Activists, Legal Workers, and Journalists File Federal Lawsuit to Stop Portland-Style Attacks On Civil Rights in Chicago

Live stream of today’s press conference by activists, public officialsand attorneys can be found here:  https://bit.ly/30K0zTW CHICAGO – A broad coalition of #BlackLivesMatter organizations, legal workers, and journalists teamed up with a consortium of civil rights lawyers today to file a federal civil rights lawsuit to restrain President Trump’s promised surge of federal law enforcement… Read More

Protesters File Class Action Suit Against Denver Over Police Violence and Curfew Arrests at Protests

Without Warning, Denver Police Repeatedly Assaulted People with Weapons That Pose Particular Threats During the Pandemic DENVER – The City and County of Denver face a federal, class action lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of all protestors over alleged wrongful curfew arrests and unconstitutional assaults that Denver Police made on peaceful protesters and following the… Read More

The killing of Tony Robinson shows need to drastically reduce police interactions

Tony Robinson, Jr. shortly before being killed by Madison police

By Anand SwaminathanReprinted from the Wisconsin State Journal Tony Robinson was an unarmed, 19-year-old African American shot and killed by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. Because of overwhelming evidence that Robinson’s shooting was not justified, the city agreed to a record settlement. Robinson died more than five years ago, but his case… Read More

Police Sued for “Execution Style” Killing

Auburn, WA cop has long history of violence, including the alleged unlawful killing of another man last year SEATTLE, WA – The police department and an Auburn, WA police officer with a lengthy record of alleged brutality were sued in federal court here today for allegedly killing an already-subdued man “execution style.” The killing took… Read More

Two Black Men, Railroaded as Teenagers Into Wrongfully Serving Most of Their Adult Lives Behind Bars, Sue Chicago Police

Two Black men who were wrongfully imprisoned most of their adult lives today sued Chicago Police in federal court for fabricating evidence against them and suppressing evidence of their innocence. Each were sentenced to 31 years in maximum security prison and served more than 16 years behind bars. John Fulton and Anthony Mitchell, who were… Read More

Disgraced Cops Held Kids at Gunpoint, Ransacked Apartment, Falsified Search Warrants

Two new suits target City, recently convicted Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado, as wider scope of scandal begins to unfold CHICAGO – Irene Simmons, Micaela Cruz, and Ms. Cruz’s minor children sued disgraced Chicago Police Sgt. Xavier Elizondo, former Officer David Salgado, and other members of their tactical team for separate invasions of… Read More

Top Burge Associates & City Sued for Torture, Quarter Century of Wrongful Imprisonment

Then 18-year-old Arnold Day was framed by close colleagues of disgraced Cmdr Jon Burge and spent 26 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit In a case that epitomizes Chicago’s decades-long legacy of police framing Black youth for crimes they didn’t commit, police perjury, and the destruction of exculpatory evidence, all while allowing serious… Read More

Seattle-Area Cops Sued for Killing Unarmed, Elderly Chinese Immigrant

Issaquah, WA Officers Entered Wengsheng Leng’s Apartment Without a Warrant, Threw Him on to a Couch & Pulled His Arms Behind His Back, Breaking His Spine SEATTLE – The widow of a slight, 66-year-old Chinese immigrant man killed late last year by two Issaquah, WA police officers filed suit in federal court here yesterday, charging… Read More

Jon Burge 2.0 Victim Sues City for 20 Year Wrongful Imprisonment from Age 15

Anthony Jakes press

Close Colleagues of Notorious Police Torturer Jon Burge Sued for Frame-Up of Youth CHICAGO – A man framed for murder at age 15 by close colleagues of notorious torturer Cmdr. Jon Burge today sued the City of Chicago for a beating and false confession to murder forced out of him by the Chicago Police detectives. … Read More