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Wed Apr 13, 2016, 04:01 PM

 

The hidden: how Chicago police kept thousands isolated at Homan Square

Crosspost from LBN:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141413521

From the Guardian:

For nearly two decades, when Chicago’s police brought people under arrest to their detentions and interrogations warehouse, not even the vast majority of the police force knew where they were, according to an internal memo acquired by the Guardian.

Homan Square, a warehouse complex headquartering narcotics, vice and intelligence units for the Chicago police, has also served as a secretive facility for detaining and interrogating thousands of people without providing access to attorneys and with little way for their loved ones to find them. Records documenting the presence of someone at Homan Square, especially while they are there, have existed largely outside Chicago police’s electronic records system.

Now, documents and evidence from senior officers have for the first time disclosed detailed official accounts of how police based at the unit were able to operate – and how it was almost impossible to tell who was being held inside.

Depositions of senior officers, memorandums for the current police chief and other internal police records portray Chicago police procedures and record-keeping that obscured visibility into Homan Square’s apparatus of detentions, both to the public and even to police themselves.


More at:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/13/homan-square-chicago-police-records-secret-interrogation-facility-new-documents-lawsuit

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 04:03 PM

1. Gee, I thought Chicago was in the USA.

We have Constitution for that.

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Wed Apr 13, 2016, 04:08 PM

2. Chilling

What happened to due process?

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