Poem by Ethan Viets-VanLear
Filmed & Edited by Page May
Music by Moby; “Lie Down In Darkness” (Photek Remix)
The killing of Dominique "Damo" Franklin, Jr. by CPD through the use of tasers, spawned the creation of one of Chicago's most impactful groups, We Charge Genocide. Called to action, WCG sent 8 young people to testify before the United Nations Committee Against Torture charging the Chicago Police Department with genocide and violating specifically, Articles 2, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 of the Convention of Torture, through the cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of youth of color in Chicago. You can read the shadow report submitted to the United Nations CAT HERE.