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From Ferguson to Selma: One Activist's Journey

Amnesty International | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices
Amnesty International

This weekend in Selma, I marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I marched, and I saw people from every community acknowledging and revering each other with love. I'm not an isolated activist. I'm one of many, one of many.

Chicago Torture Victims Still Waiting For Reparations

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.05.2015 | Crime

A recent report from The Guardian alleges that a secret interrogation facility in Chicago has been brutalizing its detainees and denying legal council...

Black Lives Matter: Darrell Cannon and His Fellow Police Torture Survivors

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
G. Flint Taylor

Cannon finally succumbed to the torture and gave a false confession that implicated him in the murder. On the sole basis of that confession, Cannon was convicted and sentenced to life.

Mayor Emanuel Rides the Fence as Police Torturer Jon Burge Is Released From Prison

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 12.10.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

While Burge's conviction and imprisonment were rightly seen as a major victory for the ongoing human rights struggle against police torture, the battle has continued apace.

Police Torture Victim Still Fighting For Justice -- 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.10.2014 | Black Voices

Though over 30 years have passed since Chicago police officers tortured him into falsely confessing to taking part in a murder, Darrell Cannon is stil...

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Torture Survivor's Case

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Over the past 40 years, state and federal courts as well as prosecutors have very seldom been open to providing fair justice to the African-American survivors of Burge-related police torture.

It's Time to Heal the Wounds From Chicago Police Torture

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 08.18.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

June is Torture Awareness Month, and this year the National Religious Campaign Against Torture has declared its theme to be "healing a culture of tort...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Burge Conviction for Lying About "Horrific" Torture

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 06.04.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

On April 1, 2013, a three judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the perjury and obstruction of justice conviction of notorious former Chicago police commander Jon Burge.

The Torture of Darrell Cannon: A Case That the City of Chicago Cannot Win

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

In 1983, members of Jon Burge's torture crew took murder suspect Darrell Cannon to an isolated area and tortured him. Eventually, Cannon succumbed and falsely confessed. Thus started a 29-year legal odyssey that continues to this day.

Gov. Quinn's Proposal to Close Tamms Supermax Prison Got It Right

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

For those of us who've seen Tamms at close range, it was a welcome surprise to learn that Governor Pat Quinn proposes shuttering the prison.