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Milwaukee Alliance hosts rally and car caravan to say NO to COPS grant


[Milwaukee, Wi] – On January 9 at 3:00 pm, the Milwaukee Alliance is hosting a rally and car caravan at Kops Park to say no to the COPS grant.

In December 2020, organizers in Milwaukee successfully pressured the Common Council to vote NO to the COPS grant. The COPS grant would have allowed for 30 more MPD officers to partake in the oppressive federal initiative “Operation Legend,” which has unfairly targeted Black and Brown communities. Unfortunately, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd decided to put the COPS grant back on the table. On January 19th, 2021, the common council will revisit the COPS grant. The community must take action to say NO to the COPS grant and YES to CPAC (Civilian Police Accountability Council). We have been telling them to decrease police funding and yet they are demanding more. We have been demanding community control of the police and they are firmly defending the system in place. They are accountable to us, the people they represent. Join us at Kops park to say NO to COPS!

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Milwaukee Alliance organiza un rally y una caravana para decir NO al subsidio COPS

[Milwaukee, Wi] – El 9 de enero a las 3:00, hay un rally y una caravana en el parque Kops para decirle NO al subsidio COPS.

Este diciembre, organizadores en Milwaukee lograron convencer al Consejo Común para que le dijera NO al subsidio COPS. El subsidio COPS le hubiera permitido a 30 oficiales adicionales del MPD participar en la iniciativa federal opresiva conocida como “Operación Leyenda”, una operación que injustamente ha atacado a comunidades afroamericanas y latinas. Desafortunadamente, la concejal Nikiya Dodd propuso una moción para revisar el voto del subsidio COPS el 19 de enero de 2021. La comunidad debe actuar, decirle NO al subsidio COPS y decirle SI a CPAC (consejo civil de responsabilidad policial). Les hemos exigido la reducción del presupuesto policial pero quieren incrementarlo. Les hemos exigido el control comunitario de la policía pero siguen defendiendo al sistema vigente. Como nuestros representantes, el Consejo Común debe representar los intereses de nuestra comunidad. !Unanse a nosotrxs en el parque Kops para decirle NO a COPS!

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