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December 16, 2014

Will Cops Become Torturers?

I told Congress to demand prosecution of CIA torturers using DownsizeDC.org's “Deny Consent to 'government criminality'” campaign.

 

Please do the same. You may borrow from or copy this letter…

 

The Senate's 6,000 page CIA Torture Report brings shame to America. The sadistic cruelty my taxes paid for is stomach-churning.

 

Not only is torture evil, but it also doesn’t even work. No meaningful intelligence was gained from torture.

 

Anyone with empathy (http://bit.ly/1tbeCwo) should condemn this!

 

But even if you don't…

 

It's your JOB to support the Constitution. Torture violates perhaps three provisions…   

 

* The Fourth Amendment's ban on unreasonable searches

* The Fifth Amendment's ban on self-incrimination

* The Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishments.   

 

Create a Special Prosecutor office to put the torturers on trial, AS WELL AS THEIR BOSSES. In fact, the bosses are the most important.

 

If you don't, what comes next?

 

* Will it be okay for cops to engage in the same tactics on criminal suspects?

* Will you tell the rest of the world torture is just fine, putting Americans overseas at risk of being cruelly interrogated?

 

A crime fighting organization cannot also be a criminal gang. Therefore, a government that permits and encourages torture is no government at all (http://bit.ly/1wzHgal).

 

–END OF LETTER–

 

Send your letter using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

 

But please don't stop there. Spread the word on social media, such as Facebook.

 

Are you seeing our Facebook posts in your Timeline? Chances are, you're not, thanks to changes made by the social media giant. But the fix for that is simple…

 

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/downsizedc

  2. Click on the Like (Liked) button, in the top of the page banner

  3. A drop-down menu displays, and in it, click Get Notifications

 

It's that easy.

 

Whether we like it or not, Facebook is a necessary part of Internet outreach these days. If you're on Facebook, you can grow the Downsize DC Army by promoting these Action Items there.

 

Thanks for helping to expand the volume and reach of Downsize DC.

 

And thank you for being a DC Downsizer,

 

Jim Babka

President

DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

 

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