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 

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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 groups Challenge Chicago Police top brass about murdered and Missing Women 

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Freedom First International and other Community Activist groups Challenge Chicago Police top brass about murdered and Missing Women 
Bishop Gregg L.Greer and Chicago Community Activist Leadership will address the police board meeting (at Chicago Police Board Headquarters) as well as conduct a press conference before the meeting urging Chicago Police Leadership and New Chicago Mayor to address explosive reports that Chicago may have a serial killer on the loose.
The Group is challenging reports that Chicago Police is working with FBI to resolve these cases, and that these cases are being swept under the rug.   

Freedom First International and groups have grown deeply concerned about a growing list of more than 50 deaths in recent months.  Freedom First International agrees with the findings of the Murder Accountability Project, which shows via computer formula highlights a pattern of killings — 50 females strangled and dumped since 2001 that could suggest signal a serial killer.

Many community members are concerned that the Police are not taking the investigations of black women seriously. 

“This isn’t something we’re going to sweet under the rug or put up on the shelf for it to disappear,” said CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson. “We still investigate these cases.”  

Johnson says he’s deeply concerned about these 50 deaths. But the head of the Murder Accountability Project, Thomas Hargrove, says research might show otherwise.

“It’s highly unlikely these 50 women were murdered by 50 separate men,” Hargrove said.

Plan of Action

  • Tonight Freedom First International is asking The Police board including Chicago Police New Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to stand with victims’ families and community members demanding answers and announce a task force to address the potential of Serial Killer in Chicago’s urban areas.
  • Bishop Gregg L.Greer and other community activist will ask the Chicago Police Chief to Clarify the public information that they have informed based on the 50 plus murdered women.
 
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Taken from the Freedom First International Page:

Freedom First Internal, along with partner organizations are asking for a task force and Public Safety Announcements to begin in reference to pattern of killings. The graphic below is an example:

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Reference #1 (Media Articles)

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/4/11/18478064/cpd-to-probe-whether-serial-killer-at-work-in-51-unsolved-murders-of-women

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a27816111/chicago-serial-killer-strangling-women/  

https://afropunk.com/2019/04/chicago-pd-suspect-serial-killer-in-black-women-slayings/  

https://www.bet.com/news/national/2019/04/23/chicago-activists-say-serial-killer-has-been-targeting-black-wom.html  

https://news.yahoo.com/activists-believe-51-unsolved-chicago-025126815.html

Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

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WHAT:   Freedom First International and other Community Activist groups Challenge Chicago Police top brass about Murdered and Missing Women

WHERE:   Thursday June 20, 2019 starting at  6:15pm CST. CPD Headquarters at 35th and Michigan 

(3510 S.Michigan Ave Chicago, IL)

WHO: Freedom First International and multiple community activist.

WHY:  Flurry of Murders in Urban Communities show serial killer potential Chicago Police 

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

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Urgent Public Safety Issue in Chicagoland Area

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 Frederick Washington, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (224) 678-0347

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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

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent Thursday June 20, 2019) 12:00 noon Central

For Immediate Release: Hampton Family Members, Freedom First International, and community will Hold a Press Conference for Juneteenth Memorial Celebration for Fred Hampton 

 

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For Immediate Release: Hampton Family members, Freedom First International, and community will Hold a Press Conference for Juneteenth Memorial Celebration for Fred Hampton 

Stand with us on June 19, 2019 at 6:00pm for Emancipation Day Juneteenth Independence Day to celebrate the Life, Legacy and commitment of Legendary Chicago Icon Chairman Fred Hampton. 

The group plans to move forward with a memorial marker where Fred Hampton was murdered. 

We will have various speakers from all around Chicago. Special Guest Speaker Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Tio Hardiman, Bishop Don Adams, Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef. Pastor Al Sampson and many more. Meet us at the Wall!

Keynote Address By Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. (Son of the late Civil Rights Icon)

You don’t want to miss this historical event. 

