Swiftly Release Prisoners Most Vulnerable to Pandemic

Class Action Suit vs. Gov. Pritzker & IDOC 1:30 PM Press Conference today, April 2, via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/842861761 In response to the swiftly spreading coronavirus epidemic in Illinois’ prisons, a consortium of the area’s leading civil rights attorneys and community advocates today filed three cases seeking release of prisoners: a federal class action suit… Read More

BREAKING: Federal Judge Says Prisoners Can Seek Damages for “Humiliating and Unsanitary” Treatment

IDOC tactical team performed “shakedowns” that violated Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel & unusual punishment BENTON, IL (March 26, 2020) – A federal court today granted class certification to a lawsuit by Illinois prisoners who allegedly were “beat, sexually humiliated, and otherwise abused” by Illinois Department of Corrections guards who “gratuitously inflicted punishment for the… Read More

Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Hit with Federal Civil Rights & Open Meetings Act Lawsuit

Board of Education Censored Comments Critical of Its Personnel & Curriculum Changes CHICAGO – Today community members who were physically prevented from making comments critical of Hinsdale High School District 86’s Board of Education’s sweeping curriculum changes in a public meeting filed a federal 1st Amendment and Illinois Open Meetings Act lawsuit against the Board… Read More

Surveillance Company Sued for Unlawfully Taking Millions of Citizens’ Personal Data & Selling It to Government Agents

Tech Firm Violated U.S. Constitution and Illinois law  CHICAGO – The nation’s growing unease at revelations about artificial intelligence surveilling  large swaths of the U.S. population is finding voice in a nationwide class action lawsuit filed today, charging Clearview AI, Inc. with unlawfully collecting millions of citizens’ biometric data and selling it to governments  and… Read More

Disgraced Cops Held Kids at Gunpoint, Ransacked Apartment, Falsified Search Warrants

Two new suits target City, recently convicted Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado, as wider scope of scandal begins to unfold CHICAGO – Irene Simmons, Micaela Cruz, and Ms. Cruz’s minor children sued disgraced Chicago Police Sgt. Xavier Elizondo, former Officer David Salgado, and other members of their tactical team for separate invasions of… Read More

Top DCFS Officials & Psychiatric Hospital Sued For Allowing Gross Abuse of Children

Cook County Public Guardian Leads Suit Against DCFS Officials and Chicago Lakeshore Hospital CHICAGO – Officials and investigators in the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) turned a blind eye to endemic sexual and gross physical abuse inflicted upon children in DCFS custody – some as young as 7-years-old – who were housed… Read More

Why Patrick Baker – an Innocent Man – Deserved a Pardon by Kentucky Gov. Bevin

While prosecutors and politicians spin conspiracy theories about Patrick Baker’s pardon, they completely ignore DNA and other compelling evidence proving his innocence Kentucky State Police officers who wrongly fingered Baker for murder have long histories of alleged misconduct LEXINGTON, KY – Patrick Baker was granted a full pardon on December 11, 2019 by outgoing Governor… Read More

Student Testing Giant “College Board” Sued for Illegally Collecting & Selling Students’ Data

Parent filed a federal class action suit today against the College Board, a ubiquitous student testing organization, for deceptively collecting and selling students’ confidential personal information. While formally a not-for-profit, the College Board takes has approximately $1 billion in annual revenues each year and highly compensates its slew of executives, including its president who received… Read More

Top Burge Associates & City Sued for Torture, Quarter Century of Wrongful Imprisonment

Then 18-year-old Arnold Day was framed by close colleagues of disgraced Cmdr Jon Burge and spent 26 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit In a case that epitomizes Chicago’s decades-long legacy of police framing Black youth for crimes they didn’t commit, police perjury, and the destruction of exculpatory evidence, all while allowing serious… Read More