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The [Monday] Papers

"Internal documents from the Chicago police department show that officers used physical force on at least 14 men already in custody at the warehouse known as Homan Square," the Guardian reports.

"Police used punches, knee strikes, elbow strikes, slaps, wrist twists, baton blows and Tasers at Homan Square, according to documents released to the Guardian in the course of its transparency lawsuit about the warehouse. The new information contradicts an official denial about treatment of prisoners at the facility."

The article is the latest in an extensive investigation of nearly two dozen articles that have essentially been dismissed by the local media.

But the Guardian shows no signs of stopping.

"Documents released to the Guardian include the account of a man who died in police custody under questionable circumstances. His family and friends, supported by an independent autopsy that materially differs from the one Cook County performed, believe the police killed him and covered it up. The Guardian will tell his story tomorrow."


Previously in Homan Square:

* The [Monday] Papers: Suddenly, the CPD is a fine upstanding trustworthy institution.

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #46: Explaining Chicago's Black Site.

* The [Wednesday] Papers: Another day, another Guardian story.

* The [Thursday] Papers: John Conroy vs. the Chicago media. Again.

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #47: What Chicagoans Aren't Being Told.

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #48: Carol Marin's Blinders & What Tom Durkin Really Said.

* The [Monday] Papers: Homan Squared.

* Chicago Politicians Push DOJ To investigate 'CIA Or Gestapo Tactics' At Secret Police Site.

* Chicago's Homan Square: Torture By Any Other Name . . .

* Amnesty International Calls For Federal Investigation Of Homan Square.

* The [Wednesday] Papers: Public Hearings Ignored By Chicago Media.


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There once was a fielder named Schwarber . . .

The Panama Papers: They're All In It Together
"We hear about how it's people on benefits that are the scourge of our society, but now we finally know it isn't the poor, the disadvantaged, the badly educated, the disabled and the obese that is the drain on our economy, no, it is the rich, the overprivileged, the privately educated."

Prosecutorial Misconduct Rarely Punished
"In each state, researchers examined court rulings from 2004 through 2008 in which judges found that prosecutors had committed violations such as mischaracterizing evidence or suborning perjury. All told, the researchers discovered 660 findings of prosecutorial error or misconduct. Only one prosecutor was disciplined by any oversight authorities."

Chicagoetry: Loon
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The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Savages, Autolux, Chance the Rapper, Famous Dex, Abbath, Mungion, The Symposium, Scarlet Architect, Michael Kiwanuka, The Whiskey Bends, PWR BTTM, Bel-Air & The Burbs, and Michael Graves.



How An Internet Mapping Glitch Turned A Random Kansas Farm Into a Digital Hell.

This is an amazing story.

Posted by The Beachwood Reporter on Monday, April 11, 2016


In Syria, CIA-Armed Militias Fight Pentagon-Armed Militias.

Good job, everyone.

Posted by The Beachwood Reporter on Sunday, April 10, 2016


When A Feminist Pledges A Sorority.

Gross. Includes a student from Illinois.

Posted by The Beachwood Reporter on Sunday, April 10, 2016


New Treasury Rule Could Make It Easier To Hide Money In The U.S.


Medium Gentrifies.

Gross. It's like an upscale Chicago Now.

Posted by The Beachwood Reporter on Sunday, April 10, 2016


The Disaster Of Richard Nixon.

Prolonging the war was an expensive choice. More than 21,000 Americans died in Vietnam after Nixon became president,...

Posted by The Beachwood Reporter on Sunday, April 10, 2016


Rare, Canceled Beavis & Butt-head Game Surfaces In Chicago-Area Arcade.


A sampling.

Media coverage at historic high.







The Beachwood Tip Line: Heating and venting.


Posted on April 11, 2016

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SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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