PROTEST Trump’s Racist Dept of Justice
When: 5pm – 7pm Tuesday March 7th 2017
Where: Federal Plaza, Dearborn & Adams, Chicago, IL
Defend the Right to Protest
Say No to Trump’s Executive Order on Policing
Protest Trump’s Racist Department of Justice
Jeff Sessions, exposed during confirmation proceedings for his racist actions and beliefs, is now the Attorney General. As head of the Dept. of Justice (DOJ), Sessions is the chief law enforcement officer in the U.S. He is opposed to the Voting Rights Act and to legislation protecting LGBTQ people and undocumented workers. Trump’s recent executive order gives Sessions free rein to enact the most racist andoppressive criminal legal policies. A license to unleash even more state violence against dissent, to criminalize the Black Lives Matter movement, the Indigenous Peoples’ movement at Standing Rock, the struggle for Immigrant rights and all progressive people’s movements.
On Jan 13, 2017 the DOJ released it’s damning report on the Chicago Police Dept (CPD), establishing an arsenal of facts proving CPD, the Mayor’s office, and City Hall to be racist, corrupt, and unwilling to hold the police accountable when they murder and brutalize Black and Latino communities. Sessions will deep-six the report as well as the many cases of police crimes filed by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
WE HAVE TO PROTEST NOW – DOJ WE WON’T GO BACK!
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Stop Police Crimes is the campaign for community control of the Chicago police, for CPAC, an all elected Civilian Police Accountabiltiy Council.
Endorsed by: Black Lives Matter – Chicago; Trinity United Church of Christ; Arab American Action Network; U.S. Palestinian Community Network; Black Lives Matter Women of Faith: American Indian Center; AnakBayan – Patriotic Filipino Youth; National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)
Speakers to include: David Bender of the American Indian Center; Marcus Ward, DuSable High School, member of Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression; Bassem Kawar of U.S Palestinian Community Network; Jake Record of Trans Liberation Collection; Bertha Escamilla, mother of Nick Escamilla; and Armanda Shackleforth, mother of Gerald Reed. Both sons are victims of torture by Jon Burge’s gang of cops. There will also be a speaker from Black Lives Matter – Chicago.