April 16, 2024

Stop $140M Dallas Police Militarization & Training Megafacility: Vote NO on 'Cop City' Proposition F

Stop $140M Dallas Police Militarization & Training Megafacility: Vote NO on 'Cop City' Proposition F

The string of 'Cop City' projects across the country have not actually been initiated in response to the needs of the people and public safety. The worsening failures of our government to carry out the will of the people has led to large-scale protests gaining frequency as the last resort for democratic engagement, so these mass-training facilities have been pushed to prepare for violent repression of our movements rather than addressing what the people want and need.

In Dallas, a new police training academy facility is planned for construction on UNT Dallas’ campus in city council District 8—a district of predominantly Black and Latine neighborhoods. Construction is projected to start in 2025 costing over $140 million. This project has already secured $30 million in funding, and this May, city of Dallas residents will vote on whether $50 million should fund this Cop City under Proposition F of the city’s bond package.

Commit to Vote No May 4ᵗʰ on Proposition F

Early voting starts April 22 and Election Day is May 4 for the city’s bond election! Share + sign the petition to commit to voting NO on Proposition F at tinyurl.com/StopCopCityDTXPetition

Commit to Vote “NO” on Proposition F for the 2024 Dallas Bond Election in May
City of Dallas Residents: We, the Stop Cop City Dallas coalition of community members and organizations, urge you to commit to voting NO on Proposition F on the ballot during the May 2024 city bond election -- if passed, $50 million of our taxpayer dollars of the $90 million on this bond propositio…

Let’s make it clear to Dallas city council and the Dallas Police Department that we want funding invested in our communities and not cops! No Cop City in Dallas!

Learn More at Dallas Town Hall on Stop Cop City

📍Pan African Connection 4466 S Marsalis Ave
🗓️ Sunday, April 21ˢᵗ
⏱️ 1:00-3:00 PM

Bring your friends and come learn about WHAT is ‘Cop City’ and WHY it’s important that we stop its construction here in Dallas! We’ll have community conversations on the history of policing, discuss what actually keeps our communities safe, and collectively imagine where our $140 million should be invested instead!

Free Film Screening of Riotsville, USA

📍Spacy Microcinema 1300 S Polk Street #160A (inside Tyler Station)
🗓️ Saturday, April 20ᵗʰ
⏱️ 1:00-4:00 PM

Join Stop Cop City Dallas Coalition and Spacy for a film screening of “Riotsville, USA”, followed by community conversations on its connections to the movement to Stop Cop City Dallas.In the late 1960s, in the face of unprecedented political protest movements, the U.S. government built model towns on military bases, designed to train police to respond to the uprisings. Using training footage of these Army-built model towns called “Riotsvilles”, Sierra Pettengill uncovers an obscured history on the rebellions of the 1960s and the machine that worked to destroy them.

Stop Cop City Dallas Presents: Riotsville, U.S.A. — Spacy