Gerald Reed has spent 30 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. In 1990, he was tortured by Chicago police until a metal rod in his leg snapped and his leg broke, forcing him to give a false confession to end his torture. His conviction was vacated in December 2018 but he remained in prison due to a legal technicality. Then, on February 14th, 2020, Judge Horrible Hennelly ruled that Gerald had to fulfill the rest of his life sentence. This decision was illegal, but Judge Hennelly has still faced no consequences. We are demanding for the governor to pardon Gerald Reed so he no longer has to go through the circus of the court system that has already failed him. We are demanding the governor free ALL survivors of torture and wrongful conviction. Governor Pritzker, Free Gerald Reed NOW! Please bring signs making this demand of the Governor.
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Started as daily runs in San Diego and Encinitas, Run for Breonna is expanding locations across the US every Saturday in October until November 3rd (Election Day). Join us for a 5k run/jog or 2 mile walk here in Chicago!
Running is another way to protest police brutality and spread awareness in seeking justice for Breonna Taylor’s death. As we approach Election Day, it is crucial to raise awareness around local, state, and federal candidates and policies that will be on the ballot.
Related to the continuing investigation of Breonna Taylor’s murder, we want everyone to be reminded of action steps they can take to help get justice for Breonna Taylor.
We are promoting people to call/email, sign the petitions and donate. Join us until Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove, Joshua Jaynes and John Mattingly are held accountable for her murder. Judge Mary Shaw must also be held accountable. We will also be providing steps you can take locally in Chicago in line with Get Out the Vote.
For the walk/run, please make sure to do the following:
1) Register using the Eventbrite link below:
2) Wear black and a mask– bibs will be provided; donations to the official Breonna Taylor GoFund Me page optional. *Social distancing measures will be followed throughout the event.*
After you vote, join us for one of the last outdoor events of 2020. Remind people on election day that there is one clear choice for president and vice president, Joe Biden & Kamala Harris!
*This is not affiliated officially with the Biden/Harris campaign.
**This event does not take place within 100ft of any election polling place.
There is parking on Barrington Dr.
Social Distancing and masks required.
Supporting Organizations: American Friends Service Committee, Arab American Action Network, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators, Chicago Action Medical, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Freedom School, Chicago Teachers Union, Cook County College Teachers Union, Extinction Rebellion, Fight for $15, Grassroots Illinois Action, Indivisible Chicago, Jane Addams Seniors In Action, Liberation Library, Lifted Voices, Mutual Aid Mourning and Healing Project, National Lawyers Guild, Organized Communities Against Deportation, One People's Campaign, Puentes Justice Collective of the Southeast, Rising Tide Chicago, SEIU HCII, SEIU Local 73, Showing Up for Racial Justice, SOUL in Action, The People's Lobby, United Working Families, 33rd Ward Working Families
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