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Human Rights Watch Deems Police Mistreatment of Blacks A Human Rights Violation Of International Urgency

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We’ve all heard the stories of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Walter Scott in Charleston. Commonality: they were all killed by law enforcement officers. In its yearly review, international NGO Human Rights Watch determined that the mistreatment of …

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Chicago pays $5.5m in reparations to police torture victims, too little too late?

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All but “five or six” of the 57 individuals who allege they were tortured under the Jon Burge reign of terror were given around $100,000 in reparations this Monday. ¬†Burge (in above photo) was the police commander brought to justice in 2011 for running his “midnight crew,” which routinely tortured …

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