Black People : Electrocuting a Black man's privates, rendition? Guantanamo or CHICAGO?!

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lt. John Burge and his men electrocuted, suffocated and beat confessions out of black suspects in Chicago for 20 years, until 1993. Some of his victims ended up on death row. Jury selection has begun in his trial.

    More than 100 victims claim they had confessions tortured out of them at his hands. Some "spoke of beatings, gun threats and a mysterious black box used to emit electric shocks," according to the AP. "One said his tormentors poured soda into his nose."

    Many are expected to testify in he trial — in which Burge stands accused of "lying when he denied in a civil lawsuit that he and other detectives had tortured anyone." (There is a statute of limitations on the torture itself, which authorities acknowledge occurred.) Some of those he 'interrogated' were released when the offenses came to light, but Burge had so far escaped punishment.

    Patrick Fitzgerald, the intrepid prosecutor behind investigations ......

    http://gawker.com/5545699/trial-of-sadistic-chicago-torture-cop-ramps-up
     
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    Very interesting.

    I don't know too much how this government works according to their many written and man made laws but, I believe i've heard that they are allowed, by their laws, to torture people based upon their justifications of 'this reason or that reason'.

    So now, i believe that this kind of information will be surfacing by and by because now [as the white man knows that bible very well], and in these last days, many people want to throw off the blame for allowing such atrocities for NATIONAL SECURITY or whatever reason, because this kind of treatment is an abomination...no matter how you justify it.

    they've been doing this to black men for so long, too long in my opinion, and this kind of info needs to surface.

    if they try to kill off a few of their own and torture a few of their own to hide behind a smoke screen of torture to black men and blacks in general, no matter, it still is wrong. a person should be judged for their acts when they first commit it, and not be exploited for a cause and then much later down the road, blame that person. No both the person and the government should be judged-- Not tortured but, judged based upon the initial act. [i'm speaking based upon a repetition of history].
     
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    AMY GOODMAN: A former police commander accused of overseeing the torture of more than 100 African American men goes on trial today in Chicago. Former Lieutenant Jon Burge is accused of lying when he denied in a civil lawsuit that he and other detectives had tortured anyone. He faces a maximum of forty-five years in prison if convicted of all charges.


    The accusations of torture date back forty years, but Burge has avoided prosecution until now. For nearly two decades, beginning in 1971, Burge was at the epicenter of what’s been described as the systematic torture of dozens of black men to coerce confessions. In total, more than a hundred people in Chicago say they were subjected to abuse, including having guns forced into their mouths, suffocation with bags placed over their heads, and electric shocks inflicted on their genitals.


    The police department fired Burge in 1993 for mistreatment of a suspect, but did not press charges. A decade later, then-Illinois-governor George Ryan released four men on death row he said Burge had extracted confessions from using torture. Public outcry eventually led Cook County to appoint two special prosecutors to look into the allegations. In 2006, prosecutors found there was evidence to show beyond a reasonable doubt that torture had occurred, but the statute of limitations had expired.


    Two years ago, federal prosecutors finally brought charges against Burge, though not for torture. They say he lied in a civil suit about the torture, and they’ve charged him with perjury and obstruction of justice. The trial is expected to last six weeks.


    We go now to Chicago, where we’re joined by two guests. Darrell Cannon, one of dozens of men to come forward with allegations of abuse at the hands of the Chicago police—Darrell says police tortured him in 1983 and forced him to confess to a murder he didn’t commit. He spent more than twenty years in prison, but after a hearing on his tortured confession, prosecutors dismissed his case in 2004. Now he’s suing Chicago for wrongful conviction. We’re also joined by Flint Taylor, an attorney with the People’s Law Office in Chicago. He has represented many of the torture victims and was directly involved in spearheading the special prosecutor’s investigation.


    Flint Taylor, let’s begin with you. Just lay out the scope of what is about to happen today in a Chicago courtroom.


