In 2011, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez compels the Office of Conviction Integrity to review cases of convictions dependent on evidence from homicide detective Richard Zuley of the Chicago Police Department. 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 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 28, 2018 In January of 1865, Major General W. T. Sherman issues Special Field Order No. 15, reserving land confiscated from rebellious landowners in for settlement by Africans freed under President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Each family was to be given a plot of up to 40 acres of tillable ground, and the Government would lend mules to work the land. The order confiscates, as Federal property, a strip of coastline stretching from Charleston, South Carolina to the St. John’s River in Florida, including Georgia’s Sea Islands and the mainland thirty miles in from the coast (including Harris Neck, Georgia; see timeline entry for September 2, 1865). June 29, 2018 In October 1994, Maurice Glele, Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, visits the US, at the invitation of the December I2th Movement International Secretariat (IS) and others.