FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL P.S.A: ANTI DEPORTATION KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Multinational  ICE Public Service Announcements

Everyone in the U.S. has certain rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, regardless of your immigration status. You can’t always control whether you will come in contact with immigration or law enforcement. It is important to know and practice these scenarios so that you and your friends, family, and colleagues are prepared for any situation. Understanding what your fundamental rights are and how to use them will help you advocate for yourself and respond appropriately if you encounter the police or immigration enforcement.

In any interaction with law or immigration enforcement, the most important practices to remember are:

  • Stay calm
  • Stay silent (don’t mention where you were born or how you entered the US)
  • Record details and names
  • Do NOT run away
  • Ask to speak to your lawyer before signing any documents or answering any questions
  • If you do speak, do not lie. 

Your home carries with it special protections that public spaces do not. Understanding what those are (and aren’t) can help you navigate stressful encounters with immigration enforcement on your doorstep, and potentially avoid harm.

If ICE comes to your door

If ICE knocks on the front door of your home or apartment and asks to enter, do not open the door. ICE is only allowed to enter if they have a valid judicial search or arrest warrant with your correct name and/or address, signed by a judge.

Ask the officer to slip the warrant under the door or hold it up to your front window so you can examine it. ICE will usually have a warrant of deportation or removal, which is signed by an immigration official, not a judge, and does NOT give them permission to enter the home even if you or another occupant’s name is on it, unless you give them permission. If this is the only warrant they provide, you should NOT open the door.

Although opening the door does not mean that you are giving them permission to enter our home, officers may say later that you did.  

If the officer refuses to show you their warrant, tell them that because they have not demonstrated that they have a valid warrant, you are exercising your constitutional right and will not open the door to them.

 In order for a search warrant to be valid, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be signed by a judge – NOT an immigration official
  • Must contain the address of the home to be searched
  • Must describe the area to be searched

You have the same rights in an apartment as you do in a house. ICE cannot force a landlord to open your front door if you refuse because they do not have a valid warrant.

If ICE knocks on the front door of your home or apartment and asks to enter, do not open the door. ICE is only allowed to enter if they have a valid judicial search or arrest warrant with your correct name and/or address, signed by a judge.

Ask the officer to slip the warrant under the door or hold it up to your front window so you can examine it. ICE will usually have a warrant of deportation or removal, which is signed by an immigration official, not a judge, and does NOT give them permission to enter the home even if you or another occupant’s name is on it, unless you give them permission. If this is the only warrant they provide, you should NOT open the door.

Although opening the door does not mean that you are giving them permission to enter our home, officers may say later that you did.  

If the officer refuses to show you their warrant, tell them that because they have not demonstrated that they have a valid warrant, you are exercising your constitutional right and will not open the door to them.

 In order for a search warrant to be valid, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be signed by a judge – NOT an immigration official
  • Must contain the address of the home to be searched
  • Must describe the area to be searched

You have the same rights in an apartment as you do in a house. ICE cannot force a landlord to open your front door if you refuse because they do not have a valid warrant.

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 Wednesday July 11, 2019-5:00 a.m., Friday July 13

9:30 p.m).- 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

Key

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

 Key

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. 

Fred HAmpton

(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 Community will hold a Press Conference calling for a National Boycott Against Denny’s for Racism

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For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and Community will hold a Press Conference calling for a National Boycott Against Denny’s for Racism

On Monday afternoon (June 17, 2019) 1:00 pm-Freedom First International and community members will announce a Chicagoland Boycott against Denny’s Restaurant Chain for their repeated failure to stop the long term racial discrimination of black customers. 

The organization is backing an African American female parton with children who was at a local Denny’s (Orland, Park, IL) last Wednesday and was discriminated against while with her children, the young lady will be present to tell her story.

Here is the Actual Statement from the customer:

I took my children to Denny’s in Orland Park tonight and as we were waiting to be seated a old white lady (age 30-75) looks at us and says, and I quote “eww” followed by a sigh and says “how many?”  I’m like “excuse me! what did you say? She says “oh nothing” God knows I’m trying to teach my children how to handle certain situations; so I say “you know what we’ll pass odiningng in… have a nice night” she said “good go somewhere else” now at this point I’ve slightly lost my cool and cussed in my anger and we walked out. 

I look back and I see this man running toward the door so I’m thinking he’s probably a Manager trying to fix the situation but unfortunately I was wrong. He yelled out “Byeeee!! We didn’t want your nigger ass here anyway”  I called the police and explained what I just happened and went back inside the restaurant. 

Now I am approached by a manager which whom is a black woman and she says “ Ma’am I’m sorry about that and I did speak with him” I said you spoke with him? Obviously you don’t know what was actually said” so I told her and immediately she called her boss and now the officer has arrived and I’m so pissed I’m almost in tears explaining to him what transpired. 

