Human Rights at Home: The Chicago Police Torture Archive | APNS Int.

Human Rights at Home: The Chicago Police Torture Archive – FACTS AT A GLANCE Between the years of 1972 and 1991, approximately 135 African-American men and women were arrested and tortured at the hands of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and officers under his command at Area 2 police headquarters. Some of these victims were as young as thirteen years old. Various court cases have established that the methods of torture used in the interrogation of suspects included electric shock to the ears and genitalia, mock executions, suffocation, and burning. While Jon Burge was ultimately fired by the Chicago Police Department, not a single perpetrator of the tortures has ever been criminally prosecuted. These incidents were not isolated and allegations of abuse by Burge continue to surface. In fact, the Area 2 cases are seen by many observers as part of a pattern and practice of racially-motivated police brutality in Chicago that has been revealed over the course of many years. This site is devoted to telling the stories of the Area 2 victims and seeking justice for those without a voice. Today, over two decades have passed since the first allegations of torture by Chicago police officers surfaced. Many of the allegations have been acknowledged to be credible. For example, Judge Milton Shadur of the U.S. District Court N.D. Ill. found that:

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  1. Hi, I have just created an African History site ranging from the 1600’s until now. It would be my honor if you joined me, it is a depot of every part of Amerian History sort of an Enclylopedia of personalities who have moved the civil rights agenda to where it is now. kindly, Penny

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