Citations for the February 23, 2015 TRMS

Updated

Tonight’s guests:

  • John Stanton, DC bureau chief for Buzzfeed
  • Spencer Ackermannational security editor for The Guardian

Statement from the Chicago Police Department on the Guardian’s reporting:

The allegations in this instance are not supported by facts. The vast majority of our officers serve the public with honor and integrity, and alleged actions of one individual decades ago are in no way indicative of the hard working men and women who put their lives on the line each day to protect residents.

The Chicago Police Department has zero tolerance for misconduct, and has instituted a series of internal initiatives and reforms, to ensure past incidents of police misconduct are not repeated.

Over the past three years, CPD created and implemented procedural justice training, which is mandatory for all police officers, built around understanding, fairness and respect.  CPD strengthened Internal Affairs, adding accountability measures to their work, adding more investigators, bringing Sergeants into investigations and giving the Bureau of Internal Affairs priority in selecting staff. Additionally, CPD has worked to ensure we have the right supervisors in place, and provided new training that reflects the values we hold, not just as a department but as a community. At the same time, we have made community policing the foundation of our policing philosophy and we have fostered stronger partnership with community leaders, faith leaders and residents. 

From the Guardian:

Guantánamo Diary exposes brutality of US rendition and torture

Bad lieutenant: American police brutality, exported from Chicago to Guantánamo

Evidence from Chicago detective’s cases re-examined for multiple exonerations

How Chicago police condemned the innocent: a trail of coerced confessions

The rest of tonight’s links:

CIA World Factbook: GDP rankings

Apple’s record value is bigger than all but 19 countries’ GDP

Male Politician Thinks that Your Vagina and Stomach are Connected

Idaho lawmaker asks if woman can swallow camera for gynecological exam before medical abortion

Warning as ‘cat-sized’ rat pictured in London garden

February 25, 2013 - Sequester cuts will impact homeland security, Napolitano says

Duke agrees to clean up the last of SC’s coal ash ponds

DUKE ENERGY SUBSIDIARIES CHARGED WITH CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS (pdf)

Inquiry into the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody (pdf)

Bad lieutenant: American police brutality, exported from Chicago to Guantánamo

Guantánamo torturer led brutal Chicago regime of shackling and confession

Evidence from Chicago detective’s cases re-examined for multiple exonerations

How Chicago police condemned the innocent: a trail of coerced confessions

Guantánamo Diary exposes brutality of US rendition and torture

Mohammedou Ould Salahi v. Barack H. Obama (pdf)

Duty vs. Conscience at Gitmo

‘Guantánamo Diary,’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

The Guantánamo Memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Diary of Guantanamo detainee recalls torture, sexual abuse during 12 years as prisoner

Guantánamo Diary: A tale of American torture

On the Trail of Slahi

‘Guantanamo Diary’: In new book, detainee describes torture

Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi ‘was forced to have sex with three female interrogators’

Guantánamo Diary exposes brutality of US rendition and torture

Retired Chicago detective focus of British newspaper investigation

September 10, 2013 - State’s Attorney Alvarez Announces Dismissal Of Charges Following Conviction Integrity Investigations

USW members strike after midnight outside Motiva in Port Arthur

RNC Growth and Opportunity Project (pdf)

Democratic Victory Task Force - Preliminary findings

G.O.P., Though Deeply Split, Has Election Edge, Poll Shows

Rachel Maddow Show Guest List and Rachel Maddow Show Links

Citations for the February 23, 2015 TRMS

Updated