He spoke to both managers and whatever he said on that phone made her send the both them home. After receiving a report number I drove away and he flashed his lights, so of course I stopped… he got out his car with tears in his eyes and told my children “all ppl aren’t like those assholes and I’m sorry that you guys experienced that. Have you guys ever wondered how the police lights works?” Of course they said yes 🤷🏽‍♀️ and he ask if it was ok for the kids check out car? I let them and they loved it. When it was all over he asked for hugs and promise the kids that he’ll make sure that those two ppl will be looking for a new job.  

Possible Violations    

For the record-Denny’s has been involved in multiple discrimination lawsuits involving food servers denying or providing inferior service to racial minorities, especially black customers for years, here are some examples:

In 1994, Denny’s settled a class action lawsuit filed by black customers who had been refused service, forced to wait longer, or pay more than white customers. The $54.4 million settlement was the largest to date under federal public-accommodations laws established thirty years earlier. n another case, six black Secret Service agents assigned to President Clinton’s detail were refused a table at a Denny’s in Annapolis. Md., while their white Secret Service colleagues were seated and served.

  • In 1995, a black Denny’s customer in Sacramento, California was told that he and his friends had to pay up front at the counter upon ordering their meals. He questioned the waitress: “We asked the waitress about it and she said some black guys had been in earlier who made a scene and walked out without paying their bill. So the manager now wanted all blacks to pay up front.”
  • A 1993 incident occurred when six black United States Secret Service agents visited a Denny’s restaurant in Annapolis, Maryland. They were forced to wait an hour for service while their white companions were seated immediately.
  • In San Jose, California, in 1994, several black teenagers were refused service unless they agreed to pay in advance.
  • In 1997, six Asian-American students from Syracuse University visited a local Denny’s restaurant late at night. They waited for more than half an hour as white patrons were regularly served, seated, and offered more helpings. They complained to management and to their server but were forced to leave the establishment by two security guards called by Denny’s management. Then, according to the students, a group of white men came out of Denny’s, attacked them and shouted racial epithets. Several of the students were beaten into unconsciousness.
  • After the $54.4 million settlement, Denny’s created a racial sensitivity training program for all employees. Denny’s has also made efforts at improving its public relations image by featuring African-Americans in their commercials.
  • In 2014, a Denny’s location in Deming, New Mexico became subjected to a discrimination claim by an LGBT group, alleging that wait staff used homophobic slurs and refused to serve a group of gay, lesbian, and transgender customers who were attending a gay pride celebration. One year later, Denny’s agreed to donate $13,000 to Deming Pride, pay $3,250 to a female customer who was subjected to the abusive behavior by wait staff, as well as retrain employees regarding discrimination policies.
  • In 2017, staff at a Denny’s in Vancouver were accused of making an Indigenous woman pay for her meal before it was served. After the customer left, restaurant staff called police to report the incident, alleging that the patron had a sharp-metal object in their pocket. Denny’s Canada responded stating that the company was conducting an internal review regarding the incident.

Bishop Gregg L.Greer-Statement on Denny’s

In poor and black communities, we will not continue to accept the “anything goes” especially when your first duty is to provide a service to us, the fact that we pay for inferior or discriminatory service is a direct insult to our community. Our Weakness is what allows more ignorance, cheapness, racism, and must not cosign to reward     mistreatment from others.

Know that the black and poor community no longer has to accept  being treated like third world citizens or even animals. 
You must and be totally indignant to show your opposition to oppression. Afterward If they won’t treat you like a human being, the you must fight until you prevail. 

Then never forget the stain on your heart and train the next the generations on what they did-so they won’t forget. Why wait for them to change, You change!

  Quote (statement) from Bishop Gregg L. Greer, President of Freedom First International

RE: National Boycott against Racial Discrimination From Denny’s and other Corporations

                                                                                                                                          6/16/2019

QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED/ PLAN OF ACTION

  • The female patron will present her side of the story and how she was discriminated against.
  • 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 call out and organize against Denny’s Corporate.

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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and Community Members will hold a press conference calling for a National Boycott Against Denny’s Food Chain.

WHERE:   Denny’s in Orland Park, IL. Freedom First will be available after the meeting for any Media. 20 Orland Square Dr, Orland Park, IL 60462 (Front).

WHO: Freedom First International, 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, Female Patron who was discriminated against. 

WHY:  Denny’s has accepted a policy of Racial Discrimination toward customers.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public interest story about activist looking to effect change on a local level against Denny’s National Food Chain. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_National Food Chain with a bad history of racial discrimination.   

