Demand Pardons for all Police Torture Survivors

Chicago Illinois is known as the “Police Torture Capital” of the United States. Illinois is the only state in the U. S. that has set up an official state Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission. Young people, almost all Black or Latinx, have been systematically tortured by police and been forced to falsely confess to crimes they did not commit. Most of the victims were children when they were tortured. Many are serving life sentences in prison without possibility of parole.

Governor Pritzker: you have the power to right this wrong with the stroke of your pen. Pardon all survivors of police torture! Free them all now!

Who's signing

Troi Valles
Brian Bronis
Bertha Escamilla
Stacey Austin
Kim Ruffin
Tahani Othman
Cate Readling
Kat Fuenty
Hanan Hammad
Erica Chu
Jessica Winegar
Yousef Abudayyeh
Adriana Caballero
Zeina Zaatari
Sarah Abboud
A Naomi Paik
Laila Farah
Patricia Shaw
Naa Marteki Reed
Nicole Turner-Tyler
Dushaun Branch
Nadine Naber
Natalie Zajac
Charlie Miller
Julie Glikin
Olan Mijana
Miranti Urbaningrum
Elise Bang
762 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Troi Valles
    signed 2020-01-21 00:44:29 -0600
  • Brian Bronis
    signed 2020-01-19 10:16:24 -0600
    My son Matthew Echevarria was named by a “confidential informant” and was wrongfully convicted of murder do to witness manipulation and police misconduct. He was hand cuffed to the wall of an interrogation room at 17 yrs. old for 20 hrs. and questioned repeatedly without representation by detectives Butler and Navarrete of the 25th district. Matthew never falsely confessed so the detectives decided to manipulate the witnesses before and during the lineup. The Illinois Innocence Project and Lovey & Lovey are currently representing Matthew.

    For more info please go to (freematthew1999.com & https://www.facebook.com/FreeMatthew1999)

    Thank you, Brian Bronis
  • Bertha Escamilla
    signed 2020-01-05 17:33:35 -0600
  • Stacey Austin
    signed 2020-01-02 16:07:05 -0600
  • Kim Ruffin
    signed 2020-01-02 08:00:42 -0600
  • Tahani Othman
    signed 2020-01-02 07:56:56 -0600
  • Cate Readling
    signed 2020-01-02 01:16:26 -0600
  • Kat Fuenty
    signed 2020-01-02 01:11:32 -0600
  • Hanan Hammad
    signed 2020-01-02 00:33:38 -0600
  • Erica Chu
    signed 2020-01-01 23:32:15 -0600
  • Jessica Winegar
    signed 2020-01-01 22:23:21 -0600
  • Yousef Abudayyeh
    signed 2020-01-01 21:31:48 -0600
  • Adriana Caballero
    signed 2020-01-01 21:23:13 -0600
  • Zeina Zaatari
    signed 2020-01-01 21:18:48 -0600
  • Sarah Abboud
    signed 2020-01-01 20:44:57 -0600
  • A Naomi Paik
    signed 2020-01-01 20:14:05 -0600
  • Laila Farah
    signed 2020-01-01 17:16:21 -0600
  • Patricia Shaw
    signed 2020-01-01 16:59:57 -0600
  • Naa Marteki Reed
    signed 2020-01-01 16:13:39 -0600
  • Nicole Turner-Tyler
    signed 2020-01-01 16:10:48 -0600
  • Dushaun Branch
    signed 2020-01-01 16:03:32 -0600
  • Nadine Naber
    signed 2020-01-01 15:50:12 -0600
    Nadine C Naber
  • Natalie Zajac
    signed 2019-12-10 20:56:25 -0600
  • Charlie Miller
    signed 2019-12-03 16:17:46 -0600
  • Julie Glikin
    signed via 2019-12-02 15:58:34 -0600
  • Olan Mijana
    signed 2019-12-01 22:56:16 -0600
  • Miranti Urbaningrum
    signed via 2019-12-01 20:52:37 -0600
  • Elise
    @elise_bang tweeted link to this page. 2019-12-01 20:49:56 -0600
    Sign the letter to Governor Pritzker telling him to free incarcerated survivors of police torture. https://www.caarpr.org/cfistpetitiontogov?recruiter_id=123315
  • Elise Bang
    signed via 2019-12-01 20:48:27 -0600
  • cockatrice lil squirt
    @chuntaholic tweeted link to this page. 2019-12-01 20:03:14 -0600
    Sign the letter to Governor Pritzker telling him to free incarcerated survivors of police torture. https://www.caarpr.org/cfistpetitiontogov?recruiter_id=123313