Homan Square: Chicago’s Black Site
Westside Chicago, by Ian Freimuth, Creative Commons.
The Chicago Police Department operates a “black site” on the West Side of Chicago, Spencer Ackerman reports:
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights. [Guardian]
Ackerman learned that at least one man has been found unresponsive in a Homan Square interview room and later declared dead.