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


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

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

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

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

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

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

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Political Reform against and the continued fight for justice in urban communities.

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

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes (Please note also All guest are available for press interviews on after the press conference)

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

References:

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

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

Anti Trump Petitions Information:  

Stop Nobel Nomination

Bring Evangelicals into the Movement 

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

Bishop Gregg l.Greer Bio:

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

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Media Advisory

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

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

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

Freedom First International Responds to President Trump’s Threat to Defund Democratic Cities

Freedom First International Responds to President Trump's Threat to Defund Democratic Cities.

Freedom First International Responds to President Trump’s Threat to Defund Democratic Cities

September 13, 2020 at 8 am

Media Briefing For Immediate Release

Freedom First International Responds to President Trump's Threat to Defund Democratic Cities.
Attribution: The Guardian

              Introduction

The Trump Administration is looking to cut off billions of dollars in federal funds from U.S. Cities with Democratic Leaders. A five page memo signed by Trump last Wednesday calls for federal funding to be cease in NYC and three other cities where Trump claims there is a presence of “Anarchist Jurisdiction.”

In an effort to build his re-election campaign, he is pushing his agenda amid the uprising of continuous racial injustice protests that has resulted from law enforcement’s involvement in assaults and brutal killings of unarmed black people across the nation.                       

Official Press Statement

We at Freedom First International believe Instead of encouraging unity, and enforcing judicial equality, within law enforcement, The Trump administration continues to add fuel to the fire, by defending the actions of members of supremacy groups. A recent example is the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, a seventeen year old, who was visually armed and had fatally shot two people, during a protest of a shooting of yet another unarmed black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin.

We most “strongly” oppose any action that justifies the murder of any human being and strongly urge that President Trump is incorrect to condone Kyle Rittenhouse’s actions, as Trump recently sent a twitter text which seeks to justify the shooting as self defense. 

  Freedom First International Summary 

Freedom First International realizes that the withholding of any federal funding including any relief funds by elected government officials is unethical, and perhaps used only to gain votes and financial control over the people.

We are concerned that the ongoing battle to gain political control has abandoned the needs and safety of all people, with members of both parties seemingly at each other’s throats-and the livelihood of millions of citizens are at stake.

We are calling for judicial justice, diversity, and equality from our local governments, community leaders, law enforcement, and elected officials, to ensure a better quality of life for everyone.

While we are “sick and tired of being sick and tired”– we will work upto the point of exhaustion until we see and feel visible change. (FFI)

Anita Hall, New York Regional Coordinator -Freedom First International.- 

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AREA OF INTEREST:  Public Awareness / National Policy that is confusing and misrepresents the public rights both locally and Nationally.
https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2020/09/13/freedom-first-international-responds-to-president-trumps-threat-to-defund-democratic-cities/

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident: 
https://nypost.com/2020/09/02/trump-orders-review-to-defund-nyc-other-anarchist-cities/
Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes

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

 
(For National Distribution)-Sent Sunday September 13, 2020 at  8 am Eastern   

#COUNTEMOUT CAMPAIGN BEGINS

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

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

Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/groups/661081661195483

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

Satish Sekar Promo

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

Date: 7/28/2020

Re: Promotion Announcement

Satish C. Sekar  is a British author and journalist and a world renown consultant in forensic evidence. Sekar has specialized since the 1990s in the investigation of miscarriages of justice. His work has been published in newspapers including,  The Guardian, The Independent and Private Eye, and he has also worked for television documentaries including Panorama and Trial And Error.

He has worked on a number of high-profile cases in the UK including the Cardiff Newsagent Three, Gary Mills and Tony Poole (wrongly convicted in 1990 for the murder of Hensley Wiltshire), the M25 Three, and Michelle and Lisa Taylor (wrongly convicted in 1992 for the murder of Alison Shaughnessy). He also worked on the case of the Merthyr Tydfil Two (Donna Clarke and Annette Hewins), presenting scientific findings to South Wales Police regarding the fire that resulted in the police’s expert accepting his conclusions that the petrol bought by Hewins that night was not the petrol used in the fatal fire.

