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


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.


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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Roger White
Christine Godfrey
Ronnie Seward
Edna Harden
Matt Turner
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Abi Manning
Christina Wright
Fred Lonberg-Holm
Carolyn Eichner
Micco Caporale
Janet Sarbanes
Nick Godfrey
Jade Arter
Kt Hawbaker
Philip von Zweck
Val Benitez
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Nicole Marroquin
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  • Shelly Quiles
    signed 2019-06-10 18:49:42 -0500
  • Kevin Tyson
    signed 2019-06-10 15:04:01 -0500
  • Daniel Dunham
    signed 2019-06-09 20:42:14 -0500
    I have also been the victim of local police – men who should be in prison themselves for their crimes and violations of the laws they are sworn to uphold. Therefore, I have great sympathy for a man who has been tortured even more than I was. Let him go, and seek charges against the real criminals – the people who have tortured him.
  • Crystal Saahene
    signed 2019-06-09 04:40:47 -0500
  • Frank Chapman
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  • rajkamal kahlon
    signed 2019-06-08 03:28:26 -0500
  • Patricia Boughton
    signed 2019-06-08 00:50:28 -0500
  • Jennifer Blair
    signed 2019-06-07 22:48:19 -0500
  • Joshua D'antonio
    signed 2019-06-07 18:45:06 -0500
  • Eli Winter
    signed 2019-06-07 17:52:22 -0500
  • Marcella McClure
    signed 2019-06-07 17:32:25 -0500
    Marcella McClure
  • Roger White
    signed 2019-06-07 15:56:00 -0500
  • Christine Godfrey
    signed 2019-06-07 15:34:08 -0500
  • Ronnie Seward
    signed 2019-06-07 14:05:33 -0500
  • Edna Harden
    signed 2019-06-07 13:32:07 -0500
  • Matt Turner
    signed 2019-06-07 12:34:22 -0500
  • Robby Herbst
    signed 2019-06-07 12:07:28 -0500
  • Abi Manning
    signed 2019-06-07 11:52:42 -0500
    Free Gerald now! Enough is enough.
  • Christina Wright
    signed 2019-06-07 11:23:15 -0500
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm
    signed 2019-06-07 11:14:39 -0500
    Lived in Chi for 20 years. This stuff has to stop.
  • Carolyn Eichner
    signed 2019-06-07 10:48:28 -0500
  • Micco Caporale
    signed 2019-06-07 10:42:28 -0500
  • Janet Sarbanes
    signed 2019-06-07 10:40:10 -0500
  • Nick Godfrey
    signed 2019-06-07 10:25:30 -0500
  • Jade Arter
    signed 2019-06-07 10:06:20 -0500
    Free Gerald Reed!
  • Kt Hawbaker
    signed 2019-06-07 09:35:00 -0500
  • Philip von Zweck
    signed 2019-06-07 09:26:29 -0500
  • Val Benitez
    signed 2019-06-07 09:07:32 -0500
  • Tamara Maletic
    signed 2019-06-07 09:01:07 -0500
  • Nicole Marroquin
    signed 2019-06-07 08:59:21 -0500
    It is an outrage this man is still in prison. Free Gerald Reed NOW!