Friday, June 5, 2020

Tag: jon burge

Disgraced Former Chicago Police Commander Who Escaped...

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge, who was accused of torturing suspects in his South Side police district but was never...

Chicago Pays $5.5 Million in Reparations to...

In Chicago, a city known for its recent police scandals, victims tortured and abused by officers decades ago have finally received reparations. According to NPR, ...

Chicago Police Department Faces Revelation of 48...

The hits just keep coming for the beleaguered Chicago Police Department. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it was launching an extensive...

Rotten to the Core: Community Activists Call...

The Laquan McDonald case is not going away, but rather the movement for justice for the Black teen, executed gangland style by a white...

Land of the Free? Innocent Black Men...

Black men are still treated like slaves—over-policed, over-monitored, criminalized and punished for offenses they did not commit, or crimes that are not offenses when...

Is This America? Chicago Police Detain Thousands...

Is this America, or is this Guantanamo?  This is the question one must ask after learning of the news from Chicago, and a secretive...

Former St. Louis Officer Breaks Down Troubling...

These days it seems more difficult than ever to define what police officers really are. Are they a force plagued with racism who are willingly...

Chicago Pays Out More Than $5 Million...

The city of Chicago has now made history as the first American city to offer reparations for victims of police brutality. In a unanimous vote...

After Torturing More Than 100 Black Men,...

Jon Burge is one of the most notorious crooked cops in American history—a man who oversaw the torture of more than 100 Black men...