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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."
"So when there is an uprising our duty is to be on the side of the people and to advance their democratic demands for community control of the police. The murderers of George Floyd must be arrested and jailed for their crimes. Period!"
"We are not begging for justice we're demanding it!!

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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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:…
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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.
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