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.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit to stop former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge from collecting his pension. Madigan's lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges Burge does not qualify to collect his $3,000 monthly pension.
In his book, "Letters to My Torturer: Love, Revolution, and Imprisonment in Iran," Iranian journalist Houshang Asadi reflects on his years in prison after his arrest in 1981. The book is a series of 27 letters to his interrogator.
Some of the cases that convinced then Gov. Ryan to enact a moratorium involved men who accused Chicago police officers of torture. The man at the center of that history is former Police Commander Jon Burge.