Reparations

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge (Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

City Accepting Torture Reparation Applications Through Early August

City officials have begun taking applications from former criminal defendants seeking financial reparations for torture by police from the 1970s through the early 1990s, but advocates for torture victims said they doubt many additional credible cases will be found.

05/12/2015

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City Council Approves $5.5M Burge Torture Reparations Deal

Aldermen have approved a deal to provide $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims, a step Mayor Rahm Emanuel said was an “essential step in righting a wrong.”

05/06/2015

Jon Burge

Burge Slams Chicago Torture Payouts

The Chicago Sun-Times reports former police commander Jon Burge confirms he told a blogger he has trouble believing city leaders would even contemplate giving reparations to “human vermin” like the “guilty, vicious criminals” he tried to take off the streets.

04/17/2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses new nursing education programs at a news conference at Malcolm X College on Tuesday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Signals He Might Consider City Reparations For Police-Torture Victims

Community activists and torture victims have been stepping up pressure on the city to approve a $20 million fund for victims of police torture dating back to the 1970s.

01/16/2015

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Activists, Police Torture Victims Renew Call For Reparations

Justice advocates have marked Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday by raising their voices for reparations for victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

01/15/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Non-Committal On Reparations For Burge Victims

Mayor Rahm Emanuel side-stepped questions about whether the city should pay reparations to some victims of police torture under notorious former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, who recently was released from prison.

10/09/2014

Mayoral Debate

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Reparations

All six candidates for Chicago mayor went head-to-head Wednesday night at a debate at the DuSable Museum of African-American history.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011