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Chicago police allegedly tortured five who then confessed to killings

Written by  |  Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:11  |  Published in US NEWS

CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission said it found credible evidence that police tortured confessions out of five men convicted of murder.

The cases will now be assigned to a Cook County Criminal Court judge to decide whether new trials are warranted, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Officers involved in four of the five cases include Chicago Cmdr. Jon Burge or detectives who worked on his crew, the report said.

Burge is serving a 4 1/2-year sentence in federal prison for lying under oath about his knowledge of the alleged torture.

US Manning guilty of aiding the enemy

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:26  |  Published in US NEWS

FORT MEADE, Md., July 25 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said Thursday Army Pfc. Bradley Manning "deliberately disclosed" classified documents to make information available to enemies of the United States.

During his closing argument at Manning's Fort Meade, Md., court-martial, Maj. Ashden Fein said Manning aided U.S. enemies by leaking information to WikiLeaks -- a charge the government had not previously pressed in a leak case -- The New York Times reported.

Fein said Manning's "wholesale and indiscriminate compromise of hundreds of thousands of classified documents" to WikiLeaks was no ordinary journalistic leak, the Times said.

Juror has second thoughts says Zimmerman got away with murder

Written by  |  Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:50  |  Published in US NEWS

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- The woman known as Juror B29 says former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the shooting death of Travon Martin in Florida.

The juror, who is Puerto Rican, was the only minority member among the six women on the panel that acquitted Zimmerman July 6 in the slaying of the 17-year-old Martin.

"You can't put the man in jail even through in our hearts we felt he was guilty," she told ABC News.

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