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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Adam Brooks
Albert Stabler
James Jankowiak
Laura Shaeffer
Maria Gaspar
Dushan Petrovich
Jennifer Tittle
Willie Williamson
Ronald Tyson
Eddie Del Angel
Alma M. Del Angel
Timothy Garrison
Miguel Bautista
Tanya Watkins
Jessica Sundin
Cassandra Kaczocha
Aldo Reyes
Thomas Lalagos
Michael Glick
Matthew Hoffmann
Aiyanas Ormond
Michael Tee
Shaine Carroll-Frey
joe Kaye
Bryan Williams
Mak Mclaurin
Frank Chapman
Deirdre Darovic
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  • Adam Brooks
    signed 2019-06-07 08:51:02 -0500
  • Albert Stabler
    signed 2019-06-07 08:46:34 -0500
    The legacy of terrorist brutality under Chicago Police Department is endemic and ongoing, with Jon Burge as just the most visible tip of the bloody iceberg. Please take steps to demonstrate that this history needs not only to be discussed as history, but addressed as a living traumatic cancer in the city.
  • James Jankowiak
    signed 2019-06-07 08:26:19 -0500
  • Laura Shaeffer
    signed 2019-06-07 07:57:55 -0500
  • Maria Gaspar
    signed 2019-06-07 07:41:12 -0500
  • Dushan Petrovich
    signed 2019-06-07 07:36:58 -0500
  • Jennifer Tittle
    signed 2019-06-07 07:33:17 -0500
  • Willie Williamson
    signed 2019-06-07 06:11:45 -0500
  • Ronald Tyson
    signed 2019-06-07 05:21:38 -0500
  • Eddie Del Angel
    signed 2019-06-07 02:02:02 -0500
    Free Mr. Gerald Reed NOW!
  • Alma M. Del Angel
    signed 2019-06-07 00:47:18 -0500
    Libertad ahora para Gerald Reed! Free Gerald Now!
  • Timothy Garrison
    signed 2019-06-07 00:17:50 -0500
  • Miguel Bautista
    signed 2019-06-07 00:00:29 -0500
  • Kathy Powers
    @twopowers1 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-06 23:57:48 -0500
    Sign the petition: Sign the Petition: Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Free Gerald Reed!
  • Tanya Watkins
    signed 2019-06-06 23:43:01 -0500
  • Jessica Sundin
    signed 2019-06-06 23:40:49 -0500
  • Cassandra Kaczocha
    signed 2019-06-06 23:22:10 -0500
  • Aldo Reyes
    signed 2019-06-06 23:06:40 -0500
  • Thomas Lalagos
    signed 2019-06-06 21:33:47 -0500
  • Michael Glick
    signed 2019-06-06 21:25:27 -0500
  • Matthew Hoffmann
    signed 2019-06-06 21:09:40 -0500
  • Aiyanas Ormond
    signed 2019-06-06 21:00:51 -0500
  • Michael Tee
    signed 2019-06-06 20:18:35 -0500
  • Shaine Carroll-Frey
    signed 2019-06-06 19:23:48 -0500
  • joe Kaye
    signed 2019-06-06 19:17:53 -0500
    joe Kaye
  • Bryan Williams
    signed 2019-06-06 14:26:13 -0500
    Bryan Williams
  • Mak Mclaurin
    signed 2019-06-06 14:23:31 -0500
    Free Gerald Reed!
  • Frank Chapman
    @fchapman5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-06 09:47:51 -0500
    Sign the petition: Sign the Petition: Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Free Gerald Reed!
  • Frank Chapman
    signed 2019-06-06 09:47:17 -0500
    Every signature counts and contributes to the very important struggle to save Gerald Reed’s life and to free him from a life of torture.
  • Deirdre Darovic
    signed 2019-06-06 09:29:20 -0500