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Interrogation

Should We Torture Suspected Terrorists?

Paul Ekman | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

The Republican candidate for the presidency has recommended torturing terrorist suspects. While former Vice President Dick Cheney was known to advocat...

Radical New Interrogation Technique Is Transforming The Art Of Detective Work

The Marshall Project | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

One afternoon in January of 2012, a Los Angeles dog walker named Lauren Kornberg was taking a stroll through Griffith Park with her mother and nine ca...

Former U.S. Marine Describes Being Tortured For Years In Iranian Prison

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former U.S. Marine who was imprisoned in Iran for over four years is suing the Iranian government after publicly disclosing details ab...

Most Americans Say Torturing Suspected Terrorists Is Justifiable

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

In response to the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has called for expanding the use of waterboarding and mo...

Obama's Secret Elite Interrogation Squad May Not Be So Elite -- And Might Be Doomed

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama took office, he promised to overhaul the nation's process for interrogating terror suspects. His solution: t...

The Science of Interrogation: Rapport, Not Torture

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

There is a wealth of solid science demonstrating that cruel forms of interrogation do not elicit good intelligence. In fact, this kind of interrogation often leads to resistance and falsehood.

Ask, Memory: Interrogation and the College Essay

Josh Stephens | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

Interrogation differs from reflection. Reflection has a dreamy quality to it, where memories drift in as if harnessed to clouds. Reflection relies on chance. Interrogation is forceful. It's deliberate. It exposes every fact, feeling, and idea that it can.

Obama Administration Significantly Redacted Torture Report

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

The release of a highly anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's interrogation tactics has been delayed due to "significant redac...

Dancing Eyebrows, Amanda Knox, and Jerry Hobbs: Assessing Guilt Based On Body Language Is a Dangerous Game

Steve Drizin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There's no place for such conjecture testimony in the court system or the court of public opinion. It may make for great television but it is not science.

Ashley Alman

Lawsuit Accuses FBI Of Using No-Fly List To Get American Muslims To Become Informants

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the FBI of using the no-fly list to coerce American Muslims into becoming law enforcement informants. Four ...

"Waterboard Him Some More"

Katherine Hawkins | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Katherine Hawkins

CIA torture program architect and defender Jose Rodriguez is certain that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's (SSCI) torture study is full of errors. Rodriguez does not say what those errors are; he claims he cannot rebut them in detail because he has not read the report.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's Fall From Grace

Steve Drizin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There is nothing honorable about the way in which the Nebraska officers bullied a mentally impaired man into falsely confessing to a double murder. Mr. Bruning should be insisting that the Livers interrogation be required viewing for every law enforcement officer in Nebraska.

WATCH: Why The U.S. Outsources Torture

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A new report released Tuesday claims that as many as 54 foreign governments in Europe, Asia and Africa have been secretly involved in global kidnappin...

Controversial Queens DA Interrogation Program Ruled Unconstitutional

Roopal Patel | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York
Roopal Patel

A New York appeals court ruled last week that Queens prosecutors' violated the constitution through their interrogation program, which identified people without counsel to interrogate before reading them their Miranda rights.

A Sure Way to Improve Criminal Justice: Record Confessions

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The time has come for all law enforcement organizations to support mandatory state laws that require the use of electronic recording systems during custodial interviews. This is a simple, sensible and effective way to improve our nation's system of criminal justice.

Senate To Vote On Interrogation Program Probe

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball Dec 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate intelligence committee plans to vote next week on whether to approve findings of a...

Saki Knafo

Obama, Romney Still Silent On Civil Liberties In Last Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Civil liberties groups reacted to Monday night's debate with a mixture of disappointment and apathy: Disappointment because both candidates hardly sai...

Interrogators Speak Out: Torture is Illegal, Immoral and Ineffective

Mark Fallon | Posted 06.28.2012 | Crime
Mark Fallon

Every interrogation starts with analysis. That is, getting to know the detainee, researching their background, exploring their relationships with others, reviewing any available information and figuring out what makes them tick.

McCain Counters Cheney On Calls For Obama Apology

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

In an appearance Monday on CNN, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared to reject a suggestion from former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Li...

Citibank Accused Of Murdering A Credit Card Deadbeat

Washington Post | Andrew Higgins | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

The 50-year-old businessman, invited to a Citibank office in Jakarta in late March, collapsed in a tiny room set aside by the U.S. bank for question...

Dan Froomkin

Is Torture In America's Future As Well As In Our Country's Past?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

The Fourth of July is a joyous celebration of the United States' independence. And yet this country finds itself turning 235 at a morally precarious m...

Former CIA Op Reveals Secret Jail: 'Some Will Call Me A Torturer'

Wired | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

Admitting that “some will call me a torturer” is a surefire way to cut yourself off from anyone’s sympathy. But Glenn Carle, a former CIA operat...

The Truth About False Confessions

Katy Welter | Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago
Katy Welter

Understanding the conditions that give rise to false confessions will help prevent a phenomenon that implicates innocent people.

Dan Froomkin

Torture May Have Slowed Hunt For Bin Laden, Not Hastened It

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

Torture apologists are reaching precisely the wrong conclusion from the back-story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, say experienced interrogators and ...

Torture Did Not Lead the U.S. to Bin Laden

David Danzig | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

Four leading former interrogators and intelligence officials argue today that, "The use of waterboarding and other so-called 'enhanced' interrogation...