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Locke Bowman: Chicago Police Miss the Message about the Cost of Wrongful Convictions

Chicago cops have been involved in too many investigations that led to false charges against innocent suspects: James Newsome, falsely convicted of murder; Leroy Orange, Aaron Patterson, Madison Hobley and Stanley Howard, all tortured by Jon Burge’s detectives into confessing to crimes they didn’t commit; John Willis, imprisoned for nearly …

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Lisa Madigan sues to block Burge pension

By Ryan Haggerty Disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s pension is once again in jeopardy, just days after the city’s police pension board allowed him to continue to collect the $3,039 a month in spite of his criminal conviction. The board’s controversial decision led Attorney General Lisa Madigan to …

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Chicago’s Torture Cop Awaits His Sentence

By Salim Muwakkil The depressing Burge saga reinforces the notion that racial bias is part of the institutional gene pool of the nation’s police departments. G. Flint Taylor should be basking in the glow of vindication as he awaits the January 20 sentencing of Jon Burge, the retired Chicago police …

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