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(Fred Hampton pictured above with quote)

QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED/ PLAN OF ACTION

  • The Family of Fred Hampton and community supporters will discuss plans to ask for a memorial marker where Fred Hampton was murdered.  
  • Freedom First President Bishop Gregg L.Greer will lay the grounds against Denny’s and explain the rational to announce a national boycott.
  • Group will discuss other plans of action to organize around the 50 Anniversary of Fred’s Chicago Black Panther movement.

 

Information on Juneteenth 

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.

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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Family Members and community will Hold a Press Conference for Juneteenth Memorial Celebration for Chicago Civil Rights Icon Fred Hampton 

WHERE:   Fred Hampton Wall. 2746 Madison Street Chicago, IL (Front). Starting at 6:00-Press please be present before 6:30pm.

WHO: Freedom First International, Black Panther Cubs, Chicago Social Justice Network, Tikkun Chai International (Humanitarian Project), Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef, and a growing list of multiple community activist. 

WHY:  Community will organize around the Black Panther Clubs movement and the 50th anniversary. (Petition for a memorial maker at the location where Fred was murdered. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist moving forward with the legacy of Legendary Chicago Civil Rights Icon.

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_and continued fight 

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:  Not Yet

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

References:

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Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (224) 678-0347

You may also Contact Bishop Gregg L.Greer about the event at 312 833-8231

Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations in America has 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/

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent June 19, 2019) 6:30 a.m. Central


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For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and activist will Meet to Demand Resignation and Criminal Investigation of Alderman Ed Burke

Say No To Corruption

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and activist will Meet to Demand Resignation and criminal Investigation of Alderman Ed Burke

On Wednesday morning (June 12, 2019) 9:30am at City Hall Freedom First International and other community activist will ask for a formal resignation from disgraced Alderman Ed Burke and also investigation for multiple violations one of Chicago’s gun-free zones by keeping guns in his city hall offices. The Protest and Press Briefing is called “Say No Corruption.”

After resigning from office after being charged with attempted extortion late last year in federal court, 23 guns were seized from the disgraced politician’s office. The group is aware that as Chicago’s longest-serving alderman Burke was recently charged under a racketeering law normally reserved for mobsters. While Burke has not been convicted-the activist believe the 14-count indictment the the Disgraced Alderman currently facing is more reason for Burke to stepdown.

The Group of activist is urging Many Chicago locals and Federal Law Enforcement Officials to do a double take and revisit the issues surrounding the Alderman’s position and usage of the Gun Buyback program. Also this morning the group send a letter to the US Attorney Northern District Office for case review. 

When federal prosecutors announced November 29, 2018 that investigators had found nearly two dozen guns not in his home but in his office and sources told news reporters the weapons were at least at one time on display in cases at his office at City Hall.

For the record-signs posted outside prohibit anyone – even a concealed carry permit holder – from bringing a gun into the government building, but as an alderman, Burke may have enjoyed special privileges.

Background

While in office, Burke has pushed to outlaw cell phone cases that were shaped like guns, advocated punishing the parents of youth who have firearms, ban guns from protests, and proposed a measure to require financial institutions working with the city to file a “Safe Guns Policy” affidavit vouching that their other business customers adhere to a list of firearm regulations such as prohibiting the sale of “high-capacity magazines” or barring gun sales to those under 21.   

According to WBBM, an 1872 law designated aldermen as “peace officers.” This designation may have allowed Burke to keep so many weapons inside City Hall-in a city known for having some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. In addition to this law, Burke was also a licensed private detective and private security contractor, and had a valid Firearms Control Card.

While many of the guns Burke had in his office were historic, it should be noted that around November of 2018 Burke had encouraged Chicago residents to hand over their own historic firearms. “Any of those guns that are sitting in your closet that some relative might have brought back from the First World War, Second World War, Korea, bring them in get your 100 bucks get those guns off the street,” he said.


