Monday, April 11, 2016

The Secret Violence Of Homan Square

Here's some disheartening news from the Windy City:

Internal documents from the Chicago police department show that officers used physical force on at least 14 men already in custody at the warehouse known as Homan Square.

Police used punches, knee strikes, elbow strikes, slaps, wrist twists, baton blows and Tasers at Homan Square, according to documents released to the Guardian in the course of its transparency lawsuit about the warehouse. The new information contradicts an official denial about treatment of prisoners at the facility.

The injured men are among at least 7,351 people – more than 6,000 of them black – who, police documents show, have been detained and interrogated at Homan Square without a public notice of their whereabouts or access to an attorney.

None of the men identified in these newest documents had fled custody or were injured in the course of a lawful arrest. All were subject to force by Chicago police officers after they were already in custody at Homan Square. According to depositions with officers and more than two dozen first-hand accounts, handcuffing is standard. Police applied force to some arrestees sufficient enough to warrant hospitalization.

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This kind of abuse is seemingly excused and even glorified by US television programs such as Chicago P.D. and Blue Bloods. It's gotten to the point that I won't watch these shows anymore.

This is truly disgusting, but it appears that many of We The People now think it's ok. All I can say is you reap what you sow.

Remind me never to go to Chicago again.

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