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Greater Saint John AME Church Launches Community Policing Strategy in Chicago

Press contact:   R. Baldwin

The Baldwin Group
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Greater Saint John AME Church Launches Community Policing Strategy in Chicago

CHICAGO – July 2, 2017 – Recently, a group of Englewood residents and members of Greater Saint John AME Church came together to discuss strategies to address the chronic issues of violence impacting our neighborhoods. After much dialogue we decided that we would become renewed activists for promoting a public relations media campaign entitled "ChiLove: Code of Care" as a solution to counter the problems of violence that overwhelmingly narrated by media outlets and residents alike.

Framed simply: Greater Saint John AME Church feels they can change the negative perception of crime and violence that retards the growth of Englewood by influence residents to become apart of their movement to mobilize around the virtue of Love "ChiLove" to our daily thoughts and actions while reflecting on community accountability and individual responsibility through a "Code of Care " standard that will bring healing within ourselves and the value of human life will spread to others.

Pastor Kevin Andre Brooks, Senior Pastor states "We believe that by promoting "ChiLove:Code of Care" we can deliberately address the issue of violence that silence many of us with fear in our homes and communities. In fact, with a change in mindset and attitude we believe challenging the apathetic culture of "Stop Snitching" by residents along with the police code of silence associated with the tolerance of brutality and crimes committed by their fellow officers."

By raising awareness around this issue and appealing to our neighbors and district police officers we can start our own comprehensive community policing efforts anchored on residents "Loving Thy Neighbors as Thyself"  as first  community responders and officers building confidence and relations with the community built on the expectation of serving and protecting.

Today and from now on Pastor Kevin Andre Brooks is asking you to Promote ChiLove and Proclaim #safestsummerever2017 #goodinenglewood

Here is what YOU can do:

  • Post this letter and the “ChiLove” logo to your Facebook wall or any social media outlet that you influence i.e. blogs, webpages and texts exchanges. Share it with everyone you know and encourage them to do the same.
  • Commit yourself to hand-writing a ChiLove Letter(s) to neighbors on your block.
  • Join one of many positive anti-Violence movement and organizations in Englewood that inspire Peace Love as an organizing tactic.
  • Practice unlimited ChiLove in your daily life: share a healthy home-cooked meal, plant a garden, smile often, atone for past misunderstandings, be a role model, mentor, donate to a cause, offer forgiveness, sing, dance or write a poem and share at our Monthly Praise in the Park Celebrations in Ogden Park (Schedule Listed Below). July 8 in Ogden Park 6500 S. Racine 10am-2pm (Schedule of Dates Listed Below).  Attend our scheduled Police Community Trust, Truth & Reconciliation Town Hall Meetings.
  • Join us in this effort and let's help to inspire a new feeling of a Greater and Safer Englewood

Chi Love - Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself

To Learn More About The "ChiLove: Code of Care" Campaign and Movement

Contact: R. Baldwin

The Baldwin Group



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