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Author Taylor, Flint, author.

Title The torture machine : racism and police violence in Chicago / Flint Taylor.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2019.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  364.132 TAY    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  364.132 TAY    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  364.132 TAY    AVAILABLE
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Description 542 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary "With his colleagues at the People's Law Office (PLO), Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases that have exposed corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and throughout the city's corrupt political machine. The Torture Machine takes the reader from the 1969 murders of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark--and the historic thirteen years of litigation that followed--through the dogged pursuit of commander Jon Burge, the leader of a torture ring within the CPD that used barbaric methods, including electric shock, to elicit false confessions from suspects. Joining forces with community activists, torture survivors and their families, other lawyers, and local reporters, Taylor and the PLO gathered evidence from multiple cases to bring suit against the CPD officers and the City of Chicago. As the struggle expanded beyond the torture scandal to the ultimately successful campaign to end the death penalty in Illinois, and obtained reparations for many of the torture survivors, it set human rights precedents that have since been adopted across the United States"--Jacket.
Subject Chicago (Ill.). Police Department.
Police brutality -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Police corruption -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Racial profiling in law enforcement -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Discrimination in law enforcement -- Illinois -- Chicago.
ISBN 160846895X
9781608468959
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