Massive we tell you - the people, united, will never blah blah blah:
- Protesters gathered Saturday outside a Chicago Police Department facility on the West Side, calling for it to be shut down following reports in the British newspaper The Guardian that described it as a “black site” where officers violate suspects’ rights.
About 200 people stood outside the Homan Square building in frigid temperatures Saturday, as police officers guarded the road to the facility.
From a few coppers on the scene, the number "200" is actually twice what they counted. And a few points were brought up readers:
- The guy who died? Heroin. It's in the toxicology report;
- Guess what Homan Square doesn't have? A basement;
- The Sun Times of all media, states there have been exactly ZERO lawsuits filed over practices at Homan Square;
- WBEZ for pete's sake, dismantles much of the protestors allegations in this piece; pointing out the numerous press conferences, tours, media briefings held at the building;
- Danny Davis, no friend of the police, has an office right behind the Homan Square building (on Arthington) and states this is the first time he's head anything alleged about the facility - how believable is that? Danny regularly makes up imaginary scenarios and holds press conferences about them, and he's never heared a peep from the west side about "disappearances?"
Here's a good piece about the entire thing by a cop. Read it all and see how the media is loathe to give the Guardian any credence in light of how their credibility is shot as of late.
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