Psychologists Who Developed CIA Torture Reach Secret Deal To Avoid Trial

Psychologists Who Developed CIA Torture Reach Secret Deal To Avoid Trial

The two psychologists credited with creating the CIA’s torture program have reached a confidential settlement with victims of the brutal techniques. 

On Thursday, a confidential agreement was reached between two psychologists tasked with designing and implementing the CIA’s torture program and the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU originally filed the lawsuit against James Mitchell and John Bruce Jessen in October 2015, accusing them of operating a “joint criminal enterprise” via their creation and promotion of violent torture methods. After the ACLU consistently overcame every legal barrier, the trial was schedule to begin on June 26. However, due to the Trump administration’s attempts to stop officials from testifying, U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush set a new date of September 5, 2017. The settlement allows the Mitchell, Jessen, and the CIA to avoid the release of more damaging information related to the controversial torture program.

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CIA ‘torture’ Psychologists to On Trial Via ACLU

Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like water-boarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions

CIA ‘torture’ psychologists to stand trial

Two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like water-boarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions (AFP Photo/PAUL J. RICHARDS)

Washington (AFP) – Two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like water-boarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions.

Federal judges in Washington state late Monday ordered a lawsuit on behalf of three former detainees — one of whom died in a CIA prison following harsh interrogation — to go to a jury trial, rejecting efforts to force a settlement and prevent a full hearing of the case.

The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the ex-detainees, will be the first involving the torture program to go to trial.

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ACLU Exposes “1984-Style” Police Surveillance On Twitter, Facebook

Note: Facebook has a requirement that the account user MUST use their (full) LEGAL NAME to participate.  This has the effect of LEGALIZING all material on Facebook.   Everything one Facebook being legalized means that the Government Services Corporation: UNITED STATES, INC is the owner of all FACEBOOK content.  The human only “owns” FACEBOOK content by REPRESENTATION through their LEGAL PRESENCE ARTIFICIAL PERSON that the STATE owns.  The State owns the Legal “Person”-trade name, and the Legal “PERSON”-Trade Name owns your Facebook content.

If one does not have a “legal name” it is recommended to NOT BE ON FACEBOOK due to the criminal conversion of the human being and content into a LEGAL ENTITY without explicit terms and conditions by the Service nor the “government”al services corporation.

ACLU Exposes “1984-Style” Police Surveillance On Twitter, Facebook

Just when you thought it was safe to selfie you latest WalMart-looting or molotov-cocktail-throwing night out, think again. According to the ACLUlaw enforcement officials implemented a far-reaching surveillance program to track protesters in both Ferguson and Baltimore during their recent uprisings and relied on special feeds of user data provided by three top social media companies: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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