Jon Burge, a decorated former police commander and his overnight crew of cops torture confessions out of over 330 detainees over the course of decades. It took years and years for the baddie brigade's shameful misdeeds to be exposed, causing death row convictions, life-sentences, and more to be overturned... Costing Chicago taxpayers a STILL GROWING estimate of over $130 million dollars in settlements and wrongful conviction payouts, Burge's legacy of injustice continues.
As the Of Myth and Mercy season 1 finale, this episode discusses the ever-present, still ongoing, and increasingly costly consequences to Chicago, Illinois... All while Jon Burge & his cohorts suffer little to no punishment for their unjustifiable misdeeds.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018's episode about the very real abuses and horrific acts perpetrated by a WWE honoree. The new episode is the first of our new season and it comes with a whole lot of awesome newness which we hope you enjoy!
Promos featured in this episode:The That's Weird podcast & the All Crime, No Cattle podcast.
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