translation. Image
The panel has been confirmed for May 16th!
Stacy Davis Gates @stacydavisgates, Frank Chapman, Aislinn Pulley, Armanda Shackelford, and Darrell Cannon will be on a panel moderated by Nadine Naber. Tell everyone you know so they don't miss out! Image
We need all the help we can get in building for the virtual protest on May 16th. If you would like to help with phone banking for the event, please fill out this form and we will get back to you:…
The virtual protest is up and running and videos are coming in! Add your voice by clicking this link:
We understand people might be self conscious about putting their faces in a video, but we have very kind editors who will only show your good angles. ImageImage
Our primary focus is on getting people out of the covid-19 deathtraps that are prisons, jails, and detention centers during this pandemic. That means we need people to keep calling elected officials because they won't do anything if we don't make them do it. ImageImage
It is crucial that we demand a #MassReleaseNow and counter the racist narratives such as the piece @chicagotribune put out about @ChiBondFund.
Read Frank Chapman's statement on the tribune article here:…
We also urge @chicagosmayor to stop thinking she can solve every problem with police. Using police patrols to enforce social distancing (which is of course only done on the South and West sides) is not only ineffective, it is harmful to communities who need resources, not police.
The Chicago Alliance is working with the #RightToRecovery coalition in building for the #Ride2Recovery tomorrow. Our contingent will be meeting at 12:30 at 1401 S Blue Island. We'll ride around Cook County Jail and then meet the others at 2:30.
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Good & Welfare:
@freedomroadorg is having a forum on Sunday at 2 called Organizing Against the Tide: the Pandemic & The South, link here:…
Don’t forget to put money in the virtual bucket:
Venmo: @/The-CAARPR

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More from @CAARPRNow

Apr 8
We’re here at the @CCPSA_Chicago hearing with Superintendent Snelling to raise our demands on CPD.

First up for public comment is Kofi from @GKMC18 speaking on the need for immediate action following police crimes, including firing of officers, and an end to traffic stops. Image
In response, Snelling dodges the concrete demands and speaks about the need for training and partnering with violence prevention groups
Next up Miracle Boyd from @GKMC18 responds to Snelling’s claim that traffic stops have gone down by mentioning the 50,000 carried out last year, and speaks about the number of cases never addressed from 2020 and before and asks what he will do to address them. Image
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Sep 24, 2020
THREAD: Gerald Reed has been incarcerated for 29 years after being tortured into confessing to a crime he did not commit. His incarceration exposes the illegitimacy of the prison system. W/ the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to #FreeGeraldReed and #FreeThemAll
Gerald was kidnapped by CPD on October 3rd, 1990. Detectives Michael Kill and Victor Breska, members of Jon Burge’s notorious “midnight crew”, proceeded to torture Gerald until he confessed to a double homicide.
During the “interrogation” the detectives broke a metal rod that had been placed in Gerald’s leg to repair his thigh bone from a gunshot wound. This injury has still not been adequately treated and Gerald cannot walk because of it.
Read 20 tweets
Sep 22, 2020

Gerald Reed has been incarcerated for almost 30 Years for a crime he did not commit! This is injustice in it's truest form. Gerald's life is in danger.

It is our duty to fight to #FreeGeraldReed

Every call counts.
CFIST continues to demand @GovPritzker immediately pardon Gerald Reed & ALL those tortured and wrongfully convicted. When we say #FreeGeraldReed, we also mean #FreeThemAll! We will continue to fight until Gerald & all those tortured are free!
Get involved:
Sign the CFIST petition pressure @GovPritzker to pardon all torture survivors! The Governor is the ONLY person who has the power to free torture survivors with the STROKE OF A PEN.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 29, 2020
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
Read 10 tweets
Jul 28, 2020
❗️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:…
Read 4 tweets
Jun 16, 2020
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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