A Fight for Justice & Self-determination
Ronald Johnson was a Young Black Man Who was Killed by the Police.We gon fight all day & night until he rests in peace.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
- Sign the petition to demand the case be reopened!
- Sign the petition to rename the playground in RonnieMan’s honor!
- Tell Kim Foxx to reopen the case that Anita Alvarez refused!
- Write a “Dear Ronnieman” letter or record a “Dear Ronnieman” video!
- Donate to help fund the campaign!
On October 12th, 2014 Ronald “RonnieMan” Johnson was shot and killed by Chicago Police Officer, George Hernandez, on the city’s South Side, eight days before Laquan McDonald was killed by CPD officer, Jason VanDyke. He was 25 years old and a father of five. On the night of the murder, witnesses have said that police officers did not identify themselves before opening fire on unarmed Johnson, killing him from multiple gunshot wounds. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Alvarez represented the face of deep seated corruption that pervades every aspect of government in Chicago. Alvarez, CPD and the entire City government are guilty of covering up evidence of the murder of Ronald Johnson. The inept and corrupt handling of both Laquan McDonald’s and Ronald Johnson’s cases, reveal complicity in cover ups that go all the way to the Mayor’s and State’s Attorney’s offices.
We demand the case be reopened.
Why a Playground?
RonnieMan was killed on 53rd and King Drive, in front of a playground at the entrance of Washington Park. To commemorate RonnieMan’s life, reclaim the land on which his blood was lain, and permanently memorialize his and all lives taken by police and state violence, we are are seeking to rename the park in his honor.
For too long, those killed by police and state violence have been erased, invisibalized rendering their lives disposable. By reclaiming the land in which RonnieMan’s last breath was taken, we seek to disrupt the pattern of sweeping Black death into the annals of history, and instead will create a public permanent memorial to celebrate his life, Black life and our full humanity.