Retrieved by Pat Darnell | Jan 17, 2013 | Bryan TX
LINK] City agrees today to give the staggering sum to Christina Eilman who was released from police custody into a high-crime area where she was gang raped and plummeted from a seventh floor window...
City of Chicago to pay millions to settle cases of wrongfully convicted man Alton Logan, raped woman Christina Eilman who fell from window | abc7chicago.com: "January 15, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A man wrongfully convicted of murder and a woman who fell from a seventh-floor window after being raped could both receive millions of dollars in settlements from the city of Chicago.
Alton Logan was freed in 2008 after spending 26 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Logan says detectives under now-convicted former Area 2 Commander Jon Burge were behind the coverup that led to his conviction for the murder of an off-duty Cook County corrections officer."
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Homicides in Chicago were up 17% in 2012 from the previous year. It is reported that the total of 500 for the year hit in December before the year ended.
" ... McCarthy issued a statement declaring: “The city has seen its 500th homicide for 2012, a tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns that have plagued some of our neighborhoods.”
While saying every homicide is unacceptable, he went on to laud the department’s overall crime reduction. (Jeremy Gorner and Peter Nickeas | Tribune reporters. December 28, 2012. Here) ... "