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

February 26, 2015   |   Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl & Nick Bernabe
February 26, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) CHICAGO, IL — 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.

ACTION: Join the #Gitmo2Chicago social media storm tonight, and protest in Chicago on Saturday

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.

The fact is, we don’t know how many people were disappeared and/or killed in this warehouse. There is at least one documented case of a person dying there, however paperwork documenting the cause of death seemingly does not exist. We don’t know, and as activists and journalists we need to dig deeper to get to the bottom of this secret facility.

Could there be more facilities like this around the country?

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Please share this with as many people as possible. Are we going to stand up and do something — anything about this?


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Author: Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in March of 2014. His topics of interest include thinking, creating a future, deep spirituality, and astrology. He resides in Sacramento, California.

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  1. So what's new they shoot people everyday across America, and no one goes to jail. So I would call the in there eyes legal murder. When are the American public. Going to do something about it after we are all in destination centers is too too late. Wake up people.

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  2. I think their are not many comments because everyone knows these pkaces exist,and have existed for many many years now.

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  3. They will pick us off, one by one while the rest of the herd keeps running towards the cliff. Everyone wants to life forever, everyone has to much to lose. The poor depend on their government checks. the rich depend on the government to provide the police to keep the sheep in check, so they will never resist, Its us, the ones floating right above poverty with nothing to lose. We are Americas last hope.

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  4. Anyone who is involved in kidnapping and other warlike activities against the American people is a traitor and should be tried for treason. This includes Barack Obama.

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  5. Declaration of nullification of basic Human Rights is validation of criminality. All Police and other "law enforcement" agencies are treasonous criminals deserving neither peace nor mercy. Sic Semper Tyrannis.

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  6. They are called jails. When they have you behind those cold steel doors and bars it is like you don't exist anymore and they can do anything they want to you. You are incommunicado no one can hear your screams nor feel your pain. This is the way it is in all jails,they don't need a secret location. What goes on inside those walls is unknown to all but those behind them.

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  7. Man just wanna say very well said!

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  8. People just above the poverty line have nothing to lose? I think you are oversimplifying our entire society.

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  9. People just above the poverty line have nothing to lose? I think you are oversimplifying our entire society.

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  10. What!!?
    America is beginning. Like the south American like Argentina back in 1970 through 1983 were they have secret police building torture their own citizens without due process the find out they been so many year people's went vigilante on a cop

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  11. What!!?
    America is beginning. Like the south American like Argentina back in 1970 through 1983 were they have secret police building torture their own citizens without due process the find out they been so many year people's went vigilante on a cop

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  12. What!!?
    America is beginning. Like the south American like Argentina back in 1970 through 1983 were they have secret police building torture their own citizens without due process the find out they been so many year people's went vigilante on a cop

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  13. What!!?
    America is beginning. Like the south American like Argentina back in 1970 through 1983 were they have secret police building torture their own citizens without due process the find out they been so many year people's went vigilante on a cop

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  14. and what happens to the white presidents who may be guilty of war crimes?

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  15. THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO IMPLANT OURSELVES AND MONITOR OUR OWN PEOPLE SO WHEN ONE OF US GOES DOWN WE CAN JUMP IN AND HELP! JUST IMAGINE IF ONE OF THESE POOR SOULS HAD BEEN MICRO CHIPPED AND WE COULD HAVE TRACKED HIM OR A CORNEA CAMERA SO WE COULD SEE WHAT THE EVIL GOVERNMENT IS REALLY UP TO! JUST AN IDEA AND NO THIS WOULD NOT BE MONITORED BY THE GOVERNMENT! SOMEONE YOU TRUST AND CAN HELP WOULD HAVE TO DO THE MONITOR!

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  16. Veronica Carr –I think he may have used a broad brush, but how can you break it down, in a short paragraph, any better than Matt did?? I think it was well said.

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  17. Every law maker who signed this into "law"…..should also be tried for treason.

