Steve C, Team Marina

Steve C, Team Marina

Like a Ferrari that got porked by a luck dragon.
Indiana Governor Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers - CNN.com. - http://www.cnn.com/2015...
Indiana Governor Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers - CNN.com.
"Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law on Thursday a measure that allows businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom." The bill has sparked an uproar among gamers and church groups that hold their conventions in Indianapolis and businesses that are threatening to pull out of the city." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Are you fucking kidding me Indiana? Jesus mother fuckin christ the US is fucked up. Please note I have strong feelings about this. - Steve C, Team Marina
This is disgusting. - Soup in a TARDIS
I had a much longer comment but realized that it boiled down to "I don't understand and probably never will." - That's So CAJ!
Thing that blows my mind about this? Is that it wasn't Oklahoma. We've got our share of bigots in the state legislature, but they haven't managed to get anywhere with their version of this bill. - Kirsten
There is already precedent that businesses can't/shouldn't reject customers because of sexual orientation, so this stupid bill WILL get overturned. - Joe
How is this consitutionally legal? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It isn't. In CO, I think both a wedding cake maker and a wedding photographer have tried to deny service (different cases) and the gay couples won their cases. I need to look them up for more deets. - Joe
Many of us here aren't happy. Unfortunately, the state has been gerrymandered in ways that makes voting the asses out very difficult. - Katy S
It would be super easy to get them out if a Jewish or Muslim owned business denied Christians service. - Heather
So very sad to see this happening; I just cannot comprehend it on so many levels. - Jen
Jerry Jones on Greg Hardy: He's paid a 'terrific price' - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Jerry Jones on Greg Hardy: He's paid a 'terrific price'
"However, by virtue of being placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List last season, Hardy received a $13.1 million salary while not actually playing football. Hardy’s one-year deal with the Cowboys is not guaranteed. If something else comes up off the field, Dallas can get out from under the deal without paying him. On the other hand, Hardy can earn $11.3 million if he stays out of trouble and produces on the field. I am not sure how that’s considered “paying a terrific price.”" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Ahh Jerry Jones just adding to the reasons 99% of the country loves to see you lose. the rest are die hard cowboy fans from the Tom Landry days. They get a pass. - Steve C, Team Marina
Michigan's new recruiting tactic: Sucking up to your girlfriend - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Michigan's new recruiting tactic: Sucking up to your girlfriend
"So it's no surprise that Michigan is trying to circle a prospective recruit with a new tactic: sending a shamelessly syrupy hand-written card to his girlfriend. Wolverines assistant Jay Harbaugh, son of head coach Jim Harbaugh, wrote this note to the girlfriend of four-star Naseir Upshur: "Hi Savannah! I hope this note finds you doing great! My name is Jay Harbaugh -- I am the tight ends coach @ Michigan w/ the new staff. I have really enjoyed getting to know Pop lately -- & he speaks VERY highly of you so I'm sure you're very special! Keep him in line! Also we need to get him out here to visit us again & meet the new staff -- put in a good word! Hope to meet you when I'm out in PHI this spring! Go Blue!"" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
That's so gross. It's not a new tactic, but still so nasty. I remember when one of my friends was being scouted by USC, they contacted his best friend and girlfriend. He declined on that alone. - Anika
That is really creepy. - Spidra Webster
Carl Gottlieb's touches in the 'Jaws' script helped create a monster hit - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/enterta...
Carl Gottlieb's touches in the 'Jaws' script helped create a monster hit - LA Times
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"Benchley's screenplay was an example of a "journalist who didn't understand screenplays," Gottlieb said. "Sackler did a workman-like job of translating the novel faithfully. A faithful rendition of the novel was not what was needed. Something else was needed, and I came on board." Spielberg sent him a copy of the script "with the word 'eviscerate' scrawled across the title page. I sent a lengthy memo of what the script needed."" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"Gottlieb also jettisoned a few subplots from the novel, including a love affair between Sheriff Brody's (Scheider) wife, Ellen (Lorraine Gary), and oceanographer Matt Hooper (Dreyfuss). "When we saw Lorraine Gary, Dreyfuss and Scheider interacting — these were three lovely people — we said, 'We are not going to show her cuckolding [Brody] with this dweeb." In the book, the... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Once thought lost, Harry Houdini's 'Grim Game' film reappears - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/enterta...
