Wednesday, January 6, 2016

John Malveaux: Victims Of Chicago Police Torture Paid Reparations Decades Later

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Reparations for police torture


National Public Radio
Police were accused of beating false confessions out of accused black men, starting in the 1970s. Activists say reparations aren't the end in the city's dark history around racial police brutality.

Let's turn now to Chicago, where a group of African-American men have begun receiving checks for a hundred thousand dollars each. That money is compensation for the 57 men who survived torture at the hands of a Chicago police commander and his officers. But activists say that's not the final chapter in this story about race and police brutality. From member station WBEZ in Chicago, Natalie Moore reports.

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