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The Torture Machine: An Excerpt

The Torture Machine: An Excerpt

On December 10, 2019, an Illinois Appellate Court, in a notable Chicago Police torture case, affirmed Cook County Judge William H. Hooks’s decision granting Jackie Wilson a new trial, finding that his 1982 confession was a result of torture by Lieutenant Jon Burge and his detectives. People v. Jackie Wilson, 2019 IL App (1st) 181486. Flint Taylor is Wilson’s attorney and a Northwestern School of Law graduate. Below is an excerpt from his new book, The Torture Machine (Haymarket Books,…

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