• NPR /Chicago Approves Reparations For Victims Of Police Torture

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    "The Chicago City Council has approved a $5.5 million reparation package for victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge.

    More than 100 African-American men were victims of police brutality between 1972 and 1991. In many cases, victims were tortured into making false confessions, leading to wrongful convictions and prison sentences."

    http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/05/06/chicago-reparations-police-torture

     

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    "Justice delayed is justice denied" is a legal maxim meaning that if legal redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no redress at all. This principle is the basis for the right to a speedy trial and similar rights which are meant to expedite the legal system, because it is unfair for the injured party to have to sustain the injury with little hope for resolution. The phrase has become a rallying cry for legal reformers who view courts or governments as acting too slowly in resolving legal issues either because the existing system is too complex or overburdened, or because the issue or party in question lacks political favour.

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