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Burge Torture Victims Deserve Reparations, Say Amnesty Int’l Protesters

THE LOOP — Hundreds of Amnesty International protesters rallied in Daley Plaza Friday to demand reparations for police torture victims of notorious Jon Burge, but the aldermen sponsoring a reparations ordinance were not among them.

About 200 protesters marched to Daley Plaza from the JW Marriott in the Loop, where Amnesty International USA is holding its annual general meeting this weekend.…

Wrongful Conviction Suit Filed for Kristine Bunch

Kristine Bunch, falsely convicted files civil rights lawsuit in Indiana

People’s Law Office has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Kristine Bunch, who was falsely convicted in 1996 of the arson murder of her three-year-old son.  Kristine was the victim of junk arson “science” in which fire investigators made unsubstantiated and unscientific claims that fires were arson, when in fact they were entirely accidental. …

Settlement in Death of Hassiba Belbachir

for immediate release
April 4, 2014


On April 3, 2014, People’s Law Office attorneys obtained a seven-figure settlement for the family of Hassiba Belbachir, a vibrant 27 year old Algerian Muslim woman who died on March 17, 2005, abandoned and alone on the cold floor of a cell in immigration detention at McHenry County Jail.…

PLO Files Koschman Civil Rights Case

PLO lawyer G. Flint Taylor and MacCarthur Justice Center lawyer Locke Boweman today filed a ten Count, 44 page Complaint on behalf of Nanci Koschman, whose son was killed nearly 10 years ago by Richard J. Vanecko, who is the nephew of former Mayor Richard M.…

Legal Victory for Incarcerated Burge Torture Survivors

A Giant Step Towards Justice for the Burge Torture Survivors Who Continue to Languish Behind Bars

In an historic decision on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Cook County Circuit Court Chief of the Criminal Division Judge Paul P.…

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