Month: December 2016

For Immediate Release: Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence during Mr.Pence’s Friday visit to Chicago!

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For Immediate release Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence during Mr.Pence’s Visit to Chicago!

( Chicago Club-This Friday December 30, 2016 at 11:00am)

Chicago, IL. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, also known as the Governor who may citizens have said, “he made Indiana worse,” is hosting a Republican fundraising luncheon in Chicago on Friday with the help of Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Illinois Republicans.

The event will be at The Chicago Club at 81 E. Van Buren St. is hosting the $2,700 per ticket event, according to the Sun-Times. And for $10,000 a pop, a couple can attend, have lunch for two, and take a photo with Pence, while $33,400 VIP tickets per couple will also include a round table meeting.

This call to protest is continuation of the outcry against Trump that coincides with the national effort to “Rise Up” and “Resist,” with a determination that we refuse to accept a regime that feeds racial hatred against Latinos, Muslims, African-Americans, women, LGBTQ, and the poor. Trump has promised to endorse torture and profiling tactics in his administration. We also stand in our continued effort to call out police brutality in America, a known tragic problem that continues to plague Chicago! The FOP strongly supports Trump and calls for unbridled “stop-and-frisk” and the abolition of Bush-era limits on racial profiling.

 

To all that, we stand in opposition will use this event to say “No! In the name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America.”

I say loudly, very clearly we should not be deceived by one who stands behind divisiveness when it is evoked in something that should be “quintessentially,” American. This  Elect President who would claim to be a president for all of the people, African-Americans, the inner cities.” I say “No” to this President Elect who embraces the most brutal periods in world history as “Greatness.”

I say to thousands, millions, and anyone who will hear my words and receive-Keep protesting, Keep stomping, Keep crying out in the wilderness! with a raised fist-I resist-join me (us). To fight against those fractions whose actions are outside of the public interest.

NOTE: Donald Trump and Mike Pence have clearly articulated a hateful and dangerous agenda as laid out by Refusefascism.org that they plan to pursue after January 20, 2017

For example here is a short list of our growing issues:

 Building a wall on the southern border with Mexico

 Mass deportations of undocumented migrants;

 Instituting a Muslim registry and threatening to stop

all immigration from Muslim-majority countries;

 Backing out of the Paris Climate Treaty;

 Threatening the press;

 Implementing Stop and Frisk nationally;

 Re-starting the nuclear arms race.

President Gregg L, Greer, Freedom First International

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent –Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about community violence.

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WHAT: Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence! (Friday December 30, 2016 at 11:00am)

WHERE: The Chicago Club at 81 E. Van Buren St.-Chicago, IL

WHO:  “WE Refuse Fascism, Answer Chicago, Freedom First International_Southern Christan Leadership Conference, and others

WHY: Much needed public effort to fight against Trump Pence / Police Violence

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers in Opposition of Trump

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy Reform against_Presidential Elect and the Cabinet

Contact (s):     Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Adviser 321 355-0598gregggreer72@gmail.com

 

 

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For immediate Release: Alton Sterling “The Quest for Justice Rally”

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Baton Rouge. — Hundreds will gather on World Human Rights Day December 10, 2016 to commemorate fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge Police

The Quest for Justice will be led by Sterlings Family including his Aunt Sandra Sterling, Activist Leader Gregg L Greer, Freedom Fist International, and the others groups and leadership including CERAC a organization within the United Nations.The gathering will be prompted by one important message. “Show the world that you can-stand up for Justice with Alton Sterling,”

The event will take place at 2112 North Foster Drive, in the parking lot of Triple S Food Mart, were Sterling was detained there by Baton Rouge Police Department officers. After an anonymous caller reported that a man believed to be Sterling was threatening him and waving a handgun while in the process of selling CDs. The officers tased Sterling, then forced the heavy-set man to the hood of a sedan and then to the ground. Sterling was pinned to the ground by both officers, one kneeling on his chest and the other on his thigh, both attempting to control his arms.

One officer exclaimed, “He’s got a gun! Gun!” One of the officers yelled, “If you fucking move, I swear to God!” Then Salamoni was heard on the video saying, “Lake, he’s going for the gun!” One of the officers aimed his gun at Sterling’s body, then three gunshots were heard. The camera panned away just before the camera panned back and three more gunshots were heard. The police officer sitting on Sterling’s chest was not in the picture and the other officer who drew the gun, was about 3 feet (0.91 m) away. His gun was pointed on Sterling, who had a gunshot wound in his chest. According to witness Abdullah Muflahi, the officers then retrieved a firearm from Sterling’s pocket. The officers then radioed for Emergency Medical Services.

According to Parish Coroner William Clark of East Baton Rouge, a preliminary autopsy on July 5, indicated that Sterling had died from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and back.Multiple bystanders’ cell phones captured videos of the shooting as well as store surveillance cameras and officer body cameras.

I don’t think anybody is suffering like me. I’m sitting here at the store wishing I could just say hey to Alton. It’s lonely out here to. Wishing I could get a CD to cheer me up. I see ppl come and go and everybody so far has looked over at the spot where he once sat. His chair is even still sitting on top of the table. Tears falling from my eyes is the only reason I can’t see clearly. I love you phat Boy and I miss you even more. I wish I could tell you that but you are no longer here. I ate an extra piece of cake in your remembrance..lol..that boy loved him some cake….well once again, the scene is empty but only because you’re not here. RIP my baby..I love you like a phat girl love cake….Organizer, Gregg L.Greer said, “On the Afternoon of December 10, 2016 there will be more than demonstration in Baton Rouge shouted “no justice, no peace,” We will continue to ignite and set off , an international dialog-Our goal is to remove any blockage standing in resistance to protest Sterling’s death. “The whole thing is not just about Alton … 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. So we stand with Sandra and the Sterling Family because final justice means the killings of young black men and women has to end.” Nomore!

