Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Disappeared...Hahahaha

We think you can pretty much write off any credibility The Guardian has about the retired detective torturing prisoners at Guantanamo. This article is hilarious:
  • 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.

    Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:
    • Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
    • Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
    • Shackling for prolonged periods.
    • Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
    • Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.
The entire article goes downhill from there. The so-called "NATO Three" spent some time there...because that's where the Intelligence Unit is at. The paper complains about the high fences and barbed wire, completely missing that the building is in one of the most crime ridden parts of the city, and if there weren't fences, there would be equipment missing, cars destroyed, vandalism of all sorts. Really, the article is a laugh riot.

You know what Homan Square is good for? Hiding nearly 1,000 coppers from actual uniformed street duty.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homan Square is a poorly designed, cobbled together, rabbit warren of a building. Maybe the prisoners became addled after walking around in circles and up and down the countless ramps.

But a secret dungeon? Getting kind of sad and lonely and desperate for attention, isn't he? And these Guardian fools gave it to him.

2/25/2015 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't discount the article. CPD has dark secrets.

2/25/2015 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its so the UFO' can land and talk 2 Paterno.

2/25/2015 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is such a run down hell hole to work in, I can see how they would describe it as 'Guantanamo like'.

Wait, they were talking to the guys that work there, right?

2/25/2015 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You know what Homan Square is good for? Hiding nearly 1,000 coppers from actual uniformed street duty"
Well said brother SCC, there are more legends type of copper' there then The Mickey Mouse club.
A single beat car brings more weight to table then the entire narcotic section. When narcotic' left Normal street and brought 500plus legends therem, the unit went to shit. That place means to purge 400 coppers back to patril along with 70 white shirts there.

That place is about being secret as the Lincolh park zoo is.

Many old 1890 cow bones found when they digged up the old basement. Many mad cows disappeared there on the property before the Sears carpet waregouse was built.

2/25/2015 05:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

It sounds like my love palace.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

2/25/2015 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When i first read the article i thought it was published in "The Onion". I by nature am a pessimist, but i feel sorry for the people that have their whole lives revolving around believing this type garbage.

2/25/2015 05:55:00 AM  
Blogger pathickey said...

Note that the lead attorney TA Durkin who got the NATO 3 goofs the lesser charges HAD NOTHING to say to Glenn Greenawald's reporters. NOTHING.

Only Hank Voight works there.

2/25/2015 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last sentence is priceless.....how true! Why does some Serpico wannabe hair gel with 5 years on need a take home car? Oh yea.....he may have to rush to work to assist in a dime bag buy bust.....

2/25/2015 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Intelligence ran out of the 21 on Maxwell Street. Sgt. Hank Voight is the Man!

But seriously my kid sent me the article from a news source in NYC. What a load of crap.

2/25/2015 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what communist propaganda is. Lies upon lies. So they want you to believe that the high wire fences where seized contraband is stored is like Gitmo? Hilarious. Socialist rags are always good for a laugh.

2/25/2015 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try and find me in this building. The inspectors can't even get in here unannounced. Now go write a parker.

2/25/2015 07:31:00 AM  
Blogger Valiant Knight said...

They had a photographer out there taking photos and some guys leaving were "afraid" to walk to the west lot because of the camera.

My partner and I walked towards the guy and he almost jumped out of the way while laughing saying " sorry for invading your space." We just responded by thanking him for allowing us to walk down the public sidewalk, which he was blocking with his tripod...

This too shall pass... Of course the brain trusts at 35th will probably develop some asinine order curtailing the good work that some of the units do there in light of nothing actually happening except a bloated, infactual "feel good" news article.

2/25/2015 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"You know what Homan Square is good for? Hiding nearly 1,000 coppers from actual uniformed street duty. "

LOL!

The hideout of ghost pay rollers.

2/25/2015 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief nick roti put his papers in yesterday. He is leaving the end of March.

2/25/2015 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I become addled everytime I go there.

2/25/2015 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD using ‘Road House’ movie to teach cops how to ‘be nice’
Published February 25, 2015
New York Post

The NYPD has turned to Patrick Swayze to teach city cops how to behave.

Police bosses are using a scene from the 1989 action flick "Road House" as part of the mandatory, three-day retraining course for 22,000 cops, The Post has learned.

