For Immediate Release: Local Activist to hold Press Conference Friday 04/15/16 at the Chicago Police Headquarters

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*******For Immediate Release*******

 

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Local Activist to hold Press Conference Friday 04/14 at the Chicago Police Headquarters

04/14/2016     

Chicago, Illinois

On This Friday April 15, 2016 at 10:30 am-The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters along with Community Activist will conduct a Press Conference at the Main Chicago Police Station calling for the local community to come together as they seek to blast the Chicago Police Department about recent issues with regard to the fight to receive “Balanced Justice for the Community.”  One important agenda item for discussion is to address their concerns about the “political nature” of the placement of new Police Chief.

The president of the Chicago Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Gregg L. Greer said, “Chicago police have a history of abuse and that to date they continue to show a lack of leadership.” The recently released police accountability task force report on the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has only brought a harsh new light on an old problem. The Group believes department’s own data validates the “widely held belief the police have no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color.”-Also According to Lori Lightfoot-Chair of the Police Accountability Task Force.

Data shows-Between 2008 and 2015, 74 percent of people in Chicago shot or killed by the cops were black. Seventy-six percent of the time police used tasers, they used them on black people.

For their effort, they (group) with also announce multiple initiatives to challenge the negative culture of the Chicago Police Department, including what one of the Organizers  CEO of Violence Interrupters, Tio Hardiman calls a renewed call for the Department of Justice to investigate the Chicago Police Department.

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  Read more information:

   Recent initiatives to address
◾Recent Case- Demand Justice , ect
◾Police Reform
◾Community Violence
◾Perceptions of People of Color and others of the Legal System

WHAT:   Press Conference

WHERE:  Chicago Police Department Headquarters-3510 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2016

WHO: Local Advocacy and Community Leadership      

Contact: Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Advisor (SCLC)

greggglreer72@gmail.com or 321 355-0598

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