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

Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International has lead and organized to fight for some of the most notorious human rights abuses in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others

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

(For National Distribution-Sent July 28, 2020 ) 6:05 a.m. EST

For Immediate Release: National Green Party Black Caucus 2020 Presidential Debate will be joined by The Family of Legendary Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton, Black Lives Matter, and Civil Rights Leader Bishop Gregg L. Greer

Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Freedom First International
MUNCIE IN, on Friday September 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm Eve EST. National Community activist and Green Party leadership will meet for their Midwest USGP Black Caucus Presidential Candidate 2020 Debate at Ball State University. In addition to the debate a strong emphasis at the forum will be to speaker presentations to highlight community concerns over issues that effect the African American and communities of color.
 
Speakers for this years lineup will be: National Activist Journalist Bishop Gregg L.Greer. Bishop Greer has lead and fight for some of the major civil rights cases in America including Tamir Rice, George Stinney Jr. (Manning South Carolina) and Multiple Chicago Community Violence and Police Brutality Issues. Bishop Greer is an journalist who has contributed to the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Black American World News and others. (see Bio attachment-Below)
 

Also speaking will be the Son and Wife of the Late Black Panther Leader Fed Hampton are Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Akua Njeru (Fred Hampton’s Wife).  Fred Hampton Jr. (born December 29, 1969) is an African-American political activist and the son of Fred Hampton Sr. His father was a Black Panther who was killed by the Chicago police. Hampton’s 19-year-old mother, Deborah Johnson, was nine months pregnant with him when Hampton Sr. was killed in her presence during the police raid of the early morning hours of December 4, 1969. Hampton Sr. was 21 at the time of his death. (See Bio attachment-Below) 

Also, speaking will be Shamanique Hall Guider a well noted Indian community activists from Black Lives Matter who works with college students, concerned clergy and more to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with the movement for black lives across the country

“Our goal is to Liberate our people and to give them access to information that they may not routinely have and also help people in communities understand that we need ongoing effort to help to draw attention to the issues of people of color including African American, Latino and others –The Green Party Presidential Candidates of the 2020 campaign are all paying attention to the the current issues in America who we can change the current narrative.  That’s why this event is being hosted and promoted by the Green Party.,” according to Monica James-The main organizer of this forum.  


Stand with us on September 20, 2019 at 5:30pm for media briefing and the debate begins at 6:00pm 
 

Media You don’t want to miss this urgent public briefing.

 

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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: National Green Party Black Caucus 2020 Presidential Debate will be joined by The Family of Legendary Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton, Black Lives Matter, and Civil Rights Leader Bishop Gregg L. Greer

WHERE:     Ball State University  2000 W. University Ave Muncie, IN (BSU Student Center), Press be on hand for the PrePress Interview at 5:30 PM on 9-20-2019.

WHO: Freedom First International, Indiana Social Justice Network, Chicago Social Justice Network, Black Lives Matter,  Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr and his Mother Aku Njeri, Green Party Presidential Candidates 2020 and a growing list of multiple community activist. 

WHY:  An effort to bring critical issues to the community and informative debate for USGP 2020 Presidential Candidates 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about community activist addressing a serious public safety concerns and a snapshot of issues from all the 2020 Green Party Presidential Party Candidates. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_and continued fight for or justice in urban communities.

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

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

References:

Fred Hampton and Akua Nejori Bio:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hampton_Jr.

 Bishop Gregg l.Greer Bio:

https://gregglgreerbiopage.com/  

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (312) 254-9828 extension 6 

You may also Contact Monica James (Main Organizer) about the press event at 200922008200605mlfj@att.net or call direct at 765 730-4408

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 September 19, 2019) 3:00 a.m. Central

 

Freedom First International (USA)
1136 S. Delano Court West, Suite B2, Chicago, IL 60605
 
 
              “Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus” 
“Let justice be done, though the world perish”

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters and Chicago Activist to draw attention to the backlog of testing at the Illinois Crime Lab that prevents Crimes from begin solved!

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters and Chicago Activist to draw attention to the backlog of testing at the Illinois Crime Lab that prevents Crimes from begin solved!

