Freedom First International and community activist will join Family Seeking Justice for Young Man Murdered in Bronzeville

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Media Briefing  on July 31, 2019 Stating at 6:30 p.m at 3812 South Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 

 
 
Chicago, IL- Today Freedom First International (Bishop Gregg L.Greer), Violence Interrupters and other community activist will join the Mother and Family of a man who was killed and on Friday May 10, 2019 on a weekend of heightened gun violence across Chicago.
 
Grandberry’s parents and Family will share an account of the panic, confusion and grief they have experienced as they search for answers and ask the community to assist with justice in a effort to pressure those who are guilty to turn themselves in to law enforcement.

For the record-Demondre Shamon Grandberry- was lost to gun violence at 22 years old, and was found with a gunshot wound to his head (in an apartment stairwell). Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene about 6:20 p.m. in the 3800 block of Michigan Avenue. Todate no one has been brought to justice for the murder of Granberry.
  • Plan of Action
  • 6:30PM Gather at Building at 3812 South Michigan Ave Chicago to brief the press.
  • Followed by a Distribution of a $500.00 award flyer. (below) 
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Reference  (Media from the day)

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/13/18618850/man-shot-dead-in-bronzeville-apartment-stairwell  

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/13/18618809/1-killed-4-wounded-friday-in-gun-violence-across-chicago

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WHAT:   Freedom First International and community activist will join Family Seeking Justice for Young Man Murdered in Bronzeville  

WHERE:   Wednesday July 31, 2019 starting at  6:30pm CST. 

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    Michigan Tower Apartments Building (front of entrance) 3812 South Michigan Ave St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

WHO:  Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters , Chicago Social Justice Network, Family Members of Demondre Granberry.

WHY:  Family and Freedom First International Activist want just for Demondre’s murder.

PHOTO/STORY OPP: Chicago Community and Civic Organizations, Public Interest Story about the Local Family trying to find justice for murdered son. Also dealing with Chicago Community Justice/ Gun Violence problem. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist urge Public to help with any information that could bring killer to justice.  

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident: Yes ongoing (see media section above)

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

Contact(s):     

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact Media Director- Washington Bailey III, or email freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or please call Bishop Gregg L.Greer (Direct) 312 833-8231-He will be on the ground at the press conference. 

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Media Advisory

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. As Community Reform Specialist Freedom has protected the civil rights, human rights and social justice of the our National community for over ten years.  

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent Wednesday July 31, 2019) 9:30AM- Central / News distributed by Freedom First International 

FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL P.S.A: ANTI DEPORTATION KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Multinational  ICE Public Service Announcements

Everyone in the U.S. has certain rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, regardless of your immigration status. You can’t always control whether you will come in contact with immigration or law enforcement. It is important to know and practice these scenarios so that you and your friends, family, and colleagues are prepared for any situation. Understanding what your fundamental rights are and how to use them will help you advocate for yourself and respond appropriately if you encounter the police or immigration enforcement.

In any interaction with law or immigration enforcement, the most important practices to remember are:

  • Stay calm
  • Stay silent (don’t mention where you were born or how you entered the US)
  • Record details and names
  • Do NOT run away
  • Ask to speak to your lawyer before signing any documents or answering any questions
  • If you do speak, do not lie. 

Your home carries with it special protections that public spaces do not. Understanding what those are (and aren’t) can help you navigate stressful encounters with immigration enforcement on your doorstep, and potentially avoid harm.

If ICE comes to your door

If ICE knocks on the front door of your home or apartment and asks to enter, do not open the door. ICE is only allowed to enter if they have a valid judicial search or arrest warrant with your correct name and/or address, signed by a judge.

Ask the officer to slip the warrant under the door or hold it up to your front window so you can examine it. ICE will usually have a warrant of deportation or removal, which is signed by an immigration official, not a judge, and does NOT give them permission to enter the home even if you or another occupant’s name is on it, unless you give them permission. If this is the only warrant they provide, you should NOT open the door.

Although opening the door does not mean that you are giving them permission to enter our home, officers may say later that you did.  

If the officer refuses to show you their warrant, tell them that because they have not demonstrated that they have a valid warrant, you are exercising your constitutional right and will not open the door to them.

 In order for a search warrant to be valid, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be signed by a judge – NOT an immigration official
  • Must contain the address of the home to be searched
  • Must describe the area to be searched

You have the same rights in an apartment as you do in a house. ICE cannot force a landlord to open your front door if you refuse because they do not have a valid warrant.

If ICE knocks on the front door of your home or apartment and asks to enter, do not open the door. ICE is only allowed to enter if they have a valid judicial search or arrest warrant with your correct name and/or address, signed by a judge.