Possible Violations
Freedom First International and other activist believe Alderman Burke also appears to have violated one of Chicago’s many gun-free zones by keeping guns in his city hall offices.

Alderman Burke, the embodiment of the city’s corrupt political machine, a man who had campaigned for decades on gun control and Second Amendment restrictions, was found to have 23 firearms in his office.  

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                                (ACTUAL PROMO FOR GUN BUY BACK PROGRAM)

Signs posted outside (city hall) prohibit anyone – even a concealed carry permit holder – from bringing a gun into the government building, but as an alderman, Burke may have enjoyed special privileges.

(430 ILCS 66/65)
Sec. 65. Prohibited areas.
(a) A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into:
(5) Any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government.

QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED 

 
Did Alderman Burke abuse his position by taking “BUYBACK” guns into his personal collection using city funds?
 
Was Burke’s Gun buy back a front for his personal agenda to collect guns?
 
Did Burke abuse his office by holding multiple guns at government locations? 
 
NICS check? and speaking of the NICS checks, how many of the buy back guns were transferred legally in his gun buy back as advertised in the photo attached to this story?  
 
Freedom First International Has Protested against Ed Burke in the past:
 
In September 2016, FFI opposed a “Blues Lives Matter” ordinance, introduced by Chicago alderman Edward Burke, which sought to classify as “hate crimes” any attacks on the city’s police officers or other first-responders. “If we have a Blue Lives Matter,” said FFI, “then there must be a Black Lives Matter Ordinance” as well.  

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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and activist will Meet to Demand Resignation and criminal Investigation of Alderman Ed Burke.

WHERE:City of Chicago – City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL.(2nd Floor).  Wednesday June 12, 2019 starting at 10.00 am. Freedom First International will be available after the meeting for Media on the second floor for one hour.

WHO: Freedom First InternationalChicago Social Justice Network, Tikkun Chai International (Humanitarian Project), Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Rabbi Micheal Ben Yosef, and a growing list of multiple community activist.

WHY:  City Officials and Law Enforce must react with sense of urgency, and investigate possible aldermans corruption.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local level and challaence political corruption. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_City Hall and Public Official   

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

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

References:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/5/31/18647364/chicago-alderman-edward-burke-resign-mayor-lori-lightfoot  

https://abc7chicago.com/cpd-gun-buy-back-event-collects-more-than-100-guns/4862465/  

https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-burke-fbi-raid-smoking-spin-thursday-20181128-story.html  

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2019/01/04/freedom-first-international-statement-on-the-indictment-of-ed-burke/

https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/freedom-first-international-ffi/

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (224) 678-0347

You may also Contact Bishop Gregg L.Greer on the day of the event at 312 833-8231

 

FFI

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

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent June 3, 2019) 5:30 a.m. Central

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and activist will address The Mayor and City Council Demanding Justice & Investigation for a Serial Killer Targeting Black Women

 

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For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and activist will address The Mayor and City Council Demanding Justice & Investigation for a Serial Killer Targeting mostly Black Women in Urban Areas of Chicagoland! 

Groups involved thus far Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Chicago Social Justice Network, Demand Justice, Tikkun Chai International (Humanitarian Project), Tio Hardiman, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Rabbi Micheal Ben Yosef, Dr.Matt Harrington, and a growing list of multiple community activist.

The Chicago Police Department is revisiting the unsolved killings of more than 50 women across the city since 2001, facing pressure from community activists who say the string of slayings suggest a serial murderer is on the loose.

The CPD investigation follows a report by the Virginia-based Murder Accountability Project, a nonprofit group that analyzes information about homicides, which argued that the 51 killings —  in which most of the victims died by asphyxiation — bore the “characteristics of a serial murderer.”

Just as Jack The Ripper terrorized London in 1888, killing at least five women and mutilating their bodies in an unusual manner, indicating that the killer had a substantial knowledge of human anatomy. The culprit was never captured—or even identified—and Jack the Ripper remains one of England’s, and the world’s, most infamous.

