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Jon Burge

Burge Heads To Jail This Week

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge is expected to report to prison this week and when he does, he'll be serving his time at a prison complex that h...

Will Mayor Emanuel Commit to Reforming the Chicago Police?

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

Poor Jody Weis. Rates of murder and violent crime have fallen like a stone in the three years since he was appointed. He's been innovative, unorthodox, and he seems to have gotten results. Yet he has barely a friend in town.

City's Head Still in the Sand on Burge Torture Scandal

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The taxpayers of Chicago shouldn't have to pay lawyers' fees so that Burge can avoid another criminal prosecution.

Madigan Wants Burge Pension Terminated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last month, Chicago's Police Pension Board voted to allow convicted police lieutenant Jon Burge to keep his $3,000-a-month pension. The news outraged ...

Jesse Jackson Will Sue To Block Jon Burge's Pension

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, Chicago's Pension Police Board voted to allow convicted police lieutenant Jon Burge to keep his $3,000-a-month pension. But one civil right...

The Letters That Launched A Notorious Police Abuse Probe

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The anonymous letters to attorney G. Flint Taylor arrived in police department envelopes, and so the mysterious author was dubbed "Dee...

Ex-Cop Convicted Of Lying About Torture Will Keep Pension

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago police commander convicted of concealing torture of suspects under his watch will continue receiving over $3,000 a month in pension payout...

Who Polices The Police? John Conroy Reflects On The Jon Burge Trial

Better Government Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lefkow began her sentencing of former Chicago police commander Jon Burge last Friday by asking the commander to stand d...

Jon Burge Sentenced To 4 1/2 Years In Prison: Convicted Of Lying About Police Torture

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Decades after young black men in Chicago first began claiming that a white policeman shocked, burned and suffocated them to get confes...

Ex-Cop Could Get 30 Years For Lying About Torture

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A man imprisoned for decades after being tortured into giving a false confession told a judge on Thursday he still has nightmares abou...

Federal Judge Denies Conflict Of Interest, Won't Step Down From Burge Case

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge said Wednesday that she won't step aside before sentencing a former Chicago police lieutenant convicted of lying about...

Burge Lawyers Want Sentence Shortened Based On His Military Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most notorious figures in Chicago police brutality is asking for a light sentence based on having fought in Korea and Vietnam. Former poli...

Jody Weis Speaks Out: 'I Pride Myself On Being The Enemy Of The Status Quo'

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year, Chicago will see its first new mayor in 21 years. And whoever wins the election will immediately be saddled with some serious issues: the ...

Burge Sentence: 15 Months Or 30 Years?

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While prosecutors didn't recommend a specific sentence in recently filed court papers, their calculations -- if adopted by U.S. District Judge Joan Le...

On Daley's Retirement

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

He got out just in time. At the outset of the recession, the city already was a financial basket case, slipping dramatically further once the Olympics announcement was safely out of the way.

Freed Inmate Names Jon Burge, Mayor Daley In New Torture Suit

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man who was sentenced to death and spent more than 21 years in prison for a quintuple murder is suing former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and thre...

Jon Burge Trial: Jury Begins Deliberations

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge was cast as both a calculating torturer who took the law into his own hands and an honorable inves...

Jon Burge Tells Judge He Will Testify In His Own Defense

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge told U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow on Wednesday that he intends to take the stand at his perjury and obstructi...

Cop Denies Seeing Burge Put A Gun To Suspect's Head, Despite Previous Testimony

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He was uncomfortable and made it clear he didn't want to be there. But then Michael McDermott backpedaled on whether he told a federal grand jury h...

Jon Burge Still Collecting Pension, Despite Conviction

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite former Chicago police commander Jon Burge's federal convictions in June, Burge continues to collect his pension....

Justice, Albeit Delayed

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

On June 28, 2010 a jury convicted Jon Burge. Commander Jon Burge tortured criminal suspects with impunity for years and years on Chicago's South Side.

Jon Burge Trial: Michael McDermott, Cop Who Witnessed Torture, Will Be Forced To Testify

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former Chicago Police detective who allegedly witnessed former Cmdr. Jon Burge play "Russian roulette" with a suspect and put a typewriter cover ove...

Blagojevich Trial: Get Your Tickets to the Greatest Show on Earth!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

I was talking with a friend of mine who happens to be a security guard, and he burst out laughing when I told him that printed tickets were required to attend Rod Blagojevich's trial.

After Burge Trial, Chicago's Congressmen Say 'Not Enough'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following the conviction of former police commander Jon Burge, members of Chicago's congressional delegation are sponsoring legislation to lift the st...

Torture Victim Names Burge, Mayor Daley In Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A man who claims former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge tortured him into falsely confessing to murder has filed a sweeping civil suit th...