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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Study: Police-Inflicted Injuries Send More than 50,000 to Emergency Rooms EVERY YEAR

Study: Police-Inflicted Injuries Send More than 50,000 to Emergency Rooms EVERY YEAR

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A new study published by JAMA Surgery found that from 2006 to 2012, there were approximately 51,000 emergency department visits per year for patients injured by [legal corporation] enforcement in the United States, with this number stable over this time period.

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