Liberal Grace

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Torture is E Coli for a justice system.

A little torture in a justice system is like a little e eoli in the California spinach industry -- even one-in-a-million spoils the whole thing.

Torture corrupts a judicial system because torture in some cases creates reasonable doubt in all cases.

If you've ever lived in a country with torture, you know exactly what I'm talking about. You can never be confident of any conviction since the "guilty" person may have confessed to avoid torture. This is especially true in high profile cases where there is pressure on law enforcement to catch the bad guys.

Like so many of Bush's precedence-busting initiatives, allowing torture -- or even the possibility of torture -- into our system is extremely short-sighted and very bad for America. We true patriots must reverse this bill, first chance we get.

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