Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DOJ Had Prosecuted Texas Sheriff For Waterboarding Prisoners

In 1983, the Justice Department prosecuted a Texas sheriff and three of his deputies for waterboarding prisoners to get them to confess to crimes. The deputies were sentenced to four years in prison and the sheriff got a 10-year sentence. Yet that case is not cited in the “torture” memos DOJ released that authorized the CIA to waterboard detainees.

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