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Chicago Just Became the First U.S. City to Pay Reparations to Victims of Police Torture

By Araz Hachadourian In 2005 Standish Willis, a lawyer from Chicago, was home with a broken ankle. He was working on the case of a man who claimed that, years ago, he had been tortured by police. On the radio … Continue reading

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Chicago Is About to Offer the Nation’s First Reparations Program for Victims of Police Violence

By Zach Stafford On November 2, 1983, Darrell Cannon found himself in the Chicago Police Department’s Area 2 headquarters with a shotgun barrel stuck in his mouth as a white officer yelled, “Blow that nigger’s head off!” The officer pulled … Continue reading

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I Thought Solitary Confinement in Iran Was Bad — Then I Went Inside America’s Prisons

By Shane Bauer Shane Bauer was one of the three American hikers imprisoned in Iran after being apprehended on the Iraqi border in 2009. He spent 26 months in Tehran’s Evin Prison, 4 of them in solitary. Bauer is winner … Continue reading

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Tortured Logic

Great article by Matthew Alexander. Based on his personal experience Mr. Alexander provides us a very logical argument why torture is/was not the tactic used to obtain information on Osama Bin Laden. Tortured Logic – By Matthew Alexander | Foreign … Continue reading

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Ex-Chicago cop convicted of lying about torture

Wow! This isn’t the 19th century. The day of wild, west justice is over.  This is surprising and disturbing to read about. Everyone has basic human rights, the job of the police is to honor those as well as the law. … Continue reading

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