The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

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Last month, the hand-written Guantánamo diaries of prisoner Mahamedou Ould Slahi began appearing in foreign outlets around the world. The 44-year-old Mauritian national and former resident of Germany, accused of aiding the perpetrators of 9/11, had been held for 12 years without trial. I’d read one German magazine excerpt recounting his torture at the hands of U.S. officials, titled, “We’re Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex.”

Turns out, one of those officials was a decorated Chicago detective named Richard Zuley. And according to a new two-part Guardian investigation, Zuley first perfected his “interrogation technique” on Chicago’s black men and women, some of whom accuse him today of having elicited false confessions under torture. Through Zuley, the must-read investigation connects the dots between police torture of non-white, mostly African-American citizens stateside with that practiced on Muslim men under the War on Terror at Guantánamo.

For more on the roots of Chicago’s police torture saga, start here. This month, disgraced Chicago police commander Jon Burge walked free with his pension after serving 4 1/2 years for lying under oath. Burge is accused of torturing or overseeing the torture of more than 100 African-American men on the city’s South and Westsides throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Zuley was a Chicago police detective from 1977 to 2007. According to The Guardian, he now works for Chicago’s department of aviation.

http://m.colorlines.com/archives/2015/02/the_long_reach_of_police_torture_from_chicago_to_guantanamo.html

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The C.O.W.S. Compensatory Call-In 02/21/15 on Saturday, February 21st at 9:00PM Eastern/ 6:00PM Pacific| BLACK TALK RADIO NETWORK™

Compensatory Call Inlisten-000000The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We’ll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We’ll examine news reports from the past seven days and – hopefully – promote a constructive dialog.

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February 21st, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Minister Malcolm X. Whites continue to obfuscate, dilute and ignore the perspective and influence of El Hajj Malik Shabazz. It is not happenstance that today is also the six year anniversary of The Context of White Supremacy’s return to the airwaves. The White Terrorist Empire that Min. Malcolm sacrificed his life opposing continues annihilating black lives and concealing Racist atrocities that accord during his lifetime. Unlike geriatric Nazis, Whites can’t seem to nab any of the Terrorists responsible for the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching of 1946. The White hypocrisy Min. Malcolm relentlessly exposed was on display at this week’s Violent Extremism Summit. Extreme, proud White Supremacists assaulted a black male on camera in Charlie Hebdo’s France, and the Bridgeport Police Department has to investigate their own after acknowledging a series of letters praising WHITE POWER and castigating black officers. Speaking of extremism and assassination, American Sniper will likely yoke an Oscar or three at this weekend’s Academy Awards. Denzel Washington missed out in 1993.

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The C.O.W.S. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X Part I | BLACK TALK RADIO NETWORK™

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Friday, February 13th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy hosts the debut study session on one of the most popular books in the world, The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told To Alex Haley (1965). We’re eight days from the 50 year anniversary of Minister Malcolm’s assassination. With the global surge of attention targeting police terrorism, the efficacy of marching, the impact of White Jesus/Christianity, government spying, and Muslim-bashing, it seemed like a timely moment to reevaluate “Detroit Red.” It would be helpful to remain mindful that there are reportedly significant portions of this memoir that have never been released to the public. We’ll get details on his childhood in Nebraska and Michigan as well as his parents’ commitment to the teachings of Marcus Garvey. Perhaps a wonderful text to keep in mind when searching for patience to share with other black people.

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