The final chapter summarizes the study’s findings and outlines the continuity of torture in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century and focuses on the murder of Emmett Till. The abduction and murder of Emmett Till publicized the brutality of racism in the South. The African American victims of torture, civil rights activists, and federal authorities began to expose the widespread use of police torture and demand legal consequences for the perpetrators. It closes with a look at the present situation and asks what insights and lessons this book can provide for the current struggle against racism and police violence in the United States.
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