Why “Criminals” Should Have Rights, Part 11

Why? So rogue cops aren’t allowed to beat false confessions out of innocent civilians:

Caine, 47, said he falsely confessed to the 1986 murders of an elderly couple, Vincent and Rafaela Sanchez, after two detectives working for Burge threatened and punched him, rupturing his eardrum, as he sat handcuffed to a chair in a South Side police station.

A judge threw out Caine’s confession in early 2011, and prosecutors dismissed the indictment after determining they could not go forward without the tainted confession as evidence.

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