May 20, 2015

As Torture Victims Win $5.5M in Reparations, Could Chicago Be a Model for Police Abuses Nationwide? | Democracy Now!

Earlier this month, the Chicago City Council approved a $5.5 million reparations fund for victims of police torture. More than 200 people, most of them African-American, were tortured under the reign of Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge from 1972 to 1991. Tactics included electric shocks and suffocation. The reparations package will provide free city college tuition for victims and relatives...

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