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The Resource The torture machine : racism and police violence in Chicago, Flint Taylor

The torture machine : racism and police violence in Chicago, Flint Taylor

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The torture machine : racism and police violence in Chicago
Title
The torture machine
Title remainder
racism and police violence in Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Flint Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With his colleagues at the People's Law Office (PLO), Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases that have exposed corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and throughout the city's corrupt political machine. The Torture Machine takes the reader from the 1969 murders of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark--and the historic thirteen years of litigation that followed--through the dogged pursuit of commander Jon Burge, the leader of a torture ring within the CPD that used barbaric methods, including electric shock, to elicit false confessions from suspects. Joining forces with community activists, torture survivors and their families, other lawyers, and local reporters, Taylor and the PLO gathered evidence from multiple cases to bring suit against the CPD officers and the City of Chicago. As the struggle expanded beyond the torture scandal to the ultimately successful campaign to end the death penalty in Illinois, and obtained reparations for many of the torture survivors, it set human rights precedents that have since been adopted across the United States"--Jacket
Summary
A lawyer for the people, Flint Taylor has spent nearly fifty years fighting for justice, from the courtrooms of Cook County to the US Supreme Court. With his colleagues at the People’s Law Office (PLO), Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases that have exposed corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and throughout the city’s corrupt political machine. The Torture Machine takes the reader from the 1969 murders of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark, through the dogged pursuit of commander Jon Burge, the leader of a torture ring within the CPD that used barbaric methods to elicit false confessions from suspects
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10759163
Cataloging source
YDX
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Taylor, Flint
Dewey number
364.1/32/20977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Police brutality
  • Police corruption
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Target audience
adult
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racism and police violence in Chicago
Label
The torture machine : racism and police violence in Chicago, Flint Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006305936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
542 pages
Isbn
9781608468959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006305936
Label
The torture machine : racism and police violence in Chicago, Flint Taylor
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006305936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
542 pages
Isbn
9781608468959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006305936

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