After 9 months of vengeful and unrelenting pursuit of a conviction by the Cook County (Illinois) State’s Attorney and the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago (EHSC), videographer Gregory Koger was found guilty on August 26th of trespass, resisting a police officer, and battery for the “crime” of videotaping a brief but newsworthy statement by Sunsara Taylor at the EHSC.
WE DENOUNCE THIS OUTRAGEOUS VERDICT!
WE DEMAND REINSTATEMENT of BOND and GREGORY’S IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM JAIL!
FREE GREGORY KOGER! NO JAIL TIME!
"I am astonished by the extreme measures taken against Gregory Koger, all for a misdemeanor charge. This is not justice, especially for a person of his moral standing."
-Fr. Robert Bossie, SCJ
- Send this newsflash to everyone you know. Join us on Facebook, invite your friends, and use Twitter, and the list serves you are on to get this out everywhere
- Donate money for the appeal. Go to the defense committee website for more information (www.dropthecharges.net)
- Show your support - come to the sentencing hearing on September 8 (in the Chicago area):
9:30 am, Wed., Sept 8
Cook County Courthouse
5600 W. Old Orchard Road
To the Judge:
We the undersigned strongly urge that Gregory Koger not be given jail time for these misdemeanor convictions. The extremely unusual revocation of bond for a misdemeanor conviction should be reversed so he can be free to work on his appeal. Far from a “menace to society,” Gregory has overcome his troubled youth, transformed his life, and become an inspiration for all those seeking justice and a better world.