Dozens of activists and protesters took to the streets of North Lawndale on Wednesday night to demand city tax money be invested in alternatives to traditional policing.
An hour into the evening protest, about 10 demonstrators were arrested and charged with obstructing a roadway after they chained their bodies together and blocked the entrance to the Chicago Police Department's Homan Square facility.
"We're imagining a world without police," said Camesha Jones, 24, of Bronzeville. "The city of Chicago has spent (millions) of dollars because of police misconduct settlements. I'm here to imagine a world where that money would be spent on education, mental health, to open school, clinics, create jobs."
The demonstration coincided with similar protests Wednesday in New York and Washington, D.C.
Well.....there's actually a very easy solution to this. If certain communities do not want police there, they should be granted that wish.
Then they can live together in peace and harmony and love, without being preyed upon by those horrible racist police.
It would be an interesting experiment.