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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 01:28 PM
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133. Here's what goes on
Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?

By Deborah Davies

They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for BBC Channel 4 . Its terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that youre not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.

The prison guards stand over their captives with electric cattle prods, stun guns, and dogs. Many of the prisoners have been ordered to strip naked. The guards are yelling abuse at them, ordering them to lie on the ground and crawl. Crawl, motherf*****s, crawl.

If a prisoner doesnt drop to the ground fast enough, a guard kicks him or stamps on his back. Theres a high-pitched scream from one man as a dog clamps its teeth onto his lower leg.Another prisoner has a broken ankle. He cant crawl fast enough so a guard jabs a stun gun onto his buttocks. The jolt of electricity zaps through his naked flesh and genitals. For hours afterwards his whole body shakes.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8451.ht...

Just a sample. Sorry can't get with this. Maybe instead of focusing on the prisoners we could focus on conditions that create these behaviors. however addressing root causes does not seem to be in vogue these days and doesn't set weel in Authoritarian Cultures.
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