:Survivors of Chicago Police Torture Testify 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Not a Series  Survivors of Chicago Police Torture Testify  Peoples Forum on Police Crimes and Torture 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
WZRD Chicago  Events and Speeches  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Celebrating 45 years of Unity, Organization and Struggle, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the lead organization in the movement to gain civilian control of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to end the impunity that protects racist and criminal behavior within CPD ranks, held a "Weekend of People Power.

Speakers recount their experience at the hands of unprincipled and corrupt policemen or as family of someone wrongly convicted due to a tortured confession. The trauma and loss of trust remains present to this day. Jazmine Salas of the Alliance provides an overview of Chicago's unique history in that both the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago have acknowledged that the CPD has used torture to obtain confessions. Some of the policemen, who were well known to frame Black and Latino youth remain on the force today underscoring the necessity of winning CPAC to answer the call for justice.

Part 1
Speakers: Bertha Escamilla (Nick Escamilla), Armanda Shackleford (Gerald Reed),Enrique Valdez, Carolyn Johnson (Marcus Wiggins), Denice Spencer (Michael Carter), La Tanya Sublett, Eric Russell (Tree of Life), Hood Hope, Tyrone Williams, David Lincoln
Part 2
Frank Chapman (CPAC), Gregory Banks, Mark Clements - Q&A 
Jazmine Salas introduces speakers 
Notes: Credits:
When The National Alliance was founded in 1973, 41 years ago, our nation was confronted
with a new era of racist and political repression. In the decade leading up to our founding convention in Chicago in 1973 all the various strands of peoples' movement had come under attack. We were founded at a time when, coming hot on the heels of the Civil Rights Revolution, our movement was beleaguered but unbowed by the so-called white backlash and covert, clandestine government repression. The constitutionally guaranteed right of people to organize and protest was being undermined. We were born in a crucible of struggle when a dark cloud, like an ominous warning of an oncoming storm, hung low on the horizon and the dusk of twilight was followed by a long night of racist and political repression. First there was a whole train of assassinations of civil rights workers in Alabama and Mississippi; then the murders of leaders and workers such as Viola Liuzo, Medgar Evers, Minister Malcolm X and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King., quickly followed by the blatant murders of Bunchy Carter, Fred hampton and other members of the Black Panther Party. Today we know that these vicious attacks on our movements were more than not the work of local police, state sovereignty commissions and the FBI.

Read the CPAC Ordinance that would end police impunity:
Office of the City Clerk - Record #: O2016-5707 - Chicago City Clerk's ...

Jul 20, 2016 - Title: Amendment of Municipal Code of Chicago by adding new Chapter 2-83 entitled "Civilian Police Accountability Council" 
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR)
contact Frank Chapman 312-939-2750
Human Rights | Police Brutality | Torture | United States | Mothers  
Version 1:   
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago  06-29-2018  English 
Segment Length
File Info
Pt1  128Kbps mp3 (63.6MB) Mono 
Segment Length
File Info
Pt2  128Kbps mp3 (47.29MB) Mono 


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