Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago to Form a Defense Committee for People Arrested in Protesting Police Murder

Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to form a Defense Committee for people arrested in protesting police murder. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Overflow Coffee House, 155o S. State St., in Chicago.

SMINC says a defense committee is needed to support — politically and in the Courtroom — all those arrested.  If defendant, come and bring your family and friends, noting that much work is needed to rally support for the defendants – exposure, Social Media, packing court hearings, raising money for legal defense, etc.

Background: All over the country police have been arresting protesters to try to put a stop to the righteous and defiant protest after the grand jury decisions in Ferguson & New York. Police can murder and no charges are filed but people fighting for justice are arrested and charged!  This is outright political repression!!

The police are targeting different political forces and perspectives and EVERYONE has to be supported and defended.  In CHICAGO 3 people face trumped up felony charges and many more have charged with misdemeanors.  We must support everyone who put themselves on the line to Stop Police Murder.  We stand together in the streets — we must stand together in legal support!

Stop Mass Incarceration Network – Chicago • (312) 933-9586


The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the rights of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us.