Once thought lost, Harry Houdini's 'Grim Game' film reappears - LA Times
"It's the kind of magical reappearance that Houdini himself would have appreciated. For years, the only remaining footage of Harry Houdini's 1919 silent adventure thriller "The Grim Game" was a five-minute excerpt of a spectacular plane crash involving some spectacular derring-do from the legendary magician and escape artist. But thanks to the efforts of film preservationist Rick Schmidlin, the complete "The Grim Game" was found last year in the Brooklyn apartment of Larry Weeks, a 95-year-old retired juggler and Houdini fanatic. Weeks, who died late last year, had acquired the only known copy of the film from the Houdini estate in 1947." "The new restoration of "The Grim Game" is having its world premiere at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre on Sunday evening. Composer Brane Zivkovic will be conducting a live performance of his new score." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Oh wowwwwww - Stephen Mack
I forget what I was going to say but I'm sure it was witty, and insightful, and probably had little value. Good luck surviving the rest of your day without knowing. But if you do figure it out please let me know too. Thanks.
You only have so many more opportunities ... unless you join frenfi. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge. Oh, just dooo eettt already! - Kristin
I tried yesterday Kristin and was rejected from server, the Italians don't want me any more then the girls in high school. Great now i'm going to cry myself to sleep again. - Steve C, Team Marina
Growing pains, Steve. Senape has posted that he's doing a lot of upgrades. When you're done crying, try again. :P - Kristin
'Magic rabbit' nears extinction in China - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2015...
'Magic rabbit' nears extinction in China - CNN.com
'Magic rabbit' nears extinction in China - CNN.com
"Native to a remote region of China, this tiny mammal, known as the Ili pika, doesn't know it's a member of an endangered species -- and neither do most people. Rarer -- and some would argue cuter-- than the panda, there are less than 1,000 of these teddy bear-like creatures living in the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says conservationist Li Weidong. Li discovered the pika, formally known as Ochotona iliensis, in 1983 and named it after his hometown, Ili. Last July, Li spotted and photographed the elusive creature for the first time since the early 1990s. He estimates its numbers have declined by almost 70% since its discovery." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
EWOKS ARE REAL! - Steve C, Team Marina
no, that's pikachu! - imabonehead
I thought a rabbit and a Yorkie had a one night stand. - rønin
Huge unexploded WWII bomb found in London - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Huge unexploded WWII bomb found in London
"Police officers and Royal Bomb Disposal Unit securing the area, where a suspected unexploded WWII bomb was discovered by builders at The Grange in Southwark, London. The unexploded bomb is thought to be approximately 5ft long and 1000lbs in weight. © Tolga Akmen/LNP/Rex Features Police officers and Royal Bomb Disposal Unit securing the area, where a suspected unexploded WWII bomb was discovered by builders at The Grange in Southwark, London. The… Builders uncovered a huge unexploded German World War II bomb in London on Monday, prompting the evacuation of two schools and hundreds of homes. The bomb, measuring five feet long (1.5 metres) and weighing 1000 pounds (455 kilogrammes) lay undisturbed below a pensioners' centre for seven decades in a densely populated southeastern part of the British capital. "Seems our OAPs (old age pensioners) are hard as nails, drinking tea on top of a 1000lb bomb for 70 years," Lucas Green, a councillor in the riverside London borough of Southwark, wrote on Twitter." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Jonas Brothers moment (the middle chick was hot). Three plus months into daycare where there's three kids in the class. I thought one was a girl this whole time. Whoops Emma is a boy and not named Emma.
Hanson brothers, too, right? - Kristin
Go UC Irvine, represent the smart peoples of the world against the evil of big money college sports. We probably won't win but giving Louisville a game.
And we're kicking their ass in nobel prize winners from the University. - Steve C, Team Marina
Lost in final 10 seconds but props to three dudes including starting point guard for taking a final exam the morning of game - Steve C, Team Marina
Brain is fried today and i'm too full of chocolate for chocolate.
Ha! Z made me snort some of my beer. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Z really knows how to pick a guy up when he's down. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Do zombies like fried brains? - Amit Patel
Penn State frat member defends photos of nude, unconscious women as “satire” - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Penn State frat member defends photos of nude, unconscious women as “satire”
"It wasn't intended to hurt anyone. It wasn't intended to demean anyone. It was an entirely satirical group and it was funny to some extent. Some of the stuff, yeah, it's raunchy stuff, as you would expect from a bunch of college-aged guys. But, I mean, you could go on any one of hundreds and thousands of different sites to access the same kind of stuff and obviously a lot worse and a lot more explicit." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Asshat - Soup in a TARDIS from iPhone
At some point I wonder when assholes like this will realize they don't know what "satire" means. If only there were some sort of educational facility where they could learn that... - Jessie
Jerry Brown seeks $1-billion emergency drought relief plan for California - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Jerry Brown seeks $1-billion emergency drought relief plan for California - LA Times
"As California braces for a fourth consecutive year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday will unveil a $1-billion relief plan, two sources told The Times late Wednesday." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Alas even a billion dollars can't make it rain. - Steve C, Team Marina
Just used FF Search again. Found what I was looking for again. I guess i'm the exception but it's always worked for me. Maybe using the same browsers as Abraham Lincoln did pays off sometimes.
