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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. 

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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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Jedidiah Brown suicide attempt article_DNA INFO
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

For Immediate Release: Social Justice Organizers-Protest (DCFS) call for immediate attention and investigation by Officials and immediate DCFS overhaul

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For Immediate Release: Social Justice Organizers-Protest Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) call for immediate attention and investigation by Officials and immediate DCFS overhaul 

 

PDCFS

Press Briefing and Protest Rally

Friday, JULY 14, 2017  at  11 am

 DCFS OFFICES-1921 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Introduction

The questions are timely, as DCFS reels from disclosures that it has systematically failed to protect children. For example, a recent Chicago Tribune investigation put the spotlight on three Cook County cases in which children died of beatings or starvation shortly after DCFS closed investigations into mistreatment in their homes, and the tragic case of Semaj Crosby, who was found dead in April in Joliet Township after the agency had closed four neglect investigations.

We (organizers) agree with the recent reports DCFS had creating “a toxic work environment in which it is foreseeable that some investigators did take dangerous shortcuts that can lead to lethal errors.” More importantly, these problems continue to this very day.

Opposition

The organizers plan to cover the following primary issues:

(DCFS)

  • DCFS Investigators were being pressured to close Child abuse cases even when they had failed to perform basic tasks like contacting police or doctors. In order for true reform to occur-the department must look into past issues and advise the public.

(George Sheldon)

  •  Under George Sheldon’s watch Investigators were being pressured to close abuse cases even when they had failed to perform basic tasks like contacting police or doctors.
  • We(group) is also calling for, a detailed ethics probe up to prosecution if Sheldon’s actions lead to contracts with individuals who had ties to Sheldon.

(Child Abuse Policy Cases)

  • Under Illinois law, most records of unfounded child abuse or neglect cases are expunged within a year. That’s a dangerous standard that must change.
  • To save lives we are seeking a monthly public informative that DCFS reports to parental enhance and inform about rights and DCFS policies. We have spoken to numerous parents who have suffered at the hands of DCFS, resulting in the loss of their rights. Must have more public discourse.

Press Statement

This group of national Community organizers has been working diligently to address and combat official corruption, miscarriages of justice and Police Brutality in Chicago.

We must review the past issues specifically from the past two years at DCFS. For example according to a recent article from the Chicago Tribune with stated, “George Sheldon was adroit at tapping federal funds and brought tens of millions of new dollars into Illinois by clearing away bureaucratic tangles. But his tenure was clouded by an ongoing ethics probe into contracts that benefited some of his Florida associates, as well as several high-profile child fatalities that highlighted investigative shortfalls in the troubled agency.” We (organizers) believe- We do understand that the Governor of Illinois recently put a brand new head in charge of the DCFS These more recent issues must be addressed, and the public must be informed!

Gregg L.Greer, President of Freedom First International

 

 

Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for DCFS overhaul.

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WHAT:  Social Justice Organizers-Protest Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) call for immediate attention by Officials and immediate DCFS overhaul 

WHERE:  DCFS OFFICES (outside)-1921 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Friday, July 14. 2017at 11:00 am

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, and others.

WHY:   Social Justice Organizers-Protest Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) call for immediate attention by Officials and immediate DCFS overhaul due to widespread abuses. We must correct past issues.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally in the wake of growing criticism of the Department of Children and Family Services Policy. This group is looking to effect change on a state level and bring attention to the epic failure of the Department of Children and Family Services.

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Public Policy with Children’s rights both locally and statewide.

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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-sheldon-resigns-met-20170531-story.html

http://www.theherald-news.com/2017/06/30/letter-follow-up-questions-with-new-dcfs-director/avev40l/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-dcfs-hearing-met-20170523-story.html

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

 


Contact (s):    

Lead Activist-Media Adviser

Gregg L. Greer, 404 992-8954 gregggreer72@gmail.com

For immediate Release: Social Justice Organizers rally at Chicago City Hall (Mayors Office) on Malcolm X Day to call out Political Corruption and Police Brutality!

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Press Briefing

Friday, May 19, 2017at noon

 Chicago City Hall-121 N LaSalle Dr. Chicago, IL 60602 (second floor, press area)

Introduction

Chicago City Hall, The Windy City has kept its crown as the most corrupt major city in the country over the last 40 years. Since the U.S. Department of Justice began to collect data in 1976, Chicago’s Northern District of Illinois, which includes Chicago, Cook County, and 17 other counties, has had 1,642 convictions, according to Simpson. That compares with 1,316 in LA and 1,260 in the New York district, which includes Manhattan, the Bronx, and six other counties.

Opposition

The organizers plan to cover the following primary issues: 

(City Hall)

  • 29 alderman have been convicted of crimes related to his or her official duties since 1972. Local Politicians act outside of public concerns this is a serious problem.

