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Chicago Torture

After 30 Years, Accountability for Police Torture in Chicago

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 05.29.2015 | Black Voices
Steven W. Hawkins

The vast majority of Burge's survivors were never compensated for their ordeal, and not a single survivor has ever received adequate reparations. Burge and his detectives were never held accountable for the crime of torture.

City Declared A 'Torture-Free Zone,' But Can It Escape Its Ugly Past?

Posted 01.13.2012 | Chicago

A City Council committee on Thursday approved a resolution declaring Chicago a "torture-free zone," after years of alleged police misconduct gave the ...

Studs' Last Stand

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Studs Terkel spent his life giving voice to the concerns of the voiceless, and it's a mark of his consistency that in his final days he stood up for men who were denied fair trials decades ago.

Jon Burge, The Olympics and Torture in Chicago

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monroe Anderson

In a quixotic quest for justice, a civil rights group is out to expose America's third-largest city as, according to an attorney, "the torture capital of the world."