it works a majority of the time for me too, unless the post is just too old to be searched. - holly #ravingfangirl
Nah, Abe used Mosaic. - Joe
Now I'm wondering when I'll get my last FF "Steve..." reprimand for comments containing political incorrectness, general wtf, vulgarity, potty mouth, low sperm count, or an erection lasting more than 4 hours. It really is the highlight of my day.
Steve...i want an erection lasting more than 4 hours. - Big Joe Silenced
The Steve. abides. - Micah from FFHound!
Bring it all over to Frenf.it .. but you might want to cover the erection until they get to know you. - Kristin
Kristin... :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Pope Francis: the choice to not have children is selfish - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Pope Francis: the choice to not have children is selfish
"Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children , saying the decision was a “selfish” act. The statement, which he made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades. “A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society,” the pope said." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Dear Pope, you don't have any children yourself, f' off. - Steve C, Team Marina
Lemme have a talk with him. I wouldn't make a good parent and I can't afford (financially) to be a good parent. It would be more selfish of me to have children DESPITE not being qualified to be a good parent than to not have them. Plus, we have more than 7 billion people on the planet...everyone could have better lives in some way if there were fewer of us fighting over resources.... - Spidra Webster
Yah, so we're selfish and self absorbed. Also doesn't want to pass on some genetic issues. I feel so selfish - Kevin Johnson from Android
It reminds me of exactly the same sort of rhetoric in Japan (but mainly from politicians.) It didn't work, because, of course, that WASN'T the problem. - Jennifer Dittrich
I knew there would eventually be some old Church doctrine he would preach to make me hang my head. - Michael W. May
He's not as different from Benedict as it might sometimes appear. - John (bird whisperer)
"The Catholic Church promoting having lots of kids in a speech about kids is our feature story but first let's take a look at our ongoing series about the wetness of water". - Johnny
What's selfish is bringing a child into the world for the wrong reasons. People are awesome until they begin share their opinions. - Benny Bucko <Team Melly>
This is especially selfish considering we have a serious lack of humans on the planet. Oh, wait... - Jenny H.
I forgive him - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
I ripped him a new one on twitter for this. - Colette
Mom and Grandma have conspired to teach the baby to say "ma ma." Which has actually worked he now says "ma ma" to everything. The cat, the table, food and drink, dad, mom, grandma, the mailman, the stroller. All are known as "ma ma" or "ma ma ma ma ma ma ma" with an occasional click thrown in to to honor African roots i guess.
Thanks to my father my first word was "potato." He apparently stood over my crib for hours and hours repeating it again and again. - Soup in a TARDIS
Next thing to teach him is "NOT THE MAMA". - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
My sister's first word was "tiger" because I did what soup's dad did. She immediately forgot it a day or two later, and didn't say anything else for another month. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Be forewarned: there may come a time in this kid's life when you regret ever having taught him to walk or talk. ;-P - Anne Bouey
I feel that way about some of my coworkers Anne ^ - Steve C, Team Marina
How does the saying go? You spend the first part of their life teaching them to walk and talk and the rest of it telling them to sit down and shut up? ;-) - That's So CAJ!
Chocolate chips and puffy Cheetos. Not my best snack combination but it was good for some stress eating. :)
I hear wine is good for stress relief. - Kristin
Cheetos are dangerous! - Adam B aka Daddy Mohican from FFHound(roid)!
Steve, are you already stealing Jeffrey's food? ;) I can't lie, I love the blueberry puffs and banana mum mums. But I tell myself Marina wants to "share". ;) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Middle Schoolers Walk off Court to Stop Bullying of Girl with Down Syndrome | Bleacher Report - http://bleacherreport.com/article...
