We honor your lives. We speak your names. We refuse to allow you to be erased.
Justice for Families (JFF) is a working group of Black Lives Matter: Chicago. We are 100% volunteer run and are committed to working with families impacted by police and state violence. JFF designs campaigns, strategies, and direct actions with families so they can fight for justice for their loved ones. We provide safe healing spaces for families to talk about their experiences and console each other.
Since 1996, more than 1,600 people have been shot by Chicago cops. That’s an average of more than one person a week. Over 90% are Black men or boys. Oldest killed was 86. Youngest killed was 14.
2017 – 14 Killed
2016 – 11 Killed
2015 – 11 Killed
2014 – 19 Killed
2013 – 15 Killed
2012 – 13 Killed
2011 – 25 Killed
In a poor attempt to respond to CPD’s murder of Harith Augustus, Leslie Hairston has scheduled a Town Hall ward meeting w/ COPA (Civilian Office of Police Accountability). This isn’t good enough. This is not the reaction that the community demands in the wake of Harith Augustus’ murder. This was a decision to save face ...
With shock, anger, and sadness, we at BLM Chicago and The People’s Response Team, watched the Chicago police body video cam, where Harith Augustus aka “Snoop” is having a conversation with one police officer, as two other officers quickly approach the scene. Initially, the video reveals a calm interaction between Snoop and one officer. The ...
No justice, no peace! Come out Monday at 6 to demand justice for Harith “Snoop” Augustus. He was shot and killed in South Shore. he was a barber, beloved community member, and father of a 5 year old daughter. He was shot 7 times in the back because officers said he was “exhibiting the characteristics of ...
STATEMENT ON RECENT CHICAGO POLICE SHOOTINGS 7/4/2018 On Monday, July 2nd, Chicago Police Department officers shot and critically injured 17-year-old Kevon Purell just after 9:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Yates Boulevard in the South Chicago neighborhood as the teenager went out for dinner. Just before the shooting occurred, Kevon’s mother, Irma Burrage, gave him ...
Justice for Maurice Granton, killed by CPD 6-6-18.
At the last pre-trial hearing on March 28, 2018, Judge Vincent Guaghan said the jury trial for the murder of Laquan McDonald by CPD officer Jason Van Dyke will begin this summer. The next hearing on the requested change of venue that Jason Van Dyke’s attorneys are requesting is April 18th at 9 am, room 500. ...
On Monday, April 11th, 2016 at approximately 7:40 pm, Chicago Police officer Sean Hitz shot and killed Pierre L. Loury, a 16 year-old teenager from Chicago’s North Lawndale, West side neighborhood. Join us in Pierre’s neighborhood to mark 2 years since his murder and join us with his family, friends and loved ones to honor ...
Join us for a vigil on Wednesday, April 11th at 6 pm at 400 N. Michigan to honor#DecynthiaClements on the eve of the one month anniversary of her killing by Lt. Christian Jansen of the Elgin Police Department.
On April 4 – WE SAY NO MORE “I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. , (assassinated April 4, 1968) STAND WITH US in Daley Plaza April 4th ...
Read a poem written for Nunu
Join BLMChi's ongoing efforts to reopen Ronnieman's case, rename the park where was murdered in his honor, and to remember him with an annual holiday toy drive.
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.
Video released of Chicago police shooting of Cedrick Chatman
Mother Desperately Seeks Justice After Chicago Police Killed Her 15-Year-Old Son, Dakota Bright
Age: 22 Killed: 3/21/2012 We demand the immediate revoking of Dante Servin's pension. Join us by signing the petition. This is the least that the City can do. Join us in #RememberingRekia by saying #DontPayDante. SIGN THE PETITION
https://justiceforstephon.wordpress.com/ On February 1, 2015, the third anniversary of Stephon Watt's murder, a Freedom Ride caravan traveled from Chicago to Calumet City. We rallied, we marched, and we held a vigil to honor Stephon Watts and support his family.