Payback (The Marshall Project)

Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 51 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, True Crime
4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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More than two decades after Darrell Cannon was tortured into a false confession of murder, he was finally released from prison with hardly an apology. He wasn’t the only one with a story to tell.

Award-winning author Natalie Y. Moore reveals the fight for justice and reparations engineered by Chicago’s Black People Against Police Torture movement. More than one hundred African Americans were brutalized by Chicago Police Department Commander Jon Burge’s sadistic, state-sanctioned “interrogation” ring that operated within the department for decades. The racist CPD cover-up had no chance against the appalling evidence leveled by survivors. In this landmark hearing, “sorry” wasn’t going to cut it.

Natalie Y. Moore’s Payback is part of Southside, a collection of five true stories about racism and reform, crime and corruption, justice and injustice in Chicago - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Marshall Project. Each story can be listened to in a single sitting.

©2018 Natalie Y. Moore. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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This was a very good story. A very troubling and eye opening experience given, and it ends on a hopeful note. I thought it was very well prepared and professional.

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Good short read, but I wanted more.

This was a good read, I wanted more context. I never knew about the horrid things police officers were doing in Chicago, but it is a sad long truth. I look forward to reading the other short stories in the series. I have 5 of them.