For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Jorden Simms Family & National Community Activist will join the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability at Graham County Jail!

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For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Jorden Simms Family & National Community Activist will join the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability at Graham County Jail!

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(For National Distribution-Sent November 18, 2020) 6:00 a.m. 

On Friday November 20, 2020 at 1:00pm Bishop Gregg L.Greer of Freedom First International and Jorden Simms family as well as supporters will be on the ground at the Graham County Jail on Friday November 20, 2020 at 1:00pm to urge justice and accountability with officials on the ground to investigate the unfortunate death of Jorden Marie Simms and also address the serious flurry of inconstancy with reports which involve this tragedy- Freedom First International team, family and Bishop Gregg L.Greer are asking for this injury to begin with the Sheriff and his teams based on reports (or lack thereof) concerning Simms untimely Death and insist the fight is only beginning. For the record-Freedom First International is one of the most aggressive anti police brutality social justice organizations in the country having fought for Tamir Rice in Cleveland Ohio, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge Louisiana, Laquan Macdonald in Chicago, Georger Stinney Jr in Manning South Carolina and many more.  

For your information a brief synopsis of the incident is as follows: 

> Jorden Marie Simms a young multiracial female- died in a hospital room after she slipped out of her handcuffs and jumped from a moving sheriff’s vehicle on Thursday December 26, 2019, police say. She accused two officers of sexually assaulting her in the days before she died. Simms was placed in custody by Safford Police Department due to an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Yavapai County. The warrant was related to issues including a theft and carried a $25,000 bond. Simms was booked into Graham County Jail.> The Safford Police Department confirmed in a statement on Monday December 23, 2019 that Simms, 28, 2019 had made “an allegation” against arresting officer Jeremiah French and the department had placed French on paid administrative leave. The Graham County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed on Mo that Simms also made an allegation against one of its detention officers.
>   After almost two days of the claim-,on Wednesday December 26, 2019- Simms was being taken to the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford for an exam when she allegedly removed her handcuffs, belly chains and ankle restraints (with a small bottle of hand soap as lubricant) and jumped out of the moving transport vehicle a Ford Explorer’s rear driver’s side door, according to the Graham County Sheriff’s reports. Simms threw herself from the Chevy Tahoe transport vehicle while it was northbound on 20th Avenue. The Tahoe was described as an older vehicle that can be opened from the inside, unlike other patrol and transport vehicles. Graham County Dispatch notes the incident occurred at 6:44 p.m. along 20th Avenue near the Sunshine Valley Apartments. Simms expired shortly thereafter due to the serious and critical injuries.For our part as Freedom First International along with family are “Extremely,” concerned but a very capable- Human Rights organization with international outreach-we have committed our resources to investigate this claim which we have no doubt has merit but we would hope that the officials on the ground will simply “Do the right thing.”  In the shape and fashion that most closely represents “Justice” for the Family of Miss Simms and her estate. 
For full disclosure our actions in the days ahead will include:  1) Bringing this matter to the attention of the international press.  2) Alerting partner organizations including the ACLU, ReFuse Fascism, and many more to the issues of injustice at Graham County Jail.  3) Also we plan to stage events on the ground to highlight the issue of mis justice including Friday November 20, 2020 at 1:00pm 4) In addition we have started a petition to the community to research, seek and highlight other incidents of injustice at the Graham County Jail (we will highlight those incidents in the days ahead). 5) On February 19, 2020-The Freedom First International Team will have a national conference call via Facebook Live to discuss further details and coordinate ground efforts. (Please review the statement from the Freedom First International President, Bishop Gregg L.Greer) 

Sherrif and officials on the ground it is our specific hope that you truly have unconditional considerations of justice for the life and family of Miss Simms in mind and also in action- as there is a basic entitlement to that much not only from the standpoint point of the constitution of the United States but as a potential serious violation “Human Rights Issue.”  From my viewpoint-This story is extremely disturbing-we want an immediate investigation that is transparent, and personally as a criminal justice specialist-I am having a hard time believing that she slipped her wrists, waist and ankle restraints in the back seat of a moving transport while in the presence of trained officers.
 
My organization has a proven track record of fighting against major travesties of injustice with a proven track of resolution toward “justice”, and we have committed to this issue wholeheartedly!- There is no absolutely no reason for Jorden M. Simms to have lost her life. Now, we ask that you folks to the right thing.                   
                         Sincerely, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, President of Freedom First International

As Freedom First International-For our part we have open to further and detailed conversation about this matter please feel to reach out to our team for arrangements. 

