Black youth leaders in Chicago reportedly had a meeting scheduled with representatives from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office late Tuesday afternoon.
In a news release, leaders with groups such as BYP 100, We Charge Genocide, Fearless Leading by the Youth and others said they were meeting with officials from the mayor's office this afternoon to discuss steps Emanuel can take to "prioritize young people at the city level."
Among other agenda items, the groups are calling for the firing of Dante Servin, who fatally shot Rekia Boyd, an unarmed 22-year-old woman, in 2012. Servin was facing charges that included involuntary manslaughter for killing Boyd in Douglas Park when he shot into a group of young people while off duty. In April, a judge dismissed the case against Servin.
Here the full list of the youth leaders' demands:
The passage of the S.T.O.P. ordinance which would make CPD reconfigure contact cards to require inclusion of race, gender, reason for stop, etc & allow data transparency of arrests, instances of sexual assault, & other police misconduct
The lowering of ticket prices for misdemeanor marijuana possession to $50 dollars in Chicago
Trauma Center Regional Solutions Meeting - We demand Mayor's Office to begin (the meeting process) of healthcare providers, legislators & southside communities to come together & find a trauma center the Southside
The termination of Detective Dante Servin without pension, the killer of Rekia Boyd
Publicly support comprehensive bail bond reform in the state's attorney office.
The immediate allocation of $5 million to restorative justice hubs
As the most effective gun violence prevention program on record we request a fully funded youth job program that ends unemployment of Chicago's young people.
No new police hires - instead use the money saved to invest in effective gun violence prevention strategies
"We appreciate the mayor's attention but if his administration is going to have a felt impact in the lives of marginalized young folk they need to not only be hearing us out but start following our lead," Veronica Morris Moore, a youth organizer with the Trauma Center Campaign, said in a statement.