Jul 12th 2019

Graham v Connor 1989. Fighting Police Violence in Chicago

@ Uri-Eichen Gallery

2101 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 660608

Opening Friday, July 12th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, August 2nd

Supreme Court of the United States, Month 3:

Graham v Connor 1989. Fighting Police Violence in Chicago

Opening July 12th from 6-10pm
URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted

Work by the Invisible Institute, a new piece by Joey Mogul and Mary Patten of Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, quilts by Dorothy Burge, sculpture by Dawn Liddicoatt, textiles by Jawaan Burge, photography by Johannil Napoleon and Amina Alexander Ross.
Discussion 7pm: Flint Taylor- fighting police violence in Chicago.

Founding partner of the People’s Law Office, Taylor’s work in fighting against police torture in Chicago over the past 29 years has been instrumental in obtaining the conviction and imprisonment of police torture ringleader Jon Burge and the precedent setting decision that upheld the inclusion of former Mayor Richard M. Daley as a co-conspiring defendant in the Tillman civil rights case. He also worked with the movement to obtain reparations for 60 survivors of Chicago police torture.

Graham v Connor is a Supreme Court case that guides use-of-force decisions: Graham v. Connor. This was a civil lawsuit brought by a man who’d survived his encounter with police officers, but who’d been treated roughly, had his face shoved into the hood of a car, and broken his foot — all while he was suffering a diabetic attack. The court didn’t rule on whether the officers’ treatment of him had been justified, but it did say that the officers couldn’t justify their conduct just based on whether their intentions were good. They had to demonstrate that their actions were “objectively reasonable,” given the circumstances and compared with what other police officers might do.

Open by appointment outside of receptions through August 2, 2019. For an appointment, call 312 852 7717

AUGUST: Shelby County v Holder 2013. Voter Suppression in the Wake of Shelby County
SEPTEMBER: Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission 2018. Pushback against LGBTQ Rights in the United States.

October- Chip Thomas
November – Corey Hagelberg, woodcuts

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