In 2009, the Illinois State legislature passes a bill authorizing creation of the Illinois Torture Inquiry Relief Commission (TIRC) to investigate cases of people “in which police torture might have resulted in wrongful convictions.” June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Burge Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 On August 1, 1980, Edgar Timmons. Jr. and the group known as People Organized for Equal Rights (POER) file a motion for the return of Harris Neck, Georgia (see timeline entry for July 1942). Attorneys for POER include Clarence Martin of Savannah, Georgia and Eric Schnapper of New York. The NAACP and the Emergency Land Fund assist POER in the effort. June 29, 2018 In 1997, Bacre Wali Ndiaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions, investigates and issues reports critical of the US situation (E/CN.4//1998/68/Add.3). September 7, 2018 Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) endorse reparations in May 1969. BMCR creates demands, including $750,000 for the Black Economic Development Conference (BEDC), presents these to the Methodist Board of Missions. The executive committee of the board establishes $1.3 million for economic empowerment.