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent –Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about community violence.

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WHAT: Vigil on World Human Rights Day to memorialize Alton Sterling  called the “Quest for Justice.” December 10, 2016

WHERE: 2112 North Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

WHO: Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and others

WHY: Much needed public effort to combat violence / police violence/ gun violence

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers in Opposition of those who commit community violence-Request continued fight for Alton

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy Reform against Police Violence

Contact (s):     Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Adviser 321 355-0598gregggreer72@gmail.com

 

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For Immediate Release: Chicago Activist Leadership will Rally at murder scene and family owned bar-calling for the immediate arrest of Rouge Chicago Police Officer

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Rouge Chicago Cop-John Poulos”

 

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CHICAGO, IL-Social Justice activist will speak out and stand together for a Protest Rally on December 6, 2016 at 5:00pm. They are calling attention to- Sgt. John Poulos is being investigated for multiple incidents of “unjustified and excessive use of force.” According to police, the sergeant said he opened fire after 19-year-old Kajuan Raye twice pointed a gun at him during a foot chase two weeks ago-an incident weeks agao in the West Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Soon afterward Poulos shot Raye in the back in cold blood. Police never found a weapon, despite a thorough search of the area. In 2013 Poulos shot and killed Rickey Rozelle in a darkened gangway at 1935 North Lincoln in Chicago. Poulos later relayed that he pulled the trigger because Rozelle threatened to kill him and “turned toward [him] with a shiny, metallic object in or near his hand,” according to records from the Chicago Police Department and IPRA. CPD awared this cop for his actions even promoted him. 
It’s time to get bad cops of the streets for Public safety-We want to send a clear message to the public-that we won’t stop until this “Killer” cop is jailed. Stand with us at the Poulos owned family bar-STEPS from where Rickey Rozelle was murdered. 

QUOTE: We believe only sadistic serial predators, “kill like that”-it would seem to us that the time is over due for change with the way the City of Chicago investigates “bad cops” because overall the results have shown absolute failure. Yes, we are asking Kim Fox to get involved as well as Federal Authorities, we must also question the role of our city leadership-post “Laquan McDonald,” due to the fact that to date we are seeing the unnecessary loss of life-at the hands of police. This time, I and Freedom First International plan to use any and all resources available, Chicago Policing must change now, or may more people will, die. 

Gregg L. Greer President of the Freedom First International, S.C.L.C

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent –Unfair community police policy in poor and black communities.

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WHAT: Rally and Press Conference to  Pressure the Arrest of “Rouge Chicago Cop-John Poulos” 

WHERE: GameKeepers Bar and Grill 345 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614 (owned by Poulos)

WHEN: 12/06/2016 from 5:00pm

WHO:  Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and others

WHY: Much needed public effort to combat Chicago police violence 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers in Opposition of Police who commit community violence

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy 

Contact (s): Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Adviser 321 355-0598gregggreer72@gmail.com

 

For Immediate Release: Chicago Activist and Civil Rights Leadership will Rally for PEACE- give away coats in opposition of violence for Holiday Season

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CHICAGO, IL-Social Justice organizations and activist will stand together for a Peace rally on December 4, 2016 at 12 noon- The PEACE RALLY/PRAYER VIGIL is scheduled to remember citizens slain by gun/ community violence. The event will be held from 12-1 p.m. on intersection of 79th and exchange, Southside of Chicago . The Main sponsors are The Zakat Foundation and Freedom First International, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters Inc and others.

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In addition multiple “coats will be givenaway,” for those in need-to serve and support the community effort for keeping the city “safe and secure.” The south shore are is considered to be one of the top ten deadliest neighborhoods with 20 homicides and 120 total shootings year to date.

QUOTEAs the year draws to an end, we look to remember those whose lives where lost of our South Shore community and plan for a better future. On Sunday, December 4th, from 12-2 p.m. Zakat Foundation of America in collaboration with Freedom First International other organizations are taking over an intersection in South Shore that has been rife with violence, and reclaiming the space for positive use. We wish to promote community through reflection, thought-provoking entertainment, and good will. 
Ubuntu: We Stand For Peace is about not only our shared losses as a community, but how we can claim shared ownership to minimize the blood-shed in South Shore. 

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent –Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about community violence.

Key

WHAT: Peace Vigil to combat growing gun violence on Chicago’s SouthSide “We Stand for Peace.”

WHERE: 79th and Exchange  Intersection, Chicago, Illinois 60611

WHEN: 12/04/2016 from 12 noon- 1:00pm

WHO:  Zakat Foundation of America,Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and others

WHY: Much needed public effort to combat Chicago community violence / police violence/ gun violence 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers in Opposition of those who commit community violence

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy 

Contact (s):  

Gregg L, Greer-Media Adviser 321 355-0598, gregggreer72@gmail.com

  Marcus Knight-Lead Organizer-708 233-0555 Marcus@zaket.org