[IMC-Boston-Editorial] This HAS to get out!
res1tc3k at verizon.net
Sat May 13 12:21:24 PDT 2006
TN Cops Taped Torturing Drug Suspect - LISTEN!
When Tennessee law enforcement officials showed up at the home of Lester Siler, a convicted drug dealer on supervised released, they asked his wife and 8 year-old son to leave. They didn't know that Lester's wife had turned on a tape recorder in the kitchen. When Lester exercised his constitutional right not to sign a consent to search his house, these officers spent the next two hours torturing him. They beat him with bats and guns, held loaded guns to his head, threatened to shoot him, dunked his head in the toilet, burned him with lighters, attached his testicles to a battery charger, threatened to cut off his fingers, and threatened to "go get" his wife and take his child away from him. Then they arrested him for "evading arrest". It wasn't until the wife's recording made it to the FBI that all hell broke loose. And go figure, even though these officers have been convicted in federal court, not one national media outlet gave this story the coverage it deserved. But that's okay. At the time, reporters were busy decrying the immorality of Janet Jackson's Superbowl nipple! These are the same "journalists" who refused to cover the United States Government's secretive medical marijuana program.
I'm warning you now, this is the most disturbing recording I've ever heard in my life. But EVERYONE needs to know about this. Our war on drugs is a failure, and the national media is following a code of silence on related humans rights abuses.
The link at the top of this blog entry will open the actual audio recording of the torture (some people have to copy and paste the link into thir browser to activate the link), with the violence beginning in the third minute. And a web search for "Lester Siler" will give you access to further local and blog coverage of this story. PLEASE FORWARD THIS OUT!
Founder of Building Block
Author of Prescription Pot (New Horizon Press, 2003)
and JUNK (ENC Press, 2005)
524 S. Carroll Blvd. #121
Denton, TX 76201
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