10 Demands of BLMCHI

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1. CLOSE HOMAN SQUARE

We demand the immediate closing of Homan Square (and all other unknown “black sites” where over 7,000 people were “disappeared.”

2. CPAC NOW

We demand the immediate implementation of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) with mandated inclusion of survivors and families of victims of police torture and violence – voted in by each neighborhood. We reject appointees and bourgeois election proposals, which expand the reach of the state to prevent the power of the people.

3. REPEAL THE BLUE LIVES ORDINANCE

We demand the repeal of the Blue Lives Ordinance which classifies protesting police violence as a hate crime in order to criminalize dissent & is a violation of our Constitutional rights.

4. ACCOUNTABILITY FOR POLICE MURDER & TORTURE

We demand immediate criminal prosecution of all police officers & government officials involved in the cover ups of the murders of Laquan McDonald & Ronald Johnson including Rahm Emanuel. We demand revoking of Dante Servin & John Burge’s pensions for the murder of Rekia Boyd & torture of hundreds.

5. JUSTICE FOR ALL KILLED BY POLICE

We demand the name of the officers involved in killing 15 year old Dakota Bright and 16 year old Pierre Loury. We demand that their families be given the police & autopsy reports immediately. We demand reopening of all closed cases.

6. FIRE MURDEROUS AND ABUSIVE COPS

We demand the immediate firing of CPD officers: Kevin Fry, George Hernandez and Robert Rialmo for the murders of Cedric Chatman, Ronald Johnson, Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier – and we demand criminal chargers of murder for each. We demand immediate firing of Officers Murphy and Lopez for brutally beating and tasing Pastor Catherine Brown.

7. END YOUTH INCARCERATION

We demand the immediate closing of the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, the largest juvenile prison in the country.

8. DEFUND THE POLICE

We demand immediate disinvestment in CPD and a reallocation of the operating funds currently allocated toward policing, which represent 40% of the City’s operating budget and result in $4 million a day spent on policing.

9. INVEST IN COMMUNITY RESOURCES

We demand policing funds be re-invested in our communities through the reopening of the 50 schools closed, reopening of the mental health centers that were closed, housing for the homeless or nearly homeless, funding for crisis centers, free drug treatment and recover centers, and a jobs program for all who are unemployed or underemployed.

10. RELEASE IMPRISONED JON BURGE TORTURE SURVIVORS

We demand immediate release of all torture survivors still in prison. Former CPD Commander Jon Burge and his henchmen tortured over 100 Black and Latino men and boys (the youngest was 13). Some still remain in prison despite the City admitting they were tortured. Free them now!