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Homan Square in Chicago: a black site where domestic American prisoners are disappeared and tortured

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Northside Storm, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Northside Storm

    Northside Storm Contributing Member

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    I'm surprised there hasn't been more discussion of this. To me, it's the American civil rights story of the year.

    It shows another layer of the damage the War on Terror has wrought on America itself, a much darker layer than previously discussed: the transfer of abusive polices reserved for those abroad to prisoners right here, many of them overwhelmingly racial minorities. The irony is that some of the most torturous policies on foreign prisoners have been sourced from domestic abuses and now the flow is going both ways. It is a compounding of errors that seems to have denied many their basic constitutional rights.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...e-chicago-washington-politicians-human-rights

    'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site

    The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/18/guantanamo-torture-chicago-police-brutality

    Guantánamo torturer led brutal Chicago regime of shackling and confession

    The abuses of the post-9/11 surveillance state have truly started leaking out, bit by bit. Some of the origins stem from domestic policies that had always gone wrong and now that moral debt is being compounded into policies that are barbaric in America and outside of it.
     
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  2. Remii

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    This type of stuff has been going on and has been leaked out before 9/11...
     
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    The tortured baddies confessed. We found the nukes in the nick of time.

    So what's the problem?

    P.S. Thanks but no thanks, Guardian. You're not even American.
     
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    I've read some of this story and I agree it is sad how little attention this is getting. I fully understand why police shootings are getting a lot of attention but there are many things like this where police are systematically violating people's rights that are not being looked at.
     
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    I gotta retract the glib sarcasm because the lack of attention to this story in the media is beyond pathetic.
     
  6. Northside Storm

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    it's all fun and games until the apathy sets in :(
     
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    See, now, if a bunch of rioting and protests in the streets of Chicago was currently happening, then this would be getting the attention it deserves.

    The only thing that pushes change is direct action.
     
  8. Rocket River

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    This is insane



    Rocket River
     
  9. Invisible Fan

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    Oh noes, then they're a bunch of uncivilized unpatriotic thugs.

    Something something Al Sharpton durka durka Jessie Jackson :mad::mad::mad:
     
  10. Northside Storm

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    to pull a classic D&D

    "well, by golly, if you aren't in this thread condemning this RIGHT NOW then for sure you support torturing Americans you unpatriotic filth!"

    CALLOUT RANDOM USERS
     

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