Posts made in October, 2015

Chicago Police Torture Hearings 2015 -16

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chicago Police Torture Hearings 2015-16 Justice and freedom for all Chicago Police Torture Survivors. The torture continues as scores of torture survivors  remain imprisoned on false confessions by police torture  …shout till they’re out, ALL of them. We demand: * The immediate release of all imprisoned torture survivors. * All employed CPD torture cops be fired, prosecuted and stripped of their pensions plus all ex-CPD torture cops also be prosecuted and their pensions stripped. As long as the victims of torture are still incarcerated the crime of torture is ongoing and not subject to the statute of limitations * Enact CPAC – an all elected Civilian Police Accountability Council, for community control of Chicago Police to end the systemic racist norm of Chicago police crimes of torture.  UPDATE: Next court dates for continuing hearing on CPD torture of Anthony Jakes and George Anderson Where: Cook County Court House, 2600 S California, Chicago  When: 1pm Friday April 29th  2016  Rm#301 Chicago torture cop  Det.Boudreau and  Retired CPD torture cop Michael Kill have already taken the stand at past hearings on the police torture of Anderson and Jakes. They are both expected to appear again on April 29th. #tortureisacrime #StopPoliceCrimes From 1970’s Area 2, 1990’s Area 3 to 2015 at Homan Square, Chicago cops torturing Black and Brown communities is the systematic norm, past to present—Jon Burge tip of the racist iceberg called CPD Stand up and support George Anderson and Anthony Jakes, both tortured in 1991 into false confessions by CPD. This is the first day of important evidentiary hearing for these torture survivors, who have been fighting for freedom & justice for 24 yrs. Their torture started in 1991 they need us all there to support their fight to end it.   SEPTEMBER 16, 1991 – ANTHONY JAKES an African American teen just 15 yrs old was arrested & held for 16 hours by Chicago cops Michael Kill & Kenneth Boudreau at Area 3. He was slapped, punched, beaten and kicked. He sustained injuries to his back, stomach, knee, elbow, and ribs. Det. Kill threatened to throw Jakes out the window….just a few particulars of the terror and hell he went through. Jakes, tortured as a child for 16hrs – no parent, no lawyer no guardian – forced into a false confession -charged as an adult-sentence to 40 yrs, he served 20. AUGUST 21 1991 – GEORGE ANDERSON was arrested and over days tortured into 2 false confessions. Chicago cops Michael Kill, Kenneth Bourdreau & John Hallaran repeatedly kicked him whilst handcuffed to a wall. Det James O’Brien held an open telephone book as Det. Joseph Stehlik struck George Anderson with a black rubber hose multiple times …just a few of the horrific details of the torture he suffered at the hands of CPD. George Anderson was sentenced to 2 concurrent life terms. Read Illinois Torture Inquiry & Relief Commission torture case details for: Anthony Jakes  The cops involved with the torture of Anthony Jakes & George Anderson were not new to committing torture but practiced their racist police crimes systematically and with impunity: Det. MICHAEL KILL – accused of physical abuse and coercion by OVER 20 individuals. He was involved in the cases of Ronald Kitchen and Gerald Reed* whose steel rod in his leg was shattered while he was interrogated by Kill and others at Area 3 in 1990. Det. KENNETH BOUDREAU has been accused of abuse and coercion by OVER 35 individuals. Boudreau has obtained confessions in cases where the individual was in jail at the time of the offense to which he confessed Det. JOHN HALLORAN accused of abuse and coercion...

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Response to call for Police Chief to be fired Oct 2015

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PRESS STATEMENT   DOWNLOAD PDF  For release Wednesday October 7th, 2015 For information contact: Frank Chapman 312-513-3795 email: fchapman@naarpr.org  or Ted Pearson 312-927-2689 email: tpearson@naarpr.org Community Control of the Police is the Answer Frank Chapman, Field Organizer, CAARPR The City Council Black Caucus has called for Mayor Emanuel to fire Police Chief Garry McCarthy. The establishment media describes their move as historically unprecedented. In other words, as a caucus they have always gone along with the Mayor on all questions. And if you pay close attention to the content and substance of their statement, they are still going along with the Mayor. They want him to fire McCarthy because, according to Caucus Chair Roderick Sawyer, “Supt. McCarthy’s leadership has failed our communities, and it’s time for a substantial change. The crime and violence in our communities have grabbed headlines across the country. And while the root causes of that violence cannot be solved by policing alone, it is clear that the current approach has been ineffective.” The Caucus and Sawyer fail to mention police crimes, however. They fail to mention that the police are torturing and murdering people, overwhelmingly Black people, and that McCarthy and the Mayor have defended their actions down the line. McCarthy refused to fire Commander Glen Evans, even though the Mayor’s handpicked “Independent” Police Review Authority recommended firing him for torturing suspects. So far he has also refused to fire Dante Servin, the police murderer of Rekia Boyd, even though IPRA has recommended that. The fact is that reducing crime will be impossible as long as the police chief tolerates police crime, and refuses to investigate charges from the community that the police are often in league with criminals. The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has drafted and proposed model legislation creating an all-elected, all-Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) with the power to fire, and hire, the chief of police and to initiate the prosecution of officers who have committed crimes against the people. Three thousand people marched on City Hall demanding passage of this proposal on August 29 this year, but not a single member of the City Council was there to greet them and embrace this proposal. The Alliance calls on Ald. Sawyer and all the members of the Black Caucus, and all the members of the City Council to get on board the movement for community control of police. If they are serious about reducing crime they must start by ending police crime. Until that’s done by the Council, everything else is just empty talk. By the way, IPRA is no less part of the problem than McCarthy himself. Their two recent recommendations came only after massive protests against police crimes, including torture and murder. Of almost 400 police shootings in Chicago they have not disciplined a single officer yet. The whole system – IPRA, Police Board and the Internal Affairs Department of CPD – must be replaced with an elected CPAC – true community control. Chicago’s City Council Black caucus needs to do something that is truly historically unprecedented like leading the fight to enact CPAC so that our communities are empowered to decide all policies regarding how we are policed. This is the democratic solution to the problem of police crimes in our communities. Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Stop Police Crimes Campaign...

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