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  18. Every law maker who signed this into "law"…..should also be tried for treason.

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  19. Home of the brave, maybe a long time ago, land of the free, the way things look wont be for long.

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  20. Richard Wilkins —REALLY???? Does it really have to be a black vs. white issue??? I'm so sick of this divisionism. Its a diversionary tactic, at best. If you remember, the president is as much white, as he is black……also, if the country is so racist, why was he overwhelmingly elected by middle class whites??? I agree the "other" presidents are also guilty of high crimes, but they are not sitting presidents. Get a life Richard—REALLY

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  21. Richard Wilkins —REALLY???? Does it really have to be a black vs. white issue??? I'm so sick of this divisionism. Its a diversionary tactic, at best. If you remember, the president is as much white, as he is black……also, if the country is so racist, why was he overwhelmingly elected by middle class whites??? I agree the "other" presidents are also guilty of high crimes, but they are not sitting presidents. Get a life Richard—REALLY

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  22. Mr. Macko—–well said, and I concur.

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  23. I have been a cop since I was only 21 and it's things like this that are going to rip this nation apart this is just so horrible as police officers we should protect our citizens from wrong even if it is from the government

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  24. hey Michael you should call into CopBlock radio tonight you can Skype them at copblockradio I'm sure they would love to hear what you have to say

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  25. Richard Wilkins please remove your penis (preferably in a painful manner). People like you do not need to reproduce.

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  26. Then Bush should be put up for the death penalty

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  27. I think people don't comment because it puts us on the list to be put in these detention centers

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  28. I don't need to make threats, especially not here. All the same, the powers that be must realize how dangerous an activity this is. This is how revolution starts. You want a flash point bigger than one man, bigger than Garner, bigger than Brown? Let people find out you've been black bagging their neighbors, friends and family. Let it come out that it's happening all over the country. Lend credence to every skulking conspiracy theory you thought quashed. Give the people a reason to hold their arms ever tighter and spread the word ever farther. It is a dangerous game our public servants are playing, and one history shows them losing, time and time again. Would they be wise enough to not let Holman Square be renamed Bastille?

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  29. There is two detainment sights in Maine… One in Olamon, Maine and another in Portland,Maine inside an old milk factory! It's coming!!! Revolution is the ONLY solution!!!

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  30. Then you need to help make a change Michael

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  31. Mikesell- then why was Clinton lol

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  32. why are people surprised. Every police deoartmentbin America that can afford it, has one of these sites. The problem is you folks dont vote.

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  33. Veronica Carr he didn't say 'people' he said 'it is us'

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  34. If you truly are a good cop then take a look at this and ask yourself if you still want to violate people's rights with statutory codes, which are not laws at all. We have been tricked and lied to for generations…
    It's statutory law that kills you every time.
    Statutory laws have no bearing if you default to a common law court, but you must know how to do it.
    People are getting their rights back.
    The courts have been trying people in maritime law, which is all about commerce. You must default to a court of record, which is common law (natural law=constitutional rights.)
    youtube… know your constitution- Carl Miller.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s-zHrNPfkQ

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  35. thank you for honoring your oath sir! I feel more vulnerable ann's unsafe anymore when in the lessens if LEO's, and I don't violate any laws! I don't speed in my car or anything, yet I feel this way! I'm just your average blue collar citizen.

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  36. I protest and speak out and expose the lies, but that is treated as dissent against the state, and can get you arrested and beat, even though it's a constitutional granted right!

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  37. Oh come on! I have been saying a genocide is happening before our eyes for years and someone finally writes a story that doesn't even scratch the surface. Wtf! The people in this country deserve to be executed for bwoing so dumb! I'm sure most people in a america would gladly walk into a shower even though they could smell the burning bodies. As long as a person in a magical costume told them to!

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  38. I have been starting a militia. A militia of for and by the people. If you are willing to fight for the constitution and the bill of rights and human rights then join my page. Just look me up on you tube. I have videos on there you can find. Join AMD let's have a discussion about action and what else we can do as a people. All cards are on the table. We are the last buffer and now its time to act. I say an american spring is in order. Can I get a here here from everyone!

