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For immediate Release:  For immediate Release: Community activist and Family will meet to voice disapproval of Recent Police Action- Urge for immediate change of CPD Police policy. (Press Briefing) 

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For immediate Release For immediate Release: Community activist and Family will meet to voice disapproval of Recent Police Action- Urge for immediate change of CPD Police policy. (Press Briefing) 

 
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 Chicago City Hall  121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602 Suite 201a 
December 27, 2017 at 10:30 am
Last week-when Chicago police raided the wrong home in South Side Chicago early last Friday morning. They (police) busted through the front door, guns drawn and demanded answers from the people inside. According to reports-the 10th district Police were executing a warrant as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation that led them to the 4th district residence. Officers said during the operation, they inadvertently breached the door of the incorrect residence. Shanae Cross, the homeowner, said she was in the bathroom when the officers broke down her down with guns drawn.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the officers moved through the bungalow, trying to handcuff a 17-year-old boy. 

Press Conference at City Hall tomorrow

The family members lead by Cross are conducting a press conference at City Hall tomorrow to ask for specific demands from the city including addressing a pending civil litigation. Attending the conference will be prominent community activist and also family members of other Chicago Police Brutality Incidents. 
To some observers such mistaken raids are not just that mistakes caused by mounting police frustration with the growing drug problem. Instead-The Cross Family and Community activist want immediate change and all agree that the time is pat due for Chicago to address it’s police brutality issues against folks in poor communities head on.The group also wants to bring light to the fact that almost a year to date-The scathing Justice Department investigation was released which showed-the Chicago Police Department is beset by widespread racial bias, excessive use of force, poor training and feckless oversight of officers accused of misconduct.
The finding issued January 2017 as the Justice Department and the city of Chicago issued “a statement of agreement” to find remedies to improve policing in the nation’s third-largest city and repair a shattered public trust.

“Sadly, our thorough investigation into the Chicago Police Department found that far too many residents of this proud city have not received that kind of policing especially when it comes to poor community’s, and communities of color.                                                                                            Freedom First International 

“CPD deeply regrets the error and the inconvenience caused on Christmas weekend,” Anthony Guglielmi, Chief Communications Officer, said in an email statement.

 

Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for Chicago Political Reform and more importantly the urgent need for CPD Reform. 

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WHAT:  For immediate Release: Community activist meet to voice disapproval of Recent Police Action- Urge for immediate change of CPD Police policy.

WHERE:  Chicago City Hall- 121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602 Suite 201a December 27, 2017 at 10:30am 

WHO: Cross Family Members, Freedom First International, Black lives Matters Chicago, & Community Activist.

WHY: Investigations into the Chicago Police Department conduct has found that far too many residents of this proud city have not received quality policing but instead just the opposite. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, also families want change in the wake of high disapproval ratings of Chicago Police Policy and Investigations-This group is looking to effect change on a national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Police Policy in locally and nationally.  

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

http://wgntv.com/2017/12/23/chicago-police-raid-the-wrong-home/

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes, also family and community members will provide media commentary. 

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact Miss Nina Morris at (312) 757-6617 (cell) or by email at ninamorris842@gmail.com as she will be the primary organizer.

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. 

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For immediate Release: Community activist Leaders meet to address disapproval of Mayor Emanuel’s consideration of Zopp for Police Board. (Press Briefing)

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Andrea Zopp

 (Andrea Zopp photo Attribution: Chicago Suntimes)

Today November 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Chicago City Hall 

121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602

Suite 201a 

 

The Committee on Public Safety plans to meet at city hall Friday to consider Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s desired appointment of Andrea Zopp to the Chicago Police Board.

The police board currently has a vacancy and has been looking to add its ninth member. For the record-members of the police board hand down verdicts in cases of serious police misconduct. Each appointment has a five year term.

The Community Activist will attend the meeting to address public concern that mostly centered around the fact feel if Emmanuel is allowed the appointment with Zopp the board-then that board would be biased due to the fact Zopp as (Deputy Mayor) has an affiliation with Mayor Emanuel that may potentially prove to be biased.    

While the city met the established guidelines of releasing information about the meeting 48 hours prior, members of the public voiced their concerns that the appointment was a rush-job and the city should slow down and consider community input.

At the meeting Friday morning, Alderman Reboyras decided to recess until Monday at 9:00am– likely due to unexpected media presence and the fact that only two other alderman showed up. Emanuel announced his intention to appoint Zopp in a Nov. 8 press release.

