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  •  Torture once got bizarre witchcraft confessions (2+ / 0-)
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    David54, oslyn7

    that no reasonable person would now believe.  Enough abuse will get most people to confess to almost anything.  Even mild verbal abuse will get many innocent people to confess to serious stuff just to get the interrogators to shut up.  Look at all the recent DNA exonerations for crimes where the conviction was based on a confession.  

    Alleged terrorists are also more likely to lie just to watch their abusers make fools of themselves chasing false leads.  It has got to be incredibly difficult to tell which stuff is deliberate falsification and which is despairing drivel to stop the abuse.

    Torture is not only morally wrong, but it is obviously useless for getting reliable information.

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