The Guardian has just released an exposé about Homan Square, a secret detention facility in the heart of Chicago that has been used to unlawfully detain, interrogate, and sometimes brutally batter Chicago citizens. Citizens who are held in this facility are "disappeared". There's no arrest record, the arrestees are not read their Miranda rights, and they typically have no access to a lawyer. Here is a direct link to the article. The Guardian also released a profile of the Homan Square black site. Here is a link to that article for those who are interested in the history of the building and its use. A few quotes from the first article: My personal thoughts: I'm shocked that this could occur in Chicago without being brought to light and challenged. I grew up in the northern Chicago suburbs, attended my first university downtown, and worked at my first job just north of the loop. The Chicago police always struck me as helpful if generally distant. There's no excuse for violating rights in this way, and I hope that this prompts an outcry among Chicago residents.