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Cafe' Society: Burge trial & torture in Chicago with John Conroy

The Public Square and WBEZ 91.5 present a special Café Society conversation with investigative reporter John Conroy, who wrote exclusively on the Burge trial for the WBEZ blog.

“The prosecution came 37 years after [Jon] Burge first used electric shock to interrogate Anthony Holmes and decades after county prosecutors had evidence that serious crimes had been and were being committed by Burge and detectives under his command,” says Conroy.

Find out more about the evolution of Chicago's torture scandal from the reporter who broke the story about the "House of Screams" two decades ago.

 

Recorded Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Chicago Public Media Complex

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