Research Tools: University of Chicago’s Human Rights Center Launches Archive of 10,000+ Chicago Police Department Documents Related to Torture
From The Chicago Maroon (Student Newspaper at U. of Chicago):
On Tuesday, the University’s Pozen Family Center for Human Rights launched an online archive of nearly 10,000 documents related to acts of torture committed by police in Chicago between 1972 and 1991.
The People’s Law Office collected almost 10,000 files related to the interrogations, criminal and civil rights lawsuits, journalism, and activism that arose from the Chicago police torture cases. The documents will be hosted in an accessible and free archive created by the Pozen Center.
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From the Pozen Center Announcement:
The Chicago Torture Archive will be maintained as an open, free resource for students, teachers, human rights researchers, and the general public.
The Chicago Torture Archive will be a valuable online research tool to support curriculum in the Chicago Public Schools and other institutions, as recent police actions have provoked the organization of a determined and dedicated movement nation-wide, lead by a new generation of activists.
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