It is with this tragic thought in mind that activist would ask the Newly Elected Mayor and Alderman for urgent Public Service Announcement notices as well as convening a task force to take immediate actions to protect vulnerable members of the community. While we all should understand that this is a very serious matter, urgency can be placed, and also certain steps should be taken to ensure a sense of urgency to assist in attempts curtaining as further murders.  

For our part the activist will work with, CPD, Chief Johnson, and Police officials and any group to protect those members of our community. We (activist) demand that CPD still has time to do something about this issue but urge CPD to immediately change the trajectory and began informing the public for public safety.

Activist are hoping that this effort stand out amongst the first initiatives and are urging Lori Lightfoot to also act. For the Record we (activist) will continue our efforts to draw immediate public attention to this travesty of justice-this is taking our future. 

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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and activist will address The Mayor and City Council Demanding Justice & Investigation and Public Action If There’s a Serial Killer Targeting Black Women

WHERE:   Wednesday May 29, 2019 starting at 9:30am for Press Briefing, Also in the City Council meeting at 10am. and Freedom First will be available after the meeting for Media.  (121 N.Lasalle Second Floor Chicago, IL)

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Chicago Social Justice Network, Demand Justice, Tikkun Chai International (Humanitarian Project), Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Rabbi Micheal Ben Yosef, Dr.Matt Harrington, and a growing list of multiple community activist.

WHY:  Law Enforcement (CPD) and city officials must react with sense of urgency. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_national administration 

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

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

References:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-task-force-to-probe-any-possible-links-between-deaths-of-50-women/  

https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/04/16/chicago-police-fbi-investigate-to-determine-if-theres-a-serial-killer-targeting-black-women/?fbclid=IwAR3pqMCwrrTxqOajQ9yr-5xD2z_1J43OrzIjHBH7iFRfCEEaddCCvKxYOtM

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2019/04/23/for-immediate-release-activist-will-protest-outside-of-fbi-chicago-urging-demanding-justice-investigation-to-determine-if-theres-a-serial-killer-targeting-black-women/

https://wgntv.com/2019/04/26/activists-suspect-51-unsolved-chicago-murders-are-work-of-serial-killer/ 

https://www.theroot.com/fearing-a-serial-killer-has-been-targeting-black-women-1834229413 

https://www.bet.com/news/national/2019/04/23/chicago-activists-say-serial-killer-has-been-targeting-black-wom.html 

 

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (224) 678-0347

You may also Contact Bishop Gregg L.Greer on the day of the event at 312 833-8231

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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

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent May 28, 2019) 3:00 p.m. Central

For Immediate Release: Chicago Community Activist-SAY “NO” TO A RAHM RIVERWALK!

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Freedom First Intentional, Violence Interrupters and members from several other activist organizations will hold a press briefing and protest to address one specific community issue: We will ask the local community not to honor the legacy of Rahm Emanuel with his name on the the Riverwalk. 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has told associates that, if anything in Chicago is ever named after him, he would love it to be the Riverwalk, the embodiment of his vision to create a “second waterfront.”  

The Chicago Tribune article says. “Despite his failings, outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel deserves to have his name put on the Chicago Riverwalk but we should wait five years.”

The activist disagree with the synopsis from the Chicago Tribune and use multiple examples including:  the second-degree murder conviction of Van Dyke, to Emanuel’s sacrificial dismissal of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy after the cover-up of McDonald’s murder was exposed, Emanuel’s administration had been marked by high profile acts of state violence.

Emanuel tried — and failed, one of Emanuel’s biggest fiasco’s was school policy fiasco was the mass closing of 50 schools in 2013, mostly in black neighborhoods. African Americans in particular are moved to suburbs or other regions to escape poor schools and violent streets.

