domestic torture on trial

Posted by sky Friday, April 16, 2010


May 24: Anti-torture protest in Chicagoc/o Bill of Rights Defense Committee:The Jail Jon Burge Committee urges residents of Illinois to join in a cry for justice from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on May 24, 2010, at Daley Plaza in Chicago.The event will...

May 24: Anti-torture protest in Chicago

c/o Bill of Rights Defense Committee:

The Jail Jon Burge Committee urges residents of Illinois to join in a cry for justice from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on May 24, 2010, at Daley Plaza in Chicago.

The event will coincide with the commencement of the trial of former Chicago Police Department Commander Jon Burge, accused of perjury and obstruction of justice during a civil suit related to the Chicago Police Department's use of torture to force false confessions from criminal suspects.

The Jail Jon Burge Committee, a coalition of community-based organizations, is taking a stand against torture of suspects by police officers under the supervision of former Police Commander Jon Burge, seeking justice for police torture victims, and raising awareness to prevent such crimes in the future. For more information, please visit jailjonburge.org or contact Kali Cohn .

Illinois Coalition Against Torture promotes anti-torture policy

Based in Chicago, the Illinois Coalition Against Torture (ICAT) is working to promote anti-torture policy on the local and state levels. One part of their effort is an educational campaign regarding torture that is set to launch this summer. The coalition is also recruiting additional organizational partners interested in approaching state and local legislatures to seek a declaration supporting a federal commission of inquiry. To join the Illinois Coalition Against Torture or learn more about their work, please contact Kali Cohn.




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