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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

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For immediate Release: Press Conference Social Justice Activist call for Accountability and answers in the death of Shawn Brider-Today at 5:30pm

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Today  April 12, 2017 -at 5:30 pm at Chicago Police Station 3rd District 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

 

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A group of civil rights activist and Family members said, Shawn Brider should have never been arrested Sunday night after falling asleep in a parked car with a child inside. At about 4:30 a.m., they were told Brider had died in custody at the 3rd District.

The man was found dead in the lockup area of a Chicago police station Monday morning in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. Police reports said the man was found unresponsive at about 12:15 a.m. in the 3rd District Police Station lockup in the 7400-block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. As the day went on, the department’s spokesman said it appears the man may have had a cardiac arrest. Reports show about 4:30 a.m.,they were told Brider had died in custody at the 3rd District

Activist, strongly feel that Brider never should have been arrested on Sunday night for just merely falling asleep in a parked car even with a small child inside.  Activist and Briders family are questioning why Brider was taken into custody in the first place.
“He was just waiting for his girlfriend to come downstairs and he nodded off because he had been driving. They arrested him for that,” Kewonda Brider said.

“The Black Community in Poor Chicago are systematically being worn down and worn out by the constant microaggressions, When a suspect is arrested for merely sleeping in a car, we would have to ask the question where is the accountability? Did Brider have to be arrested and taken to the district or could he have been ticked?-The evidence is super compelling: The Chicago Police Department is in urgent need of reform. While the problems are clear, the path to solutions is filled with controversy. Even after Chicago Police Department was sanctioned by federal investigators who found that officers routinely used excessive force against minorities and tolerated “racially discriminatory conduct” by officers we still are seeing widespead abuse and issues-that could be rountinely avoidible.”What needs to happen is the time has now come for a frank and insightful discussion of what it will take to achieve true police reform in Chicago.  We will now push harder for the city to reform it’s policing policy. 

Pastor Gregg L.Greer-Freedom First International, SCLC Chicago 

Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has done an autopsy, but the results are pending more test results. Police are conducting a death investigation, and no further information was immediately available.

 

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

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WHAT:  Press Conference and Community Action requesting the CPD Officials to Stop forced immigrations. 

WHERE:  Chicago Police Station 3rd District 7040 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 on  4/12/17 at 5:30pm


WHO:
 Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters, and others.  

WHY: Even after Chicago Police Department was sanctioned by DOJ federal investigators who found that officers routinely used excessive force against minorities and tolerated “racially discriminatory conduct” by officers we still are seeing wide-spread abuse and issues that could be routinely avoidable.” A change is needed CPD!

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally in the wake of growing criticism of the Mayor and Chicago Police Policy. This group is 

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

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

http://abc7chicago.com/news/man-found-dead-inside-cpd-lockup-in-grand-crossing/1855234/

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2017/04/11/media-statement-the-questionable-death-of-shawn-brider-chicago-man-who-died-in-custody/

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

One The Move for W/E April 10, 2017

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Starting today Oneworld will send this segment around the world. Currently This effort has an outreach of 40,000. people (worldwide)-we will advance to 75,000 by Mid 2018. by-If you have an initiative that you want to be broadcasted abroad-please advise via Oneworld01.com, oneworldtoday@gmail.com, or use the Facebook group page messenger to inform two weeks in advance. The post will appear as 30 words or less. You must like our facebook group page and follow us on oneworld01.com

Not all submissions will be accepted-we are looking for civic and community events, forums-no for profit items will be accepted . Friends in India, and Africa included Start today!
It’s a great free way to LET the world know what you’re up to!
 

Featured Organizations for W/E 4-9-17

 
CHICAGO
 
Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Tree of Life, Loyola University Christian Student Organization, The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrant and others met at the Broadview Detention Center (Chicago) to address unfair deportations.

Over 250 people came out in Chicago to join an emergency national day of action against Trump’s war on Syria! Organizations involved were Answer Chicago, Refuse Fascism, and others. Protest were also staged in Washinton DC, New York and Los Angeles.

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Multiple families, supporters, and community members held a rally in Bakersfield on Saturday to protest the increased “police terror” inflicted onto their communities. The rally took place at the Stockdale Hwy and California Ave intersection, a location that local Bakersfield residents have continuously used for demonstrations on social justice for over a decade.

 

If you have an initiative that you want to be broadcasted abroad-please advise via Oneworld01.com, oneworldtoday@gmail.com, or use the Facebook group page at https://www.facebook.com/oneworldtodayintmedia/

 

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Grief without remedy: The effort to stop the War Zone on Chicago’s South Shore Community

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By Mark Clements (Associate Editor, The Debrief)
Overall, there were 762 murders in Chicago in 2016. It was the deadest year in nearly two decades. For example, in 2016 on Father’s Day weekend 12 murders were committed and Christmas weekend 12 murders out of 27 reported shootings. On New Year’s Eve, residents and activist the city carried 800 wooden crosses down the streets of downtown, as they called for an end to community violence. Time and time again-the (residents and activist) call has been met with over 145 murders since the start of 2017.
 
