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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Torturer-Cop Keeps Pension

Jul 21, 2014

John Burge is infamous in Chicago for running a police unit that tortured people into confessing to crimes they often didn’t commit. In 2010, he was convicted of lying about it and sent to jail for four and a half years. The Illinois Supreme Court just voted he can keep his pension anyway.

Most workers have no pension, the state is constantly trying to cut pensions for state workers and teachers, but this torturer cop gets to keep his. That’s justice in Illinois.