IN YOUR NAME: Guantánamo torturer led brutal Chicago regime of shackling and confession

The Guardian this morning has given us more to add to America’s shameful legacy. I post this because it could not be more antithetical to Human decency and empathy (short of ISIL and their ilk, of course). This is what our government became, in your name, and too much of it remains. I am going to establish a Hall of Dishonor and Shame and call for nominees.

A Chicago detective who led one of the most shocking acts of torture ever conducted at Guantánamo Bay was responsible for implementing a disturbingly similar, years-long regime of brutality to elicit murder confessions from minority Americans.


Max T. Furr is author of The Empathy Imperative, a hard-hitting, philosophical novel on the nature of justice and mercy and why we don’t have it.

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  1. BroadBlogs
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 14:57:48

    Pretty sad that we don’t always live up to our (formerly good) press.

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  2. Max T. Furr
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 08:40:09

    Thank you for your comment and you are correct. Since the wall between the advertising departments and newsrooms fell under conservative pressure years ago, our critical 4th Estate has essentially devolved into an institution of stenographers. Truth and lies are considered “differences of opinion.”

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