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  •  Follow your own cites. (3+ / 0-)

    Right from the start in §206 we have:

    [California] Penal Code section 206 states: "Every person who, with the intent to cause cruel or extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion, or for any sadistic purpose, inflicts great bodily injury as defined in Section 12022.7 upon the person of another, is guilty of torture. The crime of torture does not require any proof that the victim suffered pain."

    Your witness, counselor...

    •  Reread that... (1+ / 0-)
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      norahc

      Nobody in the entire universe, but you would say that hitting a person one time...is torture.

      A single punch is not enough "to cause cruel or extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of...persuasion."

      Assault and battery is something very different from torture and it beyond ridiculous to call what the cop did torture.

      He should go to jail and if he participated in the murder, that should be for the rest of his life.  But he did not torture anybody.

      We're busy trying to get rid of some douchebags who committed real torture.  Let's not go diminishing what the legal term means.

      We did it! Now it's time to really change the world!

      by nklein on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 09:24:24 PM PST

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