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About the Stop Police Crimes Campaign

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Stop Police Crimes | 0 comments

About the Stop Police Crimes Campaign

From January 2009 to the end of September 2013 Chicago police killed 72 people and shot another 143, according to the “Independent Police Review Authority” (IPRA) [Note 1]. This violence was perpetrated against 197 African Americans and 33 Latinos[i]. Not a single police officer has been charged or disciplined for any of these crimes by the Police Board or the State’s Attorney.

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

                   

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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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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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Justice denied in Florida – The people must act!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in News, Stop Police Crimes | 0 comments

February 17, 2014 The jury in the case of The State of Florida v. Michael David Dunn was not able to return a verdict on the charge that he murdered Jordan Russell Davis, a 17 year old African American.  The jury found, however, that Dunn was guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting his gun into the car in which Davis and three other African American youth were passengers.  The jury consisted of 4 white men, 4 white women, 2 Black women, one Asian woman and one Latino man. They were reportedly split over whether the murder of Davis was First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, or Manslaughter. Leaders of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression characterized the verdict as only a “partial victory” in the struggle against white supremacist vigilante violence, and called for mass protest and action to defend civil rights. “This verdict should spur all of us,” the Alliance said, “regardless of color, gender, or nationality, to act to demand that the U.S. Department of Justice intervene and seek an injunction against so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws in Florida and elsewhere.  They are in violation of the 14th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1875, U.S.C. Article 18 Section 242.  These laws, in practice, grant armed vigilantes license to kill African American youth.” Observers have noted with alarm that in every case, only white vigilantes have apparently been authorized to use deadly force by these laws.  No one has mentioned that Trayvon Martin, murdered last year by George Zimmerman, or Jordan Davis had any right to stand their ground in the face of a clear and present danger to their lives, proven by the murders of these unarmed young men. Davis’s mother and father, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis, expressed some relief when interviewed after the verdict, that Dunn would spend at least 75 years in prison – a minimum of 20 years on each attempted murder charge and 15 years on the shooting charge.  They also expressed deep anxiety that Dunn ultimately must be held to account for the murder of their son. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey told reporters after the verdicts were announced that the state would retry Dunn on the charge of first degree murder of Davis.  “Justice for Jordan Davis is as important as it is for any victim,” Corey said. “It’s sad for Mr. Dunn that he will live the rest of his life in that sense of torment, and I will pray for him,” Lucia McBath said. “And I’ve asked my family to pray for him.”  But this is not enough, she added.  She and her husband demand justice for their son as well. In a statement signed by Clarice Durham, Ted Pearson, CAARPR Co-chair people, and Frank Chapman, Field Organizer and Chairperson of the Organizing Committee to Stop Police Crimes, the Alliance declared: “The verdicts in the case of the murder of Jordan Russel David and the attempted murder of three others by Michael David Dunn in Florida are only a partial victory in the struggle against white supremacy.  They can offer only mild satisfaction, in that Dunn faces a mandatory sentence of at least 75 years in prison for attempted murder of three African American youth with a gun. “But even though he may spend the rest of his life in prison, the failure of the jury to find Dunn guilty of killing Jordan Davis says to the people of the world that in Florida, and elsewhere in the U. S., the lives of...

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NATO 3 trial puts focus on police accountability in Chicago

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in News, Stop Police Crimes | 0 comments

One thing we learned from the NATO 3 trial: The Chicago Police Department’s Red Squad is back. And, critics say, it’s back to breaking the law. Not just around the 2012 NATO summit, but on a permanent basis. Not just to prevent terrorism, but to monitor constitutionally protected activity. Read More

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