Ask the officer to slip the warrant under the door or hold it up to your front window so you can examine it. ICE will usually have a warrant of deportation or removal, which is signed by an immigration official, not a judge, and does NOT give them permission to enter the home even if you or another occupant’s name is on it, unless you give them permission. If this is the only warrant they provide, you should NOT open the door.

Although opening the door does not mean that you are giving them permission to enter our home, officers may say later that you did.  

If the officer refuses to show you their warrant, tell them that because they have not demonstrated that they have a valid warrant, you are exercising your constitutional right and will not open the door to them.

 In order for a search warrant to be valid, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be signed by a judge – NOT an immigration official
  • Must contain the address of the home to be searched
  • Must describe the area to be searched

You have the same rights in an apartment as you do in a house. ICE cannot force a landlord to open your front door if you refuse because they do not have a valid warrant.

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact Media Director- Washington Bailey III, or email freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (312) 674-7973 ex 6

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Media Advisory

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. As Community Reform Specialist Freedom has protected the civil rights, human rights and social justice of the our National community for over ten years.  

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-(Sent Wednesday July 11, 2019-5:00 a.m., Friday July 13

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Chicago Activist will join Liberty For Lights Protest Vigil Against what they are Calling Trump’s Illegal Ice Concentration Camps

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Multinational  Protest Vigil Against ICE  Friday July 12, 2019 Stating at 5:00 p.m. at Federal Plaza 219 South Dearborn Chicago, IL
 
 

Chicago, IL- Freedom First International (Bishop Gregg L.Greer) will join Refuse Fascism Chicago and Community Activist across the City to address Trump’s human detention camps, where teen mothers and babies are held outdoors in what we are calling “dog pounds.”

 
The organizations believe and agree that as a country we have witnessed the sick and elderly confined to “icebox” rooms for weeks at a time. Unbelievably, children as young as 4 months are taken from their parents, medicine is confiscated, and medical care withheld, and LGBTQ and disabled individuals are held in solitary confinement.
 
Trumps Immigration Threat
 

But the threat of immigration raids in cities across America this weekend including Chicago this weekend immigrants are afraid for fear of being deported. Since President Donald Trump announced, and later postponed, immigration raids in major U.S. cities have been terrified. Over the last three years, Trump has followed through on many of his tweets announcing new immigration policies, including the Muslim ban.

 
Multinational Locations Are part of this event
  • Other key events are planned in Homestead, FL, at a migrant child detention facility that has caused mass abuse and neglect.
  • San Diego, near the point of entry site from Tijuana;
  • New York City, at Foley Square, where hundreds of migrants are processed through detention a day;
  • Washington, DC, in front of the Capitol building, to demand action from Congress to end human detention and impeach the President.
  • Chicago, IL will include several groups  Sponsored by:
    Refuse Fascism Chicago (Lead Organization)
    Freedom First International
    July for Justice
    United for Democracy Now
    R.I.S.E. South East Chicago
    American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights & Elections (AMT)
    Black Lives Matter Women of Faith

Plan of Action

  • 5 P.M. Gather at Federal Plaza for Forum.
  • Followed by a march and vigil outside ICE Headquarters at 101 W. Congress Parkway.  
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Reference #1 (FACEBOOK EVENT INVITE)

https://www.facebook.com/events/2357839370942097/  

Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

Reference #2 (Media about the Federal ICE Raids)

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicagos-immigrant-families-businesses-coping-with-fears-of-possible-raids/52206410-bdbb-44fb-8032-ef5ee4786d4a

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WHAT:   Chicago Activist will join Liberty For Lights Protest Vigil Against what they are Calling Trump’s Illegal Concentration Camps

WHERE:   Friday July 12, 2019 starting at  5:00pm CST. 

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    Federal Center and Plaza

    219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

WHO: Refuse Fascism, Freedom First International, Rise South East Chicago, American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights & Elections (AMT) and Multiple Community Activist.

WHY:  The Trump administration’s immigration policies and detention camps meet the United Nations’ definition of genocide and crimes against humanity.

PHOTO/STORY OPP: Chicago Community and Civic Organizations, Public Interest Story about the Federal Immigration problem. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist Urge Public Unfair Treatment Issue in with people of color Nationally. 

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident: Yes ongoing (see media section)

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

Contact(s):     

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact Media Director- Washington Bailey III, or email freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (312) 674-7973 ex 6

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Media Advisory

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. As Community Reform Specialist Freedom has protected the civil rights, human rights and social justice of the our National community for over ten years.  

