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Brendan Shiller wrote a piece for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the City's ongoing efforts to stem police misconduct cases and to encourage better relations between police and the communities they serve.
(This column first ran in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in June, 2013)
In the summer of 1986 a couple was found stabbed to death in a bloody and heinous crime that climaxed with the bodies and their Paris, Illinois home being burned. The couple was Karen and Dyke Rhoads.
(This column originally ran in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in August, 2013)
Terrance Thompson was a heroin addict in Chicago prone to arrests and brief (one to two day) stays in jail until he ran into members of the Chicago Police Department's notorious Special Operations Sections (known as "SOS") in the fall of 2002. That encounter resulted in this non-violent drug possessor going to prison for several years for a gun that he contended was planted on him by members of the Special Operations Section, in retaliation for his refusal to be their snitch.