Monday, November 19, 2007

Rants with Links

Long-Time interrogator expert explains what is lost with torture, and why it is ineffective. No one who has a soul believes that torture consistently works, which makes it worse than useless as an interrogation tool. Do not support "leaders" who think torture is ok, such people are scum worse than the folks they want to torture.

Fox News Porn. I don't watch Fox News, I removed it from my cable box because it is pure propaganda, with little actual news content. So I was surprised to find that this "news" channel, which caters to the self-important ultra-religious, shows porn. So much porn in fact, that this link got removed from Digg for being Not Safe For Work... until someone pointed out that everything shown on the website was shown on Fox News. Oops. Apparently Fox serves the sexually frustrated. So that's why so many people watch it!

Tasers are not stun guns. They aren't the answer to any and all threats. Tasers kill. And any police officer who employs a taser on someone who isn't threatening them with lethal force should be removed from law enforcement forever. While I'm sure many officers use tasers appropriately, we keep learning about instances when the victims of taser attacks were sitting, obeying the police, or under control by other officers when they were tased. This isn't acceptable. Police should not use potentially lethal force against people who aren't endangering them. Period.