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent July 11, 20195:00 am- Central / News distributed by Freedom First International 

Freedom First International and other Community Activist To hold Press Briefing to address Community Violence Trend asking for Reform

CPD MUST Change!

 

WHERE:   Monday July 8, 2019 starting at  2:00pm CST. CPD Headquarters at 35th and Michigan  (3510 S.Michigan Ave Chicago, IL)

 
Chicago, IL– Freedom First International and Chicago Community Activist Leadership will address the Chicago violence trends of this Fourth of July holiday weekend where least six people were killed and 62 injured in shootings across the city from the start of this extended holiday weekend.
 
The latest crime statistics come on the heels of a weekend that, police said shootings are on the decline overall through the end of June.  But in contrast-The activist believe that these deaths are a predictable outcome of our city’s lack of political will to make a change and a long term underinvestment in prevention approaches that work in the city’s urban areas.
 

Public Health and Stronger Laws

 

The group believes- Through a public health and stronger laws approach and that focuses on drawing from evidence and addressing the factors that increase or decrease the risk of gun and community violence, particularly in Urban communities that are disproportionately impacted, but together we can save lives. The current issue and argument, misses two things: gun violence impacts every American community, and solutions will only come with a change in federal laws.  

Each time community violence occurs, the discourse tends to focus on addressing the issue with a limited number of people.  We strongly support broader engagement of community members, including young people and other survivors of gun violence, policymakers, and others, in insisting that our streets be safe.

 

We must also insist on that same level of safety for urban places of worship, shopping malls, movie theaters, concert venues, nightclubs, workplaces, neighborhoods, and homes. Those places include the South Side, West Sides of our city.

We are listening to young people from all races, classes, and sexualities, across the city and throughout the country, who are unifying to speak truth to power. We believe CPD and Eddie Johnson must do the same.

 
We have renewed hope that, together, we can prevent gun violence— not just in the areas where we see mass shootings but also in the case of domestic violence, suicide, community violence, and violence involving law enforcement. The public health approach must evolve, City Officials, community forums, more attention to addressing multiple forms of gun violence.
 

While Mayor Lightfoot campaigned on reducing crime and made it a top priority in her inaugural address, declaring there is “no higher calling than restoring safety and peace in our neighborhoods.” 

 

Earlier this week, Lightfoot was asked if she’s satisfied by the fact that crime is down year over year and said no “because there’s still so much more that we need to do.”

“We are ahead in violent crimes. We’re down in homicides, we’re down in shootings, and that’s because people are working really, really hard,” Lightfoot said. “Our Police Department absolutely is doing a yeoman’s job. There’s more work to be done.”

 
Lack of Resources

Freedom First International and advocacy leadership have grown deeply concerned about the Current 14% Homicide Clearance Rate which we believe is a complete failure of Chicago City Policing to protect the community.  

“This isn’t something we’re going to allow to be swept under the rug or put up on the shelf for it to disappear,” said Bishop Gregg L.Greer. In years past especially during long hot summer days we have waited for a mystery process to start but CPD and City officials must be clear about where they are lacking resources and attack that area with determination, because if they don’t we are on a trend that will only increase.”

 

SARS 7-8-2019

Plan of Action

  • Today Freedom First International and Community Advocacy Leadership is asking for CPD to develop a more comprehensive dialog with residents in Chicago’s urban areas.
  • Bishop Gregg L.Greer and other community activist will address resources & underinvestment in Chicago Urban Areas.
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Reference #1 (MediaArticles)

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/01/shootings-murders-june-crime-statistics/

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2019/7/5/20682938/fourth-july-holiday-weekend-shooting-gun-violence

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-violence-fourth-of-july-weekend-shootings-512272621.html

Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

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WHAT:   Freedom First International and other Community Activist To hold Press Briefing to address Community Violence Trend asking for Reform.

WHERE:   Monday July 8, 2019 starting at  2:00pm CST. CPD Headquarters at 35th and Michigan  (3510 S.Michigan Ave Chicago, IL)

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Lines For Lives, and Multiple community activist.

WHY:  Flurry of Violence in Chicago’s Urban Communities show long term issues with CPD approach.  

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, Public Interest Story about a problem. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist Urge Public Safety Issue in Chicagoland’s Urban Areas

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident: Yes ongoing (see media section)

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

Contact (s):    

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact Media Director- Washington Bailey III, or email freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (312) 674-7973 ex 6

FFI.jpg

Media Advisory

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. As Community Reform Specialist Freedom has protected the civil rights, human rights and socialjustice of the our National community for over ten years.

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent Monday July 8, 2019) 7:30 am Central / News distributed by Freedom First International