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Share links: brutality and torture. This article was written by Timeshifter. See also: Wars and drug wars on demand. And: Race, ethnicity, and drug war.

Deaths, beatings, torture, rape, searches, disappearances, terror, control, solitary confinement, stop-and-frisk, arbitrary searches, etc..

6 Jan 2020: More than 60,000 Mexicans have disappeared amid drug war, officials say. Washington Post.
13 April 2012: Human Rights Defender Kerry Kennedy Detained, Threatened by Mexican Military | the narcosphere. By Bill Conroy. Robert F. Kennedy's Daughter Nearly Meets Tragic Fate at Drug-War Checkpoint.
2012: Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America's Prisons. By Shane Bauer. November/December 2012 Issue of Mother Jones.

Eric Garner killed for cigarettes

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Wikipedia: Death of Eric Garner. "I can't breathe". Choked to death for selling "loosies" (single cigarettes) from packs without tax stamps.

19 Aug 2019: Eric Garner: NY officer in 'I can't breathe' death fired. BBC News. From the article (emphasis added):

In explaining his decision, Mr O'Neill said mobile phone video of Garner's death clearly shows the officer used a chokehold, which is banned by the New York Police Department (NYPD). ... Mr O'Neill said Mr Pantaleo's decision to maintain the chokehold on the ground is what led to his firing. ... A city medical examiner ruled the chokehold contributed to Garner's death. ... The firing comes as California enacts one of the strictest laws limiting police force in the US.

Eric Garner. "I can't breathe." July 17, 2014

21 Mar 2017: Exclusive documents: The disturbing secret history of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner. By Carimah Townes. ThinkProgress. From the article:

On July 17, 2014, NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo wrapped his arms around Eric Garner’s neck and squeezed. ... his final words, "I can’t breathe," became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. ... a chokehold prohibited by the NYPD.

20 May 2015: I can’t breathe! I’m choking on my blood': Disturbing video of Black soldier dying in Texas jail. Died after "A two-day sentence for driving while intoxicated".

Cops kicking in the head

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13 Apr 2017: Police: Georgia officer fired after kicking handcuffed marijuana user in the head. [69].

11 Nov 2019: Second St. Louis cop pleads guilty after beating undercover detective during protest. From the article (emphasis added):

In one text message, Boone wrote, “It’s gonna get IGNORANT tonight!! But it’s gonna be a lot of fun beating the hell out of these shitheads once the sun goes down and nobody can tell us apart!!!!” ... On Friday, Hays pleaded guilty to one count of using unreasonable and excessive force against a fellow SLMPD police officer. He admitted to throwing Hall to the ground before kicking him in the face and beating him three to five times with a police baton.

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"Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world's people & 25% of the world's prisoners."

Most are incarcerated due to the drug war. See: image info, larger banner. And: Number incarcerated in the USA peaked in 2008.

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Compilation links

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Stop-and-frisks, harassment

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U.S. torture training in Mexico

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"The Washington Post reports today [July 9, 2009] that the Mexican government has employed numerous torture techniques to extract confessions from suspected drug traffickers. The techniques included beatings, suffocation with plastic bags, electric shocks, the insertion of needles under suspects’ finger nails, water torture, and other abuses."

Disappearances in Mexico

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Ten thousand dead and counting: Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city that’s deadlier than Afghanistan. Dec 27, 2011. National Post. Chilling images.

"The human rights commission of the local state of Chihuahua registered 1,250 complaints of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial executions by the army during its two-year deployment in Ciudad Juarez. It counts 400 similar grievances against the federal police who moved in when the soldiers were pulled out. These numbers document only 20% of the violations taking place, it estimates."
"Human Rights Watch found there were 921 investigations opened in the military justice system for abuses in Chihuahua between December 2006 and May 2011 — more than any other state. Charges were brought in only two cases and no sentences were handed were down."

In A Drug War, Mexican Forces Accused Of Abuses. By Jason Beaubien. December 20, 2011. National Public Radio.

"In November, the New York-based Human Rights Watch issued a report documenting more than 200 cases of kidnapping, torture and extrajudicial killings by the military and police."

