Revolution #180, October 25, 2009

Chicago: “Justice for Corey Harris!”

On October 17, more than 100 people gathered on short notice in the park where Corey Harris used to play basketball, to demand justice for Corey and to build for the October 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. Among those in the crowd were youths from various high schools on Chicago’s south side. Corey Harris’s friends and relatives spoke about what Corey had meant to them and demanded that the cop who killed Corey on September 11 be locked up. A number of the speakers reminded people to be sure to wear black on October 22nd and to come out to the protest that day. Corey’s aunt led people in chanting “Indict, convict, send the killer cop to jail! The whole damned system is guilty as hell!” Bright green stickers saying “Justice for Corey Harris” and “Danger: Police in Area” were everywhere.

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