We Charge Genocide To Present Report on Chicago Police to the

Chicago 9/15 — This November, a new Chicago group, We Charge Genocide, will send six organizers to present a report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture at their 53rd Session in Geneva, Switzerland, during which the U.S. will be under review.

We Charge Genocide is a grassroots, inter-generational effort to center the voices and experiences of young people of color in marginalized communities most targeted by police violence in Chicago. The group debuted with a Youth Hearing on Police Violence in early August. Data and stories gathered at this hearing, and via the group’s online police encounter submission system, have been compiled into a shadow report which will be submitted to the UN in mid-September.

“The youth testimonies and CPD data analyzed in our report to the UN reveals a pattern of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of young people of color by the CPD. This abuse occurs at extraordinary rates, disproportionately against youth of color, and with impunity. Unfortunately, the CPD refuses to acknowledge or respond to this pervasive violence, and thus we are appealing to the UN for support.” says Page May, a We Charge Genocide organizer.

“The UN has already condemned the U.S. as being a hotbed of police violence in past reviews. We Charge Genocide will present a report to the UN Committee Against Torture stating that police in Chicago aren’t just harassing and brutalizing youth of color — their actions legitimately qualify as torture,” says Monica Trinidad, a We Charge Genocide organizer. “By verbalizing and presenting the bold testimonies and horrific experiences young people face at the hands of the Chicago Police Department, we hope to persuade the UN to classify Chicago police violence as torture and to take actions to help end this brutal and destructive treatment.”

The group of young organizers are in the process of submitting their shadow report to the UN for review, and will be testifying in front of the UN in mid-November. In order to do so, they will need to raise $15,000 for travel expenses. The group is kicking off their fund raising campaign today with a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuZrSzc9KvQ and an 8PM CDT info sharing session on Twitter.

We Charge Genocide is volunteer-run by Chicago residents concerned that the epidemic of police violence continues uninterrupted in Chicago. The name We Charge Genocide comes from a petition filed to the United Nations in 1951, which documented 153 racial killings and other human rights abuses, mostly by the police. While there is a long tradition of collecting testimonies of human rights violations and taking those to the UN, there has never been a specifically youth-driven effort.

In addition, We Charge Genocide hopes to equip individuals across Chicago with information, resources, and tools to more proactively hold police accountable. We Charge Genocide respects and seeks to lift up the existing efforts to hold the Chicago Police Department accountable, to reform the CPD, and in some cases to seek viable alternatives to policing.

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CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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The murder, remurder and murder again of Michael Brown

