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A Hell of a Deal His job is to prosecute criminals. But if the criminals are cops, state's attorney Dick Devine doesn't want to hear about it. Now, with Devine offering inmates freedom to drop claims of torture, defense attorneys suggest a prosecutor to go over his head. October 11, 2001
This Is a Magic Can It grows. It shrinks. It leaps through locked doors. If you believe that, you won't mind if the state executes Madison Hobley. May 25, 2000
Tools of Torture Tools of Torture Though he continues to deny it, Jon Burge tortured suspects while he was a Chicago police detective. Now his contemporaries from Vietnam reveal where he may have learned the tricks of his trade. February 03, 2005

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