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Chicago, IL, on Friday afternoon Chicago Community activist leadership will meet to highlight community concerns over the critical backlog of tests on evidence at Illinois State Police labs which has climbed into the thousands of cases and also interfered with the investigation and closure criminal cases while reports show the agency sat on money that could have accelerated results-again, according to established reports. The activist are calling the rally “We won’t stop until the body count stops.”

 
Fact do show that the state has seen a growing backlog of untested samples and has struggled to improve testing turnaround time.

In previous news reports- Auditor General William Holland concluded that state police provided misleading or incorrect numbers to the governor and Legislature, misstating the size of the backlog.
Holland surveyed state’s attorneys and police statewide about the backlog, and 46 percent said delays in getting test results from the state police had meant criminal charges weren’t filed, cases were delayed or charges dropped, or suspects were acquitted.

“We are falling further and further behind in forensics,” said St. Clair State’s Attorney Bob Haida. “In theory, we can have innocent people charged and guilty people go free.”

“We began making adjustments as issues arose during the course of the audit and they have already begun to improve our system,” Monken said during a news conference at state police headquarters.

The number of cases that had not been analyzed within 30 days grew from 3,426 in 2002 to 10,387 in 2007, or 203 percent, the report said. The amount of evidence submitted for analysis grew 10 percent during the period while forensic staffing fell 3 percent.

Of $387 million provided the department for forensic services during those six years, $19.3 million went unspent, according to Holland’s audit, including $7.7 million for potential employees’ salaries and benefits.

Governor Pritzkers involvement

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order late August creating a “task force on forensic science” to study a fix for Illinois’ sample backlog that has doubled in the last two years, but those actions are slow.

“This is going to be very, very important,” Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan Kelly said at the order’s signing. “The governor rightly wants us to be the premier laboratory system in this country.”

State labs have more than 8,000 unfinished DNA tests, according to June numbers from ISP. More than 2,700 of those cases involve sexual assault or abuse.

Quotes from Bishop Gregg L. Greer and Tio Hardiman-Primary Organizers.

 

According to Bishop Gregg L.Greer-An externally dangerous standard is begin set when officials can’t address the needs of the public-For example-currently the Chicago Police Murder (Homicide)  9.4 % Clearance rate stands against the top ten worst cities in the nation. While part of the problems are logistical in nature (lack of Staffing) there is a very critical public safety issue as well, meaning crimes are not being solved” this issue grossly affects urban communities more often then not. For example we believe there is a possible serial killer taking the lives of women of color, these murders are not being investigated, and that is very tragic!

Everyday, that we have evidence that goes without proper testing, then those who commit these crimes are given the green-light to continue their criminal activity according to Tio Hardiman, President of Violence Interrupters.”

 

Stand with us on August 30, 2019 at 3:30pm for media briefing 

The group plans to move forward with petitioning Governor Pritzkers, as well as sate and city officials including Sheriff Tom Dart and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot during the press conference.


We will have various speakers from all around Chicago. Special Guest Speaker Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Tio Hardiman, Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef, and Dr.Matt Harrington and Stacy Love Chicago Girls Missing many more.
Media You don’t want to miss this urgent public briefing.

 

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WHAT:For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupter and Chicago Activist to draw attention to the backlog of testing at the Illinois Crime Lab that prevents Crimes from being solved!

WHERE: Forensic Science Center at Chicago 1941 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60608 (FRONT DOOR OF LOCATION) 

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters,  Chicago Social Justice Network, Tikkun Chai International, Dr.Matt Harrington,  Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Tio Hardiman, Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef, and a growing list of multiple community activist. 

WHY:

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about community activist addressing a serious public safety concerns.  

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_and continued fight for or justice in urban communities.

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  (312) 254-9828 extension 6 

You may also Contact Freedom First International President Bishop Gregg L.Greer about the press event at gregggreer72@gmail.com or call 312 254-9828 extension 2

FFI

Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing HumanRightsorganizations in America has lead and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others1

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent August 29, 2019) 10:30 a.m. Central

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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Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

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 

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. 

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 To hold Press Briefing to address Community Violence Trend asking for Reform

CPD MUST Change!

