Or, more accurately, on a TV show called Chicago PD.
So #ChicagoPD is trending on Twitter.
|Sophie Bush tweets about Chicago PD -- and the Twittersphere lights up . . .|
Great. So how about an ep about Homan Square?
Or Rekia Boyd?
Or Flint Farmer?
Or John Burge?
What if #ChicagoPD and #BlackLivesMatter started to trend together?
(See CHICAGO: Twilight Zone? Constitution-Free Zone? (What's it look like to YOU?) )
Police encounter black man on street
Police shoot black man
Black man dies
(Business as usual in Chicago.)
(See We need to get the police off the streets of Chicago. QED.)
(See summary of testimony offered in Why Chicago Must Become a Torture-Free Zone )
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"? )
Eventually, in large part due to Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, the United States was converted from a country in which a small number of people thought slavery needed to be ended into a country determined to act to end slavery. This literary work took the movement wide, and it took it deep.
Why is a novel an important tool for creative resistance?
(See Creative Resistance 101: Uncle Tom's Cabin )