CC:
Freedom First International (Executive Committee)
ACLU TEAM ARIZONA Guilty in Innocence Project (Jennifer Olin)SCLC National SCLC STOP THE VIOLENCE Social Justice Networks Global (Anita Hall, Lynn Greer  ) Kenneth Harding Foundation (Denika Chatman)
Justice for Jorden Marie Simms Committee Human Rights Watch USA  Arizona Governor’s Office Graham County Sheriff Executive Team
National and International News Media 

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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L. Greer, Jorden Marie Simms will be on the ground to join the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability!

WHERE: Incident involving The Graham County Sheriff’s Department Jail-600 W Graham Canal Road Safford, Arizona 85546 (Front) at 1:00 pm on Friday November 20, 2020

WHO: Freedom First International, Jordan Simms Family, and Community Supporters, Bishop Gregg L. Greer, Global Social Justice Networks, & Partners and multiple community national activist. 

WHY:  An effort to bring justice to a “questionable”  unsolved homicide.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about community activists addressing a serious public safety concern including Police Misconduct based on homicide at Graham County Sheriff Jail. 

AREA Of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_and continued fight for or justice in a community.

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

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

References:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/12/30/arizona-inmate-jorden-simms-accused-safford-police-graham-county-officers-sex-assault-before-died/2773647001/

https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/investigations/family-of-jorden-simms-woman-who-died-in-graham-co-custody-wants-answers

 Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or use https://freedomfirstinternational.net/contact-us/

You may also Contact Freedom First International President Bishop Gregg L.Greer about the press event at iambishopgreglgreer@gmail.com

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Midwest Based-Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations in America and has lead and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice, George Stinney Jr.and others.

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent November 18, 2020) 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International along Howie Hawkins US Green Party Presidential Candidate 2020 to Conduct A Get Out The Vote Rally at The Indiana State Capitol  

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International along Howie Hawkins US Green Party Presidential Candidate 2020 to Conduct A Get Out The Vote Rally at The Indiana State Capitol  

Indianapolis, IN
 on Sunday October 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm U.S.Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins will join Bishop Gregg L. Greer President of Freedom First International as guest speakers including activist Dr.Matt Harrington along with other community activist to organize a Press Briefing and Demonstration to highlight a national effort that calls for the communities to get out and vote at the Indiana Capitol. 
The Press Conference will be on the side of The Capitol (Located at Capitol Ave and Washington Street)-a strategic location due to Indiana resident- Vice President Mike Pence and his historic election to the White House. Also another fact- Indiana has been a known conservative political battleground for many years and for that reason Freedom First International and many progressives believe that Indiana must change.  
For the record Freedom First International has organized against President Donald Trump and his administration since they were elected by joining with the ANSWER Coalition, and Refuse Fascism (other national organizations) in organizing a number of massive, raucous, anti-Trump protests in Chicago and abroad, Freedom First Internationals team has made a wide range of efforts to ensure political change this election season.
Event in Muncie:  
This event will be a stop on the Campaign agenda of Green Party Presidential 20 Candidate Howie Hawkins who is on the Presidential ballot over 30 multiple states and the team is conducting a write in campaign in 17 other states. Mr.Hawkins is also traveling to Muncie, Indiana for a meet and greet with voters later Sunday evening hosted by Dr.Greg Ellcessor from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (location details below).
This demonstration will broadcast live streamed nationally on over 60 national social media and media sites. Use this link (https://www.facebook.com/Freedomfirstinternationalnetworks/
#####WHAT:For Immediate Release: Freedom First International along Howie Hawkins US Green Party Presidential Candidate 2020 to Conduct A Get Out The Vote Rally at the Indiana State Capitol on Sunday

WHERE: Indiana State Capitol. Capitol Ave and Washington Street (South, Corner) Press Briefing starts at 2:00pm on Sunday 10-25-20. Event in Muncie: Howie Hawkins is also Scheduled to be at the Muncie Farm Stand 125 E. Main Street Delaware County Building 100 W.Main Street in Muncie later on Sunday 10-25-20 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

WHO: Freedom First International, Howie Hawkins, Bishop Gregg L. Greer, Green Party (National), Dr. Greg Ellcessor, Dr. Matt Harrington, Minister Joseph Pughsley, Indiana Social Justice Networks, Indiana Black Caucus Green Party, Monica James, national news outlets, Muncie Farm Stand and many more. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community Leadership  and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about National community activists addressing a call for Restorative Justice Change in highly contested election season.

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activism-also Political Reform as well as the continued fight for Democracy in U.S. 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 (Please note also All guest are available for press interviews on after the press conference)

Will information be Broadcast on Social Media: Yes, Freedom First International Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/Freedomfirstinternationalnetworks/

References:

Howie Hawkins for President Campaign Information: 

Bishop Gregg L. Greer Bio:

Lead Activist-Media Advisers
You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, Director for Media concerns, via email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or Monica James Executive VP of External Relations or Contact us at Freedom First Internations Web https://freedomfirstinternational.net/contact-us/

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Chicago Based-Freedom First International is one of the most aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations in America and has led and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others. Freedom First International (FFI) is a non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights-related issues. Rooted in the precepts of liberation theology, FFI’s mission is “to advance the cause of civil rights, human rights and social justice in America in relation to liberation from unjust economic, political, or social conditions.”

