The following leaflet was sent along to us by a “little bird”. This is a very important case and we’d like to see all of you out at the Cook County Courthouse at 26th and California [in Chicago, IL] on Nov. 14th to show your support for the estimated 100 incarcerated persons who were tortured into signing false confessions by Chicago Police commander Jon Burge and his crew.
Support the 100
still-incarcerated victims of
Jon Burge and Burge’s detectives
Hearing set on class action suit – Pack the Court
When: Wednesday, November 14
8:00 AM — News conference in front of Cook County Criminal Court Building
8:45 AM — Proceed to Cook County Criminal Court Building, Room 101 for hearing on class action suit
Where: Cook County Criminal Court Building
2600 S. California Ave, Chicago
* For close to three decades Jon Burge and the detectives under him,
organized in the notorious midnight crew, brutally tortured African American
men on Chicago’s south side in order to elicit confessions from them. How
many men suffered at the hands of these torturers may never be known. But at least 100 remain incarcerated, whose convictions are based in part or in whole, on confessions tortured from them by Burge and his henchmen
On Wednesday November 14 these 100 victims of Burge’s vicious
practices could finally win their day in court. Lawyers from the Roderick
MacArthur Justice Center and the People’s Law Office will appear before The
Honorable Paul P. Biebel to present a class action petition on their behalf. The hearing is set for November 14, 2012, 9:00AM, at the Cook County CriminalCourt Building, Room 101.
Come to a news conference before the court hearing to show your support for those still fighting to reverse their wrongful convictions based on confessions they were forced to make under torture. Then stay and pack the courtroom in support of these 100 victims of Burge and his detectives.
For more information, contact Mark Clements, Campaign to End Torture, at 847-276-1382