Updates and analysis on our campaigns, national and regional policing, and related liberation movements.
Ferguson Billing Part 2: Analysing the 2016 Billing
June 21, 2017
Part 2 looks at the Ferguson Monitor’s first set of billings to see 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 schedule with his Work Plan, six month Comprehensive Review and his Community Outreach Plan.
To learn more, click here.
Ferguson Billing: Monitoring the Monitor
May 25, 2017
We’re making public the first set of billings from the Ferguson 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 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. For the full article, click here.
Crisis of Legitimacy
March 19, 2017
We’re in danger of seeing police “reforms” watered down to meaningless gestures. CAPCR Co-chair John Chasnoff argues for true institutional legitimacy, not feel-good PR events that claim to improve police/community relations. For the full article, click here.
Ferguson Unrest Achievements
February 4, 2017
Amid the onslaught of a Trump regime, CAPCR Steering Committee member Johnson Lancaster examines what has been gained since August 9, 2014. To see the full blog, click here.