Chicago Police Torture Hearings 2015-16
Justice and freedom for all Chicago Police Torture Survivors. The torture continues as scores of torture survivors remain imprisoned on false confessions by police torture …shout till they’re out, ALL of them.
* The immediate release of all imprisoned torture survivors.
* All employed CPD torture cops be fired, prosecuted and stripped of their pensions plus all ex-CPD torture cops also be prosecuted and their pensions stripped. As long as the victims of torture are still incarcerated the crime of torture is ongoing and not subject to the statute of limitations
* Enact CPAC – an all elected Civilian Police Accountability Council, for community control of Chicago Police to end the systemic racist norm of Chicago police crimes of torture.
UPDATE: Next court dates for continuing hearing on CPD torture of Anthony Jakes and George Anderson
Where: Cook County Court House, 2600 S California, Chicago
When: 1pm Friday April 29th 2016 Rm#301
Chicago torture cop Det.Boudreau and Retired CPD torture cop Michael Kill have already taken the stand at past hearings on the police torture of Anderson and Jakes. They are both expected to appear again on April 29th.
From 1970’s Area 2, 1990’s Area 3 to 2015 at Homan Square, Chicago cops torturing Black and Brown communities is the systematic norm, past to present—Jon Burge tip of the racist iceberg called CPD
Stand up and support George Anderson and Anthony Jakes, both tortured in 1991 into false confessions by CPD. This is the first day of important evidentiary hearing for these torture survivors, who have been fighting for freedom & justice for 24 yrs. Their torture started in 1991 they need us all there to support their fight to end it.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1991 – ANTHONY JAKES an African American teen just 15 yrs old was arrested & held for 16 hours by Chicago cops Michael Kill & Kenneth Boudreau at Area 3. He was slapped, punched, beaten and kicked. He sustained injuries to his back, stomach, knee, elbow, and ribs. Det. Kill threatened to throw Jakes out the window….just a few particulars of the terror and hell he went through.
Jakes, tortured as a child for 16hrs – no parent, no lawyer no guardian – forced into a false confession -charged as an adult-sentence to 40 yrs, he served 20.
AUGUST 21 1991 – GEORGE ANDERSON was arrested and over days tortured into 2 false confessions. Chicago cops Michael Kill, Kenneth Bourdreau & John Hallaran repeatedly kicked him whilst handcuffed to a wall. Det James O’Brien held an open telephone book as Det. Joseph Stehlik struck George Anderson with a black rubber hose multiple times …just a few of the horrific details of the torture he suffered at the hands of CPD. George Anderson was sentenced to 2 concurrent life terms.
Read Illinois Torture Inquiry & Relief Commission torture case details for: Anthony Jakes
The cops involved with the torture of Anthony Jakes & George Anderson were not new to committing torture but practiced their racist police crimes systematically and with impunity:
Det. MICHAEL KILL – accused of physical abuse and coercion by OVER 20 individuals. He was involved in the cases of Ronald Kitchen and Gerald Reed* whose steel rod in his leg was shattered while he was interrogated by Kill and others at Area 3 in 1990.
Det. KENNETH BOUDREAU has been accused of abuse and coercion by OVER 35 individuals. Boudreau has obtained confessions in cases where the individual was in jail at the time of the offense to which he confessed
Det. JOHN HALLORAN accused of abuse and coercion by OVER 35 individuals.
Det. JAMES O”BRIEN has been accused by OVER 30 individuals of physical abuse and coercion
*Chicago police Torture Survivor Gerald Reed is fighting for an evidentiary hearing— he was tortured and sentenced to natural life on a false confession, this was 25 years ago. On April 13, 2016 at 10am he will also be in court at 26th/California rm 302. His case for an evidentiary hearing is developing—there will be a call for mass solidarity for Gerald Reed in the near future. If you can make also this court date at 10am on April 13 your solidarity would be most welcome.
We support the demand of torture survivors and their families for immediate evidentiary hearings for all, including Gerald Reed we also demand:
- The immediate release of all imprisoned torture victims.
All employed CPD torture cops be fired, prosecuted and stripped of their pensions plus all ex-CPD torture cops also be prosecuted and their pensions stripped. As long as the victims of torture are still incarcerated the crime of torture is ongoing and not subject to the statute of limitations
- Enact CPAC – an all elected Civilian Police Accountability Council, for community control of Chicago Police to end the systemic racist norm of Chicago police crimes of torture