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Nation Reacts as Chicago Police's Secret Prison Confirms Fears Over NDAA

Is this the calm before the storm? We are in the midst of an earth shattering revelation about Chicago Police detaining protestors, minorities, and unidentified enemies of the state in a secret detention warehouse in the Homan Square area of Chicago. From Anti-Media;

The Guardian has reported that Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating state of freedom and justice in the United States.

Meanwhile, local media outlets continue to downplay the severity of the facilities, literally repeating the department’s PR talking points.

The most important part about this revelation may be the likelihood of there being several more locations like this all across America where police can secretly detain, disappear, and kill people illegally or legally under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

This could be the first instance of the NDAA being put to use; the first time authorities exercise their power to detain or kill anyone they want legally. Or maybe we just haven’t heard about this program because it’s been a closely guarded secret for a long time. There is a possibility that this secret detention center’s practices predate the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA, which was signed into law on New Years Day in 2012. This would mean the program was operating entirely outside of what is considered to be the law. Not exactly surprising.

Not only that, but this detention without due process power was utilized by the police, and likely still is. These are the very people currently under the collective watch of concerned citizens for killing over a thousand people last year. This involves minorities being disappeared and possibly killed at Homan Square. A 15 year-old boy was detained without due process in this warehouse. An unknown amount of activists from the Chicago NATO protests were detained and abused, which happened in May 2012 — only a few months after the NDAA’s indefinite detention language was passed. Who knows how many people have passed through the cold doors of this warehouse since or before then.

Protests and movements to inform people of this ‘black site’ are currently being planned all over the US.

“Groups across the country are coordinating a way to strike back against the rogue police department,” according to a Fifth Column article.

An Anonymous affiliated activist said “This is the moment when Americans have to decide whether they want to live in a police state or if they are willing to fight back against oppression.”

It feels like a threshold has been crossed, and this topic may become a primary issue of 2015.

If you have been watching the NDAA’s progression over the last few years, you have been anticipating this story for quite a while. Well, it’s finally here. The police can detain and kill anyone they want with no due process, for any reason — and it could all be happening legally.

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At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing | Cora Currier

In one of President Barack Obama first acts in the White House, he ordered the closure of the CIA’s so-called “black-site” prisons, where terror suspects had been held and, sometimes, tortured. The CIA says it is “out of the detention business,” as John Brennan, Obama’s pick to head the agency, recently put it.

But the CIA’s prisons left some unfinished business. In 2009, ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer listed more than thirty people who had been held in CIA prisons and were still missing.

Some of those prisoners have since resurfaced, but at least twenty are still unaccounted for.

Last week the Open Society Foundations’ Justice Initiative released a report pulling together the most current information available on the fates of the prisoners. A few emerged from foreign prisons after the turmoil of the Arab Spring. One has died. (The report relied exclusively on media accounts and information previously gathered by human rights groups. The Open Society Foundations also donate to ProPublica.)

The report counts 136 prisoners who were either held in a CIA black site or subject to so-called extraordinary rendition, in which detainees were secretly shipped to other countries for interrogation.

Many of the prisoners were tortured, either under the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” program or by other countries after their transfer. The report also lists 54 countries that assisted in some way with detention and rendition. The U.S. has not disclosed the countries it worked with, and few have acknowledged their participation.

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In 2007, then-CIA director Michael Hayden said that “fewer than 100 people had been detained at CIA’s facilities.” But only 16 have been officially identified by the U.S. government. President George W. Bush acknowledged the CIA’s detention program in September 2006 and announced the transfer of 14 “high-value” detainees to Guantanamo Bay prison. Two other high-value detainees were subsequently acknowledged.

Much else about the CIA program is still unknown. President Barack Obama closed the black-site prisons on entering office, but preserved the ability to render and to hold people for the “short-term.”

Obama banned torture, but announced that no one would be prosecuted for previously sanctioned harsh interrogations. A Justice Department investigation into deaths of detainees in CIA custody ended without charges.

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently completed a 6,000-page report on the CIA’s detention program. At Brenan’s confirmation hearings, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.), said the report shows the interrogation program was run by people “ignorant of the topic, executed by personnel without relevant experience, managed incompetently by senior officials who did not pay attention to detail, and corrupted by personnel with pecuniary conflicts of interest.” Rockefeller is one of the few to have read the report, which remains classified.

There are CIA Blacksites (read, federally supported secret internment facilities), for example, operating in cities across America that are incidentally populated by people that are not white. Right now. Under the current president.

