Open Letter to Anita Alvarez December 12, 2012 page 3release him. The terrorism charges against these men, the NATO 5, are absurd and are part of an FBI-local police conspiracy to suppress legal protests against U. S. foreign and military policy.3.
Drop all opposition to evidentiary hearings for all people who were convicted on the basis of confessionsor testimony repudiated at trial claiming they were made only in response to tortured and coercion.4.
Create an independent "conviction integrity unit" to re-open all cases in which police officers associatedwith convicted torture ring leader Jon Burge were involved.5.
Put your political influence and weight behind the demand that the State Legislature restore and expandfunding for the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission.If you are unwilling to implement these proposals, we urge you to resign and call for a special election for a newState's Attorney.We look forward to hearing your response.Sincerely yours,
Cecelia Anderson, grandmother of Antwan Holiday, tortured by Chicago Police Officers KennethBoudreau and John Halloran.
Genita Anderson, daughter of George Anderson, tortured by Chicago Police Officers Kenneth Boudreau
and James O’Brien working under Job Burge,
convicted of murder, and sentenced to Natural Life inPrison
Rosemary Cade, mother of Antonio Porter, tortured by Chicago Police, sentenced to 74 yrs.
James & Gladys Daniel, father and mother of Erwin Daniel, tortured by Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge,confessed to murder and sentenced to natural life plus35 years in prison.
Curdestine Deloney, mother of Javan Deloney, tortured by Chicago Police Officers James O'Brien,William Foley, and Daniel McWeeny, confessed and sentenced to Natural Life in prison.
Nick Escamilla, tortured by Chicago Police Officers Kenneth Boudreau, John Halloran and Michael Kill,and told that his wife would be arrested and his children taken from them if he did not confess.Sentenced to 29 years in prison.
Bertha Escamilla, mother of Nick Escamilla.
Bianca Escamilla, daughter of police torture victim Nick Escamilla
Emmett Farmer, father of Flint Farmer, murdered by Chicago Police June 6, 2011
Maxine Franklin, mother of Jerry Gillespie, tortured by Chicago Police Officers Kenneth Boudreau andJohn Halloran working under Jon Burge, confessed to murder, and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Gertrude Fulton, grandmother of Macellous Pittman, tortured by Chicago Police Officers James O'Brien,and John Halloran, confessed to murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Mildred Henry, mother of Kilroy Watkins, tortured by Kenneth Boudreau working under Lt. Jon Burge,sentenced to 55 years in prison.
Carolyn Johnson, Mother of Marcus Wiggins, tortured by Chicago Police Officers Kenneth Boudreau,James O'Brien, and Michael Kill working under Jon Burge