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Chicago Police Torture

From 1972 until 1993 Jon Burge tortured over 200 African American and Latino men to confess to crimes in which many never committed. Burge tortures were able to successful continue despite his removal from the Chicago Police Department in 1993.

Burge nor any detective working under his command that tortured criminal suspects were ever charged with torture, mainly as pointed out by the Cook County Special Prosecutor in 2006, Burge and other detectives should have been charged, however he nor...

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From 1972 until 1993 Jon Burge tortured over 200 African American and Latino men to confess to crimes in which many never committed. Burge tortures were able to successful continue despite his removal from the Chicago Police Department in 1993.

Burge nor any detective working under his command that tortured criminal suspects were ever charged with torture, mainly as pointed out by the Cook County Special Prosecutor in 2006, Burge and other detectives should have been charged, however he nor any detective that worked under his command could be charged as the statute of limitations expired.

In 2008, Burge alone was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice for lying about the tortures. In 2010 he was found guilty on all charges and subsequently in January, 2011 sentenced to four and a half years in a federal prison.

Burge is set to walk out of a federal prison this October, 2014. Be aware that Burge continues to collect a pension of more then 37 hundred dollars a month. He should be considered armed and dangerous, someone that may have influence with other corrupt cops in the city of Chicago.

  • EveryBlock has a mute if you can't handle the truth, just click on the person's name. It is a dirty world out there and if you want to keep your head buried in the sand that is your own prerogative but don't impose your censorship onto to the rest of the freedom of speech blog community.

    Dennis

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    I think the post is appropriate for EB. It is a community issue, along with the others that are listed, for several reasons. 1) Torture by police is wrong. It is against our democratic values. For that reason alone we as a community can discuss it. Maybe somebody here had...

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    I think the post is appropriate for EB. It is a community issue, along with the others that are listed, for several reasons. 1) Torture by police is wrong. It is against our democratic values. For that reason alone we as a community can discuss it. Maybe somebody here had that happen to them but absent this posting would not know others cared. 2) Our community has the right to a police department free of unethical conduct and those demands can come from our community and the citizenry. 3) The implications for taxpayers are enormous. Along with other settlements, the dollars add up and it is paid for by taxpayers. 4) Open conversation is important...EB is ideal for allowing this to take place. Other sites have a different "feel" to them but for me EB is the most wide open.

    Thoughts?

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Edgebrook seeking artists and storefronts for October Art Month

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that showcases the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October.

During the month of October, artists will be displaying artwork in Edgebrook restaurants and storefronts for the community to view. Any interested artists or business owners, please email art@localgoodschicago.com for more information.

Edgebrook will also be kicking off Chicago Artists Month with the following activities:

- Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm: Artisan Launch Party at Local Goods Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962449808302/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

- Saturday, October 4th, 7:30pm: Art of Comedy at North Branch Arts: http://www.northbrancharts.com/the-art-of-comedy-2014.html

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Hi

Will be interested in how this site compares to Nextdoor Edgebrook. I am hopeful this site remains respectful to all with useful info.

  • Hello HeyJude,

    The two sites seems to attract two different types of people and different areas seem to use one over the other. Everyblock has a 2000 word limit and Nextdoor has no word limit. Use both to reach both markets.

    Dennis

  • Flew That Chicago born & raised. You can come home again!

    NextDoor is probably more considerate of the delicate sensibilities of the genteel.

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Former Police Commander Glenn Evans, Chicago Police Department

http://socialistworker.org/2014/09/15/only-protest-will-hold-police

Glenn Evans will be in court this morning in Chicago charged with sticking a gun into the mouth of a suspect. Evans behavior constitutes torture.

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Beautification

Thanks to Edgebrook neighbor Gina Metelica for taking on planting and watering a few flowers / plantings on the Lehigh side of the underpass at Hiawatha - which is also the focus of the wonderful "Neighborhood Connection Project":

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Gina is great! Join us for the winter prep and underpass cleanup of the Neighborhood Connection Project on Saturday, 10/4 from 10-12pm. See the EB invite for more information.

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Found Cane at my Garage Sale

A lovely man left his cane at my garage sale yesterday. I'd like to find him. Anyone out there lost a cane?

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Fortune Restoration | Home Improvement Service

Fortune Restoration is a high quality Painting and Masonry Company that serves Chicago land Churches and upscale Residences. The company is located in Lincolnwood near Chicago, Oak Park, and Evanston. Fortune Restoration is a 34 year old family owned business, founded and run by the three fortune brothers, Peter, Thomas, and Bob. Fortune Restoration's Service has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has won many local and National awards for their service. Fortune Restoration has worked on many Historical Projects that are National Landmarks such as the Noble Seymour Crippen House, The McCormick Mansion, The Walgreen Mansion, and The Evanston Light House.

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    Please stop leaving your fliers on my porch, between my doors, and on my screen door!

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    NICE FIRST POST!

    Thank you for this wonderful Spam. Many EveryBlock users (I won't name them; they'd be embarrassed) love these advertisements. Don't be mad at Robin; she just doesn't want the business she recommends all the time to have competition. She gets cranky. We all love her anyway. Well those who haven't muted her. Somebody asked me to let you know the EB policy on advertising:

    No Advertising. That's it, basically.

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  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider...

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    Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider community, as well as the support of the 41st Ward Aldermanic Office for required pre-beautification repairs to the underpass, we were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We continued together on Phase II completing the West wall work in summer 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project by joining the two bricolage murals together in the center. The joining of the East and West sides will be done by meeting in the middle with a golden stake. In the case of NCP, we will use golden tiles. The themes of the mural were decided by the community and the actual art reflects both our neighborhood's history, as well as the greenery and vegetation of the area. Special homage is paid to our Native American predecessors and the famous Hiawatha train that ran on these very tracks. Upon completion, NCP will be the largest outdoor public art bricolage mural on Chicago's Northwest side.

    So far, the NCP community includes:
    300+ citizens
    60 teen apprentices
    23 businesses
    7 artists
    4 local civics
    2 government agencies
    1 Alderwoman
    1 Chamber of Commerce
    1 Public Library
    1 Railroad Historical Society
    Green Star Movement
    After School Matters

    For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

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