NY state senator calls for torture in Boston case
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator is advocating torture to extract information from terror suspects including the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Republican Sen. Greg Ball of the Hudson Valley had taken heat for his Twitter posting Friday. He asked who wouldn’t want to use torture against the second suspect in the Boston bombing.
He continued to push the position Monday in a tweet and a press release. He says he’s not shy to join those who believe torture is justified in the war on terror to save lives.
He says that includes suspects apprehended in the United States by civil authorities.
Ball says the Boston incident shows this may be a new normal and American should see it as a wake-up call to use a different set of rules.