For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and Chicago Activist will protest peacefully to bring attention to CTA Blue Line Store that many locals have complained on for price gouging and blatantly overcharging

 

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June 29,2018 at 4:00 pm

                                 Forest Park Blue Line Station-711 Desplaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130

A well known fact that-The Arab owned shop at The CTA (Blue Line) Forest Park has been ripping poor folks off for years-by overcharging 25% to 40% Tax on items and more. 

This is disturbing especially when cook County Tax is just over 10%. Chicago Activist will protest this Friday at 4:00pm to bring notice to this store and it’s dishonest practices. Watch these stores-they sell old food and overcharge at the same time.

Bishop Gregg L.Greer  President of Freedom First International stated-“In many states, businesses are allowed a small discrepancy in overcharges. State law in North Carolina allows businesses to have a 2 percent error rate among all the items in the store. This year, five stores have been penalized so far. Last November, nine stores, including Dollar General, CVS, Target and Walgreens were fined in the state for price scanning errors. C.T.A has to do a better job in monitoring these small stores. There should be no way that-this should be a problem from a vendor that does business with the city.

Video One shows recent incident (last week) when one store employee when confronted about over charging one employee runs from camera view, the other when asked for a manger said, no manager was available and gave a contact, after some persistence. 

Video Two shows locals who are aware of the store deceptive practices and discuss his experiences and also that fact that he’s aware of the stores overcharging for at least two years.  

Video 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qstHA34yDk0&t=10s

Video 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQbAZMgtuMI&t=4s

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Recent initiatives to address

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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and Chicago Activist will protest peacefully to bring attention to CTA Blue Line-Convenience Store that many locals have complained about for price gouging and blatantly overcharging.  

WHERE:   Friday June 29, 2018 at 4:00pm CST 

WHO: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Multiple Community Activist.

WHY:  Problems and Issues Local merchant who many in the community have long term believed are cheating patrons. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Economic Reform against_unfair Policy from merchant locally  

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes

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References:

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact President, Gregg L.Greer by email at gregggreer72@gmail.com 

Media Director Frederick Washington, (224) 678-0347 ext 7 for Media, email or 

freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information. 

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For Immediate Release: Freedom First International will host renown British Forensic Specialist Satish Sekar and other national wrongfully convicted advocates to stand in opposition of Governor Rauners death penalty reinstatement plans. 

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International will host renown British Forensic Specialist Satish Sekar and other national wrongfully convicted advocates to stand in opposition of Governor Rauners death penalty reinstatement plans. 

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June 22,2018 at 10:30 am

                           Chicago City Hall 121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602

​*Satish C. Sekar, Jeffery Deskovic, Mark Clements, and Bishop Gregg L.Greer will address the possible Death Penalty reinstatement -In early May Governor Bruce Rauner proposed reinstating the death penalty in Illinois for mass killers and people who slay law enforcement officers, injecting the idea into his re-election campaign by rewriting a gun control bill and sending it back to lawmakers. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner seems to be one of the few people in Illinois who misses the death penalty. Our outcry is to begin coalition building in opposition of any proposal urgently and right now. Simply because the Governor is misdirected and there should be no death penalty anywhere much less in Illinois  

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Satish C. Sekar (born September 1963) is a British author and journalist, and a consultant in forensic evidence. Sekar has specialized since the 1990s in the investigation of miscarriages of justice. His work has been published in newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent and Private Eye, and he has also worked for television documentaries including Panorama and Trial And Error. He has worked on a number of high-profile cases in the UK including the Cardiff Newsagent Three, Gary Mills and Tony Poole (wrongly convicted in 1990 for the murder of Hensley Wiltshire), the M25 Three, and Michelle and Lisa Taylor (wrongly convicted in 1992 for the murder of Alison Shaughnessy). He also worked on the case of the Merthyr Tydfil Two (Donna Clarke and Annette Hewins), presenting scientific findings to South Wales Police regarding the fire that resulted in the police’s expert accepting his conclusions that the petrol bought by Hewins that night was not the petrol used in the fatal fire. 

