Target: Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
Goal: Investigate alleged abuse at unofficial police interrogation facility.
Recently, evidence has been circulating that suggests there is an unofficial police interrogation site in Chicago where captives are held without warrant and not given access to an attorney. This facility is not well known to the people of Chicago or its politicians, but there are numerous reports of police literally taking people hostage and holding them without booking them. This kind of tactic is reminiscent of the German secret police during World War II and is entirely unacceptable for any city in the United States. A full investigation into what goes on in this facility must be launched immediately before any more people come to harm.
Victims of the Chicago Police, that have been held without warrant in this facility, paint an ominous picture of what goes on inside. One victim reportedly said that he was taken into custody and chained closely to a pipe for 18 hours before he was allowed to contact his family and his lawyer. Many of the people held at the facility have stated they are political protesters, raising the question of whether or not the Chicago police are attempting to quell free speech and protest.
Another victim said that he felt extremely helpless due to the fact that the police were not following proper procedure and the fact that no one knew he was there. He went on to say that the police officers made it clear to him that no one knew he was there while he was interrogated.
These kinds of tactics hearken back to the secret police states of the 20th century and must be put to an end immediately. Please sign the petition below to force an investigation to find the truth about what has gone on in this terrible facility and how it was allowed to happen.
Dear Mayor Emanuel,
It has recently come to light that the police in your city are allegedly using a facility for off-the-books holding and interrogating of citizens without warrant. One of the victims of this facility was reportedly chained to a pole for 18 hours before he was allowed to contact his family and his lawyer. To make matters worse, there were attempts to hide these acts by not recording them or booking the citizens first. Everyone that has been held at the facility agrees that there are major violations of not just protocol, but their human rights.
It is for all of these reasons that I am writing to demand a full investigation of what has been happening in this facility, and how it has been allowed to happen for so long. These tactics are unacceptable in America and hearken back to the German secret police during World War II. We are better than this, Mayor Emanuel, and I charge you to launch an investigation to uncover the truth behind this facility.
[Your Name Here]’
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