For Immediate Release:  Members Freedom First International with President Bishop Gregg L. Greer,  Monroe County Green Party, The Indiana Black Caucus an many more to hold a Press Briefing concerning Incident of Racial Hate (White Supremacist) Incident in Bloomington, Indiana (Monroe County)     

Bloomington IN, on Thursday July 9, 2020 at 8:30 am with other national activist including Social Justice Leader Bishop Gregg L. Greer-The President of Freedom First International (newly relocated in Indianapolis) along with members of the Indiana Black Caucus and others- will organize a press briefing to address a flurry of hate crimes at the Monroe County Courthouse-including recent incident where a local resident Vauhxx Booker, who is Black, is a civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission-who was shown five days ago on a now viral video on July 4, 2020 where multiple white residents -(potentially white supremist) pinned him against a tree and shouted racial slurs at him, and that one threatened to “get a noose” at nearby Monroe Lake. 
 
 * On July 5, 202 while hundreds of people gathered in downtown Bloomington to protest an assault on Vauhxx Booker that occurred on July 4. As protesters were crossing the street last night around 9:30, the driver of a red Toyota Camry appeared to get impatient with the crowd and hit the gas to potentially injure protesters.  To date Bloomington police are looking for the driver and the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run.
This Press Conference will be broadcast on over 50 national social media sites.
 
OBJECTIVE:
  • At the Briefing, the organizers main goal is to call for an more aggressive prosecution; those who have potentially committed a racist assault over the July 4 weekend as some organizers believe investigators may be dragging their feet.
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  •  Solicit the public to advise of additional information; social unrest with racial hatred, Police Brutality, call for Restorative Justice Change and more details about this part to be announced. 

  • The objective of this event is also to highlight and combat the negative incident and those who want to attack others in the community. Also to stand in solidarity with those in the United States” who do not want to downplay racial hatred incidents and want officials and others on the ground to ensure the safety of community members while encouraging  pathways to peace. 
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  • This event will be broadcast live to over 60 social media networks and will be viewed by thousands of people including national media outlets.
Individuals, organizations, communities are also invited to participate in ongoing actions in the days ahead. 
 
Also, please note that we have COVID-19 in mind and hope not to generate large crowds but to get the message out with Social Media and a promotional video. 
 
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WHAT:  For Immediate Release:  Members Freedom First International with President Bishop Gregg L. Greer,  Monroe County Green Party, The Indiana Black Caucus and members from many more organizations to hold a Press Briefing concerning Incident of Racial Hate and White Supremacist Activistry in Bloomington, Indiana (Monroe County)     

WHERE:Monroe County CourtHouse Indiana 46204100 W. Kirkwood Avenue Bloomington, IN 47404 * Press Briefing starts at 8:30 am on July 9th, 2020.

 

WHO: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Black Caucus Indiana,  Monroe County Green Party (members), Professor Dr. Greg Elicessor, Organizer Monica James, Activist Sharon Hines,  International Social Justice Networks, Bloomington Community members and others.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about National community activists addressing a call for Restorative Justice Change 

LIVESTREAM: https://www.facebook.com/Freedomfirstinternationalnetworks, https://www.facebook.com/freedomfirstint, 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Political Reform against_racailly motivated hatred continued fight for justice in urban communities.

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:  Yes see links below

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes guest are available for press interviews 

PDF VERSION: (ATTACHED BELOW)

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL:  (PICTURES OF CONFRONTATION BELOW)

 

NEWS QUOTE: 

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is investigating the assault on Bloomington resident Vauhxx Booker as a possible hate crime, according to Booker’s attorney, Kitty Liell.

“An official investigation has been opened up by the FBI,” Liell said during a news conference at the Monroe County courthouse. “I believe it has been approved by the United States Attorney’s Office and they are investigating this as a hate crime.” 

(note: quote by attorney of Booker who is not affiliated with the brief breing or organizers)

References:

Freedom First International Information 

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

Racial Hate Crime Articles & Information  

https://indianapublicmedia.org/news/dnr-investigators-re-interviewing-witnesses-to-alleged-hate-crime-at-lake-monroe.php

https://fox59.com/news/victim-of-alleged-racist-assault-at-lake-monroe-to-hold-press-conference-with-state-senators/

https://bloomingtonian.com/2020/07/05/bloomington-man-threatened-with-noose-during-assault-at-lake-monroe/

Bishop Gregg l.Greer Bio:

https://gregglgreerbiopage.com/

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or call 312 838-6483

Additional Contact information: Randy G. Paul 812-219-6965 helpkidsreadmore@yahoo.com

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Media Advisory

Freedom First International is one of the most aggressive and growing HumanRightsorganizations in America. FFI has led 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/

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent July 9th, 2020  *4:30 a.m. Eastern

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