Jeffrey Mark Deskovic A New York based advocate was wrongly convicted in 1990 at the age of seventeen of raping, beating, and strangling Angela Correa, a 15-year-old high school classmate at Peekskill High School. On December 7, 1990 a jury convicted Deskovic based on testimony from Peekskill police detective Daniel Stephens that Deskovic had confessed to the crime. Deskovic proclaimed his innocence on numerous occasions after his conviction, but was repeatedly denied a reopening of the case by then district attorney Jeanine Pirro. Since at least 2000 Deskovic also appealed to D.A. Pirro to run DNA testing to help prove his innocence. Pirro declined to run any DNA tests that could help release Deskovic from prison. In 2006, the new district attorney, Janet DiFiore, authorized a DNA test which led to Deskovic’s exoneration. The DNA from the crime scene was matched to that of Steven Cunningham, another prison inmate who was serving a life term for another murder and later confessed to the Correa murder. Deskovic’s conviction was overturned and he was released. Jeffrey Deskovic is now an advocate for reform of the criminal justice system and works to educate the public through his public speaking, published articles, and The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice. He is a Mercy College alumnus.

Bishop Gregg L.Greer,  Gregg L. Greer  is a Public Speaker, Minister, American Journalist, Author, Economist and Social Activist. Greer is the Founder of Freedom First International and a prominent national human rights leader. Also, Greer is a Leader with the United Nations League of Nations Faith Assemblies Consortium. LON’FAC as well as a Global Citizen. To date Greer has worked on some American most notorious miscarriages of justice including Tamir Rice, George Stinney Jr, Semaj Crosby and Alton Sterling.  Greer is the founder of  Freedom First International- a non-governmental organization (NGO) working for alternatives to racial hate and promoting world peace.

Mark Clements was just 16 years old when Chicago police beat him in an interrogation room at Area Three in 1981. As a result of the beating, he signed a false confession to an arson that killed four people. Due to his age, he was not eligible for the death penalty, so instead, he was sentenced to life without parole. Mark Clements –served  28 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit!. 

Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

Recent initiatives to address

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WHAT:  For immediate Release: Freedom First International will host renown British Forensic Specialist Satish Sekar in Chicago in opposition of death penalty reinstatement

WHERE:    Chicago City Hall 121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602 Friday June 22, 2018 at 10:30am CST 

WHO: Freedom First International, Fitted In Project, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Satish Sekar, Jeffery deskovic, Mark A Clements

WHY:  Problems and Issues with Governor Rauners Pending Death Penalty Proposal 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Policy in locally and nationally.  

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes

Contact (s):     

References:

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/satish-sekar

http://www.nodeathpenalty.org/new_abolitionist/october-2009-issue-49/mark-clements-wins-his-freedom

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2018/06/18/for-immediate-release-freedom-first-international-will-host-noted-british-forensic-specialist-satish-sekar-in-chicago-in-opposition-of-death-penalty-reinstatement-and-more/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Mark_Deskovic

 

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Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact President, Gregg L.Greer at (312) 833-8231 (cell) or by email at gregggreer72@gmail.com 

Media Director Frederick Washington, (224) 678-0347 ext 7 for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information.

For immediate Release: Freedom First International will host noted British Forensic Specialist Satish Sekar in Chicago in opposition of death penalty reinstatement and more

For immediate Release: Freedom First International will host noted British Forensic Specialist Satish Sekar in Chicago in opposition of death penalty reinstatement and more

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Press Briefing on June 22,2018 at 10:30 am

                                       Chicago City Hall 121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602

Satish C. Sekar and Bishop Gregg L.Greer will address two issues first is the Death Penalty -In early May Governor Bruce Rauner proposed reinstating the death penalty in Illinois for mass killers and people who slay law enforcement officers, injecting the idea into his re-election campaign by rewriting a gun control bill and sending it back to lawmakers. Satish is filming a documentary with One World Transatlantic Global Media and also plans to meet and greet with local human rights groups including Amnesty International.  

Satish C. Sekar (born September 1963) is a British author and journalist, and a consultant in forensic evidence. Sekar has specialized since the 1990s in the investigation of miscarriages of justice. His work has been published in newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent and Private Eye, and he has also worked for television documentaries including Panorama and Trial And Error. He has worked on a number of high-profile cases in the UK including the Cardiff Newsagent Three, Gary Mills and Tony Poole (wrongly convicted in 1990 for the murder of Hensley Wiltshire), the M25 Three, and Michelle and Lisa Taylor (wrongly convicted in 1992 for the murder of Alison Shaughnessy). He also worked on the case of the Merthyr Tydfil Two (Donna Clarke and Annette Hewins), presenting scientific findings to South Wales Police regarding the fire that resulted in the police’s expert accepting his conclusions that the petrol bought by Hewins that night was not the petrol used in the fatal fire. 

