From George Jefferson: "This cannot be happening in the liberal (ie the people who think they are the only ones who believe in civil rights) enclave of cook county can it... surely not. It must be an infiltration by those diabolical racist conservative law enforcement officers without the mayor or the DA's knowledge (sarcasm)"
‘I hadn’t heard of the sort of CIA or Gestapo tactics that were
mentioned in the Guardian article until it was brought to my attention,’
Cook County commissioner Richard Boykin said in an interview outside
Homan Square. ‘We are calling for the Department of Justice to open an
investigation into these allegations.’ Photograph: Chandler West for the
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 shock
upon hearing descriptions of off-the-books interrogation at Homan
Square, the Chicago warehouse that multiple lawyers and one shackled-up
protester likened to a US counter-terrorist black site in a Guardian investigation published this week.
As three more people came forward detailing their stories of being “held hostage” and “strapped” inside Homan Square
without access to an attorney or an official public record of their
detention by Chicago police, officials and activists said the
allegations merited further inquiry and risked aggravating wounds over
community policing and race that have reached as high as the White