Convicted former Chicago police commander Jon Burge unleashed a tirade against the city's decision earlier this week to create a $5.5 million fund for the torture victims of the ex-CPD leader. Burge was accused of torturing as many as 120 African American men between 1972 and 1991 along with officers under his command. The former commander was released from federal custody in February.
In a lengthy statement released to the Conviction Project, a blog by Chicago police officer and blogger Martin Preib, Burge wrote, "I find it hard to believe that the City's political leadership could even contemplate giving 'Reparations' to human vermin" in reference to those who have accused him of torture.
Read the full statement here.