From the Chicago Police Department to CIA Black Sites: Ending Torture
December 2, 2008
Join CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren and Joey Mogul and Flint Taylor of the People’s Law Office to discuss their work to end torture – from the notorious Chicago police torture cases, in which former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was at long last recently indicted and arrested by the FBI on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice charges related to the cover-up of the torture of over 100 African American men by Burge and officers under his command at Chicago Police Department Areas 2 and 3 over a 20 year period, to U.S. torture and war crimes from Afghanistan, to Abu Ghraib, to Guantanamo Bay and CIA secret detention sites.
Vince Warren will also discuss CCR’s call to end torture in the first 100 Days of the new administration as part of its 100 Days campaign to restore the Constitution, which calls for ending torture, rendition, and illegal detention, protecting dissent, abolishing preventive detention, limiting state secrets privilege, reining in presidential war powers, stopping warrantless wiretapping, and rolling back executive power. Joey Mogul and Flint Taylor will discuss their work to end police torture in Chicago, and their struggle to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild – DePaul University Law School and the Center for Constitutional Rights.