Emanuel opposed a federal investigation of the police department, opposed efforts to revamp the civilian police oversight authority and give it budgetary independence, failed to carry out a promise to establish a community oversight board, and resisted judicial oversight through a consent decree. 

The activist will ask the community to oppose any initiative that suggest to add Rahm’s name on the Riverwalk and suggest that The Riverwalk should dedicated to the “Hero’s of Chicago” including Chicago Violence victims. 

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WHAT:  For Immediate Release: Chicago Community Activist-SAY “NO” TO A RAHM RIVERWALK

WHERE:   Friday May 24, 2019 starting at 1:30 pm CST. Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601 ( State Wacker Drive Entrace)

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Chicago Social Justice Network,  Tio Hardiman, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Tyrone Muhammad  and a growing list of multiple community activist.

WHY:  Law Enforcement (CPD) and FOP officials mock public tragedy. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_local administration who 

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

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

Contact (s):     

References:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-riverwalk-rahm-emanuel-daley-trump-hotel-20190517-story.html  

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/5/13/18618887/the-rahmwalk-emanuel-strengthens-case-to-have-riverwalk-named-after-him

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190513/emanuel-strengthens-his-case-to-have-the-riverwalk-named-after-him

Press Release:

 

 

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (224) 678-0347

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

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

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(For National Distribution-Sent May 24, 2019) 3:00 a.m. Central

For Immediate Release: Activist Protest Against Officer Robert Rialmo and the Chicago F.O.P For FUNDRAISER Billing Rialmo as the Cop who shot Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones

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Freedom First Intentional and members from Several other activist organizations will hold a press briefing and Protest against the Chicago F.O.P for a gun raffle which they believe is  “disgusting” and tasteless in the F.O.P to allow a disgraced officer Rialmo’s to mock a public tragedy.

The announcement says the fundraiser will benefit Rialmo, who shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier as he carried a baseball bat after a domestic disturbance on the West Side in 2015. Rialmo also accidentally killed bystander Bettie Jones, 55. Rialmo is not being paid as he faces firing for the shooting, a Police Department spokesman said.

Basileios Foutris, an attorney for LeGrier’s father, Antonio, voiced outrage at the event’s details. 

The notice for the May 10 evening event at the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police union hall calls for a $20 donation. Ticket holders gain entry into a raffle with advertised prizes of a rifle, a gun and an iPad.  

This event follow growing concern and a flurry of protest from members of the community and activists who are calling for increased accountability from the police union, According to Bishop Gregg L. Greer, President of Freedom First International:

“we are now seeing the Chicago FOP act more like a gang, then a group of professionals that should be servicing the public and protecting the public. Actions like this only serve to widen the division of an already temperamental relationship of Chicago Police and the greater Chicago community,” -they must stop and rethink.”

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WHAT:  For Immediate Release: Activist Protest Against Officer Robert Rialmo and the Chicago F.O.P  Fundraiser billing Rialmo as the Cop who shot Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones

WHERE:   Friday May 10, 2019 starting at 5:30 pm CST.Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Headquarters1412 W. Washington Blvd #3 Chicago, IL 60607 (Front)

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Chicago Social Justice Network,  Tio Hardiman, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Tyrone Muhammad  and a growing list of multiple community activist.

WHY:  Law Enforcement (CPD) and FOP officials mock public tragedy. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_national administration 

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

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

Contact (s):     

References:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-chicago-police-union-shooting-robert-rialmo-raffle-guns-20190502-story.html 

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Police-union-to-raffle-guns-to-benefit-officer-13814644.php 

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (224) 678-0347

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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

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent May 9, 2019) 5:00 p.m. Central

For Immediate Release: Open Letter to Lori Lightfoot Chicago Mayor RE: Systematic Killing Spree of Young Women in Chicago

Dear Lori Lightfoot,

Good Morning Mayor, congratulations on your recent victory please accept this letter as a call for sincere urgency our community simply for justice and preservation of lives. Lori-Last night, I along with my associate Champlain addressed the C.O.P.A Board In reference to the demand for action with regards to a potential serial killer on the loose in “Poorer Urbans Areas” in Chicago with growing facts that both proven and unproven-that shows a trend of more then fifty one bodies of young women of color found with mutilated bodies found in an unusual manner in abandoned building, alleys, or garbage cans. Facts would show that a consistency that the bodies were burnt (as to destroy evidence). 

