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Homan Square – Chicago’s “Black Site”

via Behind ‘the Disappeared’ of Chicago’s Homan Square – The Atlantic

via Chicago police detained thousands of black Americans at interrogation facility | US news | The Guardian

via Men sue Chicago over alleged detainment at Homan Square – Chicago Tribune

via Chicago’s “Black Site” Police Scandal Is Primed to Explode Again | Mother Jones

via ‘I was struck with multiple blows’: inside the secret violence of Homan Square | US news | The Guardian

via A death in police custody: what really happened at Chicago’s Homan Square? | US news | The Guardian

 

Despite the lack of booking and minimal attorney access at Homan Square, it is not a facility for detaining and interrogating the most violent of Chicago’s criminals. Drug possession charges were eventually levied in 5,386 of the disclosed Homan Square arrests, or 74.9%; heroin accounted for 35.4% of those, with marijuana next at 22.3%.

The facility’s use by police has intensified in recent years. Nearly 65% of documented Homan Square arrests since August 2004 took place in the five years since Rahm Emanuel, formerly Barack Obama’s top aide, became mayor.

via Homan Square revealed: how Chicago police ‘disappeared’ 7,000 people | US news | The Guardian

 

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