Well, it’s just standard practice, and unfortunately, U.S. government agents torture Americans far more often than they torture foreign “terrorists.”
Since most of you are saying, “No way. That can’t be true!” I’ll let you in on one of the dirty secrets that the “news” media cartel has kept you in the dark about.
In 2003, Congress made the following findings:
1. “The total number of inmates who have been sexually assaulted in the past 20 years likely exceeds 1,000,000.” 42 U.S.C. § 15601(2) That’s an average of over 130 sexual assaults of Americans every day.
2. “Juveniles are 5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted in adult rather than juvenile facilities–often within the first 48 hours of incarceration.” 42 U.S.C. § 15601(4) Of course, no one has been convicted of any crime within 48 hours of being taken into custody.
3. “Prison rape endangers the public safety by making brutalized inmates more likely to commit crimes when they are released….” 42 U.S.C. § 15601(8) Those who are not completely destroyed by this torture are inclined to kill members of “law” enforcement especially when faced with a threat of being imprisoned and tortured again.
4. In its findings on prisoner rape, Congress did not consider as rape “the use of a health care provider’s hands or fingers and the use of instruments to perform body cavity searches in order to maintain security and safety within the prison or detention facility, provided that the search is conducted in a manner consistent with constitutional requirements.” 42 U.S.C. § 15609(12)(C) Of course, these “strip searches” are usually conducted without a warrant or any semblance of probable cause, and therefore, they are technically also rape. Just ask anyone who has gone through one or seen one. For an example, see the one crime victim Hope Steffey experienced at the link below.
“Law” enforcement have most of the sick fun, but judges want a piece of the action, too. For an example, see this article about jailers bringing defendants to a judge’s chambers so that he could rape them. Mobile Press-Register – Former Judge Charged with Kidnapping, Sex Abuse http://www.al.com/press-register/stories/index.ssf?/base/news/1238231726286670.xml&coll=3
Oh, don’t think that you have to commit a crime to be arrested and raped by “law” enforcement. It happens to victims who call the police for help, especially if they are pretty. For an example, see The State Torture of Hope Steffey. http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2008/03/10/p23979
Of course, those sadists in “law” enforcement enjoy beating people, too. See for example, the rare article covering the DoJ’s announcement that 2002 Suspects Died in Police Custody Over 3 Years, 2002 to 2005. http://www.sfltimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=633&Itemid=100
Yes, as a standard practice, young Americans are tortured, raped, and beaten by “law” enforcement every day in America, but the ACLU does nothing, the media censors this information from the public, and most importantly, just as with those who tortured prisoners overseas, the U.S. Government and the state governments do nothing to stop this widespread torture. Why? Because throughout history, the main use of torture has been to control the populace.
Is this acceptable to you? Do you want to know why U.S. government agents can treat you like a slave? If so, see What Happens When the People Lose the Power to Control Government and What You Can Do to Take the Power Back? http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_mark_ada_080204_what_happens_when_th.htm
Here are a couple of passages from that article which point out the importance of the right to present evidence of criminal conduct to a grand jury.
As United States Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Bradley said in Blyew v. U.S., 80 U.S. 581, 598 (1871), every citizen has a right to enter a complaint before a magistrate, or the grand jury. Justice Bradley explained, “I say ‘right,’ for it is a right, an inestimable right, that of invoking the penalties of the law upon those who criminally or feloniously attack our persons or our property. Civil society has deprived us of the natural right of avenging ourselves, but it has preserved to us, all the more jealously, the right of bringing the offender to justice.” Id.
Justice Bradley also pointed out that if a person was deprived of the right to bring a criminal complaint to a grand jury that person was reduced from the status of a free citizen to no more than a slave. He stated, “To deprive a whole class of the community of this right, to refuse their evidence and their sworn complaints, is to brand them with a badge of slavery; is to expose them to wanton insults and fiendish assaults; is to leave their lives, their families, and their property unprotected by law. It gives unrestricted license and impunity to vindictive outlaws and felons to rush upon these helpless people and kill and slay them at will, as was done in this case.” Id at 599.
Imagine if a citizen presented evidence to a grand jury showing that she was beaten and raped by members of “law” enforcement. Do you think that the citizens on the grand jury would indict those “law” enforcement officers? I do, and I think that the loss of this inestimable right is why our government has become so corrupt and abusive.
So, are you going to do anything to help prevent your son, wife or daughter from being tortured? If so, join us on June 25 for Torture Accountability Action Day. For more info on that see http://tortureaccountability.webs.com/
Oh, by the way, the principle of justice for all no longer exists in the U.S.A. Now, government agents can torture with impunity, but if you even simulate torture, you will be arrested. See U.S. Government Threatens to Prosecute Waterboarding http://www.opednews.com/articles/U-S-Govt-Threatens-to-Pr-by-David-Swanson-090621-780.html
42 U.S.C. § 15601 – Congressional findings concerning rape in jails and prisons in the United States of America http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode42/usc_sec_42_00015601—-000-.html
42 U.S.C. § 15609 – Definitions concerning rape in custody