White House: Chicago Facebook Beating Video 'An Outrage'A spokesperson for President Obama has condemned the now-infamous Facebook video that emanated from Chicago showing a mentally changed teen beaten by four captors.
Four Charged With Hate Crime For Videotaped Torture Of TeenTwo men and two women have been charged with a hate crime, after allegedly kidnapping an 18-year-old man with special needs, torturing him, and posting videos of the torture online.
Second Torture Video Shows Teen Forced To Drink From ToiletA day after Chicago police said they were questioning four people about a “sickening” video showing the torture of a mentally disabled teen, a second video has surfaced showing the suspects forcing the young man to drink out of a toilet.
Chicago Police Investigate Live-Streamed TortureIn the video, the alleged victim is duct-taped, his scalp bleeding after someone cut his hair with a knife. Foul language is heard throughout the video.
Fourth Person Charged, Another Wanted For Kidnapping, Torturing Elgin WomanGino Moraca, 24, of the 300 block of Raymond Street in Elgin, was arrested Sunday night and charged with felony counts of unlawful restraint and obstructing justice/destroying evidence.
Man Charged In Slaying Of Tyshawn Lee Planned To Torture HimThe man accused of the execution-style murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee last year allegedly planned to torture the child by cutting off his fingers and ears, because of the boy's father's ties to a rival gang believed responsible for another fatal shooting, authorities said Tuesday.
Third Woman Charged In Elgin Kidnapping, Torture CaseA third woman has been charged with kidnapping and torturing a woman in Elgin last month, while two other suspects are still being sought.
Carpentersville Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Torturing WomanA northwest suburban woman has been charged with kidnapping and torturing a woman in Elgin, while several other suspects are still being sought.
6 Indicted In Kidnapping, Torture Of 2 College Students From IllinoisSix people accused of abducting and torturing two University of Rochester students from suburban Chicago until a SWAT team stormed in have been charged in a 32-count indictment that adds charges of sexual assault and weapons counts.
No Decision From Torture Commission On Mahaffey CaseRelatives of a Chicago couple murdered decades ago will have to wait even longer to find out if the man convicted of the killings will have his case retried.
Burge Slams Chicago Torture PayoutsThe 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.
Rally Held In Support Of Reparations For Chicago Police Torture VictimsWBBM's Mariam Sobh reports more than 100 people gathered at the Chicago Temple at 77 W. Washington where torture survivors, psychologists and alderman spoke about the need for not only money, but social services for survivors of police brutality and their family members.
Ex-Cop Gets Life, Plus Five Years, In Gruesome Kidnap-Torture-Murder Plot A twisted murder plot by a former Chicago police officer ended Thursday with Steve Mandell sentenced to life in prison, plus five years.
Lawyer Seeks Less Than 12 Years For Ex-Cop In Kidnap-Torture-Murder PlotSteve Mandell might have been convicted in one of the grisliest and most lurid federal trials in Chicago’s recent history, but he deserves a “glimmer of hope that he will one day be free at an old age,” his attorney Francis Lipuma argues in a court filing ahead of Mandell’s sentencing next month.
Alderman Pushes Ordinance To Compensate Torture Victims As Jon Burge Leaves Prison As former police commander and allleged torturer Jon Burge walks from prison to a half-way house, torture victims are renewing their call for millions in compensation from the city, reports WBBM’s John Cody.