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

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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.

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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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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.  

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For Immediate Release: Call for All Americans to Block President Donald Trumps State of the Union Show

Freedom First Internal is calling for a viewer ban of President Donald J. Trumps “State of the Union address” on this Tuesday night. In the past President Trump has boasted that the viewership of his State of the Union speech was “the highest number in history” — many times those claims are odds with ratings figures released the day after.

For example, one year to date- Trump thanked supporters “for all the nice compliments and reviews” of his address and said 45.6 million people had watched.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. @FoxNews beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!

In reality, the audience was smaller than the 48 million who watched Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress last year and smaller than several speeches delivered by recent predecessors. Barack Obama’s joint session speech in 2009 drew 52 million viewers; George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2003 drew 62 million viewers, and Bill Clinton’s joint session speech in 1993 drew 67 million viewers. 

A White House official, who was not authorized to speak for the president and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Trump intended to say that the cable ratings for his speech were the highest ever. In addition to the broadcast networks, the speech was carried on several cable networks, including Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, as well as the Spanish-language channels Univision and Telemundo.

We understand that the Trump administration uses the viewership of the state of the Union as noted in his tweet that Fox News to suggest favorability with his agenda. 

Mr. Trump’s approval rating has a net negative among the nation’s voters, and more say things in the country is on the wrong track than that they are going in the right direction. 

We highlight Mr. Trumps struggle and lack of clarity with growing racist incidents around the country

More recently, his political rise was built on promulgating the lie that the nation’s first black president was born in Kenya. He then launched his campaign with a speech describing Mexicans as rapists.

The media often falls back on euphemisms when describing Trump’s comments about race: racially loaded, racially charged, racially tinged, racially sensitive. And Trump himself has claimed that he is “the least racist person.” But here’s the truth: Donald Trump is a racist. He talks about and treats people differently based on their race. We at Freedom First International stand with a growing number of Dissatisfied Americans who believe He has done so for years, and he is still doing so.

Lastly, Our organization with other groups is now planning a major protest in Downtown Chicago to offset and also in opposition to the state of the Union.

The time will be Tuesday 1 East Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL at 4:30p. Two years ago our group along with others put just over 16,000 folks in Downtown Chicago to Protest the Trump election.

 

We are firmly convinced that we are on the right side of history and Mr.Trump’s dangerous racist agenda must be stopped.

 

Sincerely,

Bishop Gregg L.Greer President of Freedom First International

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For Immediate Release: Statement After Grands Rapids Police hold “Group of innocent Youths” at gun point! Protest are scheduled

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  (For Immediate Release-Statement from the Freedom First International President)

The questions we must ask ourselves. We could ask-Why would any police take the word of a man and hold a pistol over the body of 13-year-old boys? Why would any witness’ come forward with a story that was not correct?
 
Why-It’s because- They are victims of a police force that overwhelmingly assumes first that most young black men are criminals followed by fear of them. They are victims of bad legislation, like the Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, that gives anyone the unfettered right to kill “us” if they feel threatened in any way by “us.”. 
 
We need more love in our communities! We don’t see the same love and acceptance our black children unconditionally that you see in other communities even the white areas. Regardless of our child’s age- We demand respect and to instill feelings of acceptance and self-worth. I would suggest to the Police on the ground that day-You teach children, by how you treat them, that they are valuable and worthy of love. 
 
At any point, these children could have been a Trayvon Martin or a Tamir Rice? As Police Officials, you have the power to stave off feelings of emptiness that these young men feel day by day but it’s that unfortunate you choose not to! Instead, you penalize the children and for the rest of their lives, they develop a mistrust of Police Officials. 
 
Sure, you say that pointing the Gun at them was a protocol and procedure but I ask did you- talk to your children about racism ― tell them that Tamir Rice was just an innocent child whose death was motivated by racism.
 
Ultimately some of these questions will be answered by investigators. Other questions—the deeper, more disturbing ones that ask about equality and intolerance—must be answered by our communities, and we will not accept any answer as sufficient. We will be the voice that controls the Narrative of our community.
 
For your part, a public apology is in order and I also ask that you make a proclamation for change. Nothing else will be sufficient.
 
For my part I’m organizing a “Peaceful Protest Rally to be scheduled at  1 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 at noon this Saturday.” 

 
This date has dual significance because it was after a jury acquitted four police officers in 1991 when the videotaped beating of Rodney King, a Black motorist, widespread riots broke out in South Central Los Angeles.
 
Also, this date makes the 100th day that Donald Trump is in Office and under his Department of Justice is very challenged to act in civil court cases against police misconduct,  While U.S. cities have made steady progress in the management of the use of force and racial profiling. It is tragic that the Trump administration’s Department of Justice is turning its back on that progress, depriving Americans of the effective, safe and constitutional policing. 
Pastor Gregg L. Greer-President of Freedom First International

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(For National Distribution-Sent April 26 , 2017)

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Media Statement: The Danger of Mr.Trumps Nuclear Tweet

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(For Immediate Release-Statement from the Freedom First International President)
Less than 24 hours ago, Mr. Trump-American President Elect, shocked many when he sent a tweet addressing the need for more nuclear weapons? This move was defensible and came hours after Mr.Putin the Russian President addressed a similar need.

In contrast -I along with many others in the nation agree with-Dr Martin Luther King Jr. when argued for the centrality of his anti-militarism advocacy most eloquently on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City quoted:

 A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift” – are a recipe, he said, for certain “spiritual death”

I believe the major issue on hand is that there is no actual justification for the such a public notice, in addition the timing seems suspect. This move has many concerned, and that this is not the process of a rational thinker at all. Even if we needed more nuclear weaponry-is this something to broadcast “willy nilly,” over a tweet? This is wrong on so many levels.

In the light of the foregoing we urge all people of faith to stand with us now to send a clear and resounding message to following:
We Must see the urgency of the moment then say to Mr.Trump and his entire cabinet and supporters, Cease playing with the lives of American citizens-This is certainly a dangerous trend-that must stop.  In the name of all that we value, in the name of humanity!

 Gregg L.Greer President of Freedom First International, SCLC

Further Reference:

ttp://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/24/1614179/-Media-Statement-The-Danger-of-Mr-Trumps-Tweet?_=2016-12-24T04:14:04.500-08:00

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/585c93b7e4b068764965bbba?timestamp=1482464726204

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(For National Distribution-Sent December 24, 2016)

Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, Social Activist, and the Editor of the One World internet journal. Greer is the Founder of Freedom First International-if you are interested in interviews from his and others of the brightest minds today, you can email him freedomfirstinternational.net/…at  oneworldtoday@gmail.com His website is www.gregglgreer.com