Chicago Police reports show that many of the homicides in Chicago were gun-related. In 2016, there were 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims, and five police districts on the south and west sides of the city accounted for nearly two-thirds of the increase in murders, according to the Chicago police department.
On the south side of Chicago-the streets of the South Shore community have changed and it’s changing due to community violence for the past thirty years.  For example, late last month in March, eight people, and a fetus were killed as the result of this same tragic violence. The name Jerry Jacobs was not among the list of people known to community activists as a victim of the tragic gun violence that had taken place across the east side of Chicago. Police authorities believe his death may have been the catalyst for a quadruple homicide the following day.
Reports show Jacobs was shot by gunfire, ran to a hospital blocks away, afterward there was a serious need for Jacobs to be transferred to a trauma center much as 15 minutes away, it cost him his life, some in his family believe.
Jacobs was a murder that surprisingly had no mention by police. The community has been terrified, shocked to the core with grief and concern to end this latest wave of violence, said long time resident Betty Washington. “I have been in this community for over 48 years, and I cannot recall a time that would properly describe March 29th and 30th, it was like a war,” Washington said. Chicago police are yet to properly describe what happen to Jacobs a 37-year-old African American male, who has struggled to get his life in order. He was killed on March 29th at approximately 11:15 PM while walking down the street on 79th and Phillips.
 
The Recent Murder of Jacobs and Others
 Last week during a news conference (picture, below) with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, it was announced that Maurice Harris (19 years old) was responsible for the deaths of four people at the Nadia restaurant located 75th and Coles. They were identified as: Emmanuel C. Stokes, 28, Edwin Davis, 32, and brothers Dillon Jackson, 20, and Raheem Jackson, 19 each shot to death allegedly by Harris in revenge for the murder of his father Jacobs.
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Tragically,  the double shootings that occurred at 7100 S. Yates, likewise a recent shooting located in South Shore that killed a 27-year-old male and a 23-year-old woman, left members of the Chicago police department processing the murder scene after murder scene. In total four different murder scenes. Left families of the victims shaken, terrorized, and hurting. At each scene police having to deal with traumatized families wounded to the core, offered little to no assistance from the city of Chicago.
During the news conference Brendan Deenihan, commander of Area Central detectives stated that Harris exercised his right to remain silent and that he was being charged with 4 counts of murder based off of identification by 3 witnesses.
 
“This argument appears to be weak and similar to how others were charged with serious offenses during the Jon Burge era of the Chicago police department,” said Val Love the aunt of a Chicago police torture victim that remain incarcerated based off of torture and false identification. When people are charged with offenses we must be certain that the right person is being charged and that the evidence supports that charge, and I am not confident of that in this case at this time, says Love.  For the record from 1972 until 1991 Burge tortured confessions from suspects inside interrogation rooms while using coercive tactics against witnesses to force them to cooperate with fabricated claims to support the police theory in the cases. Burge was fired in 1993 from the Chicago police department for acts of torture.
Relatives and friends of those that have been gun down on the streets of Chicago have been denied trauma treatment and other social services from the city of Chicago for decades. People barely able to walk as they have been traumatized through grief, losing someone to violence. In the most of Chicago’s crime-affected areas on the south side, there is no trauma center that is open, there is no grief counseling made available to them and often the families must accept the pain with all of its psychological associations and not receive one any meaningful form of treatment.
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Efforts to bring attention to the violence:
 
After the shooting of Jacob and others-I met with Chicago Alderman Greg Mitchell along with Pastor Greg Greer, who is President and Founder of Freedom First International. Our concerns involved the lack of response by the Alderman over the South Shore Community where this violence was occurring. At the time of this article (two days after the shootings), The city has offered the wounded family and community no healing and no services. Family and friends of the victims laid across the concrete pavement in anguish as they try to cope with their lost. This is a scene all across Chicago, however not on the same levels as Chicago’s southside.
 
We requested Alderman Mitchell to get more involved with his community and to reach out to the families that have been affected as the result of this massacre. It was our request that the first year alderman make attempts to gain a trauma center for his ward and to establish sound programs for both younger and older residents in his ward.
 
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The meeting went well and we look forward to change in the south shore community and also to establish a dialog between the community with their new alderman.
Also included in the conversation was the fact the relatives and friends of those that have been gun down on the streets of Chicago have routinely been denied trauma treatment and other social services from the city of Chicago for decades. People are barely able to walk as they have been traumatized through grief, losing someone to violence. In the most crime-affected areas on the south side, there is no trauma center that is open, there is no grief counseling made available to them and often the families must accept the pain with all of its psychological associations and not receive one any meaningful form of treatment.
 
