In a divided vote in March of 2019, Chicago City Council awarded a contract to build a new Cop Academy in Chicago to the notorious AECOM, builders of police stations & prisons around the world. But it hasn’t been built yet.
This was Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s vision, and Mayor Lightfoot has doubled down on it. We refuse any expansion of policing in Chicago, and demand accountability for decades of violence.
For years, we have fought for funding for our communities, and we will continue to support each other in building genuine community safety in the face of escalating attacks. It’s time to defund the police.