While we are all trying to stay warm in DFW, let’s come together to light a fire under the DOJ!! Police MUST be held accountable for their crimes. Today is the day that killer cop Jason Van Dyke is set to be released– walking free after taking the life of 17 year old Laquan McDonald. We join Chicago and the rest of the nation to demand justice.
A NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION
The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is calling upon all our local branches, affiliate organizations, and allies throughout this nation to stand in solidarity with our Chicago branch.
This February 3, 2022, the Chicago Alliance united with a broad coalition of faith-based, community-based, and labor organizations is protesting the early release of convicted killer cop Jason Van Dyke.
Van Dyke brutally murdered 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, shooting him 16 times, including 14 shots after Laquan was already lying on the ground dying. For this heinous murder, Van Dyke was given only an 81-month sentence by one of Chicago’s most notorious racist judges, Judge Vincent Gaughan.
Now Van Dyke is being released on February 3rd which is a short time after he was convicted in October 2018.
We are outraged because this is in stark contrast to the many Black and brown people who are given harsh sentences for non-violent crimes and left to languish in prisons for decades. Many of the Black and brown people in prison in Illinois are there as a result of being tortured into confessing to crimes they did not do.
In 2016 the Chicago Alliance helped 49 survivors of police crimes and their families file complaints about civil rights violations involving torture and murder committed by officers of the CPD to the U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice. The DOJ Civil Rights Division said they would investigate but no further action was taken and to this day CPD violators of our civil rights have not been held accountable. There have been no indictments or prosecutions.
We are demanding that the DOJ indict and prosecute Jason Van Dyke for murder. We are demanding indictments and prosecutions in all the 49 cases filed in 2016. We are demanding that the DOJ prosecute all the police who were complicit of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. In 2020.
On February 3, 2022, at 5pm we will rally and protest in the Federal Plaza in front of the DOJ. Stand in solidarity with us in front of the Federal building in your town or city.
We are calling for OUTRAGE AND DIRECT ACTION ON THIS DAY. JOIN US!
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!
HOW TO HELP
Call, email, write, or tweet the DOJ today to demand that FEDERAL civil rights charges are brought up against Van Dyke and other murderers with a badge.
Web form for DOJ: https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice
Get killer cops off our streets! Stand in solidarity with all victims of police brutality and demand the DOJ @civilrights take action on these cases. #PoliceAccountabilityNow #JusticeforLaquanMcdonald
Killer Cop Jason Van Dyke, who murdered 17 year old Laquan McDonald is set to be released from prison TODAY. We Demand justice! The DOJ @civilrights must charge Van Dyke with civil rights violations! #JusticeforLaquanMcDonald