Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture
Opening the Black Box was an exhibition at the Sullivan Center, Chicago, organized by the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CJTM) project.
From 1972-1991, Chicago police lieutenant John Burge was responsible for as many as 200 incidents of torture. His ghastly methods included using electric shocks administered by cattle prods.
Although Burge was eventually convicted, the CJTM has created exhibitions and public projects to make sure the extent of his crimes and the culpability of the larger system are addressed.
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