Loop D’état

“It’s almost like they throw a black bag over your head and make you disappear for a day or two.” No access to lawyers. Interrogations about terrorist connections. Beatings. None of that sounds all that surprising when it comes to some of the military detention centers overseas. But in this case, we’re talking about Chicago. From The Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman: The Disappeared.

+ The NYPD is using a scene from Road House to teach cops how to be nicer. In the words of Patrick Swayze as Dalton: “If somebody gets in your face and calls you a c–ksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won’t walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can’t walk him, one of the others will help you, and you’ll both be nice. I want you to remember that it’s a job. It’s nothing personal.” Sounds like good advice. Of course, Dalton also said, “Pain doesn’t hurt.”

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