PROSECUTE CHICAGOLAND POLICE CRIMES
US ATTY.GEN. ERIC HOLDER
Our Chicago Alliance is presenting on behalf of over 100 survivors of police crimes and torture an open letter to the U.S. Attorney General. As part of the delivery of our letter to the U.S. Department of Justice we will convene a news conference at 10:00am, August 27, 2014 in front of the federal building at Dearborn and Jackson.
At the news conference we will discuss the fact that Chicago is very much a part of the national epidemic of police crimes. Police killings such as the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson MO have taken place dozens of time in Chicago and Cook County. Because of the major human and civil rights violations perpetrated by police against civilians throughout the Greater Chicago Area we are complaining and petitioning to the DOJ to investigate these police crimes and to prosecute the perpetrators.
We are appealing to you to come out and support us. We have the participation of the 65 victims and survivors of police crimes. Your presence will be a demonstration for justice and an expression of solidarity with our communities under siege.
We are appealing to you and/or your organization to come out and bring your banners and signs of protest and express your solidarity not only with us but with the sisters and brothers who came to in Ferguson from Baltimore, New York City – from all over this land and even from Palestine.
This same FBI/DOJ that put Assata Shakur on the “most wanted terrorist list” has been dragging its feet in investigating the video-recorded murder of Flint Farmer by Police Officer Gildardo Sierra. The same FBI/DOJ that has been targeting and repressing peace and solidarity groups and the Arab American community has yet to do anything around the murder of Trayvon Martin. And this very same FBI/DOJ has never prosecuted anyone for the torture cases here in Chicago even though we have been to the United Nations and have demonstrated that this is a clear violation of U.S treaty obligations with the U.N.
Add your voice to ours and come put your feet in the street with us at 10:00 am on August 27, 2014 at the Federal Building, Dearborn and Jackson.