Victims of Chicago police savagery hope reparations fund is ‘beacon’ for world

By Spencer Ackerman and Zach Stafford, The Guardian

Like many American cities, Chicago has an ugly history of using police power to criminalize and incarcerate innocent African Americans. However, the city is taking steps to reverse its ugly legacy by offering a program of reparations for those who have been most hurt by police brutality, such Darrell Cannon, whose testicles were jabbed with an electric cattle prod until he finally confessed to a murder he did not commit.

“This is something that sets a precedent that has never been done in the history of America,” says Cannon. “Reparations given to black men tortured by some white detectives. It’s historic.”

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