Media Statement: Open Letter to The Will County Sheriff asking for recusal in the Homicide investigation of Semaj Crosby

For immediate Release Media Statement: Open Letter to The Will County Sheriff asking for recusal in the Homicide investigation of Semaj Crosby(Media Briefing)

 

Dear State Officials,

“We are deeply concerned that after one year to date of the murder-that the death of this child has not yet been resolved. Our concerns are furthered by the fact that those who are responsible have not been prosecuted-adding to the concern is the fact that there is already an apparent wealth of known public information about Semaj Crosby’s death.

“Over the course of the past year-The Will County Sheriff’s Department has had extremely broad discretion over the scope and conduct of this investigation as well as final say over whether to bring federal charges against individuals who may be responsible. 

However limited, The Will County Sheriff Department has worked inside the local community to collect various information on those who are being investigated…We believe-the revelations of the past year regarding this investigation has been a considerable disappointment, as well as a major blow to public confidence and more specifically, the local Will County law enforcement institutions and to the integrity of public security. 

We must now urge-That the allegations must be met with a thorough, complete and impartial examination. Given the fact that the Will County Sheriff Department has missed critical opportunities to push forward with this investigation, we urge that Will County Sheriff’s Department now recuse itself going forward, and hand this investigation over to more qualified investigative hands being the State of Illinois.” Even, the Will County Sheriff’s support of more qualified State investigators would be a welcomed and necessary change.

Lastly, “A thorough ethics investigation is needed into malfeasance, conflict of interest, or any potential violations resulting from The Will County Sheriffs Investigation into the Homicide of Semaj Crosby and any person or groups that had effects of influence and have hampered this investigation.”

For the record my office will proceed with official complaint procedure at the Attorney Generals Office-I would hope to schedule a conference or meeting in the following days, to discuss options.  

Sincerely, Bishop Gregg L.Greer

President of Freedom First International 

 

BCC:

Lisa Madigan 

Patricia A. McConnell 

James W.Glasgow

Sheriff Mike Kelly

 

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Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International and it’s President have 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/

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(For National Distribution-Sent April 25, 2018) 11:00am Central

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Contacts

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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For immediate Release:  Alton Sterling’s Life mattered-Many American’s are voicing disapproval of The American Police State- Urge for immediate change of U.S. Police Policy. (Media Briefing)

For immediate Release Alton Sterling’s Life mattered-Many American’s are voicing disapproval of The American Police State- Urge for immediate change of Police policy. (Media Briefing)

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In the case of Alton Sterling our hearts go out to the family:

We are now at a time- In The United States when many people feel that we (community) can’t depend on the United States Government, The Department of Justice and more specifically-in communities around the country people have grown overly weary of community policing. 

To an unaware public  “Killer Cops” in many of these, “well known” national cases stay on the streets without certain and swift prosecution. To an unhappy America public-to top it all-the level of distrust looms for a government that overwhelmingly appears to have grown “openly”  self serving, and will not represent the interest of the public.
Our Message to “The Political World,” “The Justice System” and the “U.S. Courts,”- is now simply that at some point you have to make around to smooth out rough edges.
You must bring urgently needed reform to an American Justice system that for many who live in the minority, poor and oppressed communities is totally broken.    
 
Please Note: We all feel-The people are not being served, period when,-The Jeff Sessions-Department of Justice sends a message-that as long as you wear a 
badge “you are above the law, ” We won’t investigate cops.  
The people are not being served-when- The current U.S. President tells a graduating crowd of police officers, not to be “too nice” to suspected gang members and others under arrest. 

“When you see thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in; rough. I said, ‘please don’t be too nice,”  according to Trump.

“The whole thing is not just about Alton … it’s about justice in all of our American community nationally and internally.” 
We call it final justice because we the people are tired now. After Tamir Rice, after John Crawford, after Eric Garner, we are tired now, and the only alternative must be for change-no other remedy will do!

 

Please Note: So we stand with a determination that sends one message-If you don’t give the people justice, then they will take it upon themselves and give themselves their own justice-if that begins to happen it would be more tragic for America, and with that no one wins. 

JUSTICE FOR ALTON STERLING!

Bishop Gregg L. Greer-President of Freedom First International (Alton Sterling Advocate) 

 

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Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International and it’s President have lead and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-Including Tamir Rice and the organization has worked and advocate with the Sterling Family and Justice for Alton Sterling (See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

Further Reference:

http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/alton-sterling-rally-planned-for-saturday/617398852

 https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2017/10/30/media-statement-freedom-first-international-pushing-louisiana-ag-for-charges-in-alton-sterlings-shooting/

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(For National Distribution-Sent March 27, 2018) 8:00am Central

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Contacts

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.

