#FreeGeraldReed THIS FRIDAY Friday April 12th, 2019
8:30am PROTEST & PRESS CONFERENCE,
outside Cook County CourtHouse 2650 S California Ave, Chicago IL
9:30am PACK THE COURTROOM RM 604
Upcoming protest for #FreeGeraldReed, we must stand in solidarity with Gerald Reed’s family to demand that Gerald Reed be released immediately!
In Dec 2018 Judge Gainer overturned Gerald’s false conviction, ruling he was tortured by police into false confession. 28 yrs in prison for crime he did not commit, Gerald fought 26 yrs to finally get surgery to partially fix the extensive damage caused by the police torture
Special Prosecutors Milan, & his cohorts at the private law firm ORouke & Moody, are denying Gerald his constitutional right to bail. Gerald has spent the last 4 months in Cook County Jail, he has since a suffered mild heart attack and desperately needs a second operation so he can at least hope to walk again. Over the past weekend he was taken by ambulance to Stroger Hospital, after a very severe attack of flu with an intense fever (most recent diagnosis), he was returned to CCJ on Monday, very weak but thankfully feeling a bit better.
Since Gerald’s was conviction overturned, there has been 7 hearings of useless delays, SP Milan spent weeks apparently appealing Gainer’s ruling to the Appellate court, he has since withdrawn this appeal. Meanwhile Gerald’s torture continues and his health deteriorates. Attend the protest to demand that this active pursuit of injustice end immediately, then pack the courtroom!
Freedom & Justice for Gerald Reed and all the torture survivors