Graphic: The ever expanding death toll in Mexico’s sprawling drug war. Last updated: Nov 1, 2011. National Post.

Indonesia

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Drug-suspect rape and torture by police in Indonesia. See the links to the media articles (and quotes) found in the 2010 and 2009 sections of this Cannabis Wiki article: Jakarta, Indonesia.

Torture by U.S. police

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DEA holding cell without water

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Daniel Chong, U.S. Man Left In Cell For 4 Days, Entered 'Survival Mode'. By Julie Watson. May 3, 2012. Associated Press article and MSNBC video. This was all over the news. From the article: "People can die from dehydration in as little as three to seven days, said Dr. Wally Ghurabi at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. Ghurabi said Chong was wise to drink his own urine to stay hydrated."

I tell you what I think happened. He was in a holding cell without a toilet and the DEA agents may have heard some muffled screams and figured it was just some suspect complaining, and so why not let him piss on himself while others were handling the paperwork. The info on the video is incredible. Staff walked by. Neighboring cells heard him and some told him to shut up. So staff must have heard him and ignored him. From the article: "A federal law enforcement official familiar with DEA operations said the agency's protocols require that cells be checked each night."

Prison violence

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Juvenile inmates in the USA

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Police beatings and killings

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Multiple videos of various brutal beatings of youths and adults by U.S. police:

US. Indefinite military detention

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  1. Alexander (R-TN)
  2. Ayotte (R-NH)
  3. Barrasso (R-WY)
  4. Blunt (R-MO)
  5. Boozman (R-AR)
  6. Brown (R-MA)
  7. Burr (R-NC)
  8. Casey (D-PA)
  9. Chambliss (R-GA)
  10. Coats (R-IN)
  11. Coburn (R-OK)
  12. Cochran (R-MS)
  13. Collins (R-ME)
  14. Conrad (D-ND)
  15. Corker (R-TN)
  16. Cornyn (R-TX)
  17. Crapo (R-ID)
  18. DeMint (R-SC)
  19. Enzi (R-WY)
  20. Graham (R-SC)
  21. Grassley (R-IA)
  22. Hagan (D-NC)
  23. Hatch (R-UT)
  24. Heller (R-NV)
  25. Hoeven (R-ND)
  26. Hutchison (R-TX)
  27. Inhofe (R-OK)
  28. Inouye (D-HI)
  29. Isakson (R-GA)
  30. Johanns (R-NE)
  31. Johnson (R-WI)
  32. Kohl (D-WI)
  33. Kyl (R-AZ)
  34. Landrieu (D-LA)
  35. Lee (R-UT)
  36. Levin (D-MI)
  37. Lieberman (ID-CT)
  38. Lugar (R-IN)
  39. Manchin (D-WV)
  40. McCain (R-AZ)
  41. McCaskill (D-MO)
  42. McConnell (R-KY)
  43. Moran (R-KS)
  44. Nelson (D-NE)
  45. Portman (R-OH)
  46. Pryor (D-AR)
  47. Reed (D-RI)
  48. Risch (R-ID)
  49. Roberts (R-KS)
  50. Rubio (R-FL)
  51. Sessions (R-AL)
  52. Shaheen (D-NH)
  53. Shelby (R-AL)
  54. Snowe (R-ME)
  55. Stabenow (D-MI)
  56. Thune (R-SD)
  57. Toomey (R-PA)
  58. Vitter (R-LA)
  59. Whitehouse (D-RI)
  60. Wicker (R-MS)

See also: Newt Gingrich's deadly Drug War, extraordinary rendition, and Brutality and the Drug War. Also, "Night and Fog", the Nazi Germany program of disappearances, and indefinite military detention. Also, follow the money: Private prisons and private power.

Torture, human experimentation

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Some people do not know the depth of the long sordid history of torture and non-consensual human experimentation within the USA. See Wikipedia: Unethical human experimentation in the United States. Watch this 2008 video by National Geographic: CIA Secret Experiments. [70] [71]. It is about Project MKUltra. Click video to play it. It will enlarge. Video is also here and here.




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