Posts made in February, 2014

Recent-Rally for Justice For Stephon Watts, Cal City Police Station

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in SPC Events | 0 comments

Justice for Stephon Edward Watts, Recent Rally & Press Conference When: Sat Feb 1, 2014 @ 2:00 Pm Location: Cal-City Police Station, 1200 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL On Saturday Feb 1st, family members, friends and community supporters, braving the frigid weather, gathered for a rally and press conference for the 2nd Anniversary of the shooting death of Stephon Watts. They were demanding justice for Stephon, an autistic 15 yr boy who brutally shot and killed in his home by Calumet City police officers, William Coffey and Robert Hynek. Since February 1, 2012, when Stephon Edward Watts, was brutally shot and killed in his home by Calumet City police officers, William Coffey and Robert Hynek, the Powell-Watts Family and supporters have demanded justice for the beloved child’s murder. But, it’s become quite clear that both of the white police officers who shot and killed the 15 year old autistic African American child, have still not been charged, disciplined or held accountable for the cold blooded shooting death. Furthermore, the Powell-Watts Family and supporters are convinced that a fair and thorough investigation of the shooting was never conducted. Over the years, Calumet City police have established well-deserved reputation for using deadly force against people of color, with sanctioned impunity. We say, Enough is Enough! The Justice For Stephon Watts campaign, with the support of family, friends, community members, UAW Local 551 Human & Civil Rights and Union Solidarity Committees and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, demand that: Calumet City officers Robert Hynek and William Coffey be charged with the first degree murder of 15 year old autistic, Stephon Edward Watts! That the murder of Stephon Edward Watts be investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, as the Calumet City police or the notorious Cook County Attorney General, Anita Alvarez, have proven incapable of conducting a fair, unbiased and thorough investigation of simular cases involving police misconduct and brutality.  That Calumet City adopt the Stephon Edward Watts Law, which requires all first responders (police, firemen, emergency technicians, etc…) to be thoroughly trained in how to properly handle with people with disabilities. PLEASE SUPPORT AND ADD YOUR VOICE TO THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE FOR THE LONG OVERDUE JUSTICE THAT THE POWELL- WATTS FAMILY DESERVES! THIS COULD HAPPEN AGAIN TO ANYONE’S CHILD, IF WE DON’T SPEAK UP...

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National Forum on Police Crimes May 16-17, 2014

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Stop Police Crimes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

National Forum on Police Crimes May 16-17, 2014

Get the Report-back on the historic National Forum on Police Crimes. Because the police – local, state and federal – are at the cutting edge of racist and political repression.

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The Fight for The Torture Victims Must Continue!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in SPC Events | 0 comments

Illinois Torture Commission Meeting THE FIGHT FOR THE TORTURE VICTIMS MUST CONTINUE!   SAVE THE DATE: When: March 19th 
at 3:00PM Location: Illinois State building, 100 West Randolph Street, Room 
9-040   This is an urgent call to everyone to support the fight for justice for all torture victims. We need your presence in the room on this date to counter increasing pressure from organizing crime victims, who are demanding the Torture Commission reexamines it’s procedures and limit its review of torture cases. There is great danger that past gains made in the fight against a unjust system will be lost, hindering the rights of all torture victims to have a fair and impartial hearing. Come and show your stand for justice, strength in unity is required to stop this unjust watering down of Torture Commission policies. For background on Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission see here For more information contact: Mark Clements Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression    ...

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Upcoming and Recent Chicago Police Crimes in Court

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Police Crimes in Court | 2 comments

  POLICE TORTURE COURT HEARINGS             

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Tell Gov. Quinn – FREE HOWARD MORGAN

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in SPC Events | 0 comments

The Free Howard Morgan Campaign “The 9th Inning Against Injustice”   Rally and Press Conference  Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Noon – 1pm Location: James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Chicago, IL Main speaker: Atty Benjamin Crump, representing Howard Morgan, and family attorney for Trayvon Martin.   The Free Howard Morgan Campaign will be holding a rally and press conference recognizing 9 years of injustice against Officer Howard Morgan. For more info go to freehowardmorgan.com plus rally FB...

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