Media Statement: Freedom First International Pushing Louisiana AG for charges in Alton Sterling’s shooting

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For Immediate Release: Statement on the Department of Justice refusal federal charges in Alton Sterling’s shooting

In the case of Alton Sterling our hearts go out to the family:

We are now at a time when we can’t depend on the US Government more specifically the Department of Justice-In communities around the country. To an unaware public  “Killer Cops” in many of these cases stay on the streets without prosecution. The people are not being served, period. The Jeff Sessions Department of Justice message is as long as you wear a badge “you are above the law”

In Baton Rouge people are shouting  “no justice, no peace,” We must continue to ignite and set off, an international dialog-Our goal is to remove any blockage standing in resistance to the prosecution of those who are responsible for Sterling’s death. “The whole thing is not just about Alton … it’s about justice in all of our community nationally and internally.” I call it final justice because we the people are tired now. After Tamir Rice, after John Crawford, after Eric Garner, we are tired now, and the only alternative must be for change.

So we stand with Sandra Sterling and the Sterling Family because final justice means the killings of young black men and women has to end.” No more!

The police officers involved in the shooting were Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni. Lake had three years of law enforcement experience which included a previous shooting of an African American male. He was subsequently placed on a department-mandated leave; Salamoni had four years of experience. Salamoni and Lake had both been previously investigated and cleared by their department for allegedly having used excessive force. On world human rights day December 10, 2016 (video below)-Freedom First International stood with the family of Alton Sterling and said, we will not stop until justice is met. “Alton We love you and we will stand for Justice.”

So we now ask the Attorney General Of Louisiana Jeff Landry to pursue civil rights violations and appropriate charges on the officers who murdered Alton Sterling. Nothing else will suffice.

(Alton Sterling Quest for Justice Rally-December 10, 2017)

 

 

Further Reference:

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/2/1658286/-DOJ-refuses-federal-charges-in-Alton-Sterling-s-shooting-by-Baton-Rouge-police-officers?_=2017-05-02T16:10:12.671-07:00

 

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(For National Distribution-Sent October 30, 2017)

Media Statement: Freedom First International Honors: Sgt La David Johnson-National Hero

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As an organization-Freedom First International honors-A Fallen National Hero. We honor and salute all the men and women who have served our country, while at the same time building awareness of the life of Sgt. La David Johnson and his awesome commitment. We hope and pray God’s mercy to the needs of those who have fallen in service to our community. Johnson left for his second deployment to Africa on August 28th, 2017 David’s earthly life was given up. Please review the digital obituary except from http://www.fredhunters.com here: 

Ladavid was employed at Wal-Mart in the produce department. He would remove the front wheel of his bike and ride to and from work earning him the title of “Wheelie King”. He remained at Wal-Mart until he made the decision to further his career with the United States Military. He enlisted into the United States Army January 28, 2014 where his leadership abilities continued to shine as he excelled in his career.

Sgt Ladavid Johnson awards include: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Non commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Basic, Air Assault Badge, Combat and Specific Skills Badge Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge, Driver and Mechanics Badge. Sgt Johnson left for his second deployment to Africa on August 28th, 2017. It would be here that God opened the windows of heaven and sent forth his angels to call his child home. His charismatic personality will always be remembered. 

 

Rest-in-peace

 

While we won’t give attention to the current US President Donald Trump and his allegations of insensitivity to the commitment of this young man. We will say that our community is well aware of issues the surround those who continually act outside of our interest. 

David left to cherish his life and legacy; wife: Myeshia Johnson; children: Ah’leeysa Jones, Ladavid Johnson Jr., and La’Shee Johnson; parents: Samara Johnson (Preceded him in death), Richard and Cowanda Johnson, Terrence (Teoka) McGriff; grandparents and a host of other family and friends 

If you like to sign his obituary reference here:

http://www.fredhunters.com/obituary/213255/Sgt-La-David-Johnson/

(Statement from Bishop Gregg L.Greer Founder of Freedom First International)

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So we stand with Johnson Family because final justice means the killings of young black men and women and those oppressed worldwide has to end.” No more lives! We must change or die!

Freedom First International Executive Team and President Gregg L. Greer

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(For National Distribution-Sent October 18, 2017)

Open Letter: Legal Notice-Cease and Desist to Jedidiah Brown and Alicia Nicole

Re: Statement Made by Jedidiah Brown and Alicia Nicole with regards to potential slander libel suit. 

