Praying for Our City with the hope of #Justice4Laquan
September 24, 2018
A Puplic Action in Worship for Laquan McDonald outside the Cook County Courthouse organized by CRS and the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. Contact Drea, ahall@communityRenewalSociety.org, if you would like a sign for your window or yard.
September 18, 2018 at the Thompson Center, Chicago
Support bail reform in Cook County! For decades, legally innocent people have been incarcerated at Cook County Jail simply because judges set monetary bonds that they could not pay. Today approximately 2,500 people remain jailed in Cook County because they cannot afford to pay their money bonds. Access to money should not determine whether or not an accused person is detained in jail before a trial. In addition, African Americans receive disproportionately high monetary bonds and are disproportionately unable to pay these bonds.
The Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois (RROCI) is a coalition of leaders directly impacted by the criminal system, community organizers, attorneys and policy specialists that fight to change the laws affecting people with criminal records.
On Monday, September 10, 2018 we came together in prayer to honor the memory of Laquan McDonald. We also gathered to support the family as we seek justice for his murder. Laquan McDonald was killed on October 20, 2014 by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Police dash cam video released over a year later showed Officer Van Dyke firing 16 shots into the teen while McDonald was walking away from him. We seek justice in this obvious cover up.