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Updates and analysis on our campaigns, national and regional policing, and related liberation movements.

Don’t Expect Consolidated Police Department to be Equitable

March 3, 2019

“Liberal use of the word ‘equitable’ — is that all we learned from the Ferguson uprising? Better Together throws that word around in its report. But consolidating the inequity does not create equity."

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Inequitable Better Together “Plan” Won’t Create Equitable Policing
February 19, 2019
 
“When analyzing the Better Together merger proposal as it relates to the complex process of merging our 55 police departments, I expected to find a long, involved document. Instead, I found almost nothing."
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Why a Campaign for Real Public Safety
February 4, 2019
 
"There are city dollars being unused or misspent. This is criminal when you uncover the levels of poverty, crime, miseducation, unemployment and unhoused in St. Louis."
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Sex, Drugs, & Violence in SLMPD
January 31, 2018
"This is more than just random misconduct; it’s safe to say the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is awash in decadence...Beyond generational trends and bad leadership...this rot goes to the core of 21st century policing. Police sex, drugs and violence are... the symptoms of young officers entering a profession whose rationale for being no longer makes real sense even to those on the inside."
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COB's Failed Meetings

February 14, 2018

CAPCR's been going to COB meetings since the beginning. But

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ain't No Sunshine

January 14, 2018

The latest CAPCR Shout Out takes a look at the lack of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After Prop P, Now What?

Nov. 11, 2017

 

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They Don't Deserve A Raise, God Damn It!

October 5, 2017

"So the same police who are beating up people exercising their

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

have been walking scot free after murdering countless residents for decades---they want a raise? We don’t think so!"

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CAPCR Statement on Diversity of Tactics

September 6, 2017

 "Our love is the foundational building block of the revolution’s

 

 

 

 

Ferguson Billing Part 2: Analyzing the 2016 Billing

June 21, 2017

Part 2 looks at the Ferguson Monitor's first set of billings to see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

schedule with his Work Plan, six month Comprehensive Review and his Community Outreach Plan.

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Ferguson Billing: Monitoring the Monitor

May 25, 2017

We're making public the first set of billings from the Ferguson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a plan to better regulate billing in the future.

To read about the negotiated plan, click here.

To see the actual billing records, click here.

 

 

Dangers of the Surveillance State

May 3, 2017

 

Derek Laney, member of CAPCR Steering Committee, discusses

                                                      the dangers of the surveillance state.

 

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Crisis of Legitimacy

March 19, 2017

We're in danger of seeing police "reforms" watered down to

 

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Ferguson Unrest Achievements

February 4, 2017

 

Amid the onslaught of a Trump regime, CAPCR Steering

 

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the COB continues to fail at being user-friendly, and they aren't taking advantage of an opportunity to make the meetings productive for everyone. For the full blog, click here.
transparency in city government that is eroding our democracy. What's the Smart Cities Initiative, how might it impact surveillance racial disparities, and why is it so hard to find out what's going on?
"Specifically, the Board of Aldermen needs to step up its oversight of the SLMPD’s fiscal impact on the city and review internal policies across the board ..."
First Amendment rights of freedom to peaceably assemble, the same police who are tear-gassing and pepper spraying people who freely speak dissenting opinions, the same police who are brutalizing clergy, the same police who
paradigm shift.  'We must love each other and support each other' is the fundamental principle in the Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression’s (CAPCR) support for a diversity of tactics."
 
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where the money went. A full 83% of the expenses for billable hours went to one member of the Monitor team, while the members with real policing expertise worked much less. And for the $342,000 spent in 2016, the Monitor is behind
Monitor. These first bills show Monitor work totaling over $600,000--almost half the amount allowed under the entire consent decree. However, the DOJ, the City and the Monitor have negotiated for a reduction in these fees
Committee member Johnson Lancaster examines what has been gained since August 9, 2014.
meaningless gestures. CAPCR Co-chair John Chasnoff argues for true institutional legitimacy, not feel-good PR events that claim to improve police/community relations.