URI-EICHEN Gallery: Graham v Connor 1989. Fighting Police Violence in Chicago
Posted on July 12, 2019
July 12 , 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2101 S Halsted
Chicago, Illinois 60608
On Friday, July 12, the URI-EICHEN Gallery will host an opening night event for their new exhibit “Graham v Connor 1989. Fighting Police Violence in Chicago.” To mark the debut of the new exhibit, the URI-EICHEN Gallery will host a discussion panel, on police brutality in Chicago, featuring Flint Taylor, attorney and co-founder of the the People’s Law Office.
Taking its name from the pivotal US Supreme Court decision in Graham v. Connor in 1989, the exhibit explores the pursuit of police accountability and reform in the City of Chicago. In its namesake decision, the Supreme Court ruled that police were not allowed to arbitrarily use force in a stop, arrest, or other investigatory action, but must adhere to the “reasonableness” standard set out in the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, demonstrating proportionality of force used to the investigatory ends of that force.
The opening night event is free and open to the public, and does not require a prior appointment. The exhibit will remain open through August 2. Visits outside of normal reception hours require an appointment in advance.