"When three Lincoln Middle School (Kenosha, Wisconsin) basketball players noticed that a cheerleader with Down syndrome was getting bullied during a game, they took action. Lincoln basketball players Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez saw some kids were making fun of cheerleader Desiree Andrews during a game. They found the behavior unacceptable and walked off the court to put an end to the bullying. Michele Fiore of Milwaukee's TMJ4 caught up to Andrews and the basketball players to provide a better look at this story." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Ohhh my all time coolest brush with celebrity heroes, even though I've lived less than an hour from Hollywood a good portion of my life, was on FF. The Iain Baker from Jesus Jones rocked my FF world. :)
It's his fault I joined FF. - Gabrielle
Gabrielle knows. - Steve C, Team Marina
Also, Iain got me beer when I was underage. :) Sounds so much worse than it is. I just needed a beer! - Gabrielle
Now I can't stand the bastard, where's my beer???? - Steve C, Team Marina
hahahahahahaha - Iain Baker
🍺 - Micah from FFHound!
Micah to the rescue! - Anne Bouey
Now if Eddie Vedder would join FF before it closes me life would be complete. :) Thanks for being a good human Iain as well as a rock god. Watching your family grow was wonderful. - Steve C, Team Marina
Cheers Steve - Iain Baker
I'm out of wine, the new couch came with a hole in it after a 90 day order wait, the kid pooped on the new carpet (thanks antibiotics) and the eel escaped the tank. Did I mention I'm out of wine. (insert whine joke here)
"The eel escaped the tank" *politely looks away* - Marie
Yeah I lost it on that part. I'm sorry, Steve. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Grandma helping with the baby freaked out at the eel. I should probably stop there this isn't helping my cause. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Maybe Grandma needs to hang on to the baby while you run to the store for some wine. - Kristin
Make sure the eel is back in the tank before you leave the house maybe? - bentley
He's back in the tank it was a bit of a "hmm" then an "oh sh*t" moment cleaning the tank. "Hmm I don't see the eel anywhere that's odd he ain't small." "Oh sh*t I don't see the eel anywhere he's not small." There he was wiggling under the dining room chair. First time in a few years he used to be better at it. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
EEEeeeEEEEEeeeeeEEEEL! - Spidra Webster
I'm sure you didn't find it humorous at the time but the comments here made me laugh. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
New carpet? New couch? I assume you got wine and shared it with Norine. If not, you're way behind in being that favorite. ;-P - Anne Bouey
Why do you think I'm out of wine Anne, Grandma is sharing with me. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
I think I'm the only one leaving Friendfeed without finding a husband. :)
Had to be my refusal to shave my legs - Steve C, Team Marina
Poor Steve :-( - Shannon - GlassMistress
Gonna have to hit the PennySaver ads like the rest of the world. - Steve C, Team Marina
Marry me, SteVe. - Stephen Mack
Stephen and Steve Crack. - Kristin
Um... helloooo! ------>> - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I propose Steve C, Stephen Mack, and I become Brother Husbands. - Jed
Jed, can the three of us also marry Zulema? - Stephen Mack
Husbandry is still on option, though. - Micah
That's makes two of us, bub. - Steven Perez
My dowry is limited to 2 cats that sleep a lot. - Corinne L
Steve, I have the same issue:)) - Mahdi
I haven't even found Steve C yet. - Spidra Webster
I've not found a husband, either. - Scott from FFHound(roid)!
I also refuse to shave my legs, fwiw. - laura x
I did, but he was already taken. And now he has a son.. *clumsy hint* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Hah you people are awesome. I would like to humbly accept all the Steve and Stephens and Jeds proposals for Brother Husbands with a little Zulema on the side. :) MoTO is a forever honorary Brother Husband to all of FF I think. - Steve C, Team Marina
Last night, while reading through old FF posts, I discovered I referred to someone once as my "FF husband" but that account was since deleted, so the comment that preceded the reference is lost. I suspect I know who it was, though. - Corinne L
not the only one - мик
I didn't find one. But I'm also not really looking, so I'm good with how this has ended up. - ellbeecee
I had a SMusband once, but he dumped me for an IRLwife, who won't let him socialize online. She took over his FB account and uses it for gaming. :( So, the slot is open. (SMouse, SMusband, SMife = online BFF you talk to more than anyone in real life, including your own family members) - April Russo (FForever!)