 

WHERE:   Monday July 8, 2019 starting at  2:00pm CST. CPD Headquarters at 35th and Michigan  (3510 S.Michigan Ave Chicago, IL)

 
Chicago, IL– Freedom First International and Chicago Community Activist Leadership will address the Chicago violence trends of this Fourth of July holiday weekend where least six people were killed and 62 injured in shootings across the city from the start of this extended holiday weekend.
 
The latest crime statistics come on the heels of a weekend that, police said shootings are on the decline overall through the end of June.  But in contrast-The activist believe that these deaths are a predictable outcome of our city’s lack of political will to make a change and a long term underinvestment in prevention approaches that work in the city’s urban areas.
 

Public Health and Stronger Laws

 

The group believes- Through a public health and stronger laws approach and that focuses on drawing from evidence and addressing the factors that increase or decrease the risk of gun and community violence, particularly in Urban communities that are disproportionately impacted, but together we can save lives. The current issue and argument, misses two things: gun violence impacts every American community, and solutions will only come with a change in federal laws.  

Each time community violence occurs, the discourse tends to focus on addressing the issue with a limited number of people.  We strongly support broader engagement of community members, including young people and other survivors of gun violence, policymakers, and others, in insisting that our streets be safe.

 

We must also insist on that same level of safety for urban places of worship, shopping malls, movie theaters, concert venues, nightclubs, workplaces, neighborhoods, and homes. Those places include the South Side, West Sides of our city.

We are listening to young people from all races, classes, and sexualities, across the city and throughout the country, who are unifying to speak truth to power. We believe CPD and Eddie Johnson must do the same.

 
We have renewed hope that, together, we can prevent gun violence— not just in the areas where we see mass shootings but also in the case of domestic violence, suicide, community violence, and violence involving law enforcement. The public health approach must evolve, City Officials, community forums, more attention to addressing multiple forms of gun violence.
 

While Mayor Lightfoot campaigned on reducing crime and made it a top priority in her inaugural address, declaring there is “no higher calling than restoring safety and peace in our neighborhoods.” 

 

Earlier this week, Lightfoot was asked if she’s satisfied by the fact that crime is down year over year and said no “because there’s still so much more that we need to do.”

“We are ahead in violent crimes. We’re down in homicides, we’re down in shootings, and that’s because people are working really, really hard,” Lightfoot said. “Our Police Department absolutely is doing a yeoman’s job. There’s more work to be done.”

 
Lack of Resources

Freedom First International and advocacy leadership have grown deeply concerned about the Current 14% Homicide Clearance Rate which we believe is a complete failure of Chicago City Policing to protect the community.  

“This isn’t something we’re going to allow to be swept under the rug or put up on the shelf for it to disappear,” said Bishop Gregg L.Greer. In years past especially during long hot summer days we have waited for a mystery process to start but CPD and City officials must be clear about where they are lacking resources and attack that area with determination, because if they don’t we are on a trend that will only increase.”

 

SARS 7-8-2019

Plan of Action

  • Today Freedom First International and Community Advocacy Leadership is asking for CPD to develop a more comprehensive dialog with residents in Chicago’s urban areas.
  • Bishop Gregg L.Greer and other community activist will address resources & underinvestment in Chicago Urban Areas.
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Reference #1 (MediaArticles)

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/01/shootings-murders-june-crime-statistics/

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2019/7/5/20682938/fourth-july-holiday-weekend-shooting-gun-violence

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-violence-fourth-of-july-weekend-shootings-512272621.html

Email Freedom First International at freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

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WHAT:   Freedom First International and other Community Activist To hold Press Briefing to address Community Violence Trend asking for Reform.

WHERE:   Monday July 8, 2019 starting at  2:00pm CST. CPD Headquarters at 35th and Michigan  (3510 S.Michigan Ave Chicago, IL)

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Lines For Lives, and Multiple community activist.

WHY:  Flurry of Violence in Chicago’s Urban Communities show long term issues with CPD approach.  

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

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist Urge Public Safety Issue in Chicagoland’s Urban Areas

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

FFI.jpg

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 socialjustice 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 Monday July 8, 2019) 7:30 am Central / News distributed by Freedom First International