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Black People Against Police Torture

The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission -- Defunded but Not Forgotten

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Early this year, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn approved the inclusion of $235,000 in this year's state budget for the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Act, but the Illinois Legislature voted instead to eliminate all of the TIRC's funding.

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."