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False Confession Capitol

The Chicago Police Department is under investigation by the Federal Justice Department for coercing teenagers to confess to crimes they didn't commit. According to Peter Neufeld, the co-founder of the Innocence Project this happens all the time in Chicago.He says, "Quite simply, what Cooperstown is to baseball, Chicago is to false confessions. It is the Hall of Fame." He continues, "There are more juvenile confessions in Chicago than anyplace else in the United States...It's not because the kids are different...it's because of the way the police keep pounding and pounding and pounding away in those interrogation rooms."

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