Monday, June 20 2016 Room 604, Cook County Court, 2600 S. California (@ 26th St)
Two people of the people arrested at March 2, 2016 protest to stop police murder, Grant Newburger, and a young man who came to the protest, appear on the charge of obstruction of traffic
Next court date TBA Branch 29, Cook County Circuit Court, at Belmont and Western
DROP ALL THE CHARGES NOW ON ALL THOSE ARRESTED PROTESTING POLICE MURDER! Pack the Courtroom!
Police nationwide continue to murder unarmed people, disproportionately Black and Latino. While police almost never face charges, people who protest police murder are arrested, charged, and threatened with years in prison.The murder of Laquan McDonald unleashed a torrent of almost daily protests in Chicago.
In response the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the powers behind them continue to arrest protesters who are standing up for justice, just as they have done since protests against the murders of Mike Brown and Eric Garner broke out over a year ago. Police have been singling out, threatening, and arresting key activists from different perspectives who are playing major roles in the protests. THIS MUST STOP!
Now is the time for everyone to demand that all charges against all protesters be dropped and that the CPD stop targeting key activists! A political and legal battle needs to be waged to make this happen and all people of conscience need to get involved in this.