Earlean Collins was the first African American Woman to be an Illinois Senator, now she is the First Cook County Districts Commissioner. She is also one of my favorite commissioners because she always questions what needs to be questioned and does not let up. She always asks the tough questions, the more questions the questionionee answers the more Earlean has. She is always thinking, thinking of things that the other Commissioners miss. She is always the one who has the most common sense on this Cook County Board.
Today's news featuring Earlean Collins, the voice of reason.
CHICAGO -- Activists and others today urged Cook County commissioners to find a way to bring to justice Chicago police officers who abused and tortured suspects decades ago.
They wondered why former Lt. Jon Burge and detectives under his command haven't been charged with crimes that a special prosecutors' report determined they'd committed. That report concluded charges couldn't be brought because the statute of limitations has run out on those crimes.
But attorney Locke Bowman and others contend the officers could be charged with perjury and obstruction of justice because they've lied about the torture recently under oath.
Commissioner Earlean Collins says about the only thing the board can do is recommend the U.S. attorney's office investigate and bring federal charges. She says she'll push
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