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution)-Sent Wednesday October 21, 2020 *9:30 a.m. EST / Friday October 23, 2020 5:00am—    

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International along with Other Organizations to Hold Southside Demonstration Announcing Campaign That Encourages-community To Oppose the Reelection of Donald Trump


Chicago IL,
on Sunday September 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm Bishop Gregg L. Greer President of Freedom First International, Chicago Social Justice Underground Network, Violence Interrupters along will organize a Press Briefing (First Stop) to announce a national effort that calls for the communities to stand up and organize against reelection President Donald Trump and his administration as well as others in political leadership. The Press Conference will be on the Southside of Chicago-Bronzeville a strategic location due the Presidents historic stand against because Chicago has become the stage for fulfilling a conservative political battle for that reason Freedom First International believe the president’s drumbeat of attention on Chicago is not at all sincere.  

#COUNTEMOUT is an American political action committee formed by FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL and joined by several progressive left wing social justice organizations. The goal of the committee is to prevent the reelection of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and defeat his supporters in the United States Senate and combat the growing nationalist threat to our country. Join the Movement! Use Hastag #COUNTEMOUT.

The Goal is this movement bring evangelicals, entertainers and others into the movement and more immediately-stop the and potential Nobel nomination of President Trump 
Freedom First International has organized against President Donald Trump since he was elected FFI joined with the ANSWER Coalition, and Refuse Fascism in organizing a number of massive, raucous, anti-Trump protests in Chicago. Most Recently Freedom First International’s leadership organized against Federal Agents being deployed to Chicago (See media Links) -This demonstration will broadcast nationally on over 60 national social media sites.

WHERE: 4500 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653 (South,Corner) Press Briefing starts at 3:30pm on Sunday 

WHO: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L. Greer, Violence Interrupters, Dr. Matt Harrington, We Rise Above Bullets, Chicago Social Justice Networks, Tio Hardiman and many more. 

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

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Political Reform against and the 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 (Please note also All guest are available for press interviews on after the press conference)

Will information be Broadcast on Social Media: Yes, Freedom First International Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1098815430534526

References:

https://abc7chicago.com/lori-lightfoot-donald-trump-president-portland-protest/6325587/

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2020/09/04/countemout-campaign-begins/

Anti Trump Petitions Information:  

Stop Nobel Nomination

Bring Evangelicals into the Movement 

https://www.change.org/p/evangelicals-bishop-gregg-l-greer-request-evangelicals-directly-oppose-the-trump-presidency?fbclid=IwAR3y9jeafppb21w96JiByfsGujqjFvjtFbjN7j7oBP3J-6AyoGPhaOVmNKc

Bishop Gregg l.Greer Bio:

Lead Activist-Media AdvisersYou may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or Monica James Executive VP of External Relations (765) 730-4408

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Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations in America has led and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others. Freedom First International (FFI) is a non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights-related issues. Rooted in the pro precepts of liberation theology, FFI’s mission is “to advance the cause of civil rights, human rights and social justice in America in relation to liberation from unjust economic, political, or social conditions.”

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent Saturday September 19, 2020  *8:30 a.m. EST)

Freedom First International Begins the #CountEmOut Campaign

#COUNTEMOUT is an American political action committee formed by FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL and joined by several progressive left wing social justice organizations. The goal of the committee is to prevent the reelection of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and defeat his supporters in the United States Senate and combat the growing nationalist threat to our country. Join the Movement!.

Join the Movement!. Until November 3, 2020 use the hashtag #CountEmOut to join the movement.Stand With Us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/661081661195483
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FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL RESPONDS IN DISAGREEMENT WITH DONALD TRUMP THREATENING TO PULL FUNDING FROM EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS THAT TEACH THE 1619 PROJECT

 

Media Briefing For Immediate ReleaseTuesday September 9, 2020 9am

FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL RESPONDS IN DISAGREEMENT WITH DONALD TRUMP THREATENING TO PULL FUNDING FROM EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS THAT TEACH THE 1619 PROJECT
Attribution: NY TIMES

Introduction

Freedom First International stands behind, and completely supports the state of California’s decision to incorporate the New York Time’s 1619 project into their U.S. History public school curriculum. At Freedom First International, we believe that slavery is so ingrained in U.S. History,starting with the first slaves being brought over to what would later become the United States in the year 1619.

