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Interrogation Techniques

All Eyes Will Be on New York in 2014 When It Comes to Police Interrogations and False Confessions

Steve Drizin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

The New York Court of Appeals is a bellwether court, meaning that High Court's decisions in Aveni and Thomas are bound to have influence well beyond New York's borders. I'm hoping that the Court not only provides justice for Messrs. Aveni and Thomas, but crafts its decision in a way that helps to prevent future coerced and false confessions.

Art Uses Creative Fear To Get Info On 'Justified'

Posted 03.25.2012 | TV

When a witness protection officer is found dead, the team jumps into action to try and protect the relocated witness he was protecting on "Justified" ...

Sam Stein

Administration Grows Frustrated As Conversation Shifts From Bin Laden To Waterboarding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Officials inside the Obama administration have grown discouraged by the abruptness with which the news over the killing of Osama bin Lad...

Prayer, Confession and the Police

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

Are we comfortable with prayer being used as a technique to get confessions? For many of us, there is something deeply troubling about this trend, which has been almost uniformly approved of by courts.

Can Utilizing Knowledge of Cults Help Us with Terrorist Groups?

Steven Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hassan

We will continue to see radical Islamist terror groups recruiting on our own soil if we don't equip children, parents and teachers with the tools to combat the phenomenon of cultism.

The Fall Of Greg Craig

TIME | Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly 100 days after Barack Obama entered office, his top White House lawyer, Greg Craig, braced the President's senior advisers for a potentially ex...

Top Bush Terrorism Adviser Admits CIA Docs Didn't Prove Torture Worked

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, this should settle it, but of course it won't: We now have a former homeland security official under George W. Bush who has contradicted the cla...

Diapering: New Torture Technique Revealed By Report

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In order to learn more about the mysterious "prolonged diapering" technique formerly employed by the CIA -- possibly the technique nebulously referred...

CIA To Release Torture Docs Cheney Requested

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This had been expected, and I've confirmed it: The CIA today will release the two documents Dick Cheney requested this spring that he claims will prov...

Sam Stein

Gingrich Condemned Torture In '97: Violates The "Foundation Of American Values"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.27.2009 | Politics

One of the more difficult rows to hoe in the ongoing debate over detainee treatment has been the insistence by some conservatives, against countervail...

Officials Studying Whether Harsh Interrogation Tactics Were Effective

Los Angeles Times | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The release of internal Bush administration interrogation memos this week answered long-standing questions about the CIA's techniques for getting pris...

Basic Algebra: What Will the Verdict Be?

John Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cusack

Try them, and let a jury decide. We know ours is not a nation of cowards. What will our leaders do?

24: A Thriller With Few Surprises

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Danzig

Junior soldiers have imitated techniques they have seen on the program. And military educators report that "24" is one of the biggest problems they have in their classrooms.

Torture Plagiarism

David Misch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Misch

It's one thing to use Chinese toys to bring our children's lead-paint intake up to FDA standards but should we really subject our precious national torture resources to Chinese influence?

Douglas Feith On Torture: "Some People Do Bad Things"

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a hearing about interrogation techniques in Guantanamo, the former Under Secretary of Defense explains away abuse: After going back and forth wit...

Inside The CIA's Black Sites: One Detainee Reports

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Yemeni man has described being held for nearly three years in secret CIA prisons, or "black sites", around the world and accused the US of torture. ...

Giuliani: Waterboarding Might Be Called For

CNN | Scott Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that waterboarding should not be used regularly in interrogations, but might be called fo...

Justice Dept Under Gonzales Issued Secret Opinion Authorizing 'Harsh CIA Interrogations'

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE, DAVID JOHNSTON and JAMES RISEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When the Justice Department publicly declared torture "abhorrent" in a legal opinion in December 2004, the Bush administration appeared to have abando...