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05/28/2003 Archived Entry: "Anti-Fifth Amendment ruling will lead to torture"

THE NEW RULING BY THE SUPREMES IN THE MARTINEZ CASE will lead to the widespread use of torture by U.S. police. There is still some small room for hope; the Supremes say you may sue the police officer for "outrageous conduct" (and hope that the jury believes your word against those of the testilying cop who claims he treated you with grandmotherly kindness). But apparently all manner of coercion is okay as long as the information squeezed out of us by foul means isn't used against us in court.

Posted by Claire @ 08:48 PM CST

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