"You have to have a thick skin," an instructor told cops forced to take part in the $35 million program before hitting play on the two-minute clip from the cult classic, sources said.

In the scene, Swayze — playing a tough-guy bouncer, Dalton — teaches his goons at the rowdy bar Double Deuce how to handle unruly customers.

First, he spells out three rules, with the third being simply, "Be nice."

"If somebody gets in your face and calls you a [expletive deleted], I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice," he says.

"I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal."

When another bouncer in a cut-off plaid shirt asks if "being called a [expletive deleted] isn't personal," Swayze responds: "It's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response."

The scene also includes Swayze's most important message: "I want you to be nice, until it's time to not be nice."

2/25/2015 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Hank Voight said...

"Stay the Fuck out of my city"

2/25/2015 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be honest. Some people belong in homan because they work and others do not including bosses. Narcotics has gone to the birds. Buy/bust teams are a waste. Everything is about numbers now. Police can't be police because of crap like this. As for this article it is just a way to try and get a lawsuit. Everyone be safe and watch your back. These are the people that have no clue about police work or what we go through.

2/25/2015 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black site??? Hahahahahahahaha. If he was there for 17 hours it's because it probly took the guys arresting him that long to figure out how to do the arrest, inventories and an aira report because they don't arrest anyone!! Do they really know how many inept people work there? So many house mouse dollies and teams who do nothing. It's 5 floors of thrown together plywood offices and hollow wood doors. Guess what, the metal bench he was on and handcuffed too is the same bench in every district in the city. You don't get a phone call till u reach lock up that's universal weather your at Homan sqyare or the district. Hahahahaha, elite torture black site. Now that's funny. More like a copper hideout from doing work. Somebody's been watching wayyyyy to many episodes of chicago pd where the have the "cage" in the basement. Inside Homan square doesn't even have secured doors that lock most of the time. Office doors have to be secured with officers own padlocks and combo locks.. This was funny. Hipster nato boy wants everyone to think he was some political prisoner and tortured. Hate to tell u but the Feds were there. Nobody's doing anything with the Feds around

2/25/2015 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homan Square is a great place to work hours are from 930am to 145pm...sat from 10 to 1pm... su, mo off..Arrest uhh whats thaT!!! Intel info oh someone is selling illegal cigarettes the end.

2/25/2015 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Pushing A Beatcar said...

You know what Homan Square is good for?
Hiding nearly 1,000 coppers from actual uniformed street duty.

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You mean like QUADRUPLE MERIT Al "Dunkin Donuts" WYSINGER'S Wife?

You think she does an 8 hour day?

2/25/2015 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't discount the article. CPD has dark secrets.

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yeah.. Like how merit hacks work there and get merit promoted 3 to 5 times in there "rough" careers.

2/25/2015 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homan Square is a joke the streets can use all these lazy ass officers on the streets even if they dont do nothing at least visibility of a useless body...most of those guys think they are feds, hello you made a call and your china man got u there its simple. I agree patrol brings in better intel, and seizures and narcotics arrest overall, whos bright idea is it to have these guyz act like secret squirrel operatives. Bring in the actors from the show the Americans and they will probably provide better intell then those goofs!

2/25/2015 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC- True statement. I worked at Homan for a few years. There are good policeman there. Unfortunately the vast majority of P.O.s there now lack the knowledge or hide in desk jobs. I remember working "Roundups" on conspiracy cases looking for 25 offenders who were responsible for selling a jab of blows. DEA, 189, Tact teams, etc. And then the 3 year P.O.s telling the Sgt and everyone else what to do. 189, 192, 193 have all gone down hill.

2/25/2015 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A British newspaper condemns CPD tactics?

Look at the history of the police in Great Britain. The Guildford Four, The Maguire Seven, The Birmingham Six, all falsely accused of IRA related terrorism and had SEVEN days to "interrogate" prisoners. And this shitrag of a paper is reporting that someone was handcuffed to a wall for seventeen hours.

Oh the humanity!

2/25/2015 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's so secret, why do we send everyone there to pick up their property

2/25/2015 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They make Homan Square look like a totally secured building, I worked there from the time they opened it in 1998 until I retired and with the lazy asses that work the security booth it is a wonder why there have not been any tragic events here, Many times the thugs from the hood have been found wandering around the secured areas. This building is a joke.