Meanwhile, Harris who is held at the Cook County Jail has been informed that he will not be allowed bond and would be unlikely an attendee at his father’s funeral. The south shore community is in need of programs and jobs. It’s a community that has seen entire blocks abandoned with vacant lots. Unemployment, poverty, and ineffective drug treatment centers. When crime affect communities police and the city must step up and accept responsibility.
 
South Shore Chicago residents sit in fear knowing that they are receiving less protection from its police and it has really been visible the past two years. (mc)
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(Mark Clements is an Associate Editor for OneWorld01.com.  A Chicago police torture survivor, Board Member with the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. A Board member of Illinois Fair Sentencing for Illinois Youth, and is also currently Chairperson over the Campaign to End Torture). Mark can be reached at twitter https://twitter.com/Prisonspeaks
 
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For immediate Release: WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE! Community Activist will make a plea for community awareness and to Stop the violence in Chicago’s Deadliest Neighborhood

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For immediate Release: WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE! Community Activist will make a plea for community awareness and to Stop the violence in Chicago’s Deadliest Neighborhood 

 Tuesday March 28, 2017 (Today) at 4900 Block of Hubbard Chicago, IL Chicago, IL. at 10:00 am (Street Corner)

 

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Community Activist and Community members will come together with a message for Community violence prevention and a request for “peace,” after a 14-year-old boy was murdered Saturday afternoon on March 25, 2017.  The boy was shot just after 3 p.m. in the 4900-block of West Hubbard, police said. The boy was later identified as Laquan Allen Ward, lived about 2 miles away in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
According to recent reports, Police are searching for the shooter.The boy was on the sidewalk when a vehicle drove by and someone in the vehicle shot at him. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Investigators have not said if the boy was targeted or if this was random. Family members believe he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. For the record-Austin leads Chicago as the “Deadliest Hood” so far in 2017  with 16 homicides 80 wounded for a total of 96 known shootings/killings according to statistics. 

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This group of activist will not only call for a stop the violence community effort, but they intend to talk to locals in a door to door effort to spread awareness of violence prevention.

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about Chicago Community Violence  

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WHAT:  Press Conference and Community Action asking for the public to get involved in Violence Prevention in their Neighborhoods. “Where’s the outrage”  asking for the community to work and help resolve this case and to assist in violence prevention.

WHERE:  4900 Block of Hubbard Chicago, IL Chicago, IL. at 10:00 am (Street Corner)

WHO:  Violence Interrupters, Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and others.  

WHY:  Activist Effort to prevent and combat Chicago Community violence-This effort 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change in Chicago in the wake of last years overwhelming and historically high community violence and gun violence totals.

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_Violence in Chicago, IL.

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

Tio Hardiman, 773 391-9072 Tio_h@yahoo.com

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

For immediate Release: Guns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil) Press Conference and Prayer Vigil

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For immediate ReleaseGuns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil)

Press Conference and Prayer Vigil

Sunday-March 19, 2017   62nd and Aberdeen Chicago, IL (Corner)

 Chicago, IL. at 11:00 am

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When 30,000 Americans die each year due to gun violence, it is time to acknowledge that we are suffering from a modern plague. When schoolchildren are gunned down by single shooters with a high-capacity magazine, we suffer from a modern plague. And, when criminals can buy weapons without having their backgrounds checked, we suffer from a modern plague.

This Vigil will be part of our early effort to “Prevent the critical Issue of Gun Violence” for 2017 in areas in Chicago where this plague is taking young lives in abundance. (This corner is where a three year old is in critical condition after being shot in the head in an apparent accident.) The goal is to stop unnecessary loss of life!

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about Chicago Community Violence

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WHAT:  Guns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil)Press Conference and Prayer Vigil

WHERE:  March 192017 11:00 a.m at 62nd and Aberdeen Chicago, IL (Corner)

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WHO:  Violence Interrupters, Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois and others. (Please note this group has been on the frontlines of Chicago Violence for the past three years and more).

WHY: The issue of gun violence — more specifically, Chicago’s gun violence — is by no means a new issue. However, President Trump has singled out the city, even threatening to send in the federal troops, as a part of his “law and order” campaign. The current discourse coming from the White House focuses on more police, more prison and increased criminalization of Black and Latino communities as a solution. Unfortunately, this narrative of retribution fully incorporates the Fraternal Order of Police viewpoint without considering the concerns of the community.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change in Chicago in the wake of last years overwhelming and historically high community violence totals.

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_Violence in Chicago, IL

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