Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Another Report of police torture to get a confession

James Edwards has sued the city of Waukegan alleging that Police officers tortured him to get a confession.   Allegations of Torture included:

  • Picking him up by the neck and slamming him against a wall
  • Repeatedly putting painful pressure on his jaw.
  • Pressing on his temples as to cause severe pain.
  • Grabbing his scrotum and yelling "Here is your attorney"

As you recall this is not the first case I have reported on.  While this case is from 1996, in 2005 Jerry Hobbs was accused of murdering his own daughter.   DNA evidence in both of these instances are being used to prove the men are not guilty of these crimes.

When men in positions of police power abuse their power in such ways, it calls into question everything they've ever done, and the rationality of ever following an order one of these monsters might give a citizen in the future.

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