    FLINT TAYLOR: Well, it’s very significant what’s finally happening, decades after it should have. This trial, although it will not deal with allegations of torture itself, will deal with obstruction of justice and perjury. The reason that it won’t deal with the crime of torture itself is because the mayor of the city of Chicago, who at that time was the chief prosecutor, Richard Daley, back in 1982, when evidence was presented to him that definitively showed that there was police torture under Burge and by Burge, he chose not to prosecute Burge and not to move to have him released from the police department, but rather continued to prosecute men for many years after that who had been falsely accused of torture.


    full article and video;
    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/5/24/trial_begins_for_ex_chicago_police
     
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    AMY GOODMAN: A former police commander accused of overseeing the torture of more than 100 African American men goes on trial today in Chicago. Former Lieutenant Jon Burge is accused of lying when he denied in a civil lawsuit that he and other detectives had tortured anyone. He faces a maximum of forty-five years in prison if convicted of all charges.


    The accusations of torture date back forty years, but Burge has avoided prosecution until now. For nearly two decades, beginning in 1971, Burge was at the epicenter of what’s been described as the systematic torture of dozens of black men to coerce confessions. In total, more than a hundred people in Chicago say they were subjected to abuse, including having guns forced into their mouths, suffocation with bags placed over their heads, and electric shocks inflicted on their genitals.


    The police department fired Burge in 1993 for mistreatment of a suspect, but did not press charges. A decade later, then-Illinois-governor George Ryan released four men on death row he said Burge had extracted confessions from using torture. Public outcry eventually led Cook County to appoint two special prosecutors to look into the allegations. In 2006, prosecutors found there was evidence to show beyond a reasonable doubt that torture had occurred, but the statute of limitations had expired.


    Two years ago, federal prosecutors finally brought charges against Burge, though not for torture. They say he lied in a civil suit about the torture, and they’ve charged him with perjury and obstruction of justice. The trial is expected to last six weeks.


    We go now to Chicago, where we’re joined by two guests. Darrell Cannon, one of dozens of men to come forward with allegations of abuse at the hands of the Chicago police—Darrell says police tortured him in 1983 and forced him to confess to a murder he didn’t commit. He spent more than twenty years in prison, but after a hearing on his tortured confession, prosecutors dismissed his case in 2004. Now he’s suing Chicago for wrongful conviction. We’re also joined by Flint Taylor, an attorney with the People’s Law Office in Chicago. He has represented many of the torture victims and was directly involved in spearheading the special prosecutor’s investigation.


    Flint Taylor, let’s begin with you. Just lay out the scope of what is about to happen today in a Chicago courtroom.


    FLINT TAYLOR: Well, it’s very significant what’s finally happening, decades after it should have. This trial, although it will not deal with allegations of torture itself, will deal with obstruction of justice and perjury. The reason that it won’t deal with the crime of torture itself is because the mayor of the city of Chicago, who at that time was the chief prosecutor, Richard Daley, back in 1982, when evidence was presented to him that definitively showed that there was police torture under Burge and by Burge, he chose not to prosecute Burge and not to move to have him released from the police department, but rather continued to prosecute men for many years after that who had been falsely accused of torture.


    full article and video;
    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/5/24/trial_begins_for_ex_chicago_police
     
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    remember all of this tale spin on blacks in Chi-Town they was some dirty cops
     
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    Think about this - wasn't castration popular during the times of lynching and jim crow?


    Would you agree that prison is the modern day slavery, and there been an uprising in racist whites since Obama became president, just like during the endings of Jim Crown and during the fight for civil rights?

    So why are we surprised whites are returning to castration - either physical or psychological. Black men (and women) had been emotionally and psychologically castrated for DECADES, now maybe actually getting their penis and balls cut is just a culmination of this fact.

    But don't worry. Like Isis, Mother Earth and her original goddesses will re-member you, every part of you (mind, body, spirit) and we help re-member our broken sister goddesses too.

    Granted, you probably ain't gonna like the methods we use to do it, but we will get'er done! :) :wink:

    Just like in our earlier struggles, there will be some casualties during this fire, but the end looks good! I look forward to it.
     
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