Tag Archives: community renewal society

Chicago Police Oversight Hearing Today

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM 890

(CHICAGO) At City Hall this morning there will be a police oversight hearing staged by the mayor’s critics.
The Progressive Caucus of the City Council thinks Emanuel’s police oversight hearings have been a sham, so this one’s the second of their competing forums.
Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) has been saying a number of activist voices need to be heard.
“There’s  groups like the Community Renewal Society, the Invisible Institute, have been offering ideas.  The Chicago Justice Project. All of these people have been offering ideas, very good ideas, for several years and they’ve been ignored,” Waguespack said. “They’ve been pushed back, told to go back into the shadows and, ‘we’ll deal with this  ourselves’ and look where it led us.”
Bowing to pressure like this, the mayor has a new round of hearings which are more inclusive.