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


Join our rally outside the courthouse on Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 8:00AM for Gerald Reed. After that we will go to Room 604 to hear Judge Thomas Hennelly's decision. He asked the prosecution and defense to provide their case for why his signed, false confession should or should not be used -- a confession that was thrown out by the last judge, a confession coerced by torture!


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.

Who's signing

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
Shelly Quiles
Kevin Tyson
Daniel Dunham
Crystal Saahene
rajkamal kahlon
Patricia Boughton
Jennifer Blair
Josh D D'antonio
Eli Winter
Marcella McClure
Roger White
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  • 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
    signed 2019-06-10 19:52:12 -0500
  • Jacqueline Blanchard
    signed 2019-06-10 19:25:19 -0500
  • Jt Johnson
    signed 2019-06-10 19:12:31 -0500
  • Felix Lecocq
    signed 2019-06-10 18:59:02 -0500
  • 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
  • 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
    followed this page 2019-06-08 19:59:39 -0500
  • 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
  • Josh D 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