Submitted by Ms Gray
Ms. Tumia (Tee-om-ma) Romero
MAOM, PH.D. Candidate in Public Policy
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of U. S. Representative Danny K. Davis
Ways and Means Committee
Chairman, Committee on Worker and Family Support
Member, Committee on Trade
Congressman Danny K. Davis, 7th District of Illinois Convenes A Congressional Hearing On No-Knock Warrants. This hearing collaborates with the Leaders Network, The Urban Reformers, and the Westside Branch NAACP. Community residents all over the country are requesting answers to why? Breonna Taylor? Anjanette Young? Victims will provide testimony. This is a TOWN HALL MEETING Via ZOOM on Saturday, January 16, 2021, @ 1:00 p.m. After registration, you will be provided the ZOOM links.
Register here (a flyer is attached): Congressman Danny K. Davis convenes a hearing on No-knock warrants in collaboration with the Leaders Network and the Urban Reformers, and the NAACP
According to research generated by the Leaders Network:
- Of the 6,800 police raids of private residences in Chicago between 2016-2019, 46% were conducted in only six of the 77 community areas in Chicago. These community areas: Englewood, Austin, North Lawndale, Garfield Park, Humboldt, and Back of the Yards, are on the south and west sides of the city, and their populations are 90-percent black and brown.
- In contrast, five of Chicago’s whitest community areas: Edison Park, Wrigleyville, Museum Campus, Magnificent Mile, and Printer’s Row had zero police home raids.
- 72-percent of the warrants authorizing police raids were conducted to search for illegal drugs. Police report that drugs were found less than five percent of the time.
Community residents all over the country are requesting answers to why? Breonna Taylor? Anjanette Young?
Victims will provide testimony. This is a TOWN HALL MEETING Via ZOOM
Saturday, January 16, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. After registration, you will be provided the ZOOM links.