(For Immediate Release-Statement from the Freedom First International President)
“The Questionable Death of Shawn Brider in Chicago is tragic. For this Man to die in Custody in a District 3 Police lockup is another unfortunate clog in the wheels of injustice that adds to a sad and tragic collection of unfortunate incidents-again when traffic stops and normal encounters with citizens turn deadly-we all must question-the effects of what could have been done differently by CPD to avoid loss of life.
Outside of the unnecessary loss of life. There is a larger issue that officials and everyone on the ground must consider that is:
“The Black Community in Poor Chicago are systematically being forced down a dark well and worn out by the constant microaggressions, with every incident deepens the divide. When a suspect is arrested for merely sleeping in a car, we would have to ask the question where is the accountability? Did Brider have to be arrested and taken to the district or could he have been ticked?-The evidence is super compelling: The Chicago Police Department is in urgent need of reform. While the problems are clear, the path to solutions is filled with controversy. Even after Chicago Police Department was sanctioned by DOJ federal investigators who found that officers routinely used excessive force against minorities and tolerated “racially discriminatory conduct” by officers we still are seeing wide-spread abuse and issues-that could be routinely avoidable.” A change is needed CPD!
Pastor Gregg L.Greer-Freedom First International, SCLC Chicago
-If we as American Citizens continue to feel alienated and see that day in and day out- our human life is being taken without even a small ‘trinket,’ of justice-Then we literally give a “green light,” to those who wish to bring gasoline to fan racial flames and say that the “killing of a black man in America-means nothing to the law, because when you kill them’ you will not face charges. We now appeal for Law and Order and Common Sense, with Chicago Police Power. We then say’ That is a loss of life sets a dangerous pattern, and it must end!
We are now involved and will assist the community in this investigation for justice our call is global and we do this for Shawn Brider. We will use #Whathappenedtoshawnbrider
Gregg L.Greer, President of Freedom First International (SCLC)
(For National Distribution-Sent April 11 , 2016)
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