Nelson Denis joins us to discuss the legacy of U.S. influence in Puerto Rico. He’s the author of War Against All Puerto Ricans Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony. The book looks back at the history of U.S. intervention into the politics of Puerto Rico and is based on interviews, oral histories, congressional testimony and recently declassified FBI files from the 1898 U.S. invasion through today.
A WBEZ investigation has found evidence that at least two men who were sent from Puerto Rico to questionable rehab centers in Chicago may have been victims of ID theft. WBEZ's Odette Yousef joins us with the details.
In an earlier investigation, we found that Puerto Rico sends drug addicts to Chicago for treatment in unregulated residential programs. Now, new evidence raises questions about what happens to the ID documents those programs confiscate from addicts.
There’s an unprecedented ordinance that the outgoing Chicago City Council will take up this week. It would give $5.5M in monetary reparations and more to victims of torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his officers. The proposal also includes that victims and their families receive free tuition at the City Colleges of Chicago, free counseling for psychological and substance abuse and a formal apology. We discuss the ordinance with torture survivor Mark Clements and criminal justice attorney Samuels’ daughter, Adrienne Samuels Gibbs.