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 March 23, 2019 The Supreme Court, in a 4-4 deadlock, let stand a lower court’s order that the state of Washington make billions of dollars worth of repairs to roads, where the state had built culverts below road channels and structures in a way that prevented salmon from swimming through and reaching their spawning grounds, that had damaged the state’s salmon habitats and contributed to population loss. The case involved the Stevens Treaties, a series of agreements in 1854-55, in which tribes in Washington State gave up millions of acres of land in exchange for “the right to take fish.” Implicit in the treaties, courts would later rule, was a guarantee that there would be enough fish for the tribes to harvest. Destroying the habitat reduces the population and thus violates these treaties. This decision directly affects the Swinomish Tribe (“A Victory For A Tribe That’s Lost Its Salmon” by John Eligon, The New York Times, June 12, 2018). June 29, 2018 Created in 1966 by the founders of the Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the Ten-Point Program (also known as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Ten-Point Platform and Program) is released on May 15, 1967 in the second issue of the Party’s weekly newspaper The Black Panther. September 7, 2018 James Forman presents the Black Manifesto at denominational headquarters and Protestant institutions, including a nailing of a copy of the Manifesto to the doors of the national headquarters of the Lutheran Church in America.