South Side Chicago: Marching for Justice for Martice Milliner, Murdered by Police


July 20, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


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Protesting the murder of Martice Milliner by Chicago police

Martice's widow, Antenetta Powells, and one of his sons, Amonte. Photo: Special to

Chicago, July 12: “Indict, Convict, Send the Killer Cops to Jail, the Whole Damn System is Guilty as Hell” and “Justice for Martice” rang out as friends, family and others marched through the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the south side. There were OGs present representing different major sets, some of whom had been involved in forging a gang truce in Chicago the 1990s. The OGs who spoke all called out the murdering police and called for an end to the warring between the youth. Members of the Revolution Club were there, as well as Fred Hampton, Jr. and some people from the group Uhuru.

Martice was murdered by police on July 9. It was a warm night and dozens of people were outside on the block celebrating a birthday when a detective car rolled up. According to witnesses, within minutes of the police exiting their vehicle, 27-year-old Martice “Miles” Milliner, the father of two young sons, was dead. Miles was shot once in the back by a pig who then stood over Miles's body and fired 4 more shots into his back. The crowd watched in horror. One of Martice’s friends said, “It happened so fast no one even had time to make a video.” It was like the police were sending a message to everyone there: "We can and will execute you and get away with it." One person commented, "It's like a lynching of old."

In the past 20 years, despite hundreds of murders by police, on or off duty, only one cop has faced any kind of criminal charge for killing someone in Chicago. That was Dante Servin, the pig who murdered 22-year-old Rekia Boyd in 2012. His case was dismissed by the judge without his lawyers even having to present a defense. (See "Outrageous Injustice! Cop Who Murdered Rekia Boyd Goes Free Without Even Having to Make a Defense")


Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015?


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