Sign the Petition: Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Free Gerald Reed!

****UPDATE*******

Be in court tomorrow, Friday, June 14, 2019 for Gerald Reed – Judge Leroy Martin, 26th & California, Room 101 at 9:00 am, and then after that in Room 604 to hear about the most recent motion on the case.  Martin will decide on the motion by Reed’s attorneys to dismiss Robert Milan and the other special prosecutors on his case.  This is a very important case of police torture, and victory will set the stage for other victories to come.

****UPDATE*******

Gerald Reed has been in prison for 28 years for a crime he did not commit. He is the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by Commander Jon Burge and his minions. On June 14, 2012, and again on March 14, 2014, the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission unanimously found that there was “a preponderance of evidence” that Reed was tortured. His case was assigned to Judge Thomas V. Gainer and after seven years of delays by Special Prosecutors assigned to the case, Judge Gainer, on Dec. 19, 2018, vacated Reed’s conviction because it relied on a tortured confession.

Now another motion to remove the Special Prosecutors has been assigned to Criminal Court Chief Judge Leroy Martin, causing further delay. Should a new prosecutor be assigned still further delays are inevitable while they review the case.

Meanwhile, Gerald Reed’s torture continues every day. His leg --- broken by his torturers working under Jon Burge 28 years ago – was partially repaired only in 2017, leaving Reed in continuing pain. In addition, on December 22, 2018, he suffered a heart attack. Last month, April, he was in a coma for two days caused by influenza. His ongoing torture and imprisonment are killing him.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul has the authority to end this extreme injustice and #FreeGeraldReed. 

Gerald Reed needs to be free and his life needs to be saved. We call on Attorney General Raoul to drop the charges against Gerald Reed. We urge him to use the authority of his office to end this human tragedy and set an innocent man free.

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Edward Chung
Mieke Ruth van Ineveld
Ben Bazin
Angad Singh
Devin Morris
Griffin Bur
joseph prebeg
Joe Iosbaker
Bettina Johnson
E Woods
Stephen Whitfield
Hankyeol Song
Nancy Freehafer
Dale Lehman
Frimpong Baidoo
Abhishek Shah
Katherine Gage
Khaya Van Mieghem
Madi Norman
Aly Malabar
Abigail Bazin
Kobi Guillory
Indiana Anderson
Jacqueline Blanchard
Jt Johnson
Felix Lecocq
Ricardo Angelone
Alexander Valdivia
Adrian Leon
Vraj Dharia
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  • Edward Chung
    signed 2019-06-13 01:16:22 -0500
  • Mieke Ruth van Ineveld
    signed 2019-06-12 20:59:41 -0500
  • Ben Bazin
    signed 2019-06-12 11:51:20 -0500
  • Angad Singh
    signed 2019-06-12 09:31:36 -0500
  • Devin Morris
    signed 2019-06-12 06:08:39 -0500
    Devin Morris
  • Griffin Bur
    signed 2019-06-12 01:45:48 -0500
  • joseph prebeg
    signed 2019-06-11 22:57:18 -0500
  • Joe Iosbaker
    signed 2019-06-11 22:49:58 -0500
  • Bettina Johnson
    signed 2019-06-11 21:39:30 -0500
  • E Woods
    signed 2019-06-11 21:35:46 -0500
  • Stephen Whitfield
    signed 2019-06-11 18:20:51 -0500
  • Hankyeol Song
    signed 2019-06-11 16:00:26 -0500
  • Nancy Freehafer
    signed 2019-06-11 14:20:14 -0500
  • Dale Lehman
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:49 -0500
    Free Gerald Reed – Please use your authority to rectify an injustice facilitated by the Cook County’s

    corrupt Criminal Justice system while today the Special Prosecutor with multiple conflicts of

    interest, such that any person with integrity would have long ago recused themselves, persists today

    to drag out Reed’s case.
  • Frimpong Baidoo
    signed 2019-06-11 13:02:17 -0500
  • Abhishek Shah
    signed 2019-06-11 09:57:28 -0500
    Free them!
  • Katherine Gage
    signed 2019-06-11 07:50:37 -0500
  • Khaya Van Mieghem
    signed 2019-06-11 03:26:02 -0500
  • Madi Norman
    signed 2019-06-11 03:04:18 -0500
  • Aly Malabar
    signed 2019-06-10 21:34:26 -0500
    This is horrible, the world is watching what happens
  • Abigail Bazin
    signed 2019-06-10 21:31:54 -0500
  • Kobi Guillory
    signed 2019-06-10 21:01:13 -0500
  • Indiana Anderson
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  • Jacqueline Blanchard
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  • Jt Johnson
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  • Felix Lecocq
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  • Ricardo Angelone
    signed 2019-06-10 18:57:45 -0500
  • Alexander Valdivia
    signed 2019-06-10 18:55:19 -0500
  • Adrian Leon
    signed 2019-06-10 18:54:22 -0500
  • Vraj Dharia
    signed 2019-06-10 18:53:38 -0500