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State senator still advocating use of torture on terror suspects

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A New York state senator is advocating torture to extract information from terror suspects including the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Republican Sen. Greg Ball of the Hudson Valley had taken heat for his Twitter posting Friday. He asked who wouldn’t want to use torture against the second suspect in the Boston bombing. He continued to push the position Monday in a tweet and a press release. He says he’s not shy to join ...

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April 22, 2013
2:10 p.m.

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I think Senator Ball is correct in his statement.

April 22, 2013
3:21 p.m.

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This is appalling. That a sitting New York State senator would suggest torturing a suspect. Appalling.

#1 Torture is completely contrary to our constitution. Torture is unconstitutional.

#2 Torture does not work. People will do and say anything to make the torture stop. Don't take my word for it, read what experts in interrogation say:

#3 America is better than that. We are a nation of laws. We believe in due process. America will not stoop to the level of criminals by using torture.

April 22, 2013
4:59 p.m.

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This is indeed appalling. I admired Sen. Greg Ball's stand on the issues but this statement of his about torturing Americans is over the top.

Did he forget a step like PROVING the suspect is GUILTY before passing judgement? Have we no procedural laws for such things? We do not torture. Shame on him. The suspect (now in the hospital suffering heavily in critical condition) is a bona fide American citizen.

Should we just scrap the Constitution or what? He should resign. This is a nation of laws and Sen. Ball obviously did not read the constitution and is in direct violation of his oath of office. Maybe it would be in Sen. Ball's best interest to just resign and join the CIA.

And lastly...what if the Boston Marathon Bombing was a false flag event? Many independent media outlets like Yahoo/Atlantic Wire and Global Research Centre are now finally asking the question regarding government involvement.

A wonderfully thought provoking piece by independent journalist & blogger James Corbett ( exposes the very questions we should all be asking: In who's best interest should these events be happening? Who stands to profit? And are we really to believe that two brothers were solely responsible for the Boston bombing? And what about all those 'contractors' and military types mulling around the site with back packs?

What happened to the Saudi nationals identified at the scene? Senator Ball should be asking those very questions and not advocating for the brutal torture of suspected American citizens. Is torture now legal in the United States? Pray to G-d not! It's just not Jewish, it is not Christian, it's not least not in the America I once knew (before 9-11-01).

G-d save the republic.

April 22, 2013
5:51 p.m.

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He is an American citizen -- make one exception on this and the door is open for many more exceptions to American criminal rights.