Dear Mr.Jedidiah Brown and Ms.Alicia Nicole:

This correspondence is in connection with the above-referenced matter. The individual known as, Jedidiah Brown and Alicia Nicole and hereby warned and notified to CEASE AND DESIST with regards to personal statements made that may be slanderous by law. We expect total compliance with our request based on these ongoing matters.

Legal Definition:  malign, traduce, asperse, vilify, calumniate, defame, slander mean to injure by speaking ill of. malign suggests specific and often subtle misrepresentation but may not always imply deliberate lying. traduce stresses the resulting ignominy and distress to the victim. 

If we and our (legal counsel) are forced to commence a civil lawsuit against you herein as a result up to and including public sanction-that will include rewarding all legal fees. While I certainly hope this is not necessary, but we are prepared to pursue whatever legal avenues are necessary.

Lastly, use this letter as a final and formal notice that all rights, claims and associations to Bishop Gregg L. Greer, Freedom First International, and it’s executive team are completely and officially revoked, and you are put on this notice-This will be the first and Final notice. (Please refer any of these legal matter to the Freedom First Legal Team at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com)

Sincerely,

Bishop Gregg L.Greer-President of Freedom First International

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Alicia Nicole

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Open Letter: Legal Notice-Cease and Desist to Jedidiah Brown

Re: Statement Made by Jedidiah Brown with regards to potential slander libel suit. 

Dear Mr.Jedidiah Brown:

This correspondence is in connection with the above-referenced matter. The individual known as, Jedidiah Brown is hereby warned and notified to CEASE AND DESIST with regards to personal statements made that may be slanderous by law. We expect total compliance with our request based on these ongoing matters. (See item #A1-as noted concern)

(Item A1-Statement made by text message that “allegedly claims of a Threat against Jedidiah Brown-made Wednesday 11, 2017 at 20:59)

Legal Definition:  malign, traduce, asperse, vilify, calumniate, defame, slander mean to injure by speaking ill of. malign suggests specific and often subtle misrepresentation but may not always imply deliberate lying. traduce stresses the resulting ignominy and distress to the victim. 

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If we and our (legal counsel) are forced to commence a civil lawsuit against you herein as a result up to and including public sanction-that will include rewarding all legal fees. While I certainly hope this is not necessary, but we are prepared to pursue whatever legal avenues are necessary.

Lastly, use this letter as a final and formal notice that all rights, claims and associations to Semaj Crosby, James Crosby, and Semaj Crosby and her Estate by you are completely and officially revoked, and you are put on this notice-This will be the first and Final notice. (Please refer any of these legal matter to the Freedom First Legal Team at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com)

Sincerely,

Bishop Gregg L.Greer-President of Freedom First International

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Freedom First International Media Statement to advocacy, media, community. RE: Semaj Crosby

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Today,  we have entered into a new stage of our Advocacy with the fight “Justice for Baby Semaj Crosby.” The Semaj Crosby Coalition for Justice (on facebook) has now been formed-soon, we expect to began having actions and public education events on the ground.

The message from the concerned Family of baby Semaj:

For the Crosby’s- It is physically and emotionally draining to be called upon to prove that systems exist-that are working against us. For many, family, advocacy, and community- just struggling to keep this child’s name clear as we fight for “justice” is a task within it’s self. So we now say enough is enough. Now we must ask everyone to break clear of  innuendo as we want Justice and to move forward as much as any “grieving” family can who losses a loved one. 

Freedom First International has laid out the following bullet points:

  1. The Father of Semaj Crosby is fighting for Justice for his daughter! James Crosby now has support of family, and community who also want to see justice to move on with their lives. 
  2. No one should be speaking officially for the family except those authorized by the family-in an effort to stay clear of confusion with a very complex and very difficult situation.  
  3. Many People in the community who want to help can do so by simply supporting by joining groups who are progressive. 
  4. God Mother (Parents) is not an authorized representative of the Crosby Family or Estate of Semaj Crosby. We would ask out of respect for Baby Semaj Crosby-that no Media, Social Justice Organizations, and Community members give a forum to God Mother or any unauthorized representative of the Estate of Semaj Crosby. (This request is also being made for obvious legal reasons)

Can anyone fully explain why they would think that they are at an unfair disadvantage when in reality it’s not about them-the public must know the truth. Imagine watching a countess flurry of homemade “You Tude” video’s where a young seemingly “misguided” woman with an “alleged” but rather dubious and checkered history-claims to be representing the family, and also the Estate of Semaj Crosby. Many in the community believe-This verbal contest has constructed for “personal gain.” Unfortunately, We are forced day by day to engage with the idea that there are none (but you) actually advocating for Semaj-when the truth is the family loved this baby in “life” that love continues in the “afterlife.” The community has been truly mislead and some are now smearing the family. If that were not enough- it is also widely believed that this person has compromised much of the investigation of the death of Baby Semaj-a fact which local authorities fully agree.

