For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Social Justice Networks & National Community Activist have joined the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability!

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For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Social Justice Networks & National Community Activist have joined the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability!

(For National Distribution-Sent February 10, 2020) 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time

DEAR GOVERNOR AND OFFICIALS,

 

Today Freedom First International and it’s global networks of affiliates and partner social justice organizations is now urging the Governor Ducey and officials on the ground in Arizona to investigate the unfortunate death of Jorden Marie Simms and also the serious flurry of inconstancy with reports which involve this tragedy- We are asking for this injury to begin with the Sheriff and his teams based on reports (or lack thereof) concerning Simms untimely Death.

For your information a brief synopsis of the incident is as follows: 

> Jorden Marie Simms a young multiracial female- died in a hospital room after she slipped out of her handcuffs and jumped from a moving sheriff’s vehicle on Thursday December 26, 2019, police say. She accused two officers of sexually assaulting her in the days before she died. Simms was placed in custody by Safford Police Department due to an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Yavapai County. The warrant was related issues including a theft and carried a $25,000 bond. Simms was booked into Graham County Jail.

> The Safford Police Department confirmed in a statement on Monday December 23, 2019 that Simms, 28, had made “an allegation” against arresting officer Jeremiah French and the department had placed French on paid administrative leave. The Graham County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed on Mo that Simms also made an allegation against one of its detention officers.

>   After almost two days of the claim-,on Wednesday December 26, 2019- Simms was being taken to the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford for an exam when she allegedly removed her handcuffs, belly chains and ankle restraints (with a small bottle of hand soap as lubricant) and jumped out of the moving transport vehicle a Ford Explorer’s rear driver’s side door, according to the Graham County Sheriff’s reports. Simms throw herself from the Chevy Tahoe transport vehicle while it was northbound on 20th Avenue. The Tahoe was described as an older vehicle that can be opened from the inside, unlike other patrol and transport vehicles. Graham County Dispatch notes the incident occurred at 6:44 p.m. along 20th Avenue near the Sunshine Valley Apartments. Simms expired shortly thereafter due to the serious and critical injuries.

For our part as a “Extremely,” concerned but very capable- Human Rights organization with international outreach-we have committed our resources to investigate this claim which we have no doubt has merit but we would hope that the officials on the ground will simply “Do the right thing.”  In the shape and fashion that most closely represents “Justice” for the Family of Miss Simms and her estate. 
For full disclosure our actions in the days ahead will include: 
 
1) Bringing this matter to the attention of the international press. 
 
2) Alerting partner organizations including the ACLU, ReFuse Fascism, and many more to the issues of injustice at Graham County Jail. 
 
3) Also we plan to stage events on the ground to highlight the issue of misjustice. 
 
4) In addition we have started a petition to the community to research, seek and highlight other incidents of injustice at the Graham County Jail (we will highlight those incidents in the days ahead).
 
5) On February 19, 2020-The Freedom First International Team will have a national conference call via Facebook Live to discuss further details and coordinate ground efforts. (Please review the statement from the Freedom First International President, Bishop Gregg L.Greer)
 

“Governor and officials on the ground it is our specific hope that you truly have unconditional considerations of justice for the life and family of Miss Simms in mind and also in action- as there is a basic entitlement to that much not only from the standpoint point of the constitution of the United States but as a potential serious violation “Human Rights Issue.”  From my viewpoint-This story is extremely disturbing-we want an immediate investigation that is transparent, and personally as a criminal justice specialist-I am having a hard time believing that she slipped her wrists, waist and ankle restraints in the back seat of a moving transport while in the presence of trained officers.
 

My organization has a proven track record of fighting against major travesties of injustice with a proven track of resolution toward “justice”, and we have committed to this issue wholeheartedly!- There is no absolutely no reason for Jorden M. Simms to have lost her life. Now,we ask that you folks to the right thing.”

Bishop Gregg L.Greer, President of Freedom First International

 
For our part we have open to further and detailed conversation about this matter please feel to reach out to our team for arrangements. 
CC:
Freedom First International (Executive Committee)
ACLU TEAM ARIZONA 
Guilty in Innocence Project (Jennifer Olin)
SCLC National
SCLC STOP THE VIOLENCE
Social Justice Networks Global (Monica James)  
ReFuse Fascism (National Office)
Kenneth Harding Foundation (Denika Chatman)
Justice for Jorden Marie Simms Committee
Human Rights Watch USA 
 
Arizona Governor’s Office
Doug Ducey
Amanda Pitman

Megan Fitzgerald,  

Graham County Sheriff Executive Team
National and International News Media
 
 
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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Social Justice Networks & National Community Activist have joined the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability!

WHERE: Incident involving The Graham County Sheriff’s Department Jail, and Safford, Arizona     

WHO: Freedom First International, Global Social Justice Networks, & Partners

Bishop Gregg L.Greer, and a growing list of multiple community national activist. 

WHY:  An effort to bring justice to a “questionable”  unsolved homicide.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about community activist addressing a serious public safety concern including Police Misconduct based on homicide at Graham County Sheriff Jail. 

AREA Of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_and continued fight for or justice in a communities.

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

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

References:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/12/30/arizona-inmate-jorden-simms-accused-safford-police-graham-county-officers-sex-assault-before-died/2773647001/

https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/investigations/family-of-jorden-simms-woman-who-died-in-graham-co-custody-wants-answers

 

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or use https://freedomfirstinternational.net/contact-us/

You may also Contact Freedom First International President Bishop Gregg L.Greer about the press event at gregggreer72@gmail.com

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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, George Stinney Jr.and others.

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

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent February 10, 2020) 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time

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

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

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Attribution:  nola.com

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

JUSTICE FOR ALTON STERLING!

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

 

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Media Advisory

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

Further Reference:

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

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

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

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Contacts

Media Director Frederick Washington, (224) 678-0347 ext 7 Media or at One World Transatlantic Global Media, email oneworldtransglobal@gmail.com or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information.

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International Media Statement on the Murder of Philando Castile

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In the case of Philando Castile our hearts go out to the family:

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We are now at a time when we can’t depend on the Government more specifically the Department of Justice-In communities around the country. To an unaware public “Killer Cops” in many of these cases stay on the streets without prosecution.

 

The people are not being served, period. The Jeff Sessions Department of Justice message is as long as you wear a badge “you are above the law”

 

Once again as people are shouting “no justice, no peace,” We must continue to ignite and set off, an international dialog-Our goal is to remove any blockage standing in resistance to the prosecution of those who are responsible for Castile death.

 

“The whole thing is not just about Castile … it’s about justice in all of our community nationally and internally.” I call it final justice because we the people are tired now. After Tamir Rice, after John Crawford, after Eric Garner, we are tired now, and the only alternative must be for change.

 

Carefree days we must leave behind; Life’s duties urge us to be stronger, We must face our reality about our existence with a more serious mind. Because they have never been about our Humanity or our existence.

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

 

Freedom First International Executive Team and President Gregg L. Greer

 

Further Reference:

 

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(For National Distribution-Sent June 17, 2017)