Friday August 12, 2022
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BY Kobi Guillory | Chicago, IL | 8/04/22
The families of a group of wrongfully convicted Black men - Michael Minnifield, Isaiah Brady, Omarr Parks, Chaz Thrailkill and Kenyatta Brown - who are incarcerated in Menard prison held a rally of over 100 people on Monday, August 1 outside the ABC TV headquarters in Chicago.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 8/01/22
A series of victories was won in the past month by the movement to free survivors of torture and wrongful conviction at the hands of Chicago Police Department. Clayborn Smith, Marcellous Pittman, Juan Hernandez, Rosendo Hernandez, Arthur Almendarez, John Galvan, Eruby Abrego, Jeremiah Cain, David Gecht and David Colon have all had historic judgments in their cases.
BY Richard Berg | Chicago, IL | 5/17/22
Kobi Guillory will be the first feature guest on our new podcast Fight Back! Radio.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 5/13/22
Since 2018, Anthony Gay has become a symbol of the struggle against wrongful convictions in Illinois.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 3/25/22
Almost two years after the rebellion that swept the country after the murder of George Floyd, people continue to come forward demanding an end to racist policing and mass incarceration.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 2/04/22
A delegation of activists demanding Justice for Laquan McDonald met with an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago’s Federal Building. They presented a letter signed by 38 organizations and unions, as well as five elected officials, demanding federal charges against killer cop Jason Van Dyke.
BY Anna McColgan | Chicago, IL | 9/16/21
Chicago, IL – On Sunday evening, September 12, a group of concerned Chicagoans and their dogs gathered at North Avenue Beach for a Pooch Walk to reclaim the space where a Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer attacked African American woman Nikkita Brown while she was walking her dog on August 28 at 12:12 a.m.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 7/22/21
The Chicago movement against racist policing made history July 21 with the passage of the most progressive police accountability legislation in the country. The ordinance, named Empowering Communities for Public Safety (EPCS), was passed by the Chicago City Council on a 36-13 vote.
BY Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (CAARPR) | Chicago, IL | 7/21/21
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression celebrates the passage in City Council today of the historic Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) ordinance, which will give communities in Chicago more power over their police department than any city in the United States has ever seen.
BY Anna McColgan | Chicago, IL | 6/25/21
On June 23, over 150 people from the movement to stop police crimes and end police impunity rallied outside of Chicago City Hall before the city council meeting.
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