s01e13: Jon Burge – A Legacy of Torture & Injustice

Jon Burge, a decorated former police commander and his overnight crew of cops torture confessions out of over 330 detainees over the course of 2 decades. It took years and years for the baddie brigade’s shameful misdeeds to be exposed. The results include multiple death row convictions vacated, overturned life-sentences, and more to be considered nullified… Not to mention costing Chicago taxpayers an estimated $130 million dollars and GROWING in settlements and payouts.

It’s obvious even now that Jon Burge’s legacy of injustice continues to haunt and harm… We ask you: how does this happen in a city viewed as progressive?

Jon Burge and the Midnight Crew

This episode, which is the Of Myth and Mercy season 1 finale, discusses the ever-present, still ongoing, and increasingly costly consequences to Chicago, Illinois… All while Jon Burge & his cohorts suffer little to no punishment for their unjustifiable misdeeds. Consequently, it also leads into the beginning of season 2 with the publication of this blog and more!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018’s episode about some abnormal psychology you may know a little about and will feature a guest host who is a professional in the field. In two weeks, not skipping a beat, we’ll release another new episode as the first of our new season and it comes with a whole lot of awesome newness which we hope you enjoy!

Promos featured in this episode:

The That’s Weird podcast & the All Crime, No Cattle podcast.


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