(Rahm Emanuel)

  • Mayor Emanuel was the topic of several Chicago new reports in 2012, following claims by the Chicago Teachers Union that the mayor had been withholding resources from Chicago Public Schools. 
  • Mayor Emanuel also received flak for his decision to leave Chicago amidst plans of a Chicago-wide teachers’ strike in order to speak at the Democratic National Convention.
  • Rahm Emanuel has said, he didn’t understand the gravity of Laquan McDonald’s shooting death at the hands of a Chicago police officer until just before the city settled with the teen’s family last spring, and that he wasn’t aware other officers may have falsified reports about the shooting until just after the video was released to the public. Most of the public believes Emanuel is responsible for the cover-up and delay of this investigation.

(Chicago Police)

  • The police force wants to usher a signal to the public that CPD regards the use of lethal assault weapons as an acceptable solution to problems so the public as the same right. That’s a dangerous standard!
  • CPD Uses Deadly Force in Violation of the Fourth Amendment and Department ….. point—igniting longstanding concerns about CPD officers’ use of force, and the City’s systems.

Press Statement

This group of national Community organizers have been working diligently to address and combat Political corruption and Police Brutality in Chicago. This day like Malcolm historically advised African-Americans to judiciously exercise their right to vote, but on this symbolic day, we (organizers) will caution that if the local government continues to prevent African Americans and poor community from attaining full rights-Then, they will sanction leadership and call out those leaders who act outside of public interest more aggressively. 

Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for Police Reform.

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WHAT:  For immediate Release: Social Justice Organizers rally at Chicago City Hall (Mayors Office) on Malcolm X Day to call out Political Corruption and Police Brutality 

WHERE:  Chicago City Hall Room 2nd Floor -121 N LaSalle Dr. Chicago, IL 60602 

               Tuesday, May 19. 2017at 12:00 noon

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Freedom Foundation for Global Justice, and others.  

WHY:   Social Justice Organizers rally at Chicago City Hall (Mayors Office) to call out Political Corruption on Malcolm X Day

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally in the wake of growing criticism of the Police Policy. This group is looking to effect change on a national level.

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

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

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

 
Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser 

Gregg L. Greer, 404 992-8954 gregggreer72@gmail.com

 

Social Justice Organizers “Cry Out” in strong opposition against CHICAGO ALDERMAN’S CALL FOR POLICE ACCESS TO HIGH-POWERED WEAPONS

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Social Justice Organizers “Cry Out” in strong opposition against

CHICAGO ALDERMAN’S CALL FOR POLICE ACCESS TO HIGH-POWERED WEAPONS

Press Briefing 


Monday, May 8. 2017at 12:00 Noon at 

Alderman Edward M. Burke-14th Ward Office: 

2650 W. 51st Street Chicago, IL 60632

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The police force is sworn to protect and defend citizens – in their view, it is, in fact, their duty to risk their lives to rescue children and others (and so they deserve our respect). But unless martial law is declared, where the civilian government admits it has lost control, any death at the hands of a police officer is at best an accident to be thoroughly investigated and at worst, murder to be treated as such. In a democratic society, police are not outside the law, they are citizens sworn to uphold the law, Police are not a military occupying force. As such, their use of weapons of lethal force is a bad statement for the community because it will usher a signal to the public that CPD regards the use of lethal force as an acceptable solution to problems so the public as the same right. That’s a dangerous standard!

For the record, a long gun is generally designed to be fired braced against the shoulder, in contrast to a handgun, but may include mounted firearms while in artillery a long gun would be contrasted with a howitzer.

The New Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham said he wants more officers to be trained on how to use rifles and for the weapons to be available on the beat.

“I’m not looking for one in every car. I am looking for officers who are qualified to carry them to have them as another tool to address crime in our city, Graham said. “

“The police department has to begin thinking outside the box and get these officers certified so we can carry these weapons,” Alderman Ed Burke (14th Ward) said.

The questions we must ask ourselves. We could ask-Why would any police need an assault rifle and what communities would these weapons go into? The statement below is from one of the organizers of the Press Conference:

Chicago Police armed with “assault rifles,” horries our Black Communities.  CPD seeks to be judge, jury, and executioner with assault rifles. Given the recent DOJ Report which concluded a ‘Pattern of racial discrimination’ that has resulted in black and brown people being murdered with impunity and as of right now-no local consent decree is in place.’ To suggest that the CPD is on board with this is the height of irresponsibility, as CPD has already failed to respectfully engage the black community.         Eric Russell, President of Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois

Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for Police Reform.

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WHAT:  For immediate Release: Social Justice Organizers call out against “CHICAGO ALDERMEN CALL FOR POLICE ACCESS TO HIGH-POWERED WEAPONS”

WHERE:  Alderman Edward M. Burke  14th Ward Office: 2650 W. 51st Street Chicago, IL 60632. 5/8/17 @ 12:00 NOON (Outside)

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois, Campaign to End the Death Penalty and others.  

WHY:  Out Cry,” against aldermen who believe more police need training and access to high-powered assault weapons

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally in the wake of growing criticism of the Police Policy. 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://abc7chicago.com/news/aldermen-call-for-cpd-access-to-high-powered-weapons-after-2-officers-shot/1952269/

https://newsone.com/3710402/chicago-lawmakers-want-police-armed-with-more-powerful-weapons/

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

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser 

Gregg L. Greer, 404 992-8954 gregggreer72@gmail.com