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

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

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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 June 16, 2019) 9:40 a.m. Central

 

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

 

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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 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

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 May 28, 2019) 3:00 p.m. Central

Memorial Day 2019 We Salute the 29th Negro Regiment in Illinois. 

29th Negro Regiment

Memorial Day 2019 We Salute the 29th Negro Regiment in Illinois. 
The 29th Illinois was organized in 1864 and this Regiment of the United States 
Negro Troops had 1,811 men on its roster, though probably only about half of them were actually from Illinois.

During and before the Civil War, there was a the legal fight to repeal the Illinois Black Code. Which kept blacks from voting provide testimony against whites in court; in a particularly egregious cases, where blacks would be subject cruelties up to and including murder (lynching’s) in most cases. 

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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

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 May 9, 2019) 5:00 p.m. Central

For Immediate Release: Semaj Crosby Case Update from Freedom First International

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As many of you already know Semaj Crosby’s murder has not resulted in arrests, although police say the investigation is still open. Tragically, We at Freedom First International have worked on the ground both locally and nationally as we have prayed for resolve and justice. For purposes of transparency we now want to present certain key facts to the public: 
 
For the record-Freedom First International worked with local groups to help strengthen their narrative and advocacy while doing positive work again, to bring to justice those responsible for taking Semaj Crosby’s life.
 
As a result of on the ground advocacy work, Freedom First International was able to use certain proxy to forge the release of the Will County Coroners report on the ground as we directly pushed to bring “Justice to Semaj” –The cause of death for Semaj Crosby,had been released which was ruled “Asphyxia,” and her death has now been declared a homicide by the Will County Coroner’s office.
 
We were later asked to work with the father of Semaj and we at Freedom First International then helped to develop some remembrance of an “Estate” for Semaj all in the name of balancing justice as well as restoration-those things we did comply. At that point we form Semaj Crosby Coalition for Justice-we believed our effort would help fuel the fight again, to bring justice to Semaj in no uncertain terms.
 
Freedom First International along with committed community members on the ground, decided to work aggressively to focus pressure on those responsible for the death of Semaj as well as keep the community informed, which we did successfully for a period of several weeks though On the ground actions   
 
Which leads us to present-at this time we have to say that we have watched over the course of the past year and reviewed on the ground efforts and allowed the Will County Sheriff to do their job as an investigatory unit, above and beyond certain missteps they (Sheriff) made which we believe has resulted in prolonging this case.  

Present Issues

Certain Community members also caused confusion by bring innuendo which has lead to a flurry of misinformation as well as public confusion. (More facts to be released at a later date)
 
Advocacy groups on the ground raised money for funeral purposes and advocacy for Semaj and after we conducted research it shows that those funds we either mismanaged, misused or moreover fraudulently taken. We would point to members of the Justice for Semaj Action Team which we noted-had collected various funds from the public and openly distrusted those funds without ledger in addition to using those funds personally- which begin in April 2017 to date. Also we must note the current Will County indictment by the Team Leader of the Justice for Semaj Action Team for a similar but unrelated crime. Upon discovery of those facts we have decided to refer an official investigation by the appropriate State Law Enforcement Office for follow up.
 
Which leads us to present-at this time we have to say that we have watched over the course of the past year and reviewed the ground effort and allowed the Will County Sheriff to do their job as an investigatory unit, above and beyond certain missteps which we believe have resulted in long-term prolongation of this case.
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STEPS FOR CLOSURE

We maintain that we stand behind any and all efforts for justice when orderly and organized.  “justice” up to and including ensuring suspects in this case be interviewed by local investigators. 
 
But at this point our direction is to take appropriate actions that are within our scope of  authority to bring closure to this case and prosecute those people who hurt Semaj Crosby.  
  • As an organization we will now call for an independent investigation of not only DCFS but the Will County Sheriff’s response or lack thereof in the case of Semaj and we strongly believe that local agencies have failed in their responsibility to protect children more specifically Semaj Crosby. 
  • We maintain that we stand behind any and all efforts for justice when orderly and organized.  “justice” up to and including ensuring suspects in this case be interviewed by local investigators. 
  •  With that in mind we now will ask for no more 60 days for Will County Officials to react. We will ask for 60 days this date to convene a grand jury for review this case. 
  • After 60 days we are prepared to bring this case in remedy using national and international partners to further expose any and all road blocks that prevented Semaj from receiving justice. 
We firmly believe that any group of citizens – empowered by law to conduct legal proceedings and investigate potential criminal conduct when presented with facts will move for prosecution specifically in Semaj. 
 
Again, at this point our direction is to take appropriate actions that are within our scope of  authority to bring closure to this case and prosecute those people who hurt Baby Semaj Crosby.  
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Further References:

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, forMedia, 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 April 30, 2019) 5:00 p.m. Central