2/25/2015 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta give Dick Wolf credit, he was able to fool this periodical into thinking Chicago P.D. was a documentary. That alone should get the show another season or two

2/25/2015 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the author was anyone but Ackerman, I'd call it full of shit. He's like our Peter Nickeas with the Trib - solid writer and will be more fair than other journalists.

The real concern is that if a fraction of that article is true, it'll open up another round of lawsuits and settlements, costing the city more than it has.

And hiding 1000 cops from uniformed duty? Is it truly that bad? It sounds like a clubhouse.

2/25/2015 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually I read this elsewhere.. however.. I had thought it was more geared towards a FBI type holding tank.. Don't worry after making the rounds on the internet..it will be closed and the officers relocated elsewhere.. I do think that where there is smoke you have to check to make sure there is NOT fire.. no matter WHO says it.. No one looked beyond what they were told about Obama and his church and look what we have now..a president who agrees with the minister he said he never listened to but mimics his sentiments to the letter

2/25/2015 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just be safe and watch each others backs. All these people need is a reason to make us look bad because of 1 or 2 idiots.

2/25/2015 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last sentence is priceless.....how true! Why does some Serpico wannabe hair gel with 5 years on need a take home car? Oh yea.....he may have to rush to work to assist in a dime bag buy bust.....

2/25/2015 06:36:00 AM
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You must be one of those Guys that just hates to hate. I bet you would rush to a dime bag buy bust too if you had a spot in homan.

2/25/2015 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

homan square?? A "black site"??!?! aaaahahahahahahahaahahahaha... yeah, ok. too many cop movies and cop shows watched by the writer and the criminal from the nato 3.

2/25/2015 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Stacey Peterson is hiding out in there. Lol

2/25/2015 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New name guantanamo square

2/25/2015 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, so the Occuturd pos were there for hours? Oh, boo-fuckin'hoo. Like those shitheads have any credibility. They have an axe to grind. Fuck them and this rag that ran the story. I wouldn't even wipe my ass with this shit paper.

2/25/2015 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice zinger at the end there, guy. Hit the nail right.....well, you know the rest.

2/25/2015 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every beat car should be 10-4 on ALL watches...
Every district should have 6 to 12 10-4 rapid response cars...

...Before you have 1000 hidey-hole unit officers.

Figure about 2000 officers total are in hiding while everybody else is getting their teeth kicked...

2/25/2015 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Timmy said...

I was water boarded there once for not bringing in enough contact cards. I am afraid of that place.

2/25/2015 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changes in cpd roti gone

2/25/2015 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The location is soooooo SECRET everyone in the entire city has to go there to pick up their property from ERPS.
Worst kept secret since Daley Sucks!

2/25/2015 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not hate one another embrace each other,don't hate the player hate the game!

2/25/2015 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny Chief puts in papers next day

2/25/2015 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people aren't making a living unless their mouths are running!

2/25/2015 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing lost at Homan Square is the work ethic.

2/25/2015 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's also a leprechaun who lives the basement that has a pot o gold.

2/25/2015 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-CPD Linked To JFK Assassination!-

-CPD Linked To Gingivitis!-

-CPD Linked To Heartbreak of Psoriasis!-

-CPD Linked To Crucifixion of Christ!-

-CPD Causes Gas and Bloating!-

The media continues to grasp, overreach, strain and shit themselves from the effort to dirty-up those who do this job.

2/25/2015 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and why is it a ghost town on weekends?

2/25/2015 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homan Square and the academy both need to clean house. Way too many coppers hiding at both those places. With the 10.5 hour days coming to patrol, patrol most certainly could use the bodies!

2/25/2015 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pipefighter just saying, I worked in the tunnels there in the mid 80s when sears was still open.the place was city of its own!by the way BLOOD $$$$.

2/25/2015 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This building empowers the laziest cops to ever work on the CPD. "I'm undercover I don't goto court....I'm undercover I don't do arrest reports...."

Not to.mention but almost 75% of the supervisors are MERIT who work in the building. Don't believe me then ask around.

2 bag buy busts.....that's all most teams do.

Bunch of entitled people over there. Just listen to em in court. Work 3-4 hrs then go home or where ever using company car and gas. Weekends they complain because they work 2 hrs Saturday then go home. I use the gym there on Saturday mornings and it's a ghost town in the hallways on the 2nd floor. Amazing how nobody does anything.

