Saturday, March 24, 2012

Chicago Protests Murder of Trayvon

Below are images of the demonstration in Chicago last night (Friday, March 23, 2012) to protest the murder in Florida of Trayvon Martin. (Photos courtesy FJJ.)

"We are more than moving targets!"
"We demand justice for Trayvon Martin!"

STOLEN LIVES: Killed by Police / Chicago 2007-11

"Justice for Trayvon Martin! Jail Zimmerman Now!"

"I am Trayvon Martin! We want justice NOW!"
"Black, hoodie, skittles, iced tea: Please Don't Shoot ME George!"

"Your son is our son"

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On January 1, 2012, Chicagoans protests the shooting of Michael Pleasance.

(See Police Violence in Chicago )

The State's Attorney for the Chicago area finally got around to bringing a charge against a police officer who shot and killed a citizen. Why, I wondered, didn't Anita Alvarez charge him with murder?

Then I remembered my Chicago vocabulary lesson.

(See Chicago Vocabulary Lesson: "Overcharging" and "Undercharging" )

A campaign exists to bring about a democratically-elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) in Chicago. The campaign would involve the people in electing the watchers of the police, and put the ultimate control of (and responsibility for) the police in the hands of the citizens of Chicago.

(See Does a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) need to be part of a "new plan of Chicago"? )