Chicagoans have fought long and hard for police accountability, but the new ordinance is a step back for the movement and a win for Mayor Lightfoot. A sober assessment serves us better than claiming false victories.
Jayda Van is a Chicago-based activist and organizer. She is a founding member of the Pride Without Prejudice Collective and member of Defund CPD. She is a former recording secretary of Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.