GOP Lawmaker Suggests Wolves Could Help Get Rid Of Homeless People - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
GOP Lawmaker Suggests Wolves Could Help Get Rid Of Homeless People
"Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) suggested Thursday that the solution to homelessness is wolves. Young made the comment during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing during an exchange with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. He was arguing that gray wolves should be taken off the endangered species list, criticizing the National Park Service and his congressional colleagues who seek to protect the animals. “How many of you have got wolves in your district? None. None. Not one," Young said, calling the gray wolf "a predator." “We've got 79 congressmen sending you a letter, they haven’t got a damn wolf in their whole district,” Young added. “I’d like to introduce them in your district. If I introduced them in your district, you wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore.”" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Someone needs to hit him - Kevin Johnson from Android
With a diesel locomotive. - Spidra Webster
>.> - Jessie
perhaps we should let wolves loose on the GOP. dire wolves. you know, the pony-sized ones. - Big Joe Silenced
That seems like cruelty to animals. - Heather
Our lawmakers are so intelligent. - Jenny H. from Android
Ferguson judge behind aggressive fines policy owes $170,000 in unpaid taxes - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Ferguson judge behind aggressive fines policy owes $170,000 in unpaid taxes
"The judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and colleagues while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes. Ronald J Brockmeyer, whose court allegedly jailed impoverished defendants unable to pay fines of a few hundred dollars, has a string of outstanding debts to the US government dating back to 2007, according to tax filings obtained by the Guardian from authorities in Missouri. Brockmeyer, 70, was this week singled out by Department of Justice investigators as being a driving force behind Ferguson’s strategy of using its municipal court to aggressively generate revenues. The policy has been blamed for a breakdown in relations between the city’s overwhelmingly white authorities and residents, two-thirds of whom are African American." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"The judge was also named among a group of white Ferguson officials found by the Department of Justice investigators to be writing off citations for themselves and friends while punishing residents for similar offences. Another of these officials, court clerk Mary Ann Twitty, was fired by the city in connection with racist emails also uncovered by the inquiry. The report said Brockmeyer... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Day 7 of baby fever Virus 1 turned into Virus 2 "raging" ear infections. At least it's treatable. We'd like a break in the kids suffering though.
Ugh. Sorry for all of you! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Poor kiddo. Hope he feels better very soon. - Kirsten
:-( - bentley
Second anti-biotics shot in two days, he saw this one coming. It did not go well. But hopefully it works its magic and we get some positive results by tomorrow. - Steve C, Team Marina
{{{Jeffrey}}} and {{{Mom and Dad}}} - Anne Bouey
Poor Jeffrey. I hope he starts feeling better soon and you guys are able to get some relief, too. - Kristin
Oh no :((( - Tamara J. B.
Pobrecito. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Hang in there, Big Papa - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
:( poor lil dude. Hope some relief comes soon! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Update. We have 99 people, WE HAVE 99. 8 Days of 102 and we're down to almost normal now, granted still with motrin but maybe by tonight. Thanks for well wishes. - Steve C, Team Marina
WOO-HOO! (Sorry, meant to whisper and not wake up the kid). woo-hoo *quiet cheer* - bentley
*breathes easier* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Props to coworker for reminding me I had stolen 10 candy bars from the conference two weeks ago and still hadn't remembered they were in my computer bag.
It will be a splendid afternoon. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
"From Mike Reiss’ always-enlightening Sunday column at ESPNBoston: The Patriots were the only team in the NFL without a former player on the coaching staff in 2014."
From MMQB on CNN - Steve C, Team Marina
Costco teams with Citi, Visa - Mar. 2, 2015 - http://money.cnn.com/2015...
Costco teams with Citi, Visa - Mar. 2, 2015
Costco (COST) says it will start accepting Visa (V) rather than American Express (AXP) at its U.S. stores on April 1, 2016. Currently, the wholesale club retailer has accepted only debit cards and Amex for purchases in its stores or at its gas stations, although it also accepts Visa and MasterCard for online purchases. - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Two ER trips for the boy yesterday. Neither of us parentals have ever gone to one it's eye opening what a big city ER looks like at 2am. Boy turned corner today on virus of doom. So hopefully no more trips for long time. I don't know how Adam and Tamara survived all the trips in Marina's first year.
*hug* I'm sorry. That sounds very stressful - Soup in a TARDIS
Ooof. I'm so sorry you had to go through that, but glad to hear he appears to be on the mend. - Jennifer Dittrich
*hugs* I'm so glad Jeffrey is on the mend. ER visits are never fun. I'm just glad that he didn't have to be admitted! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
How scary. I hope he's gets better soon. - Anika
Poor wee one. :( - Alix May
Aw, man. I'm sorry to hear that and hope he recovers soon. - Spidra Webster
I'm glad Baby Boy is on the mend, but am sorry it took trips to the ER to get him back on the right track. *hugs* - vicster.
Dude, sounds rough. :( - Marie
Gahhh - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How awful. Glad he seems to be on the mend. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights. Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include: Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases. Beating by police, resulting in head wounds. Shackling for prolonged periods. Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility. Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15. - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown. Unlike a precinct, no one taken to... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Rage. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Grr. - Amit Patel
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