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Alonzo Smith with People’s Law Office attorneys Brad Thomson (left), Joey Mogul (second from left) and Flint Taylor (right) Today, Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Erica L. Reddick granted Alonzo Smith’s petition for a Certificate of Innocence. Mr. Smith was represented by a team of attorneys from People’s Law Office, led by Joey Mogul, along with Ben Elson, Flint Taylor, and Brad Thomson. Mr. Smith has consistently and persistently contended he was tortured by
The Center on Wrongful Convictions and the MacArthur Justice Center Present A reading by Flint Taylor, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Bernardine Dohrn and featuring panelists Flint Taylor, Darrell Cannon, Mary L. Johnson, Joey L. Mogul, John Conroy, and Locke Bowman. Please stay to have your book signed following the discussion. Monday, March 4, 2019 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Thorne Auditorium 375 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 
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Attorneys for Plaintiff Rafael Rosales, who was brutally attacked by former Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Gasser, have today filed a multi-count federal civil rights lawsuit seeking damages against the City of Milwaukee, Gasser, and numerous other MPD officers. As alleged in the complaint, after surrendering to police following a car chase, Rosales was attacked by Gasser, who kicked Rosales in the face while he was subdued face down on the ground, handcuffed behind his back,
Markham Firefighter Sues Chicago Cops for False Arrest After a community cleanup in Englewood, volunteers end up in violent confrontation with dozens of cops. November 15, 2018 By Maya Dukmasova On an April afternoon in 2017, 35-year-old Vairrun Strickland came to the intersection of 63rd and Ashland in Englewood with dozens of other people wearing black T-shirts and brandishing green, red, and black Black Liberation flags. As part of New Era Chicago, a community service and
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Christian is a recent graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar. During her time at Northeastern Christian was a chair of the Black Law Students Association, a Teaching Assistant, a Research Assistant, a Lawyering Fellow, and an elected SBA  representative for the Experiential Education and Assessment Committee. Additionally, she participated in the American Bar Association’s Judicial Clerkship Diversity program and was also awarded a Davis-Putter Scholarship. Prior to law school, Christian
Attorneys from People’s Law Office and Abolitionist Law Center File Habeas Petitions on Behalf of Janet Africa and Janine Africa of the MOVE 9 Janet Africa (left) and Janine Africa (right), two of the MOVE 9 still in prison October 4, 2018 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Today, the Abolitionist Law Center and the Peoples Law Office filed Habeas motions in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of Janet Hollaway Africa and Janine Phillips Africa of the MOVE 9, to appeal the
Today, attorneys from the People’s Law Office representing the #NoCopAcademy campaign, presented a motion requesting the Honorable Judge Sophia Hall to both review records withheld by the Mayor’s Office and to order the Mayor’s Office to produce any records withheld in violation of the law. The motion is part of a lawsuit filed by the #NoCopAcademy campaign against the Mayor’s Office for withholding critical e-mails regarding the proposed $95 million Chicago police academy. Erin Glasco
Lee Dewey with lawyers Joey Mogul and Brad Thomson
Yesterday, August 16, 2018,the Cook County State’s Attorneys’ Office dropped all criminal charges against Lee Dewey (they/them). Lee, represented by People’s Law Office attorneys Joey Mogul and Brad Thomson, faced multiple false felony charges stemming from their arrest at the SlutWalk Chicago demonstration in 2017. Lee Dewey (Center) with People’s Law Office attorneys Joey Mogul (Left) and Brad Thomson (right) On August 12, 2017, Lee was exercising their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech and