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JusticeThruJamar: Community Control of the MPD – making it real

By Jess Sundin

Minneapolis, MN – For the final event in a week marking three years since Jamar Clark was killed by police, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J) hosted an organizing meeting, November 17, titled, “JusticeThruJamar: Community Control of MPD – Making it Real!”

Minneapolis activists are the early stages of drafting legislation they call MPAC, similar to Chicago’s CPAC (Civilian Police Accountability Council). After TCC4J presentations on the history of the struggle for community control of the police, nationally and locally, attendees discussed what community control should like in Minneapolis, and how to win it.

They discussed how to ensure an elected council would not suffer from the same politicking that prevents the mayor and City Council from holding police accountable today; policies MPAC could enact to end racist over-policing in some parts of the city, and how MPAC could take power back from the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis and its white supremacist president, Bob Kroll.

Community activists and newly-active community members were joined by family members of Jamar Clark and Isaiah Tucker, both killed by police officers.

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