CORRUPT CHICAGO"Of all injustice, that is the greatest which goes under the name of law; and of all sorts of tyranny the forcing of the letter of the law against the equity, is the most insupportable"
NORTHWESTERN LAW BLUHM LEGAL CLINIC
COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL ILLINOIS EXONERATIONS
SEE LIST: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/
"Chicago and Illinois Among Nation's Leaders in Public Corruption", Report Says
"The Northern District of Illinois, which consists primarily of the Chicago metropolitan area, is the most corrupt federal district in the country, and Illinois is the third most corrupt state, according to a new report produced by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs."
READ MORE: http://tigger.uic.edu/
FEB 2012UNIVERSITY ILLINOIS CHICAGO REPORT SAYS, "CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS, LEADING THE PACK IN CORRUPTION."
READ MORE: http://www.uic.edu/
JUNE 2011A TALE OF LIVES LOST, TAX DOLLARS WASTED AND JUSTICE DENIED
Wrongful convictions of men and women for violent crimes in Illinois have cost taxpayers $214 million and have imprisoned innocent people for 926 years, according to a seven-month investigation by the Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions.
The joint investigation, which tracked exonerations from 1989 through 2010, also determined that while 85 people were wrongfully incarcerated, the actual perpetrators were on a collective crime spree that included 14 murders, 11 sexual assaults, 10 kidnappings and at least 62 other ......
READ MORE: http://www.bettergov.org/
"CHICAGO AREA HAS MOST CORRUPTION CONVICTIONS IN NATION", UIC STUDY SAYS.
"Four governors, two congressmen, a state treasurer, an attorney general, 11 state legislators, numerous judges and dozens of aldermen have been convicted since the 1970s, according to the report, dubbed Chicago and Illinois, Leading the Pack in Corruption. "For a long time - going back at least to the Al Capone era - Chicago and Illinois have been known for high levels of public corruption, Simpson said. "But now we have the statistics that confirm their dishonorable and notorious reputations. . . . . The two worst crime zones in Illinois are the Governor's Mansion in Springfield and the City Council Chambers in Chicago."
"CHICAGO MOST CORRUPT CITY", REPORT SAYS.
There were 1,531 federal public corruption convictions In the Northern district of Illinois, which includes the city of Chicago, from 1976 to 2010, according to a study by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72961.html
"CHICAGO CALLED MOST CORRUPT CITY IN NATION"
"It's essentially a corruption tax on citizens who bear the cost of bad behavior - police brutality, bogus contracts, bribes, theft and ghost payrolling to name a few - and the costs needed to prosecute it.
"We first of all, we have a long history," Simpson said. "The first corruption trial was in 1869 when alderman and county commissioners were convicted of rigging a contract to literally whitewash City Hall."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE---"ONLINE DATABASE TRACKS WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS"
"Forced confessions, bad eyewitness accounts and lies from jailhouse snitches have all contributed to wrongful convictions.
But for the first time, court records of more than 200 inmates who were exonerated of wrongdoing from around the country will be available in one place: a searchable, online database launched Monday by the Innocence Project and the Chicago law firm of Winston & Strawn....
READ MORE: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/