****For Immediate Release****
Chicago, IL-Press Conference (preceding court hearing) to Condemn Suppression and Attacks on Protestors
Opposing Police Brutality
WHERE: Belmont & Western Courthouse 2542 W. Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60618
WHEN: December 19, 2014 at 2 pm
WHO: Tio Hardiman, Violence interrupter Incorporated
o Dorthy Holmes, mother of Ronald (Ronnie man) Johnson – Killed by Police, October 2014
o Rabbi Mikael Ben Yosef of Beth Shalom BZEHC
o Pastor Jediaha Brown, Young Leaders Alliance
o Gregg L Greer, President Freedom First International, SCLC Member
o And others
This press conference is taking place immediately before the court hearing for two protestors against police brutality who were beaten by police at a protest against police brutality. Youth victims of a police assault they have been charged with felony Battery on Police.
These voices of conscience will condemn the suppression of protestors and demand an end to that suppression.
On Saturday, December 13 Police held more than 400 protestors on narrow sidewalks endangering public safety and abrogating their right to protest.
They arrested people for merely stepping off the sidewalk.
They split the march when it was crossing streets and the lights changed
They prevented the protest from crossing streets EVEN WHEN the light was green
They attacked and beat protestors
They drove into the crowd of protestors and people witnessed commanders having to get between them and protestors to hold them back.
Police Brutality and Murder MUST STOP
Police Suppression of the struggle for Justice MUST STOP
Fighting for Justice is not a Crime — Drop the Charges on All Arrested in the struggle for Justice.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!