It is incredibly painful to have to advocate for this child and address those who wish to continue on a downward path of confusion. None of the Confusion is needed or warranted.

Going forward our Prayer is that in the short turn Semaj Crosby will have her “Justice.” We hope that the light and love that she gave will help brighten dark paths for other children and those who are in need. This must and will be legacy of Semaj Crosby!

Best, Regards-Caring Community, Family and Advocacy for Semaj Crosby! 

 

SCCJ Please address all questions comments or concerns to the media team at Freedom First INternational at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com or freedomfirstintenational.net

 

 

 

Open Letter: Legal Notice-Cease and Desist to advocacy group known as the “FREEDOM FIGHTERS” and Jedidiah Brown

Re: Usage of Image and Likeness of Image of Semaj Crosby by Group known as the Freedom Fighters 

Dear Mr.Brown and Freedom Fighters:

This correspondence is in connection with the above-referenced matter. The group known as Freedom Fighters, is hereby warned and notified to CEASE AND DESIST using the likeness and image of  Semaj Crosby, as requested by the Estate of Semaj Crosby. All claims images and likeness must be released within 24 hours of this notice-We expect total compliance with our request based on these ongoing matters.

If we (legal counsel) are forced to commence a civil lawsuit against Freedom Fighters herein as a result up to and including public sanction-that will include rewarding all legal fees. While I certainly hope this is not necessary, we are prepared to pursue whatever legal avenues are necessary.

Lastly, use this letter as a final and formal notice that all rights, claims and associations to Semaj Crosby and her Estate by you are completely illegal have been officially revoked, and you are put on this notice-This means that you may not use them in any way or means. (Please refer any of these legal matter to the Freedom First Legal Team at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com)

Sincerely,

Bishop Gregg L.Greer-President of Freedom First International

Cc:

Sheena M. James

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For immediate Release: Community Activist Leadership will rally at Police District 11 to demand Immediate termination of Racist Cop

For immediate Release: Community Activist Leadership will rally at Police District 11 to demand Immediate termination of For immediate Release: Community Activist Leadership will rally at Police District 11 to demand Immediate termination of Racist Copracist Cop

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Today September 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

 Chicago, IL On September 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m-Freedom First International (FFI) is organizing a Protest Rally and Media Briefing, with Violence Interrupters various activist community groups. On group is demanding the instant removal of District 11 Chicago Police Sgt. George Granias who allegedly beat Patassa Johnson while she was in handcuffs, at the 11th District Station. 

Reports later showed that Granias owned several web domains with highly offensive racist tiles such as “NiggerDown.Com.” CBS 2 reported the altercation occurred in the 11th District police station in 2014. Johnson, a medical assistant, was driving home on a Chicago expressway when she was pulled over by a state trooper for allegedly driving drunk.

The activist are intent on bringing attention the fact that with Chicago PD many officers have avoid punishment or even suspensions because the grievance process is slow and complicated, and also because the number of grievances has surged. Add to those issues that the office fails to efficiently track cases — and it can wait for years for the police union to file grievance-related paperwork.  

Bishop Gregg L. Greer of Freedom First International stated, “In Chicago the police accountability system is widely seen as dysfunctional, ” This must change that is why we are now calling attention to this case-because Sgt. Granias has completely violated public trust-and has yet to be terminated, this fact also adds insult to injury.” 

The group believes racist attitudes of police officers become emblematic rather than exceptional.

Notable Facts more: 

* The Freedom First International has written an open letter (below) dated 9/21/17 to Wilber Wright College asking for Granias removal as Professor.


* The Group wrote The Police Commander at Chicago Police District 11, The Mayor’s Office in the same open letter.

                                                                             

                                                                          (View that Letter Here)  

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2017/09/21/media-statementopen-letter-to-mayor-rahm-emanuel-the-chicago-police-board-of-supervisors-and-the-police-commission-asking-for-the-immediate-and-complete-resignation-of-chicago-police-sgt-george-alex/

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Read more: 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/abusive-chicago-cop-hoarded-racist-websites-for-years

https://newsone.com/3726505/chicago-cop-racist-websites/

Wiber Wright College Rating

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1847161

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-chicago-police-discipline-grievances-delayed-20170325-story.html

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WHAT:  Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Campaign to End Torture, and community organizers are challenging police officials due to fact that a known and documented Racist police officer has yet to be terminated.

