Mongoose: A Domestic Black Site in Chicago?

Mongoose

Mongoose

Brian Jacob Church spent the better part of a day shackled inside Chicago’s Homan Square, denied access to an attorney, before police finally sent him to be booked and charged. Lawyers say the facility is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

• The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’

• Homan Square ‘black site': surveillance, military-style vehicles and a metal cage

Video from The Guardian below the fold.

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Feb 25

Anthony Judge: Naive Acquisition of Dual-Use Surveillance Technology – When All Personal Appliances Become Spyware

Anthony Judge

Anthony Judge

Naive Acquisition of Dual-use Surveillance Technology

Progressive market-driven transformation of personal appliances into spyware?

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Feb 24

SchwartzReport: Are Police the Enemy Now?

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The days when police were seen as good guys seems to have passed, and we are a damaged society as a result.

Woman miscarries after Georgia cop who didn’t ‘appreciate her tone’ tackles and sits on her: lawsuit

Police beating leaves 57-yr-old Gujarat man paralysed in US

America Needs A Way To Police The Police

Sixteen Shots

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Feb 12

SchwartzReport: FBI Funds & Nurtures Terrorists

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The War on Terrorism, like the War on Drugs seems one part bureaucratic ineptness, one part questionable tactics, and one part useful. Not a good ratio. This report makes the case.

Counter-terrorism is supposed to let us live without fear. Instead, it’s creating more of it

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Jan 27