Activists Plan A 'Peace Surge' In Place Of Police
The Fraternal Order of Police has declared September 2 through 5 "Unity Days," and is asking officers to avoid non-mandatory overtime.'
In response, activists on Chicago's South and West Sides say they're planning a "Community Peace Surge" in at least 10 neighborhoods.
The community component focuses on cleaning and planting, and the peace part is about providing activities like games, barbecues, free haircuts and concerts. The surge will be asking people to come out of their home and into their neighborhoods to show a united presence against violence and crime.