“Chicago’s Abu Ghraib”

Chicago Police, Area 2 Headquarters: Maybe we should install some SENTRI surveillance cameras here too?

If you are unfamiliar with John Burge, Area 2 and the acts of police torture which are alleged to have occurred there, read this article, courtesy of Democracy Now!

“Chicago’s Abu Ghraib: UN Committee Against Torture Hears Report on How Police Tortured Over 135 African-American Men Inside Chicago Jails”

For more, read the Chicago Reader article “Pure Torture.”

When people tell you that “it can’t happen here,” you can remind them that it already has.

2 Comments so far

  1. loren taylor (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 6:17 am

    I’m a former Chicago native living in Switzerland. Strange as it sounds, this problem has been going on so long, and is so common-place, people (especially Afrikan-Americans) just take it for granted.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 3:33 pm

    Loren, sadly, I think your statement is true.

    Thanks for commenting.

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