At age 13, Marcus Wiggins became one of many young black men to be tortured into a false statement by sadistic Chicago PD Detective Commander Jon Burge and his “Midnight Crew.” When an eyewitness foiled their first frame job, Marcus’ mother Carolyn successfully sued and exposed these men, leading Burge’s underlings to embark on a vendetta to frame Marcus Wiggins for murder. After another failed attempt in 1994, they succeeded and sent Marcus to prison in 1999 for a crime that he did not commit.
Northwestern University Students’ Documentary, “Heroes for a Semester”:
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - The Midnight Crew released on October 26, 2020:
Righteous Convictions - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx released on April 26, 2021:
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.
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