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Daley Sarcastic About Burge Torture

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Mayor Daley on Thursday issued a sarcastic blanket apology for the alleged torture of suspects by former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge.

"The best way is to say, 'Okay. I apologize to everybody [for] whatever happened to anybody in the city of Chicago.'... So, I apologize to everybody. Whatever happened to them in the city of Chicago in the past, I apologize. I didn't do it, but somebody else did it. Your editorial was bad. I apologize. Your article about the mayor, I apologize. I need an apology from you because you wrote a bad editorial," Daley said, laughing.

"You do that and everybody feels good. Fine. But I was not the mayor. I was not the police chief. I did not promote him. You know that. But you've never written that and you're afraid to. I understand."

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