Candidates for Chicago’s new police district councils split between staunch defenders of police and those who favor defunding

There are many factors driving the 122 candidates’ desire to become part of the grand experiment of civilian oversight at the grassroots level. Two major camps have emerged: Police supporters determined to take the shackles off officers and those who believe CPD has victimized communities of color...

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Federal-Taro
Federal-Taro
33 · 2 months ago · Reddit

What EXACTLY is CPD doing right now? They don’t stop crime. They don’t solve crime. They just sit around in their cars get fat and vote republican. We should dramatically cut their budget and invest in our community. Police are garbage.

gudamor
gudamor
32 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Ald. Nick Sposato (38th) [...] said, “We don’t need police reform. We need family reform.”

What does this even mean? Seems like casting about for someone else to blame, and it's not like the Alderman has Family Reform Plan proposed.

YourFriendLoke
YourFriendLoke
16 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Isn't this a good thing? I'd much rather they have a diverse group of people in the councils with diverging opinions rather than go full ACAB or full Back The Blue.

vrcity777
vrcity777
5 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Is there a link to a list of the 122 candidates?