The demands of the collective black voices at CHAZ to the City of Seattle

The demands of the collective black voices at CHAZ to the City of Seattle
Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle (CHAZ) (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – In a nutshell.]

We demand that the City Council and the Mayor, whoever that may be, implement these policy changes for the cultural and historic advancement of the City of Seattle, and to ease the struggles of its people. …

The Seattle Police Department and attached court system are beyond reform. We do not request reform, we demand abolition. We demand that the Seattle Council and the Mayor defund and abolish the Seattle Police Department and the attached Criminal Justice Apparatus. …

… [W]e demand that the use of armed force be banned entirely. …

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… We demand … the abolition of youth jails. …

We demand reparations for victims of police brutality, in a form to be determined.

We demand a retrial of all People in Color currently serving a prison sentence for violent crime, by a jury of their peers in their community.

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