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May 20, 2020 14 tweets 7 min read Read on X
Updates from Monday's #StopPoliceCrimes meeting!
Read this thread to stay informed of what we're doing and how you can get involved. Image
The #FreeThemAll forum was on Saturday! It featured a moving film on torture in Chicago as well as a panel of survivors and organizers. You can watch the video here:…
Unfortunately @stacydavisgates was unable to attend the forum due to an emergency meeting. We still appreciate her support and the support of @CTULocal1 and we stand in solidarity with them in their fight to get resources and assistance to students during the pandemic.
Brian Ragsdale, @sonofsistahgal did an excellent job filling in on the panel! He is a leading member of the Chicago Alliance and a psychologist, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and empathy to his organizing work.
We need all hands on deck for the Campaign to Free incarcerated Survivors of police Torture (CFIST). If you would like to get involved, click on this link and fill out the form:
This is an especially urgent fight due to the threat of covid-19 in prisons.
Keep calling elected officials! Especially @GovPritzker. If the governor's phone inbox is full, you can reach out here:… ImageImage
We invited some elected officials to the forum and didn't get any responses, but luckily for them the film is still online and they are always welcome to stop sitting on their hands and start pushing for #MassReleaseNow. Call your representatives with the demand to #FreeThemAll!
Tamon Russell is still in need of a lawyer. Please donate to and share this gofundme to help him get one.…
Innocent Demand Justice is holding a press conference today urging @SAKimFoxx to expedite the exonerations process for all Guevara victims due to the threat of covid-19. Foxx's office is conducting a review of all Guevara cases, which could lead to a mass exoneration.
We are still fighting for community control of the police. Call your alderperson and tell them that the people demand CPAC, not the watered down police "accountability" ordinance the mayor is pushing for. Read more about CPAC here:…
We need people to do phone banking for CPAC and CFIST! Contact Shasta Jones, if you would like to help make calls to mobilize people around the issue of community control of the police.
@NAARPR is calling for a national day of protest on May 30th. In Chicago, we will be organizing a car caravan downtown, and we look forward to the actions that will happen in other cities. Stay tuned for more details and save the date so you can get involved! Image
We're still accepting videos for the #FreeThemAll virtual protest! Click the link and record yourself chanting to add your voice to the demand for #massreleasenow ImageImage
Lastly, don't forget to put what you can into the virtual bucket!
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Apr 8
We’re here at the @CCPSA_Chicago hearing with Superintendent Snelling to raise our demands on CPD.

First up for public comment is Kofi from @GKMC18 speaking on the need for immediate action following police crimes, including firing of officers, and an end to traffic stops. Image
In response, Snelling dodges the concrete demands and speaks about the need for training and partnering with violence prevention groups
Next up Miracle Boyd from @GKMC18 responds to Snelling’s claim that traffic stops have gone down by mentioning the 50,000 carried out last year, and speaks about the number of cases never addressed from 2020 and before and asks what he will do to address them. Image
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Sep 24, 2020
THREAD: Gerald Reed has been incarcerated for 29 years after being tortured into confessing to a crime he did not commit. His incarceration exposes the illegitimacy of the prison system. W/ the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to #FreeGeraldReed and #FreeThemAll
Gerald was kidnapped by CPD on October 3rd, 1990. Detectives Michael Kill and Victor Breska, members of Jon Burge’s notorious “midnight crew”, proceeded to torture Gerald until he confessed to a double homicide.
During the “interrogation” the detectives broke a metal rod that had been placed in Gerald’s leg to repair his thigh bone from a gunshot wound. This injury has still not been adequately treated and Gerald cannot walk because of it.
Read 20 tweets
Sep 22, 2020

Gerald Reed has been incarcerated for almost 30 Years for a crime he did not commit! This is injustice in it's truest form. Gerald's life is in danger.

It is our duty to fight to #FreeGeraldReed

Every call counts.
CFIST continues to demand @GovPritzker immediately pardon Gerald Reed & ALL those tortured and wrongfully convicted. When we say #FreeGeraldReed, we also mean #FreeThemAll! We will continue to fight until Gerald & all those tortured are free!
Get involved:
Sign the CFIST petition pressure @GovPritzker to pardon all torture survivors! The Governor is the ONLY person who has the power to free torture survivors with the STROKE OF A PEN.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 29, 2020
What is #CPACNow?
How will it enable us to #DefundThePolice?
What else will CPAC empower us to do?
A thread on how exactly CPAC will overturn the power dynamic between police and our communities. Image
The #CPACNow ordinance was first written in 2012 after the police murder of Rekia Boyd. It would establish community control of the police, a goal first fought for by the Black Panther Party, by putting elected community members in charge of decisions around policing. Image
The word "community" is important here. The communities who need to be empowered are the ones most harmed by police violence, so #CPACNow council members will need at least 2 years of experience organizing in oppressed and marginalized communities. Image
Read 10 tweets
Jul 28, 2020
❗️Action Calendar❗️

Join the phone zap this week and next week.

We are keeping the pressure and demanding #CPACnow until we have community control of the police and the community can control how we #DefundThePolice. Join us. Image
Sign up for the phone zap to pressure your alderperson…
Even if you don't live in a ward with a alderperson who sits on the Public Safety Committee of City Council you can still pressure your alderperson.

Don't know your ward/alderperson? Check it here:…
Read 4 tweets
Jun 16, 2020
Tomorrow at 9:30 we're demanding #CPACNow outside of City Hall. You can help from wherever you are using our at home toolkit: and taking part in our social media blast starting at 8am.
Let's get #GoodMorningLori trending again! Image
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