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The torture letters : reckoning with police violence, Laurence Ralph

Label
The torture letters : reckoning with police violence
Title
The torture letters
Title remainder
reckoning with police violence
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Ralph
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Torture is an open secret in Chicago. Nobody in power wants to acknowledge this grim reality, but everyone knows it happens - and that the torturers are the police. Three to five new claims are submitted to the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission of Illinois each week. Four hundred cases are currently pending investigation. Between 1972 and 1991, at least 125 black suspects were tortured by Chicago police officers working under former Police Commander John Burge. As the more recent revelations from the Homan Square "black site" show, that brutal period is far from a historical anomaly. For more than fifty years, police officers who took an oath to protect and serve have instead beaten, electrocuted, suffocated, and raped hundreds--perhaps thousands--of Chicago residents. Laurence Ralph chronicles the history of torture in Chicago, the burgeoning activist movement against police violence, and the American public's complicity in perpetuating torture at home and abroad. Engaging with a long tradition of epistolary meditations on racism in the United States, from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time to Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, Ralph offers in this book a collection of open letters written to protestors, victims, students, and others. Through these moving, questing, enraged letters, Ralph bears witness to police violence that began in Burge's Area Two and follows the city's networks of torture to the global War on Terror. From Vietnam to Geneva to Guantanamo Bay -Ralph's story extends as far as the legacy of American imperialism."
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Cataloging source
MUQ
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Ralph, Laurence
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8148.C52
LC item number
R35 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • Police brutality
  • Torture
  • Noirs américains
  • Brutalités policières
  • Torture
  • Police brutality
  • Torture
  • Illinois
  • United States
  • Violence policière
  • Torture
Label
The torture letters : reckoning with police violence, Laurence Ralph
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Comprend des références bibliographiques et un index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/fre
Content category
texte
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/fre
Contents
Prologue: a half century of torture -- Introduction -- The black box -- The B-team -- Charging genocide -- Bad guys -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: a model for justice
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780226490533
Lccn
2019005353
Media category
sans médiation
Media MARC source
rdamedia/fre
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1154686724
Label
The torture letters : reckoning with police violence, Laurence Ralph
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Comprend des références bibliographiques et un index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/fre
Content category
texte
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/fre
Contents
Prologue: a half century of torture -- Introduction -- The black box -- The B-team -- Charging genocide -- Bad guys -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: a model for justice
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780226490533
Lccn
2019005353
Media category
sans médiation
Media MARC source
rdamedia/fre
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1154686724

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