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John Burge

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...

John Burge Sentencing Postponed, Ex-Cop Convicted Of Lying About Police Torture

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The sentencing of a former Chicago police lieutenant convicted of lying about the torture of suspects has been postponed. Jon Burge w...

The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Costs of Corruption

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Our democracy is dying right in front of our eyes. That is the ultimate price we pay by ignoring the annual corruption tax and all the misdeeds they represent.

Lawyer: Burge Said 'Black Box' Shock Device Left 'No Marks'

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Attorney Casandra Watson, who represented Burge victim Melvin Jones after his 1982 arrest by Area 2 detectives, testified this morning to a sort of jo...

John Burge Trial: Jury Selection Continues

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The jury pool for the Burge trial will be winnowed on Monday. Dean Polales, who worked as an assistant US Attorney for 21 years and is now a white col...

John Burge Perjury Trial Begins, Prosecutors Say They Will Prove He Encouraged Torture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal perjury trial for former police commander Jon Burge, who allegedly led a crew of officers who tortured confessions out of hundreds of susp...

Chicago Police, Burge And Current Interrogation Practices

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

For all the bellowing about the fact that more should have been done twenty years ago to stop Burge, nothing is being done to stop the illegal and abusive tactics of today.

Burge Pleads Not Guilty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Carol Marin reports that the Fraternal Order of Police is rumored to be paying for Burge's criminal defense. Burge lawyer Bill Gamboney said o...

Daley Sarcastic About Burge Torture

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 ...