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Publisher’s Synopsis:
More than two decades after Darrell Cannon was tortured into a false confession of murder, he was finally released from prison with hardly an apology. He wasn’t the only one with a story to tell.

Award-winning author Natalie Y. Moore reveals the fight for justice and reparations engineered by Chicago’s Black People Against Police Torture movement. More than one hundred African Americans were brutalized by Chicago Police Department Commander Jon Burge’s sadistic, state-sanctioned “interrogation” ring that operated within the department for decades. The racist CPD cover-up had no chance against the appalling evidence leveled by survivors. In this landmark hearing, “sorry” wasn’t going to cut it.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is part of The Southside, a collection of shorts (around an hour in length) by The Marshall Project.

Without disrespect to the very important topic & facts and while I realize the time constraints meant this wasn’t going to be a comprehensive look at the issues within the Chicago Police department, it feels like too many different threads were started without really offering much on any of them. The presentations also jumped around a bit in respect to chronology which made things unnecessarily confusing.

I couldn’t help but feel like this was an advertisement for Moore’s full length book on the same subject. Unfortunately, this presentation didn’t make me want to seek out more of her perspective on the topic. Though I will definitely read more about the CPD and resulting reparations.

I enjoyed Janina Edwards narration.

About the author:
You can connect with Natalie Y. Moore here:

About the narrator:
You can connect with Janina Edwards here:

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