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People say “why do you only care when police kill people but not when black people kill each other.” Most of those people are trolls but in case anyone has this question in good faith I’ll humor you and address it quickly.
1) you don’t know what people in Chicago do every day to fight intracommunity gun violence. You know nothing about it. You don’t know about the work we do in education, community mental health, mentorship, or other long-term comprehensive efforts. Educate yourself.
one small example: no, you’re not gonna see me tweet BLACK FOLKS R KILLING EACH OTHER. But when you see me up in arms about making sure Assata’s Daughters has gardening supplies or school closings, it’s bc I understand that shooters are hungry people & kids with no schools.
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Second floor of City Hall (the North side of the building, if you’re coming) is packed for #NoCopAcademy press conference prior to today’s vote.
Rahm claims the $95 million academy as a contribution to police training that will reduce police violence, but started planning for it *before* the recent DOJ report that recommends not investing money in new brick & mortar infrastructure before cultural change. #nocopacademy
Carlos Rosa gets a big cheer, immediately gives the credit to @AssataDaughters & @NoCopAcademy organizers for coming to him & motivating him to vote no. #nocopacademy
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Our new base in New Orleans includes a beautiful outdoor meeting space. Students from nine schools do group affinity icebreakers. #chinola2018
Youngest #Chinola2018 member: Xio.
Hyde Park students open lunch sharing by sharing their campaigns: we are fighting to make the @BarackObama library accept a community benefits agreement. #Chinola2018
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