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HOMAN SQUARE – HIDDEN TORTURE SITE IN CHICAGO

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

  • Shocked politicians and rights groups call for inquiries into Homan Square
  • Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine ‘outrageous’ abuse
‘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 Guardian  in New York, and in Chicago and in New York

Thursday 26 February 2015 Last modified on Thursday 26 February 2015

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 House.

Caught in the swirl of questions around the complex – still active on Wednesday – was Emanuel, the former chief of staff to Barack Obama who is suddenly facing a mayoral runoff election after failing to win a majority in a contest that has seen debate over police tactics take a central role.

Emanuel’s office refused multiple requests for comment from the Guardian on Wednesday, referring a reporter to an unspecific denial from the Chicago police…


READ MORE > http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/26/police-black-site-chicago-washington-politicians-human-rights


As Chicago Pays Victims of Past Torture, Police Face New Allegations of Abuse at Homan Square

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http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30839-as-chicago-pays-victims-of-past-torture-police-face-new-allegations-of-abuse-at-homan-square


‘Hundreds could have been abused at Chicago police black site’ – lawyer

Published time: May 20, 2015 19:10 
The lawyer for the man who claims he was sexually abused at Chicago police’s “black site” at Homan Square says the case could be just the tip of the iceberg and expects “several hundred people” to come forward with new allegations of abuse suffered…
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