Can You Hear Us Yet, Kim? Rally at Kim Foxx’s Office

July 13, 2020 - 11 AM – 2 PM

69 W Washington Street Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Torture Justice Center, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Black Lives Matter Chicago

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As survivors of police torture (pre-, during, and post-Jon Burge) and family members whose loved ones have been brutally killed by police, we know first-hand the violence and trauma we experienced at the hands of police as well as in the courts, jails, and prisons.

That is why we are calling to #DefundTheCarceralSystem and for the billions of dollars that gets spent to control and disappear Black and brown bodies to be re-allocated to communities most impacted by decades (and centuries) of racialized policing and mass incarceration.

We unapologetically call for the defunding and dismantling of the carceral system that has caused and continues to cause harm and devastation to our communities.

Do we believe policing is a racist and violence institution that from its origins has been about controlling Black bodies and protecting white interests? YES

Do we believe they could do so alone? NO

They can only act when our entire carceral system colludes together – and that includes Kim Foxx.

Kim Foxx’s office is standing by detectives with a long list of disciplinary and torture charges allowing them to take the stand against survivors. This is an offense against justice. NO MORE!

After the systemic practice of police torture has been long exposed in Chicago, NO police torture survivors should remain incarcerated. The carceral system and Kim Foxx have lost their right to pretend that some semblance of justice is possible. FREE ALL INCARCERATED SURVIVORS! FREE STANLEY HOWARD! FREE GERALD REED!

Over 5 years ago, CPD Officer George Hernandez murdered Ronald Johnson 3rd. We stand with his mother, Dorothy Holmes, in demanding Kim Fox RE-OPEN HIS CASE!

Please join the Chicago Torture Justice Center’s Survivor and Family Advisory Council and Justice for Families on Monday, July 13th at 11am to raise our voices and show Kim Foxx we are angry, we are not alone, and we are not going anywhere.