Chicago Police Use Local News Media to Downplay Secret Torture Site

Friday, February 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

Justin King
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Amid controversy over the Chicago Police Department’s off-the-books interrogation site, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a piece fully exonerating the police department, by basing the article entirely off statements made by the police department.

Don’t worry good citizens, the police have investigated themselves in less than 24 hours and found they’ve done nothing wrong.

The opening paragraph of the masturbatory fantasy that might as well have been written by CPD’s public affairs division states that the building exists, and apparently this disproves all allegations.

Police officials responded that the facility isn’t used to violate suspects’ rights — and isn’t even secret.

The Guardian never claimed the building was secret; it even had photos of it. Everybody knows Guantanamo Bay exists as a Navy base. Does that mean the treatment of prisoners there isn’t secret? A person can drive right up the gates of the Central Intelligence Agency, therefore there are no secrets inside. It’s quite a leap of logic, isn’t it?

The “news” outlet in Chicago goes on to allow a Police Department spokesperson to state:

If lawyers have a client detained at Homan Square, just like any other facility, they are allowed to speak to and visit them.

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