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[21 Feb 2019 | One Comment | ]

I don’t usually review books here, but every so often comes one so relevant that I must recommend it. It’s an especially timely volume detailing five decades of Chicago police murdering, torturing and wrongfully imprisoning people of color–and how a band of heroic lawyers exposed those abuses and worked through the courts to bring about some semblance of justice.

    “THE TORTURE MACHINE: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago,” by Flint Taylor (Haymarket; 435 pp; $27) is available for preordering on Amazon, just as a federal consent agreement goes into effect aimed …

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[21 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

From NYT: Elizabeth Warren follows Kamala Harris in supporting payment of reparations for slavery. ‘Embracing specific goals and overtly race-conscious legislation that even the most left-wing elected officials stayed away from in recent years.’ https://t.co/sP8rSUsI8I

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 21, 2019

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I mashed up the CPD superintendent’s press conference with Smollett’s trainwreck ABC interview https://t.co/elvCTWOZzA pic.twitter.com/CQOPBdhX6d

— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 21, 2019

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* Press release…
Few will argue that Illinois has significant issues with the underfunding of its five public employee pension systems. In fact, many say the state faces a continuing “pension crisis.”
However, three University of Illinois researchers argue that this “crisis” framework or mentality surrounding the issue actually impedes a sustainable solution. Their new report urges […]

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Jussie Smollett Insisted Brett Kavanaugh Did Not Deserve Presumption of Innocence https://t.co/ASjxWSEUfV— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) February 21, 2019

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The decision to cancel a $929-million grant and claw back $2.5 billion in funds already spent has thrust the federal government into uncharted legal territory. https://t.co/db2I2cyy1b— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 21, 2019

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The last time it snowed in Los Angeles was in January 1962. https://t.co/d09scOy2yc— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 21, 2019

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Couldn’t happen to better people, in my happy experience at this place.

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* Beware of this lede from the Illinois News Network…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is formally asking lawmakers to shut down Illinois’ private school scholarship program and pour more into public schools.
In his budget proposal Wednesday, Pritzker proposes taking the $100 million cap on donations to the Invest in Kids private school scholarship program and cutting it […]