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sproutster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 08:04 PM
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37. Examples=excuses.
Example: Kidnapper steals child. Kidnapper gets caught and admits stealing kid, but says that the kid will be dead "shortly" and they'll never find the body. In this situation, guilt has been admitted and the life of an innocent victim may be ended if the information isn't quickly extracted.

--If he admitted it, says kid will be dead shortly... why do you think he would be asking to be tortured to tell?? Sounds like he wants a deal. But nope, let's torture him, follow his answer, find out he lied the first time, and told truth second time - kid dead, parents happy? Better yet, did he really kidnap her? Or was he an easy suspect? Was he mentally ill?

Example #2, aka the Jack Bower example: There's a nuclear bomb loose in Los Angeles and we've captured one of the terrorists who knows where it is. We have 24 hours to identify its location before several million people get vaporized. If there is solid (not cicumstantial) proof that the person knows where the bomb is and that person refuses to speak, I again wouldn't be averse to using torture to extract that information.

--Solid information? Then where the hell is the bomb?? Go back through the chain. If someone soley had that information then they aint gonna tell and chances are they have a cyanide tooth.

*Any more EXCUSES for torture?
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