• Clements

    This is not a matter that has been explored by Black Lives matter longer then Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression who have explored this issue for more then 30 years in the city of Chicago. The sad reality is that our media write stories without standing in the midst of those who are really mobilizing for change. Black lives matter which most are my friends, they have explored police violence against citizens at best here in Chicago maybe three to four years. About three to four years ago two men in less then a week was found hanging over at area two violent crimes unit. Trauma was fond upon one of the men. Two different hanging in less then three days inside the same holding cell. Well over 200 African American and Latino men tortured by a corrupt police detective that still have over 100 of the men incarcerated because many cannot gain hearings on their claim of torture, with a historical reparations package for some of the survivors that equal to slavery reparations with many of them suffering from psychological “complex” trauma. As a way for the city of Chicago to show accountability it was through raising your taxes to pay for the reparations ordinance. That’s no accountability, this penny change should have come directly from the Chicago Police Department budget or from their pension funds. Accountability is not putting my kids in some ran down college paid for by the city, nor would it be through a psychological session, but through the city of Chicago enforcing policy for police to be held accountable through its own budget and that citizens that are barely able to survive not be hit with tax increases to support their dirty deeds. Today it’s known that But he tortured all of us! Either directly or indirectly

    • Thank you and Steve for your comments. To clarify, my reference to Black Lives Matter was national, not local. I know and value the longtime work of CAARPR, in fact, last year I assigned a reporter to cover your conference and attended myself. We wrote about your proposal for the police accountability council. Susan

  • Steve Craig

    To follow up on Mark’s comments, there has been a steady stream of commentary that essentially asks police to be more accountable with no specific ideas offered to address the problem. However, there is a movement afoot in Chicago to demand a concrete solution to police accountability. CAARPR, together with other activists and community organizations has drafted model legislation for the creation of an all elected Civilian Police Accountability Council that would give people in the community real control over the police. As things stand now, the appointed bodies supposedly responsible for investigating police crimes and abuse are a joke. The number of complaints sustained has been miniscule. The police board and IPRA are made up of cops, former cops and prosecutors. Cops investigating cops–how’s that working out? Only once in the past 20 years has a cop been charged in the killing of an unarmed civilian, and he, Dante Servin was undercharged in the murder of Rekia Boyd. Community support has been building steadily, demanding real community control over the CPD, demanding CPAC. Please visit our website at Stop Police Crimes.com to learn more.
    Steve Craig
    Field Organizer
    Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

  • Steve Craig

    CAARPRs website on CPAC is stoppolicecrimes.com.

  • See my reports at the following link concerning the horrendous corruption of the criminal justice system by agents, operatives and street thugs of the fbi/police:
    https://ttu.academia.edu/geralsosbee

    Doctors maim or harm patients and falsify medical charts, often on orders from the fbi, lawyers sell out their clients or exploit their adversaries beyond measure, judges are anything but impartial and almost always defer to the fbi on demand, bankers rob their customers while engaging in wall street insider crimes, corrupt legislators enact oppressive
    laws for lobbyists, the SCOTUS rules that police may murder innocent
    suspects fleeing in their cars, merchants exercise extreme
    profiteering wherever they can get away with it at the expense of
    customers, the general population assists the fbi/police in terrorizing innocent people, and cops/fbi….

    …cops are robbers, torturers and murderers:

    http://la.indymedia.org/news/2015/06/268594.php

    Spanish:

    http://barcelona.indymedia.org/newswire/display/497719/index.php

    Thus I write: criminally macabre USA:

    http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/3758

    Spanish:

    http://venezuela.indymedia.org/es/2015/06/34969.shtml

    For more specific details in support of the above statements see ”My Story In Detail” in twenty (20) parts.