For the record-I as a member of the Clergy and a Faith Leader have worked restorative justice in a community justice capacity for over 10 years based in Chicago. Our organization Freedom First International is an organization that has engaged in correcting some of the most infamous civil rights cases in America over the past ten years. 

Chicago does have a serious issue- just as Jack the Ripper terrorized London in 1888, killing at least five women and mutilating their bodies in an unusual manner, indicating that the killer had a substantial knowledge of human anatomy. The culprit was never captured—or even identified—and Jack the Ripper remains one of England’s, and the world’s, most infamous.

It is with this tragic thought in mind that we would ask for a urgent Public notices and convening a task force to take immediate actions to protect members of the community. While we all should understand that this is a very serious matter, urgency can be placed, and also certain steps should be taken to ensure direction of action urgency to assist in attempts curtaining further murders.  

For our part we will work with you, your office, Chief Johnson, Police officials and any group to protect those members of our community. You still have time to do something about this issue. Change the trajectory. Make a different history.

We are hoping that this effort stand out amoungst is the first initiatives after your oath of office. Again, we are hoping that this effort stand out amoungst is the first initiatives after your oath of office.

For the Record we will continue our efforts to draw immediate public attention to this travesty of justice-this is taking our future.  

 

Sincerely,

Bishop Gregg L.Greer President of Freedom First International

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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

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent April 12, 2019) 7:25 a.m. Central

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International-Chicago Community Activist will Protest Gucci this morning

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International-Chicago Community Activist will Protest Gucci this morning
 
 
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Gucci Store 900 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611  at 11:30A
 

Chicago Community Activist Leaders will protest against Gucci -because we believe it’s obvious” that “they (Gucci) doesn’t have a clue” when it comes to “racist, blackface hateful imagery.”

Last week, Gucci stopped selling its $890 balaclava black-knit women’s sweater that could be pulled up over the lower half of the wearer’s face. The sweater included bright red lips as a cut-out for the mouth.

The sweater was being sold in Gucci stores and online before social media users denounced it as resembling blackface. 

The criticism comes as old photos of prominent Virginia politicians in blackface have embroiled the country in debate.

Taken from the Freedom First International Page:

Freedom First Internal, Violence Interrupters, Tikkon Chai International (The Humanitarian Project)  along with partner organizations is now calling for a community ban and a boycott of the designer brand over its wool balaclava jumper, which features an over-sized neck with a red cutout for the mouth. 

 While Gucci has made an apology we believe that apology is not enough for  taken to social media in protest of the Italian fashion house.

 

Reference #1 (Media Article)

https://blackamericaworld.news/2019/02/11/gucci-blackface-and-adidas-sneakers-are-epic-fails-for-black-history-month/

REFERENCE #2 (FACEBOOK EVENT)

https://www.facebook.com/events/626662384435415/

Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

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 WHAT:   Chicago Community Activist will Protest Donald Trumps State of the Union! 

WHERE:   Tuesday February  12, 2019 starting at 11:30am CST.

 Gucci Store 900 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (StoreFront)

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Humanitarian Project and Tio Hardiman, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Rabbi Micheal Ben Yosef multiple community activist.

WHY:  National Retailer with Local connection promoting  “racist, blackface hateful imagery.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_national administration 

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

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

Contact (s):     

References:

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Frederick Washington, for Media, email ofreedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (224) 678-0347

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

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent Monday February 12, 2019) 6:30a.m. Central