Tortured Confessions | At Socialism 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Forward widely please!

Please come out for a Campaign To End the Death Penalty-hosted meeting at:

Socialism 2010: Ideas for Changing the World
Chicago, June 17–20
www.socialismconference.org
 
Tortured Confessions
Socialism 2010
Thursday, June 17, 8pm  
Palmer House Hotel Hilton
17 E Monroe

SPEAKERS:
Mark Clements, torture victim at age 16, spent 28 years in prison
Marvin Reeves, torture victim, spent 21 years in prison
Stanley Howard, calling in from prison, torture victim, 25 years in prison
Joey Mogul, attorney and activist from the People’s Law Office
Darby Tillis, exonerated and freed from Illinois death row

Recently released torture victims Mark Clements and Marvin Reeves will speak about the abuse they faced at the hands of Chicago police commanded by former Lt. Jon Burge--and about the more than 20 years each they spent in Illinois prisons as a result of coerced confessions. They will be introduced by the first exonerated death row prisoner in Illinois, Darby Tillis. Stanley Howard will join the conversation via speakerphone from his prison cell in Dixon, Illinois--he has been behind bars for over 25 years after being suffocated with a plastic bag into making a false confession. Plus, Joey Mogul, an attorney with the People’s Law Office, which has led the legal fight for imprisoned torture victims, will also speak.

Jon Burge is currently on trial for obstruction of justice and perjury charges. The Campaign to End the Death Penalty, along with other activists have fought for years to demand relief for torture victims who are still locked up in Illinois prisons. We need to continue to make our demand heard that cops who torture should be in jail, and that all incarcerated torture victims should be granted new hearings or new trials.

Help us raise the roof so Jon Burge can hear us: JAIL JON BURGE!

COME TO THIS LIVELY EVENT — AND LET’S CONTINUE TO BUILD THE FIGHT!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: COST $10

This event is part of a weekend with dozens of debates and discussions at Socialism 2010, so check us out online
http://www.socialismconference.org