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Picket Police Headquarters on 2nd Anniversary of Police Murder Victim Robert Rus

On Tueday, June 5th, at 6:00PM, at Police Headquarters (3510 South Michigan) family members and supporters will join Vera Love, the mother of police murder victim Robert Russ, at a picket.
Sponsored by the Hyde Park Branch of the International Socialist Organzation
To: Chicago Area Press
From: Joan Parkin, (773) 324-6476, email: parkinjoan (at) aol.com
Re: Police board picket for Robert Russ

Date: June 5th
Time: 6:00PM
Where: Police Headquarters, 3510 South Michigan



Picket Police Headquarters on 2nd Anniversary of
Police Murder Victim Robert Russ

On June 5th family members and supporters will join Vera Love, the mother of police murder victim Robert Russ, at a picket of Police Headquarters at 35th and South Michigan. The date marks the second anniversary of his murder by a Chicago Police officer.

Robert Russ—a 22-year-old Northwestern student and football athlete--was two weeks shy of graduation the night his car was pulled over by Officer Van B.Watts and his partner Officer Phillip R. Banaszki on the Dan Ryan highway. According to an eyewitness at the scene, Robert had his hands in the air when Officer Watts fired the single fatal shot down through Robert’s hand and into his chest.

To this day there has never been an investigation into Robert’s murder and both officers are still employed by the Chicago Police Department. At a recent protest Vera Love said that "this is an outrage. I will not remain silent when my son has been murdered by Chicago Police, maybe my protest will put them on notice and prevent another mother from having to suffer what I have had to suffer."

Family and friends will also be handing off petitions that they have gathered to the Chicago Police Department to show that there are many citizens who do not condone police abuse.


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