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BY staff | Chicago, IL | 7/22/21
The Chicago movement against racist policing made history July 21 with the passage of the most progressive police accountability legislation in the country. The ordinance, named Empowering Communities for Public Safety (EPCS), was passed by the Chicago City Council on a 36-13 vote.
BY Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (CAARPR) | Chicago, IL | 7/21/21
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression celebrates the passage in City Council today of the historic Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) ordinance, which will give communities in Chicago more power over their police department than any city in the United States has ever seen.
BY Anna McColgan | Chicago, IL | 6/25/21
On June 23, over 150 people from the movement to stop police crimes and end police impunity rallied outside of Chicago City Hall before the city council meeting.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, Il | 5/27/21
On May 24, two years after taking office, Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced her legislation for civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department (CPD). Ironically, her bill was written without input from the community.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 5/01/21
The movements for immigrant rights, against police crimes, and the labor movement of essential workers united today to mark May 1, International Workers Day in Chicago. Banners read “Legalization for all,” “Stop police crimes” and “Justice for essential workers.”
BY Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (CAARPR) | Chicago, IL | 4/17/21
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/02/21
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 3/20/21
An historic agreement has been reached by forces in the fight against police crimes in Chicago. Legislation for the strongest police accountability system of any city in the country has been negotiated between the coalition of forces led by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR), backing the Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), and the ordinance backed by the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA).
BY Jazmine Salas | Springfield, Il | 2/28/21
By an 8-5 vote, the Illinois Parole Board issued Johnnie “Khalif” Veal parole. Johnnie "Khalif" Veal has been falsely imprisoned since 1970. He is accused of killing a Chicago police officer, but he was convicted on no evidence.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/09/20
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has made it official: she will not support any form of police reform that takes any power from her office.
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