Hard work there. Amazing no one has caught on with all the "bragging" done at court.

2/25/2015 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard that Nick Roti has resigned. A big loss for the CPD. All the good ones are getting out of Dodge. Can't say I blame them...

2/25/2015 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

derrick rose dilemma to put another T-Shirt logo that reads: "I Can't Play"!

2/25/2015 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was tortured 3 times there. They put me in this large open room and told to do laps in the summer heat with no ventilation. Oh the humanity.

2/25/2015 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard that Nick Roti has resigned. A big loss for the CPD. All the good ones are getting out of Dodge. Can't say I blame them...

2/25/2015 06:43:00 PM


You will be amazed at all the other people packing their lifeboats. Many are walking soon, Garry just doesn't know it yet.

That probably won't change when Chuy gets in and dumps Garry. Plans have been made, job lined up. Too late in the game to alter the course of this ship. A lot of young guys are gonna get their chance one way or another.

2/25/2015 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous too funny said...

R/O has no knowledge hahaha

2/25/2015 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Bunch of entitled people over there. Just listen to em in court. Work 3-4 hrs then go home or where ever using company car and gas. Weekends they complain because they work 2 hrs Saturday then go home. I use the gym there on Saturday mornings and it's a ghost town in the hallways on the 2nd floor. Amazing how nobody does anything.

Hard work there. Amazing no one has caught on with all the "bragging" done at court.


You work out in the second floor ?

2/25/2015 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Pipefighter just saying, I worked in the tunnels there in the mid 80s when sears was still open.the place was city of its own!by the way BLOOD $$$$.

2/25/2015 05:44:00 PM

That building and something like nine others all had their own central heating plant feeding all the buildings and their own centrally supplied water service. It WAS its own little city a hundred years ago. Very impressive engineering.

2/25/2015 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is totally what is wrong with the CPD of today! Guys that think they know what goes on in different places then where they work. The narcotics unit has a lot of dedicated and hard working officers working there and I bet any of you complainers would welcome the chance to come work there. Are there some do-nothing's? Sure there are. Just like there are do-nothing's in every district and unit in this department. Just because you are working out in the building and it appears to you to be a ghost town, don't assume the officers are not working. They don't all report to Homan to complete their arrests. A lot of the officers from narcotics do their arrests in areas now. Sorry, but I think some of you wish you could work there and your jealousy is very apparent. Just my opinion. Please be safe, each and every one of you! That's all that matters anyway. Protect each other, support each other, and ensure we all go home to our families at the end of our tours

2/26/2015 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Guardian is a used bowel rag just like the two major papers in Chicago.

2/26/2015 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they have a 'cage'

like the one on Barney Miller?

2/26/2015 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The British can hold you without charge for up to 7--thats SEVEN-- days without charge. We only have two days.

If the British don't like the rules, they just pass a law for the rules they do like, such as the "Prevention of Terrorism Act." At one time the British engaged in "detention without trial" where one could be held indefinitely without charge (1960s and 70s).

Then there was the Defense Minister of South Africa B. J. Vorster, in 1963 during Apartheid times, who had said he would trade some new apartheid laws for one clause of the "Northern Ireland Special Powers Act." Vorster went on to become their Prime Minister, enforcing an odious policy of government.

2/26/2015 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's also a leprechaun who lives the basement that has a pot o gold.

2/25/2015 04:20:00 PM


&&&&&&&&&&&

You serious Clark?

2/26/2015 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The British can hold you without charge for up to 7--thats SEVEN-- days without charge. We only have two days.
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IL State law says three days, Chicago made it two days out of an abundance of lawsuits.

2/26/2015 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://m.facebook.com/thejustinking

Here's douchebags Facebook who wrote another article about Homan square. He's also appeasing to the shitbirds and want to hear there stories so he can fuel the fire.

2/26/2015 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
homan square?? A "black site"??!?! aaaahahahahahahahaahahahaha... yeah, ok. too many cop movies and cop shows watched by the writer and the criminal from the nato 3.

2/25/2015 01:17:00 PM


They are talking about the neighborhood and that is racist.

2/26/2015 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Secret dungeon?" Hmmm, seems like the reporter has watched too many episodes of Chicago PD and thinks it's real!

2/28/2015 11:24:00 AM  

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