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The Chicago Revolution Club and other Supporters will rally to demand that ALL CHARGES BE DROPPED against Anti-Police Brutality Protesters David “Iggy” Rucker and Alfredo Reyes in advance of a court hearing the two will attend on that date.

 

The Rally and Court Hearing for Anti-Police Brutality Protesters David “Iggy” Rucker and Alfredo Reyes on Felony Charges will be held Wednesday, September 28, 8:30 a.m., at the Cook County Courthouse, 2650 S. California Ave

 

After 22 months Rucker and Reyes still face felony charges from a police attack on a protest December 13, 2014 following the Grand Juries failure to indict cops who murdered Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City.

Those rallying are outraged that police murders continue unabated across the country with police who murder very, very rarely facing charges and when they do they almost always get off.  Yet those who protest murders by police are being rounded up and often facing serious felony charges for daring to stand up.  The case of Rucker and Reyes is just such a case.

 

Additionally it has been revealed that the Revolution Club, of which Rucker is a member, was spied on and targeted during that very period  (see SunTimes 11/14/15 “Chicago Cops Conduct Unauthorized Spying on Protestors”).  Police efforts to shut down protests of their very own brutality has been documented in Baltimore and shown in videos elsewhere.  And that was exactly what happened on 12/13/14 with other key activists targeted in Chicago since.

 

Rucker and the Revolution Club were in Ferguson from the earliest days and stood with people defiantly.  They have been targeted from the very beginning of this new movement.

 

Finally, the role of the Cook County Courts in enforcing racially biased justice has been well documented in the book “Crook County” by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve.  That these defendants who stood up against police brutality which disproportionately targets people of color should be facing trial in such a compromised court system is a travesty.

 

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