May 15, 2015
The vote on May 6 in the Chicago City Council was historic and unanimous.
Chicago Program faculty member Dorothy Burge testifying in City Council for the Chicago Reparations Ordinance.
The Council passed an ordinance making a formal apology and setting up a $5.5 million reparations fund for more than 100 African American survivors of torture and abuse by Chicago police.
In Mayor Rahm Emanuel's words, the vote was aimed at "removing a stain" on the city's reputation caused by the reign of terror unleashed by Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and officers under his command from 1972 to 1991.
Among the many people packed into the City Council chambers that day was ACM Chicago Program faculty member Dorothy Burge — no relation to Jon Burge — who has spent more than two decades on the front lines of the activism against police torture and brutality that finally led to the unprecedented ordinance. Read more
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