Saturday, May 23, 2009

Torture Works Yet Again

Ronald Christian was sentenced to 107 years yesterday for torturing & killing another man in Alaska. Among other things, Christian wanted the victim's PIN numbers for his ATM and bank cards. Apparently unaware that torture doesn't work -- as many torture opponents like to pretend -- Christian tortured the victim for information before he killed him.
After the slaying, Christian used the victim's credit and debit cards to get money through an ATM, buy gasoline and shop at Wal-Mart and other places
It sounds like he might have gotten some accurate information on those PIN numbers. I know I'm beating this to death -- no pun intended -- but nonsense about torture not working is repeated time and time again. It may be painful for some to admit, but torture can be quite effective at extracting accurate information -- especially when that information is specific and verifiable.

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