Posts by Chicago Alliance

Demand Freedom for all Police Torture Victims Still in Prison

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Stop Police Crimes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gov. Bruce Rauner Office of the Governor 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-0244 WE DEMAND THE PARDON AND RELEASE OF ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE TORTURE Chicago Illinois is known as the “Torture Capitol” of the United States.  Young people, almost all Black or Latino, have been systematically tortured by police and been forced to falsely confess to crimes they did not commit.  Most of the victims were children when they were tortured.  Many are serving life sentences in prison without possibility of parole. GOV. RAUNER: YOU HAVE THE POWER TO RIGHT THIS WRONG WITH A STROKE OF YOUR PEN GOVERNOR RAUNER: THESE MEN DESERVE TO BE PARDONED AND SET FREE! PARDON ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE TORTURE! FREE THEM ALL, NOW! Please enter the security code: Security Code: Please enter the captcha verification code....

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Robert Allen

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Cases of Injustice | 0 comments

Robert Allen

Reginald Braggs, a.ka. Robert Allen, was tortured by Chicago Police Detectives and convicted of three armed robberies and attempted murder based on the detectives’ testimony, inconsistent testimony by witnesses, and a coerced confession given by a friend who was also tortured. He was sentenced to a total of 125 years in prison, some concurrent. Robert Allen has been wrongfully imprisoned since 1990. His expected discharge date is 2055.

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MIGRATION: A Journey of Hope

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

MIGRATION: A Journey of Hope

Slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow bedrock the largest migration of African Americans from the south.  From 1910-1930 Chicago tenements swelled as men and women heeded the call of Robert Abbott, publisher of the Chicago Defender, to come to the land of “milk and honey.”  Jazz musician Noble Johnson and aspiring writer Lillian Stride marry, head north to begin a strivers life and bear witness to the opportunities and disappointments borne of this new freedom. The push and shove of city living, airless apartments, hot pavements, and ‘mindful’ segregation shape a new experience southern blacks find vaguely reminisce of the south.  July 1919 a black boy accidentally swims into the white area of 29th Street Beach; whites stone him and he drowns.  A riot erupts on the streets of Chicago with tragic ramifications for Noble and Lillian.  Like Margaret Wilkinsons’ “The Warmth of Other Suns”, Michael Bradford provides an intimate experience of the Great Migration.  Through an intricate layering of music, dialogue and movement, “MIGRATION” shows the historical journey of the “great generation” of African Americans. Please enter the security code: Security Code: Please enter the captcha verification code....

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Stop Police Crimes | 0 comments

                   

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National Forum Program Book Order Form

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NATIONAL FORUM ON POLICE CRIMES IN DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY AND TO END RACIST AND POLITICAL REPRESSION 41 YEARS OF STRUGGLE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL HOUSE Remembering, Honoring and Passing It On Please enter the security code: Security Code: Please enter the captcha verification code....

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