Police Torture Victim Still Fighting For Justice — Over 30 Years Later

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Though over 30 years have passed since Chicago police officers tortured him into falsely confessing to taking part in a murder, Darrell Cannon is still fighting the legal battle of his life.

As In These Times reported in an article published last month, Cannon was brutally shocked in the genitals with an electric cattle prod, beat with a flashlight and “shot” mock-execution style before he was wrongly convicted in 1983 and imprisoned for 24 years. He is one of over 100 African-Americans who fell victim to abuse from the Chicago Police Department under Police Commander Jon Burge, who is now behind bars after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice — but is still collecting his $3,000-a-month city pension…Read More HERE.

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