Monday, January 6, 2014


Two happy children stop by to talk with Santa and receive some Christmas gifts. (Photo by Brad)

Ald. Emma Mitts, Commissioner Barbara McGowan & Ike Carothers join Santa in greeting 37th Ward residents and children at the Holiday Party in LaFollette Park. (Photo by Brad)

Ald. Emma Mitts, Commissioner Barbara McGowan, Ike Carothers & Santa thank volunteers for making the 37th Ward Holiday Party a success. (Photo by Brad)

Ald. Emma Mitts & Ike Carothers each have their own Santa, as 7th Sub circuit judicial candidate Robert D. Kuzas enjoys the scene with children at the 37th Ward Holiday Celebration in LaFollette Park. (Photo by Brad)

A little boy enjoys the excitement of Christmas on Santa’s knee during the 37th Ward Holiday Celebration in LaFollette Park. (Photo by Brad)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Attorney Emlyn  Ricketts of First Defense Legal Aid emphasizes the importance of not giving  any  information to police until advised by a lawyer because anything said can be used against you or twisted to sound incriminating. Her agency provides lawyers 24-hours a day at police stations by calling 1-800-LAW-REP-4. (Photo by Darryl Barnett)

Sharlyn Grace of the Legal Assistance Foundation Juvenile Expungement Help Desk explains the importance of clearing youth records of arrests and minor convictions. Her agency provides free assistance with the process. (Photo by Darryl Barnet)

A packed house of participants of all ages attended the Youth & The Law Discussion on police misconduct and abuse. (Photo by Darryl Barnett)

Youth &  The Law moderator Andrew Bashi answers a question regarding a citizen’s rights when stopped by police. (Photo by Darryl Barnett) 

Youth & The Law Series sponsors Luster Jackson, Brenetta Howell Barrett of Pathfinders Prevention Education Fund, Bob Clarke of Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, and Brad Cummings of THE VOICE Newspapers. (Photo by Darryl Barnett)

Juvenile Court Judge Marianne Jackson advises Youth & The Law  participants to learn their rights and get involved with their community to prevent becoming victims of police abuse. (Photo by Darryl Barnett)

Participants in and producers of the Youth & The Law Discussion Series presented by First Defense Legal Aid. (Photo by Darryl Barnett)

Attorneys advising young people on how to act when approached by the police: civil rights attorney Gregory E. Kulis, criminal Defense attorney Luther Spence, attorney & event moderator Andrew Bashi, First Defense Legal Aid attorney Emlyn Ricketts, and Juvenile Expungement Help Desk attorney Sharlyn Grace, with a little girl attending the discussion. (Photo by Darryl Barnett)