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

Bobby Vanecko
Sarah Simmons
Souzan Mirza
Tyler Clough
Alex Kogan
Kristen M.B.
Ira Gerard-DiBenedetto
Julia Cary Cary
Perry Maddox
abraham goldstein
Ala Salameh
dan rochman
Rifqa Falaneh F
Emily Hyacinth Pettey
Sarah Risheq
Husam Marajda
Daniel Drennan
Maarten Bosland
:Ireneusz-Jan :Kryczka
Marcy Harman
Roger French
Allison Levine
Regina Russell-Blue
Marsha Love Love
Clara Sheffer
Mark Ryan
Sarah Nodarse
Stephen Oren
Nadia Alexandra
Ira Kriston
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  • Bobby Vanecko
    signed 2019-06-03 18:19:03 -0500
  • Sarah Simmons
    signed 2019-06-03 18:12:23 -0500
    Drop the charges against Gerald Reed and fire the special prosecutor now! This is a grave miscarriage of justice and irresponsible use of taxpayer monies.
  • Souzan Mirza
    signed 2019-06-03 18:10:58 -0500
    Souzan Mirza
  • Tyler Clough
    signed 2019-06-01 16:36:11 -0500
  • Alex Kogan
    signed 2019-05-31 13:36:32 -0500
  • Kristen M.B.
    signed 2019-05-31 09:18:39 -0500
  • Ira Gerard-DiBenedetto
    signed 2019-05-30 22:30:40 -0500
    This is why Society doesn’t trust the enforcement officers, the police and the whole judicial system.
  • Julia Cary Cary
    signed 2019-05-30 10:28:41 -0500
    Julia Cary
  • Perry Maddox
    signed 2019-05-29 19:18:35 -0500
  • abraham goldstein
    signed 2019-05-29 17:21:08 -0500
  • Ala Salameh
    signed 2019-05-29 17:02:42 -0500
  • dan rochman
    signed 2019-05-29 14:15:57 -0500
  • Rifqa Falaneh F
    signed 2019-05-29 14:08:45 -0500
  • Emily Hyacinth Pettey
    signed 2019-05-29 13:15:21 -0500
    I actually take the time to attend Gerald Reeds court hearings! He is innocent! Free Gerald Reed!!!
  • Sarah Risheq
    signed 2019-05-29 12:47:53 -0500
    Sarah R
  • Husam Marajda
    signed 2019-05-29 12:27:02 -0500
  • Daniel Drennan
    signed 2019-05-29 11:10:14 -0500
    Daniel Drennan
  • Maarten Bosland
    signed 2019-05-29 08:22:05 -0500
  • :Ireneusz-Jan :Kryczka
    signed 2019-05-29 06:29:02 -0500
  • Marcy Harman
    signed 2019-05-28 22:15:33 -0500
  • Roger French
    signed 2019-05-28 21:24:43 -0500
  • Allison Levine
    signed 2019-05-28 20:58:49 -0500
  • Regina Russell-Blue
    signed 2019-05-28 20:57:32 -0500
  • Marsha Love Love
    signed 2019-05-28 20:40:53 -0500
  • Clara Sheffer
    signed 2019-05-28 19:57:13 -0500
  • Mark Ryan
    signed 2019-05-28 19:56:36 -0500
  • Sarah Nodarse
    signed 2019-05-28 19:21:45 -0500
  • Stephen Oren
    signed 2019-05-28 17:17:18 -0500
  • Nadia Alexandra
    signed 2019-05-28 17:16:41 -0500
  • Ira Kriston
    signed 2019-05-28 16:46:58 -0500