Discovery / podcast: Season 1
Pattern and Practice
Guest: Flint Taylor, Founding Partner, The People's Law Office
In the early morning hours of Dec. 4, 1969, FBI agents raided the apartment where Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton was sleeping and shot him dead. Years later, a Chicago Police Department detective by the name of Jon Burge charged up a small electric box that would soon be used to torture hundreds of black men.
The connection: Flint Taylor, author, attorney and founding partner of the People's Law Office. As litigator in the cases central to these events, he has spent his career seeking justice for those involved. On this episode of DISCOVERY, Taylor details the harrowing sagas of the Hampton murders and the infamous CPD torture ring.