No; it isn’t a system-wide problem.
It’s just a few isolated officers.
Not all cops are bad.
How many Chicago Police officers do you suppose were unaware of this facility and it’s purpose?
If it was an open secret among Defense Attorneys; Why?
Who else knew this open secret but said nothing?
This is a real time demonstration of how a Fascist Party can take control and do what they do without so much as one person standing up and exposing them.
It begins in Chicago. It won’t end there; even if we stop it there now.
Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
If there’s one thing you must read today, it’s this:an expose in The Guardian, detailing the Chicago Police’s secret “black sites,” inspired by Guantanamo Bay and used to illegally detain American citizens.
According to the Guardian, a “nondescript” warehouse in Chicago’s Homan Square is used by the CPD for work they would like to keep “off-the-books,” particularly work that happens to violate the Constitution. “It’s sort of an open secret among attorneys that regularly make police station visits, this place,” Chicago lawyer Julia Bartmes told The Guardian. “If you can’t find a client in the system, odds are they’re there,” being subjected to the following treatments:
Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:
- Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
- Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
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