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Chicago OKs $5.5 million in reparations for police torture victims

Chicago OKs $5.5 million in reparations for police torture victims

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve a historic $5.5-million reparations fund for torture victims of the notorious Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue detectives. "This is another step, but an essential step, in righting a wrong — removing a stain," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said of the reparations fund that he backed and advocates say is the first of its kind in the nation. "Chicago has finally confronted its past and come to terms with it and recognizing something wrong was done." The vote came after an emotional debate in which some of Burge's victims looked on from the gallery in council...

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