“We all can still agree with the fact that a well-known majority of Chicagoans don’t think the city’s cops treat all citizens fairly and believe a cover-up “code of silence” is widespread in the Police Department, helping drive a record-low approval rating for Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s handling of crime, a Chicago Tribune poll from earlier this year has found. This board must not be copped and co-opted-with someone who may already be biased. “

                                        Bishop Gregg L.Greer, President of Freedom First International

 

 For Those who can’t be there it will be on Facebook Live Here:

https://www.facebook.com/gregggreer.greer

Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for Chicago Political Reform and more importantly the 

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WHAT:  For immediate Release: Community activist meet to voice disapproval of Mayor Emanuel’s consideration of Zopp for Police Board.

WHERE:  Chicago City Hall- 121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602 Suite 201a 8:30am

WHO: Freedom First International, President Bishop Gregg L. Greer

WHY: An appointment with Andrea Zopp (Deputy Mayor) the board would potentially be biased due to that Zopp affiliation with City Hall and the Mayor

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations who want change in the wake of high disapproval ratings of Chicago Police Investigations-This group is looking to effect change on a national level.

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Police Policy in locally and nationally.  

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

https://chicagojustice.org/2017/11/17/rushed-meeting-to-appoint-andrea-zopp-to-chicago-police-board-pushed-until-monday/

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes, Bishop Greer and other activist members will provide media commentary before and after. 

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser

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. 

You may contact Our President Bishop Gregg L.Greer at (404) 992-8954 (cell) as he will be on the ground. 

 

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For immediate Release: Suspects in the Semaj Crosby Case want to tell their story 

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For immediate Release: A Game Changer to be announced in the Semaj Crosby Case.

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           Today November 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

                                                        New Generation Harvest Church

7300 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60636

In the wake of the tragic death of 17 month old Semaj Crosby earlier this year- three of the four suspects in the case will be on hand in Chicago at (New Generation Harvest Church) and want to make their story public for the first time. The ladies are claiming their 100% innocence, and hope that telling their story nationally will push the Will County investigation forward as they are hoping for closure and even possible prosecution.  

Bishop Gregg L. Greer and his team at Freedom First International will host the group, and have been openly advocating with the family for months to bring those responsible for killing the child to justice. Please inbox for details

Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for DCFS Reform and more importantly the 

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WHAT:  For immediate Release: Suspects in the Semaj Crosby Case want to tell their story 

WHERE:  New Generation Harvest Church 7300 S Ashland Ave Chicago, Illinois 60636 at 6:30 pm 

WHO: Freedom First International, The Guilty in Innocence Project, and Family of Semaj Crosby,The Semaj Crosby Coalition for Justice   

WHY: We want to keep Semaj Crosby’s name in the public with hopes toward resolution.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations who want change nationally in the wake of a tragic loss of life of Semaj Crosby-This group is looking to effect change on a national level.

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Police Policy in locally and nationally. Justice for a murdered child (DCFS REFORM). 

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes, also family and community members will provide media commentary. 

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser

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. 

You may contact Our President Bishop Gregg L.Greer at (404) 992-8954 (cell) as he will be on the ground. 

For immediate Release: Threats, Intimidation, and even rape allegations of local girls connected to Kenneka Jenkins

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For immediate Release: Threats, Intimidation, and even rape allegations of local girls connected to Kenneka Jenkins. Press Conference 

Tomorrow October 12, 2017 at 12:00 noon

Location: Chicago Police Headquarters

CPD HQ-3510 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL

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In Chicago-The confusion from the Kenneka Jenkins fallout continues to spin out of control. A press conference will be held tomorrow at noon- to give further details- and shows how a (group) gang of local Chicago activist are being accused of ” harassment, treating and even sexually abusing as well as physically abusing one of the vulnerable girls- all associated with the appear to be friends of Kenneka Jenkins. According to To date the young-women have lived in fear of their lives against reporting the groups consistent “threatening” -intimidation tactics. The young ladies are in fear of their lives.

Bishop Gregg L. Greer will be on the ground to provide concrete evidence including video proof which gives substation to the claims-above speculation. Bishop also plans to meet with local authorities including the FBI prior to the press conference.  Again, Please expect video evidence to be released during the Press Conference. 

 

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WHAT:  Threats, Intimidation, and even rape allegations of local girls connected to Kenneka Jenkins

WHO: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L.Greer 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers took advantage of young women who came to the Kenneka Jenkins protest and are friends of Jenkins.

AREA of INTEREST: 

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

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser

Frederick Washington, at One World Transatlantic Global Media, email oneworldtransglobal@gmail.com or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information. You may contact Bishop Gregg L.Greer at (404) 992-8954 (cell) as he will be on the ground. 

