The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

Monday, February 23rd, 2015


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.

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Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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.


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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African Proverbs about Leadership | Kushite Kingdom

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015


A shepherd does not strike his sheep. ~Nigerian Proverb

The foolish cannot be leaders. ~Kenyan Proverb

Rulers are like hills; when darkness falls, they all speak alike. ~Ugandan Proverb

The words of the elders become sweet some day. ~Malawian Proverb

The elders of the village are the boundaries. ~Ghanaian Proverb

A leader does not wish for war. ~Kenyan Proverb

A community without elders does not prosper. ~Mozambican Proverb

An elder can be advised but never insulted. ~Kenyan Proverb

If the owner of the land leads you, you cannot get lost. ~Ugandan Proverb

Two leaders do not fight in one house. ~Ugandan Proverb

Madness does not govern a country; discussion does. ~Ethiopian Proverb

Do not be a leader and use it to your own advantage. ~Ugandan Proverb

Patience puts a crown on the head. ~Ugandan Proverb

A leader in the community without a pot belly is a stingy man. ~Nigerian Proverb

The leader knows the reality. ~Kenyan Proverb

One does not like to be under a strict leader. ~Ugandan Proverb

From the word of an elder is derived a bone. ~Rwandan and Rundian Proverb

That which gains the attention of a leader will be solved. ~Ugandan Proverb

Prefer the leader who comes to you. ~Ugandan Proverb

Without a leader, black ants are confused. ~Ugandan Proverb

A leader who understands proverbs reconciles difficulties. ~Nigerian Proverb

He who is destined for power does not have to fight for it. ~Ugandan Proverb

The fate that befalls the lowly will befall the leader. ~Ugandan Proverb

If a leader loves you, he makes sure you build your house on rock. ~Ugandan Proverb

A leader’s handbag is never completely empty. ~Ugandan Proverb

The one nearest to the enemy is the real leader. ~Ugandan Proverb

An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. ~Ghanaian Proverb

Being a leader is like a borrowed garment. ~Ugandan Proverb

If you are a leader, be like the moon, not like the sun. ~Congolese Proverb

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[White] Miss. Judge Indicted After Abusing [Slapping] Mentally Disabled [Black] Man [Tells Him ‘Run Nigger Run’] | News One

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015


A Mississippi Republican judge has been indicted on an assault charge after striking a mentally disabled man and hurling racial slurs at him last spring at an event in Canton, Miss.

The Clarion-Ledger reports:

[Madison County] Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger turned himself in to the Madison County sheriff Thursday, according to a spokeswoman with the Attorney General’s office. He was released on $10,000 bond…

If convicted, the charge of simple assault against a vulnerable adult carries a fine of up to $1,000 or up to 5 years imprisonment, or both. The charge against him is a felony.

RELATED: Miss. Judge Slaps Black Man, Tells Him ‘Run N—er Run’

The charge comes after the family of a 20-year-old African-American man, Eric Rivers, filed a police complaint against Weisenberger after the May 8 incident at a flea market. He reportedly slapped Rivers and yelled “Run, n–ger, run,” the report says.

“From the beginning of this matter, Judge Weisenberger, has cooperated with each law enforcement and investigatory agency that wanted to know what actually occurred at the Canton Flea Market last spring,” an emailed statement from Weisenberger’s lawyer, Bill Kirksey, said. “Judge Weisenberger has denied and continues to deny any wrong doing%

via Miss. Judge Indicted After Abusing Mentally Disabled Man | News One.

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