imagesyy I’m out of the hospital again and P@#$ed off! A new rant from the FILTHY PUNDIT(He ought to have his mouth washed out with soap) Politics, way over the %$#@ing top!………………..This is how it works in the media, and with a government that is weighted to the status quo rather than justice, because true justice endangers the inherent corruption of the status quo, and remains the only viable protection for individual sovereignty. That is why the status quo business, media and government expend every energy to kill true justice. Remember when the Ferguson police chief, the same day he was forced to reveal the name of Michael Brown’s killer, then in the very same breath release a video purporting to be Michael Brown, Serial cigar stealer? It wasn’t until near the end of the Press conference, actually Press dictate, that he revealed the officer knew nothing about the cigar caper. It was a sucker punch to the dead boy’s reputation. Today, celebrity forensic specialist Michael Boden concluded his autopsy showing 6 wounds, two of them fatal to the head which corroborate witness testimony and suddenly (amazingly!!!) the cops “friend” has the skinny a week later to explain the reason the 6 year veteran of the police force, with a taser and mace, and at the very least the capacity to shoot the kid in the legs, nails him twice with head shots???? WTF. If you haven’t heard, some mousey housewife on the phone claims the big black man “bum-rushed” little old policeman. No vetting. No critical evaluation; just buying hook line and sinker. Now, all the middle of the road white people can again look down on the lowly blacks and side safely with the police. Congrats white folk, media and government, you stretched and bent over far enough for the Ferguson police to drive one of their armored cars up your tight liberal ass and buy the police narrative hook line and sinker. So now its okay for the cops to dress in camouflage with weapons of war bif its at niggers and Mexicans, right? Whew, that was a close one. We all almost had to almost become self-hating whiteys and stand for a minute on the side of a larger humanity than shitty shopping malls and water-fucking-parks or Miley-fucking-Cyrus. And the Missouri governor covered his ass with a single night of sitting back without engaging the unrest in the community with a conversation or and sort of outreach. Instead, he just let the fire burn so that he can call in the army on the uppity niggers tonight. Nailed the Ozarks vote! Progress? If oppression is progress than we as a nation have just surged forward immeasurably. If repeating scenes from Selma Alabama circa the civil rights struggle during the 60s is progress I want none of it. Again, I am watching our nation trade justice for power and respect of individual rights for racial hegemony, aided by a media built and created entirely to message and maintain and deliver that perpetual hegemony. Shame on us all. CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Not a Riot, but a Rebellion! Are you $%#@ing kidding me? A new rant from the FILTHY PUNDIT(He ought to have his mouth washed out with soap) Politics, way over the %$#@ing top!………………..This is how the headline should read: “Overnight, Police again refused to engage community leaders, Employ war tactics.” Every black person I talked to yesterday was pissed off about the events in Ferguson Missouri in the aftermath of the shooting death of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown. CNN reporter Ryan Reilly reported being harassed and bullied by police last night. Christ, the cops are dressed like fucking occupation forces in combat boots, camouflage fatigues and fuck MACHINE GUNS. In FUCKING AMERICA! There was unrest again overnight and strangely it is becoming more difficult to defend any action or any reasonable need for the continued sheltering of the officer accused of shooting Brown. In a piece the day after the shooting I criticized the police and city for failing to invite protest and community leaders to a conversation which would have immediately diffused the tension and emotion. They didn’t so much as send out a city garbage man even to speak with the community. Instead the police immediately drew battle lines against American citizens, and sought to muddy the waters with disinformation paraded as fact in the face of substantially conflicting witness statements, the location of the body and execution style shots to the head and chest that ended Brown’s life. The officer had randomly and ostensibly stopped Brown for jaywalking. Fucking jaywalking! After the shooting, officials said that the officer was treated at a hospital for injuries, a common union trick. Through rightwing media filters, spin and lies by now the cop is blind, missing an eyebrow and as disfigured as the lady who had her face chewed off by that chimp. But if, in fact, the officer was actually assaulted, why wasn’t Brown’s companion, Dorian Johnson, who recalled the officer pulling up in an SUV and shouting “Get the fuck out of the road,” arrested? There isn’t even a warrant issued. He recalled, corroborated by independent witnesses, that the officer reverse the vehicle and grabbed Brown by the neck then shot him once before Brown broke away and urged his friend to run. The unarmed Brown was then shot dead in the middle of the street. And so when righteously angry people turned out enmasse instead of answers or respect they got a giant “Fuck you” from authorities. Images evoke Mississippi and Alabama during the 1960s. So forgive me if I don’t write pieces to calm people down or plead for Blacks to control themselves. Hard to take the high road when you are being fucked on the low road. We have become a nation under occupation by a pseudo military police no longer charged with serving and protecting the public but controlling the public. With the suck-dick entertainment culture of this society, that only becomes apparent when the state runs over some kid and emotion and anger boils over. That means nobody was paying attention before that kid got run over. A hand full were bitching without action, a hand full were acting without engaging the community and the rest were watching some fucking reality TV show. The black community already feels the occupation and control. The rest of us just think the state wants to keep us all safe from terrorists, you gullible fucks. Time for everybody to wake the fuck up and realize when this shit breaks it will break hard. Blacks, immigrants and minorities know t heir civil rights are a joke. Blacks knew when they were slaves. White fold remain clueless. You could work to fix this before it breaks, by, say making sure this is a free society, reigning in the police and state, demilitarizing the society and realizing that white people essentially live on a desert island of privilege, but the tide is rising. You are either with the tide or drowned by it. The choice is yours.

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CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Rev. Dwight Gardner, Hope in an Age of Crisis. 3000 gather for Equality!

“Dr. King had a radical vision that racial equality cannot be achieved without economic equality and that an economy that leaves tens of millions of people of all races struggling to make ends meet must be restructured,” said Rev. Dwight Gardner of Trinity Baptist in Gary, IN, the event’s keynote speaker. At the gathering, called “Hope in an Age of Crisis: Reclaiming Dr. King’s Radical Vision for Economic Equality,” elected officials will pledge to move legislation that promotes racial income equality at the federal, state and local levels. The event will feature a stirring sermon and music from the Civil Rights Movement. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church at 8235 S South Shore Drive, Chicago. Sunday, January 19, 2014.

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