Defense lawyers in Chicago are “scratching their heads” over reports that the Chicago Police Department operates “black sites.” This isn’t because they believe the allegations of civil rights abuses are untrue, but rather that they’re more widespread than indicated.
A secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror right here in America. The following story first appeared in the Guardian. The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans...Show More Summary
If a person pops the intersection of “Homan and Fillmore” into Google, the search engine returns an innocently named “Chicago Police Department Evidence and Recovered Property Section” via Google Maps. The former warehouse hovering nearly...Show More Summary
Massive we tell you - the people, united, will never blah blah blah: Protesters gathered Saturday outside a Chicago Police Department facility on the West Side, calling for it to be shut down following reports in the British newspaper...Show More Summary
British newspaper The Guardian said in a report earlier this week the Chicago Police Department holds suspects and witnesses for long periods of time at a former warehouse called Homan Square, without giving them access to attorneys or phone calls to family and without recording their detention. Show More Summary
Days after an investigative reporter revealed that the Chicago police department has been using “Gitmo-like” interrogation techniques, activists are protesting outside an identified “black site” where police have held suspects.
Not a photo of the actual chain-link fence at Homan Square. eduard ionescu/Shutterstock One of the many arguments made by critics of America's post-9/11 security tendencies (drone strikes, mass surveillance, the militarization of police,...Show More Summary
A man surrendered to police after barricading himself inside a Lakeview neighborhood apartment Saturday morning for more than four hours. Chicago Police Department SWAT teams were called about 3:15 a.m. to the 1400 block of West Cornelia...Show More Summary
Plaintiff attorneys are amazed at the Homan Square story - they don't believe a lot of it : Allegations that the Chicago Police Department abuses the rights of people that police detain for questioning have been a central element of the notorious police misconduct issues in this city for decades.[...]Show More Summary
Despite vague and predictable non-answers from Chicago Police officials and lackluster “reporting” from the majority of local sources, more disturbing revelations from the CPD's facility on Homan Avenue have emerged. [ more › ]
Following up reports of secret detention sites by the Chicago Police Department, The Guardian wanted access to this site along with a local politician, and was met by this man. This man circled around a reporter and photographer for the Guardian twice while waiting for a local politician. Photograph: Chandler West for the Guardian You […]
The Chicago Police Department denied allegations of physical abuse at the Homan Square “black site” that was investigated by the Guardian. The police say the journalist’s claims of physical violence at the facility are “not supported by any facts whatsoever.” Nevertheless, people are coming forward to tell stories of what some are calling torture. Show More Summary
Radio hosts for WGN, a major AM radio station, have mocked, laughed and downplayed a story from The Guardian suggesting the Chicago Police Department operates a “black site” or secret interrogation site at Homan Square, where people arrested have been disappeared, abused and denied due process. Hosts Roe Conn and Sylvia Perez of “The Roe [...]
The FCC declares net neutrality. Now an explanation of what that really means. [Gizmodo] Today in "delightful things police departments do," we have the tale of a woman held in a black site by Chicago police for 18 hours before being allowed to contact a lawyer. Show More Summary
The US Department of Justice and embattled mayor Rahm Emanuel are under mounting pressure to investigate allegations of what one politician called “CIA or Gestapo tactics” at a secretive Chicago police facility exposed by the Guardian. Politicians and civil-rights groups across the US expressed...
In light of the denials issued by the Department..... The Chicago Police Department in a statement Tuesday night denied accusations in a story by a British newspaper that alleged people have been illegally detained, beaten and denied...Show More Summary
The Chicago Police Department have denied that they operate a “black site” or secret interrogation facility, where people arrested have been abused and denied access to lawyers. But a previously published account of detention by a 66 year-old grandfather, who was arrested in a raid prior to the NATO summit in May 2012, calls into [...]
Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian has a report accusing the Chicago police of violating civil liberties, using a site comparable to CIA black sites used for terrorism suspects: The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the [...]Show More Summary
If you thought that police departments arming themselves with military assault rifles, cruising around in surplus MRAPs, and firing tear gas all willy nilly at protestors was maybe a problem, you’ll really love this report from The Guardian, part of reporter Spencer Ackerman’s series on Chicago police abuses. Show More Summary
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