Official Press Statement-We at Freedom First International strongly urge that President Donald Trump believes that this curriculum is “rewriting” history and is a part in a wider “cultural revolution”. We would like to point out that this curriculum is a Pulitzer Prize winning curriculum, and the facts included in it are undeniable. Slavery is an integral part of U.S. History, and that needs to be clearly taught to our students, both white and people of color, in order to begin the healing process.In modern day Germany, students in higher grade levels are taught about the horrors of Nazi
Germany, Hitler, and his associates. This is an ironclad plank in their national curriculum. It was instituted so that Germany would never again repeat the atrocities of the past.We believe it is time for the American people to reckon with their past, and accept it for what it was. This can begin with this curriculum being an integral part of California’s U.S. History curriculum, and hopefully will be adopted around the entire United States.

Dr. Gregory Ellcessor, Director of Educational Outreach-Freedom First International

AREA OF INTEREST: Public Awareness to Educational Issues and Government (Overreach) Mismanagement both locally and Nationally.

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

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/1619-project-trump-says-department-of-education-will-investigate-use-in-schools/ar-BB18Laro

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

Lead Activist-Media Advisers You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information.  FFI LogoMedia Advisory Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations 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  Tuesday September 9, 2020 at  9 am Eastern 

Freedom First International Responds to the Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting Asking For A Swift Prosecution, asking President Trump and Political Officials To Stay Out of the Way of Justice

Media Briefing For Immediate Release Monday September 7, 2020 at  4 pm

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN, USA – AUGUST 25: A man (R) was shot in the chest as clashes between protesters and armed civilians who protect the streets of Kenosha against the arson during the third day of protests over the shooting of a black man Jacob Blake by police officer in Wisconsin, United States on August 25, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via etty Images)

Introduction

Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old self-described militia member from Illinois, has been charged with homicide. He faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge and five other charges in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Under Wisconsin law, Rittenhouse is charged as an adult, and he would face life in prison if convicted. It’s now believed that he shot and killed two people and wounded a third during two separate shooting incidents that unfolded within a few minutes of each other during protest after the shooting of Jacob Blake.

“He was trying to get away from them, I guess … and he fell,” Trump claimed, citing videos of the Rittenhouse attack. “And then they very violently attacked him.” The president claimed that the teenager, who was carrying an assault-style rifle, “probably would’ve been killed.” “He was in very big trouble. He probably would’ve been killed, but it’s under investigation,” Trump said.

Official Press Statement

From Sixteen shots and a cover up to a knee on the neck that end a life with one poor soul pleading” I can’t breathe” to seven shots in the back to an home invasion that becomes state stationed murder. 

Our Question is when it is enough that innocent lives will be taken before we finally take a serious approach to gun sense in America. Today’s nonsensical approach to the gun violence we must continue to look for outside the box thinking, we must look for ideas like IL House Bill HB1586 which includes serialization of ammunition to trace bullets.

Justice must be brought forth with swift, fast certain transparency

Dr. Matt Harrington,  Anti Gun Violence Coordinator- Freedom First International.

Freedom First International Summary

With this Tragic event-The President of our County has once again deviated from certain and correct leadership when given the opportunity to rebuke violence. So Instead of promoting, “Peace and Resolution he (President Trump) and others have made a decision to make this a partisan political issue. This young man took the lives of two other human beings and attempted to take a third. As a necessity we at Freedom First International believe Rittenhouse should be charged as an adult and found guilty in a U.S. Court of law — In the days ahead we plan to make this a actionable issue.

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AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against unfair Public Policy with Children’s rights both locally and statewide.

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

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-defends-kyle-rittenhouse-kenosha-shooting_n_5f4d71aac5b64f17e1419ba5

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes
Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information.  

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Media Advisory

Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations 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  Monday September 7, 2020 at  4 pm Eastern ​

#COUNTEMOUT CAMPAIGN BEGINS

#COUNTEMOUT is an American political action committee formed by FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL and joined by several progressive left wing social justice organizations. The goal of the committee is to prevent the reelection of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and defeat his supporters in the United States Senate and combat the growing nationalist threat to our country. Join the Movement!. Use Hastag #COUNTEMOUTStand With Us!

Join us on for the Official Launch on September 20, 2020

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For Immediate Release: Promotion of Satish Sekar to the Position of  Executive Vice President of International Relations

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For Immediate Release: Promotion of Satish Sekar to the Position of  Executive Vice President of International Relations at Freedom First International

Date: 7/28/2020

Re: Promotion Announcement

Satish C. Sekar  is a British author and journalist and a world renown 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.

Satish has worked with Freedom First International on social justice causes for over six years including; the Sejama Crosby Case in 2017 as consulting for justice for Tamir Rice in 2014. Satish will help stage international events and causes starting already with the opening of our South Africa Cape Town office in 2021.

Media Advisory

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 July 28, 2020 ) 6:05 a.m. EST