As justified as it may be, the tantrums people are throwing over a Trump win that are framed with race are hysterical at best and disingenuous at worst. Why weren’t you protesting two weeks ago? Maybe that would bring up some seriously inconvenient truths about the current POTUS. Maybe it’s because the Clintons instituted mandatory minimums that disproportionately affect the people you’re using as a soapbox to stand on? Maybe that’s reading too far into it. I doubt many of you can pin a decade on the legislation I’m talking about.

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UN Claim 35% of Detainees in Afghanistan Conflict Subjected to Torture

According to the report, 278 of the total 790 interviewees said they had been subjected to torture while arrested or in detention facilities.

Some 42 percent of the 105 children under the age of 18 interviewed also experienced ill-treatment.

The report said that when torture occurred, it assumed the form of interrogation techniques that involved the infliction of pain on the detained in order to obtain a confession or information.

“Such practices amounting to torture are among the most serious human rights violations and crimes – including war crimes and crimes against humanity – under international law,” the report said.

Shoot and personal space

I had this sneaking suspicion that Shaw actually invades Root’s space more than vice-versa, so I did a quick and dirty check. Discounted some Beta instances because John was squishing in, too. Discounted Aletheia, since it was tactics only. Didn’t find any space invasions in Death Benefit to be intentional as space invasions.

Shoot and personal space, as it is in canon

Relevance: Root gets in Shaw’s spaces as an interrogation tactic.

Mors Praematura
-Root sits in the passenger’s seat. Shaw gets in her space once she’s cut loose.
-Root puts safety glasses on Shaw
-Shaw removes the earpiece from Root at the CIA blacksite
-Shaw punches Root

Root Path: Shaw swoops in to check on Root’s wound

Beta
-Root grabs Shaw from the street
-Root sits on Shaw’s side at the New Jersey diner

A House Divided: Shaw walks in to get her mission orders at truck. Root is the one who grabs her shoulders, though.

Deus Ex Machina
-Shaw gets into the truck, although Root is the one who wipes off her cheek
-Shaw crouches down to watch her cut the chip out
-Root comes up from behind to deliver a quip, (“we’re inside a sleeping giant”) before passing Shaw

Panopticon
-Root shows up at Shaw’s job, but Shaw is the one who walks over
-Shaw leans in to threaten stiletto violence. Root leans in tell her to keep it down. Both lean in for Shaw to apply lipstick

Nautilus: Root gets into the car with Shaw.

Prophets: Root sits down on the bench Shaw’s sitting on

Honor Among Thieves: Shaw comes up from behind Root to walk with her

Devil You Know
Root squishes Shaw in on the truck, and gets close when they turn around on the street
Shaw gets in Root’s space to try and get info on John’s location
Shaw gets in close to look through the fence, and passes Root once she opens the gate
Root stabs Shaw in the neck with a syringe

Cold War
-Root sits down on the bench to handle Shaw’s sandwich. Shaw grabs it back from her. Root leans in a couple of times to deliver some quips. Shaw returns the favor a couple of times
-Root grabs Shaw’s drink, (although Shaw clearly lets her) Shaw grabs it back
-They make complete goober faces at each other

If-Then-Else
-Root enters Shaw’s space for them to cover the lobby together
-Shaw kisses Root

Root: 20
Shaw: 18
Conclusion: they invade each others’ spaces near-equally. Usually it’s mutual invasions after Deus Ex Machina. (Root also tends to deliver her flirts from a distance so that she can watch Shaw’s facial reactions.)

Police out here murdering Americans

Fucking say something, do something!

And countless other incidents

I miss Red and Ressler bickering and pissing each other off... Those two were hilarious...

“ - You surrendered and infiltrated the FBI to get at our intelligence.
- Your intelligence?
- To get that weapon.
- *chuckles* I certainly don’t want your intelligence, agent Ressler.”

“ - Hey, live it up, pal. As soon as this is over, you’re headed back to a blacksite.”

“- Just the two of us, no wires, no clumsy agents in the bushes *looks at Ressler* ”

“ - Tip the gentleman, will you?”

“ - You two pen pals? You send each other coded e-mails?”

“ - You knew that he’d never show!!!
- Take a breath, agent Ressler. You think I’m going to fly all the way to Montreal for the cheese cart?”

“- Hey, Donald, how about that cheese cart?”

“ - I’d say my meeting with Lorca might be the equivalent of you falling on your ass and landing on a pile of Christmas.”

“ - We’ll cross that bridge when we get there, Donald.”

“ - Let me guess, Ressler slipped on a banana peel?”

“ - That means I fight for your life regardless how badly I wanna take it.”

“ - Donald? Donald?! Feeling any wittier yet? Any strange cravings for beluga caviar or Marcel Proust?”

“ - Then you’ll just have to find another criminal who talks to Elizabeth Keen and makes fun of agent Ressler.”

Cinnamon rolls…