Darryl Cannon's Ordeal

A Video History of Gangs in Chicago

Darryl Cannon- 42 minutes

The story of Darryl Cannon is a story of the deeply engrained racism and brutality of the Chicago Police. It is also a story of Omerta, of the Police Code of Slience that saw no officers testifying against Jon Burge and his doceumted 200 victims of police torture. Darryl's story is emotional and it is hard to imagine how someone who has been through the ordeals he dsecribes can maintain the dignity of poise he displayes. This is the meaning of war on gangs: no law, no civil or human rights, no humane standard of ethics. Brutality and demonization is the price of war. Chicago, and human beings like Darryl Cannon, have paid highly for this abhorrent poicy.


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1. Early Gangs
2. 1919 Race Riots
3. The Outfit Institutionalizes
4. The Gathering Storm
5. The 60s Explosion
6. War on Gangs -under development
7. Crack Wars - under development
8. Gangs Today - under development
9. Lord Thing
10. Darryl Cannon -
Jon Burge torture victim speaks
11. Rockwell Gardens - A tour of
west side gangland by Ivory Dillard