A resolution that calls for an end to torture will be brought before the Chicago City Council this Thursday. If the resolution passes, it would make Chicago the first city in the U.S. to oppose all forms of torture. Local residents Mario Venagas, a Chilean torture survivor, and Dr.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley is one step closer to being deposed in connection with alleged torture by Chicago police. On Wednesday a Federal judge ruled for the second time that Daley can be sued over alleged police torture.The former mayor was the Cook County state's attorney back in the 1980s.
A federal appeals court says two Americans who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm can move forward with a lawsuit that accuses former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of being responsible for U.S. forces allegedly torturing them.The ruling Monday from the 7th U.S.
Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge reported to federal prison Wednesday. But there are still many outstanding legal issues surrounding his legacy.There are at least six pending civil lawsuits related to Jon Burge and his time as a Chicago police commander.
Torture’s long term effects can be devastating. Dr. Mary Fabri is a clinical psychologist and senior director at the Marjorie Kovler Center — the pioneering torture treatment center that’s operated in Chicago for more than 25 years.