For Immediate Release: Media Statement from Family and Advocacy of Semaj Crosby_Regarding concerns about community activist (group)

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For Immediate Release: Media Statement from Family and Advocacy of Semaj Crosby_regarding concerns about community activist (group)

Greetings, over the course of the last few days week beginning this past week- Jedidiah Brown the Leader of the group now known as the Freedom Fighters made a declaration of support then offering their movement and assistance to the family, community, and known advocacy for Semaj Crosby. From the very start of the announcement the group made it their own mission to declare their solidarity with finding “Justice,” for Semaj Crosby a 16 month old homicide victim from Joliet Township, IL. 

Despite the group’s framing of their effort as a movement to spark “national interest,” in Semaj’s already nationally known case- we are very clear that this narrative is completely false and a gross misrepresentation of the known facts as laid out by groups already on the ground including the family, the community members, officials and known advocacy -who have worked diligently and been on the ground since the very moment Semaj disappeared-please note the groups continue to work progressively to support Justice for Semaj Crosby to this very day!-For the record these groups have rallied, protested, and educated the national and international public about Semaj’s case and specifics.

Please Note: The groups by name:  Justice for Semaj Action TeamFreedom First International, community members, and concerned family members including the child’s Father James Crosby have/are working with State Senators and with other officials on the ground-all to help move this case forward and find “Justice for Semaj.”

While we understand the Freedom Fighters desire for Justice, we truly believe that if our fight is to be successful and ultimately if “Justice” is won for Semaj Crosby-the effort must move forward without confusion, without misinformation tactics, and without mowing down the concerned family members, advocacy, and the community with malice. 

 Points that we very much like to highlight: 

  • Freedom Fighters group began raising money through “Cash Apps” and Paypal in Semaj Crosby’s name without Authorization from the family despite the fact that the family now holds the authorization to the estate of Semaj Crosby.   
  • They group are now using Semaj Crosby’s likeness and image again without authorization of Estate of Semaj as Freedom Fighter Brand awareness. An action which is totally unacceptable and must immediately cease. (Picture below)
  • Jedidiah Brown has made multiple false and unproven statements-interjecting himself into the case-even to the extent of calling local officials to solicit information. 
  • We (advocacy) are concerned about statements and negative entanglements that already surround this group and it’s leader from their actions in Rosemont, IL with the Mother Teresa Martin of Kenneka Jenkins and statements of misappropriation of “fundraising efforts” by ​organizers which included Brown.
  • Also-Jedidah Brown personal (public) concerns of fraudulent activity as laid out by his own family members including one “Asia Love” a cousin. (video, supplied below) from earlier this year. This includes Brown’s known public suicide attempt from Lakeshore Drive (article below). 

In Closing at this point-we as the community don’t mind anyone who offers to help and that help is readily welcome it-but we must be clear in the fact that we would hope and pray for the help that is sincere. We would go on to say sincere help is very much needed, respected and more then appreciated form those who have not shown a serious pattern of misdirection, alienation of others, which only adds to the confusion of a very complex case. As far as the Freedom Fighters-At this point we must clearly disregard any offer for help unless authorized by our coalition. 

We must note that at this point we need legislation, “more vigils and prayers.”

Best Regards,

Freedom First International Team

James Crosby Father of Semaj Crosby

Concerned Family Members and Community

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Please send any concerns or questions to Freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

For immediate Release: Advocacy and community members will Challenge Will County officials due to the fact that reports are showing the investigation of this baby’s death has gone awry.

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6 month old Semaj Crosby was found dead inside her home in southwest suburban Joliet Township just over four months ago. Her body was discovered under a couch in a filthy home days after a DCFS worker paid a visit for an inspection.

It was later discovered that Will County probation officers visited the home 40 times in about a year and the sheriff’s office made about 14 visits to the home

Tomorrow on Thursday 9-7-17 at about 3:45 pm at the Will county courthouse in Joliet, IL. We (advocacy) are asking all that can come to join us as we challenge Will County officials due to the fact that the investigation of this baby’s death has gone awry.

Stand with family, advocacy and friends to let them know! We won’t accept a blotched investigation. “HELLO NO” THIS STAND IS CRITICAL!

Address is-Will County Court House- 14 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60432 AT 3:45 pm

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WHAT:  Challenge Will County officials due to the fact that reports are showing the investigation of this baby’s death has gone awry.

WHO: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Black Lives Matter, Campaign to End Torture Mark Clements, Justice for Semaj Action Team (Lead) and more.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community leaders who want this child’s (Semaj Crosby) murder resolved.

AREA of INTEREST: 

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

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser

Frederick Washington, at One World Transatlantic Global Media, email freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information. You may contact Bishop Gregg L.Greer at (404) 992-8954 he will be on the ground. Also contact Mark Clements at (847) 276-1382