WHO: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Chicago Campaign to End Torture,and more.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community leaders who want continued and progressive Police Reform 

Where: Chicago Police Station District 11 at (10:30am)  3151 West Harrison St  Chicago, IL 60612 (Front)

AREA of INTEREST: 

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

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser

Frederick Washington, at One World Transatlantic Global Media, email oneworldtransglobal@gmail.com for more information. You may contact Bishop Gregg L.Greer at  (224) 678-0347 ext. 1 or  (404) 992-8954 he will be on the ground. 

 

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Media Statement:Open letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Police Board of Supervisors and the Police Commission asking for the immediate and complete resignation of Chicago Police Sgt.George Alex Granias#1731 :

    (For Immediate Release-Statement from the Freedom First International President)
Open letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Police Board of Supervisors and the Police Commission asking for the immediate and complete resignation of Sgt George Granias #1731 :
 

Good Morning, I’m writing you in an open letter because of recent events over the course of the past six months that have been brought to my attention by citizens of our community. Sgt. George Alex Granias start#1731 when taking the oath of office to serve and protect committed himself to public service on behalf of the residents of Chicago and we commend him for that dedication. Unfortunately- a flurry of incidents have caused for many folks in the greater Chicagoland Community to ask for his immediate and complete resignation from his duties at Chicago Police Department and District 11. Here are detailed items that we charge:

Racist Websites Granias had Registered
Before he was accused of beating a handcuffed African-American woman, a Chicago Police sergeant registered a racist URL: niggadown.com.
George Granias, a sergeant is at the heart of a recently settled police brutality lawsuit, purchased at least two websites with racial slurs in their titles, his alleged victim’s lawyer says. The domain names include URLs like “niggaguns.com,” the legal team first told CBS Chicago. An investigation by The Daily Beast revealed a series of other domains registered to Granias’ name and address, including “murdertech.com,” “necroarmy.com,” and in a jab to Illinois’ former governor, “patquinnsucks.com”. In December 2013, Granias registered niggadown.com, internet records show.

 

Racist “Use Force Incident” by Granias
Three months later, in Winter of 2014 police arrested Patasa Johnson, a Chicago woman, at a traffic stop. Johnson’s arresting officer accused her of driving drunk, a charge she denied, and which was later dropped. The officer cuffed her in the back of a squad car and drove her to a police station, where “Granias grabbed [Johnson] from the back of the car,” and roughly escorted her into the station, according to a lawsuit Johnson filed against the city in 2015. “Inside the station, Defendant Granias beat [Johnson] while [Johnson] was in hand-cuffs.”

At one point he “Granias” was believed to be one in a line of progressive officers who have overseen the department over the last 10 years; men and women representing a range of backgrounds and experience, but after looking closer with a fine tooth comb of this officers history-we will see a contrast of use of force offenses over 13 complaints 99% including “use of force incidents” all carried out against “blacks”

We as a community must recognize that there is a critical need for outreach and reform to address the very real pain that some are feeling in our city. We also recognize that changing the culture of a police force requires more than just a dedicated officers, and it can’t be done overnight. It takes the support of elected officials, community leaders, everyday citizens, and community minded” rank and file officers.

Our police department, like so many others, needs change. Whether it is being better trained to handle the mentally ill on our streets, to respect diverse cultural differences or to walk beats and protect people and property, it’s clear it is time to increase training and get rid of outdated approaches and more importantly the track to rid the Chicago Police Department of “Bad Officers” must come “swift and certain”

At this point-over the course of the next fews days (weeks), groups of citizens will began a public awareness campaigns in opposition of any organization that supports this officers continued employment with our City. This movement will start upon the release of this “open letter.”  Myself and community members are more than happy to sit down with you and address any concerns, after progress has been made to remove this officer from public service. 

Also, Let this proclamation extend to David Potash, President of  Wilber Wright College and his administration-where Professor Granias has worked as a faculty member under the criminal justice department. Wilber Wright College is where-We intend to organize Protest and rallies with students in the days ahead. We believe-No one with a well documented history of racial discrimination should receive any city pay or be on city payroll.

For the record-Freedom First International has taken on some of most “notable” civil rights cases in America for example Tamir Rice (Cleveland, OH), Alton Sterling (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and others. We are committed to seeing this through until resolution happens.

Clearly this is an issue that requires your immediate attention.  Please proceed with the needs of the community in mind! 

Regards Bishop Gregg L.Greer, President of Freedom First International

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Sent 9/21/2017 to the following:

Mayor of Chicago

Chicago District 11 (Commander) and 

COPA Administrative

Freedom First International Executive Team

Chicago and National Media

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(For National Distribution-Sent September 21, 2017)