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)


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.


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:

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 for more information.  

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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.
  • 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.
  •  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. 
  • 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. 

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 


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 





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)


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Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or for more information or call 312 838-6483

Additional Contact information: Randy G. Paul 812-219-6965

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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

Email comments or concerns to

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