The torture machine : racism and police violence in Chicago /

"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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Taylor, Flint (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2019.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Murder by darkness : the assassination of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark
  • The Wilson case : and he just kept on cranking and cranking...
  • Street files and important trials
  • The first Wilson civil rights trial
  • The cover-up begins to unravel
  • Déjà vu
  • The fight for justice broadens
  • Out of the court and into the streets
  • Fire Burge!
  • Burge on trial again
  • A parade and an appeal
  • The Vigilante, Aaron Peterson, and a judgment against Burge
  • The Marcus Wiggins case : "They're supposed to serve and protect, right?"
  • Decisions, decisions
  • An it seemed like they blew my brains out
  • Those idiots from the People's Law Office
  • A landmark victory, a plea, and a tragedy
  • Special prosecutors, clemencies, and pardons
  • Free at last
  • Freedom denied
  • An open secret
  • The Daley show
  • Broadening the struggle against police torture
  • The tale of two reports
  • Beyond all reasonable doubt
  • The art of the no deal
  • Hearings, hearings, and more hearings
  • The feds come marching in
  • The worm turns
  • Exonerations
  • Burge in the dock
  • A modicum of justice
  • Delay the defendant
  • On what planet...
  • Reparations now!
  • Never before in America
  • Coming full circle
  • Wilson walks
  • Epilogue.