In 1992, his work helped overturn the convictions of the Cardiff Three and while researching a book about the case, Fitted In: The Cardiff 3 and the Lynette White Inquiry, he uncovered errors in the original evaluation of forensic evidence from the crime scene. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology said that Sekar’s “extraordinary work on the case of the Cardiff 3 [put] academic criminology to shame.” Sekar is the Founder of the Fitted In Project. 

Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

 

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Recent Key Initiatives to address

WHAT:  For immediate Release: Freedom First International will host renown British Forensic Specialist Satish Sekar in Chicago in opposition of death penalty reinstatement-also he plans to meet and greet local civic orgnanizations

WHERE:    Chicago City Hall 121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602 Monday June 22, 2018 at 10:30am CST 

WHO: Freedom First International, Fitted In Project, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Satish Sekar

WHY:  Chicago Community Restoration

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public interest story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Policy in locally and nationally.  

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes

Further Reference:

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/satish-sekar

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2018/06/18/for-immediate-release-freedom-first-international-will-host-noted-british-forensic-specialist-satish-sekar-in-chicago-in-opposition-of-death-penalty-reinstatement-and-more/

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact President, Gregg L.Greer at (312) 833-8231 (cell) or by email at gregggreer72@gmail.com 

Media Director Frederick Washington, (224) 678-0347 ext 7 for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information. 

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Chicago Based-Freedom First International has lead and organized to fight for some of the most notorious human rights abuses in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

(For National Distribution-Sent June 18, 2018) 8:05 a.m. Central

“In Memoriam” Tamir Rice June 25, 2002 -November 23, 2014

This coming week would have been the 16th birthday of  Tamir Rice. Freedom First international and it’s affiliates honor his life as we worked diligently both on the ground and nationally to help fight for justice. 

The shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy (June 25, 2002 – November 23, 2014), occurred on November 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Two police officers, 26-year-old Timothy Loehmann and 46-year-old Frank Garmback, responded after receiving a police dispatch call of a black male that “keeps pulling a gun out of his pants and pointing it at people”. A caller reported that a male was pointing “a pistol” at random people in the Cudell Recreation Center. At the beginning of the call and again in the middle he says of the pistol “it’s probably fake”.  Toward the end of the two-minute call, the caller stated “he is probably a juvenile”.

 However, this information was not relayed to Loehmann or Garmback on the initial dispatch. The officers reported that upon their arrival, they both continuously yelled “show me your hands” through the open patrol car window. Loehmann further claimed that instead of showing his hands, it appeared as if Rice was trying to draw: “I knew it was a gun and I knew it was coming out”. In response, the officer shot twice, hitting Rice once in the torso. He died on the following day.

Freedom First International’s (FFI)- President Gregg L Greer worked with the family to organize a stronger media effort both on ground nationally and internationally. FFI also organized multiple rallies in Cleveland, Oh area and abroad to galvanize the public over the course of two years.

With powerful relations Freedom First International helped organize a legal team who worked separately from our advocacy effort to assist the family with successful civil litigation.  Freedom First International even organized at the United Nations (UN) and hosted an event there to bring international attention to Tamir’s case.

We wish to thank all organizers and everyone in the community who stood on the front lines to fight against this unjustified case of injustice that took a promising young life. Our prayers remain with the family.  

We pray for a world were children are safe from terror and oppression. Until then we will work towards Freedom.  

 

Further Reference

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-stronghold-of-injustice-in-black-america-that-easily_us_5a1766efe4b068a3ca6df731

https://www.theringer.com/2016/7/21/16043464/tamir-rice-cleveland-shooting-samaria-rice-fa8ca0eb4487

https://goblackcentral.com/2015/10/tamir-rice-family-along-with-nationallocal-activist-to-hold-press-conference/

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/06/tamir_rices_mother_speaks_out.html

 

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Chicago Based-Freedom First International has lead and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

(For National Distribution-Sent June 16, 2018) 12:00 p.m. Central

“In Memoriam” George Stinney Jr. October 21, 1929 -June 16, 1944

 

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Freedom First International, The Guilty in Innocence Project and affiliates-honor the life of George Stinney Jr.

