Bilmon reads the NY Daily news:
Whiskey Bar: The Out of Towners Defense attorneys call it Brooklyn's Abu Ghraib. On the ninth floor of the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, terrorism suspects swept off the streets after the Sept. 11 attacks were repeatedly stripped naked and frequently were physically abused, the Justice Department's inspector general has found.
The detainees – none of whom were ultimately charged with anything related to terrorism – alleged in sworn affidavits and in interviews with Justice Department officials that correction officers … shackled their hands and feet before smashing them repeatedly face-first into concrete walls — within sight of the Statue of Liberty …
I've heard stories like this which pre-date 9/11, but one has the strong anecdotal feeling that 9/11 and/or the Patriot Act has created a psychological climate among law enforcement which makes things much worse than previously.