CAIR-Chicago placed its support in over 3,000 protestors in a march for Chicago police accountability on Saturday.
Join us on Saturday, June 7 for an Asian American Town Hall Forum at the Japanese American Service Committee Center to discuss the various issues surrounding the Jianqing Klyzek CPD brutality case that shows video footage of a Chicago police officer striking Ms Klyzek, and threatening to put her in a box and deport her.
On Thursday May 29th CAIR-Chicago staff and interns joined with community leaders and organizers at a press conference at the mayor’s office against police brutality.
CAIR-Chicago joined hundreds of police officers, family, and friends to honor the 540 fallen officers who died in the line of duty, and to recognize the 15,520 members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the nation’s second largest police force.
Outreach Coordinator, Gerald Hankerson, will be joining police officers for a prayer vigil in remembrance of Chicago Police Officers killed in the line of duty and to pay tribute to those heroes and their families who have sacrificed so much for the city of Chicago.
On July 28, 2005, CAIR-Chicago Governmental Relations Director Fadi Farhan took part in the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) meeting of faith-based leaders called, “Strengthening Relations Between Police and Chicago’s Diverse Communities”. The meeting is a regular forum in which scores of prominent representatives and leaders of Chicago’s faith-based community come together to discuss problems that each community sees on its streets and the manner in which the CPD can help to solve those problems.
On July 26, 2005, CAIR-Chicago Governmental Relations Director Fadi Farhan and Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham met with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Deputy Superintendent Ellen Scrivner and Dr. Lorie Fridell to discuss issues of racial profiling in light of a new report issued by the CPD. CAIR-Chicago expressed the need for a separate category for Middle Easterners/North Africans/South Asians in order to more accurately determine the profiling of Muslims by police departments.
Christina Abraham, CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Coordinator, and Fadi Farhan, Director of Governmental Relations, took part in a meeting on June 24 at the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Headquarters in which the topic of discussion was racial profiling during traffic stops in the city.
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