An African-American young boy, George Stinney Jr., who was executed at age 14 in the killing of two young white girls has been exonerated in South Carolina, 70 years after he became the youngest person executed in the U.S. in the 1900s. A judge ruled he was denied due process.

In her ruling, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen wrote that she found that “fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process exist in the 1944 prosecution of George Stinney, Jr., and hereby vacates the judgment.”

The case was brought by George Frierson of Manning, SC and his group known as-A New Day, and afterward assistance come with testimony from Stinney’s surviving siblings.

Our organization started in 2011 working  behind the scenes and on the ground with public rallies, and well as memorials. Also addition we help galvanize the international media and some legal research to bring further attention to this case-up-to the point of his exoneration. 

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Another role we primarily accepted at the time was supporting George Frierson and his group with the memorial rededication which happened on July 16, 2016.  We like to thank George Frierson, Jennifer Bowers Olin, the Stinney Family and all organizations and advocates who helped overturn Georges conviction.

On December 17, 2014, his conviction was posthumously vacated 70 years after his execution, because the circuit court judge ruled that he had not been given a fair trial; he had no effective defense and his Sixth Amendment rights had been violated. The judgment noted that while Stinney may in fact have committed the crime, the prosecution and trial were fundamentally flawed. Judge Mullen ruled that his confession was likely coerced and thus inadmissible. She also found that the execution of a 14-year-old constituted “cruel and unusual punishment.”

 

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(Stinney Rally at Manning Courthouse on December 10, 2013)

References: 

http://www.theitem.com/stories/stinney-memorial-rededicated,250642

https://oneworld01.com/tag/george-stinney-jr-youngest-person-ever-executed-in-u-s-history-strong/

https://www.causes.com/exonerate-george-stinney-jr

 

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Chicago Based-Freedom First International has lead and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

(For National Distribution-Sent June 17, 2018) 

For immediate Release: Freedom First International (others), will Stand in opposition and voice disapproval of ICE’s enforcement practices. Urge for immediate change in Federal Police policy. (Press Briefing & Rally)

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This is a clarion call for faith and civic leadership around Chicago-land to stand in solidarity against the cruel and unusual punishment against all immigrants. This call will include a petition to stop the separation of children from families with this harsh treatment

We have asked all faith leaders interested in joining the call and also those who want to sign the endorsement to contact us.

Our commitment to restorative balance in the community must be heard-clearly. Lastly we agree with the leaders of our city and say clearly protection of those oppressed must happen both directly and indirectly.  Advocates from other organization and stand with us at the Press Conference.

The I.C.E enforcement programs pose a variety of threats to civil liberties: They implicate the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the constitutional guarantee of due process, period!

Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

Many of ICE’s removal tactics take away even the right to a fair hearing in court, as the government rushes to judgment and tries to ram people through a rubber-stamp system that ignores individual circumstances. These enforcement programs pose a variety of threats to civil liberties:

Bishop Gregg L.Greer, President of Freedom First International 

Many of ICE’s removal tactics take away even the right to a fair hearing in court, as the government rushes to judgment and tries to ram people through a rubber-stamp system that ignores individual circumstances. These enforcement programs pose a variety of threats to civil liberties:

Recent initiatives to address

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WHAT: For immediate Release: Freedom First International, will Stand in opposition and voice disapproval of ICE’s enforcement practice that impose heavy social costs, tearing American families apart and undermining community trust in law enforcement.

WHERE:    USCIS Local Office – Chicago 101 West Congress Pkwy Chicago, IL 60605. Monday June 11, 2018 at 11:30am CST 

WHO: Freedom First International, Refuse Fascism, Urban Christian Leadership Initiative & others.

WHY:  ICE’s enforcement practices also impose heavy social costs, tearing American families apart and undermining community trust in law enforcement.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -This group is looking to effect change on a national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Police Policy in locally and nationally.  

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact President, Gregg L.Greer at (312) 833-8231 (cell) or by email at gregggreer72@gmail.com 

Media Director Frederick Washington, (224) 678-0347 ext 7 Media or at One World Transatlantic Global Media, email oneworldtransglobal@gmail.com or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information. 

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Chicago Based-Freedom First International has lead and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

(For National Distribution-Sent June 11, 2018) 11:30am Central