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  39. The first thing your white ass brings up is Obama. Obummer is a nobody. Its banks with all the power moron! As far as treason is concerned you can easily start with the cops that are executing people everyday and attacking old people like you daily for being unable to hear the officers demands!

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  40. You are a criminal. I'm sure you have seen many wrongs and did nothing so stop with the bs roll! Its people like you who have divided this country for being cowards and attacking the innocent. Enforcing unjust laws AMD calling it your job. To me you are Jo different than a nazi. I'm just following orders. So don't give me I'm the good guy speech. All cops and I mean every single last cop in america is bad by default. This is the same as saying all nazis are bad. All cops are bad all nazis are bad. Its your job so you are a criminals and a traitor to your countrymen by default! Period!

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  41. Exactly the same thing I said. They are all guilty by default for enforcing unjust and criminal laws. Then you have cops like the one above saying but its not me! Mother fucker it is you god damn criminal fuck so stop playing the good guy roll. Cops are like Nazis they are all bad cause of what they do and who they are. Period!

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  42. Exactly what I said. The genocide has been happening but know this. There are certain people the government is not going to touch for fear of a revolution starting. Its coming regardless. To me its only a matter of time.

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  43. Now we are thinking. Join my you tube page to join the militia I'm creating. I am starting a militia of for and by the people. All you have to believe in and be willing to fight for is the constitution an bill of rights and human rights and you can join. Good idea bud!

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  44. Cassius Methyl hey man just wanted to say i appreciate your hard work, your passion is refreshing and motivating. I know I'm not alone when I say this. I see few props giving to the journalists here at The Anti-Media so I'm saying it. Rock on and stay legit your making a difference.

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  45. Veronica Carr what does anyone truly have to lose but their own soul, their principles their freedom.

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  46. Adam Brian, you aren't too smart, "they" have everything on you & you gave it to them, before you become an issue, they will…everythings being recorded & list have been made.

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  47. @Adam Brian, your a provocateur douche bag, stfu! Not all cops are bad, and if one speaks the truth like Michael Thomas has just done, credit needs to be given where credit is due!!! The police are who we should be talking to the most and attempting to educate and get them to realize WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY!!! Seriously though, don't be a douche bag!!!!

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  48. That place is where they have thier power tests lol. Just went last week.

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  49. Veronica Carr You're right. Every one of us…rich, poor, middle class and the police themselves will have lost. We will all have lost our country and in the end "they" will pick everyone off if they get the chance. As is so well known as to make reiteration unnecessary, this is not being done by classes of people, but by a relatively small criminal core bent on a fascist (corporate and state as one) police state and the power it will bring them. These people are seeing to it that the worst thugs are hired for the police. Eventually people from every class will get in their way. Can't blame it on the 1%, the core is a far smaller group than that and many who support the inner core have been bribed, blackmailed or had their lives threatened if they do not join in, probably a number of police as well. There will no doubt be none more relieved than this group when the core falls….and it is in the inevitable process of doing so. When the dollar fails, as it will, likely within the year, the bankrupt corporate/financial system/Federal reserve cabal falls with it. Virtually every alternative media outlet across the internet is broadcasting the fall. So there's good news. We can't build again until the current system is understood to be failing of it's own corruption. What we need to do is educate ourselves as to what's been happening so that when it falls, we will render it incapable of rebuilding. The cat is already out of the bag permanently.

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  50. Sorry, no microchip is going in me. You say the government could not track them. The tech. That is in play as of this day can track anyone anywhere. Wake up smell what you shovelin.

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  51. Veronica Carr sometimes the simplest definition is the right definition.

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  52. Please educate us how voting could prevent these secret ops

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  53. Bring back public executions, for the govt employees and elected officials guilty of making this happen

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  54. what street in Portland?

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