The Chicago Police Department is operating what lawyers are saying is the equivalent to a CIA “black site”. The Guardian reports accounts of a secret interrogation facility known as Homan Square where basic rights are denied.
- Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
- Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
- Shackling for prolonged periods.
- Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
- Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.
At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.
Activists groups have organized a protest with ambitions of shutting down the facility on Feb. 28. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/772047659539836
The Anti-Media hopes to raise awareness of the facility and the protest with a “social media hashtag storm”.
We will be holding a social media hashtag storm (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc) on Friday February 27 at 8pm EST/5pm PST. This storm will be held to oppose and shut down Homan Square, a recently discovered secret torture facility being operated by the Chicago Police. Read more about Homan Square here: http://bit.ly/1DfhFEm
We hope to raise awareness about Homan Square and promote the ‘Shut Down Homan Square’ protest scheduled for Saturday in Chicago. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/772047659539836
IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE HASHTAG UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE STORM.
Copy + Paste these tweets or create your own. Do not retweet, the hashtag will not trend.
If you are writing your own tweets, make sure to include the #Gitmo2Chicago hashtag, also try to include @rahmemanuel!
You do not need to post more than once every five minutes, especially to avoid suspension of your account, although having a high volume of tweets all at once is the objective to make the tag trend and bring the issue to more people’s attention.
Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site #Gitmo2Chicago
Hubbard was found dead in an interview room, no records exist on cause of death. #Gitmo2Chicago http://thefreethoughtproject.com/secret-police-facility-black-site-discovered-america-detaining-torturing-americans/
Violations of due process to torture, revelations raise concerns of deteriorating state of freedom #Gitmo2Chicago http://theantimedia.org/nation-reacts-chicago-polices-secret-prison-confirms-fears-ndaa/
The egregious nature of this danger to liberty cannot be overstated. Demand @rahmemanuel shut it down. #Gitmo2Chicago http://thefreethoughtproject.com/secret-police-facility-black-site-discovered-america-detaining-torturing-americans/
Join the Protest– Saturday, February 28 3:00pm https://www.facebook.com/events/772047659539836 #Gitmo2Chicago
Scariest part is likelihood of more locations across US where police can secretly detain/kill #NDAA #Gitmo2Chicago http://theantimedia.org/nation-reacts-chicago-polices-secret-prison-confirms-fears-ndaa/
Secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror in US #Gitmo2Chicago http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site
‘They disappeared us’: protester details 17-hour shackling without basic rights http://thefreethoughtproject.com/secret-police-facility-black-site-discovered-america-detaining-torturing-americans/ #Gitmo2Chicago
Accounts describe police brutality, missing 15-year-old and one man’s death #Gitmo2Chicago http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site
Infamous GITMO “Interrogator” Also Tortured Americans And Forced Confessions As A Chicago Cop http://thefreethoughtproject.com/infamous-gitmo-interrogator-tortured-people-forced-confessions-chicago-cop/ #Gitmo2Chicago
Military Police From the Torturous Gitmo Prison, Being Recruited as Cops http://thefreethoughtproject.com/military-police-guantanamo-bay-prison-jobs-local-cops/ #Gitmo2Chicago
#Gitmo2Chicago Join the hashtag storm today at 5pm.