Will the Obama administration once again block torture victims from their day in court? Is the Obama administration going to stand in the way of justice for torture victims? We’ll know soon enough. Last month, the ACLU filed a lawsuit...Show More Summary
A man who alleged he confessed to murder because of torture by a Chicago police detective is likely to walk out of prison a free man Wednesday after more than 24 years behind bars, his attorneys said. A Cook County special prosecutor decided against retrying Shawn Whirl, 46, two months after an...
The Supreme Court speaks not only through its rulings in cases argued before it, but also through its choice not to hear certain cases -- the ones denied certiorari, in legal lingo. By refusing to hear claims brought by victims of Bush-era...Show More Summary
A new commission will be reviewing the cases of victims of Tunisia's past regimes, yet some doubt its potential.
WASHINGTON -- For years, Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ memories of their time in CIA custody have been considered classified state secrets. Abu Zubaydah's lawyers can’t talk publicly about how he lost his left eye. Lawyers for Mustafa al...Show More Summary
For seasons on "Game of Thrones," Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) has done his best to forget who he really is. As a torture victim of Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), he has fully become the creature "Reek" his master crafted -- but maybe not...Show More Summary
During a time when President Barack Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake referred to disenfranchised Baltimore youths as “thugs” for failing to politely revolt against police brutality, Chicago has publicly condemned the real thugs in a police department that has abused its power with impunity for decades.
Chicago made history today as the first municipality in the United States to pass legislation providing reparations for victims of police torture. The landmark policy will allot financial compensation to the mostly African-American men tortured from 1972 to 1991 under Area 2 Commander John Burge and his infamous “midnight crew.” The legislation gives...
Unanimous city council vote approving reparations means dozens of torture victims from as far back as the 1970s could get thousands each from the city
Chicago City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a landmark ordinance that sets aside $5.5 million in reparations for victims of police torture from the 1970s to the early-1990s -- the era of disgraced police Commander Jon Burge. The...Show More Summary
Chicago will pay a total of up to $5.5 million to dozens of people tortured by the city's police in the 1970s and 1980s and make other reparations such as a memorial to torture victims under an ordinance approved by the city council on Wednesday. Show More Summary
The Chicago City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve a historic $5.5 million reparations fund for torture victims of the notorious Chicago police Commander Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue detectives.Show More Summary
The Chicago City Council Finance Committee has approved a $5.5 million reparations fund for citizens who were tortured during former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge’s tenure.
Aldermen Tuesday will get a chance to weigh in on a plan to create a $5.5 million reparations fund for dozens of torture victims connected to former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue detectives.
When Michael Daly wrote at The Daily Beast that convicted murderer Saul Rodriguez "bawled like a psychopathic baby" at his sentencing, he probably meant that Rodriguez is a psychopath who bawled like a baby, not literally that he bawled like... Show More Summary
Victims of police torture by Jon Burge are one step closer to reparations today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed to a package deal for survivors which includes a $5.5 million dollar fund. [ more › ]
Chicago is trying to put closure to a scandal that continues to haunt the city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several city aldermen proposed Tuesday a $5.5 million reparations package for victims of police torture, reported the Associated Press. The package will be introduced Wednesday to the City Council.
Chicago will pay $5.5 million reparations to dozens of victims of police torture in the 1970s and 1980s and their family members, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen announced on Tuesday. The city also will provide psychological counseling, job placement aid and other services to victims of torture...
On the eve of John Legend's concert in Bahrain, a former Bahraini torture victim now living in exile asks the US singer to spare a thought for the country's persecuted.
"Noooooo!!!" I wouldn't worry too much about little Piper here. As soon as she discovers that her new baby sister isn't so much a threat as a fervent disciple and willing torture victim, she'll be thrilled about the addition to the family. There's nothing quite like a sibling!